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Sharon Johnson-May

Sharon Johnson-May is certified as a Personal Trainer from the prominent American Council on Exercise. She's an Air Force Veteran, former high school teacher, and holds an M.S. degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy,from the University of La Verne.

Sharon has completed the L.A. marathon twice, as well as six half marathons; she is an avid runner, cyclist, hiker, and cross country skiier. She coached AYSO soccer for three years and is an active parent in Boy Scout Troop 411 in La Verne.

Sharon's combined experience and education come together to guide and support positive lifestyle changes through proper nutrition and exercise. She is dedicated to assisting her clients in creating and maintaining a lifestyle which incorporates enjoyable activities for long term, sustainable health.

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About Me

Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree, Behavioral Science, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Master's Degree, Counseling:Marriage and Family Therapy, University of La Verne

Years Experience

7-8

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Personal Trainer
Verified

CPR Certified

Unknown
American Heart Association
Amerian Heart Association

AED Certified

Unknown
American Heart Association

Liability Insurance

  • FitPak

Additional Information

Rate

$50.00 / hr, Private Training: $50/45 Minutes/Min. x2/week

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • US Air Force Veteran

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

15 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by John Comunale on May 04, 2015

    I have been working out with Sharon three times a week for a few weeks now and she is kicking my butt into shape! Each session we go to one of the two local parks near me to train. Working out in that environment is so much nicer than a smelly gym. She started by evaluating my fitness on the first day and from there worked out a plan with me to reach my goals. I am preparing for a backpacking trip so we do exercises specific to what muscles I'll need to use. Sharon is great at keeping me positive and motivating me when I think I can't do any more reps. Even on days like today where I'm not feeling great or if I had an injury she has the knowledge to shape workouts around those things to give you the best and most efficient workout each session. Very reasonable pricing and it beats the gym any day. I've had many trainers before and Sharon has the mindset of a great trainer who will push you to your limits to find those limits, and then plan around that to consistently raise your fitness level each week to reach your goals. Id strongly recommend her to anyone. Thanks Sharon! See you Wednesday!

  • by Jericha Russell on Apr 29, 2015

    I'm the friend referred to Sharon by Charlotte (the reviewer below), and I simply cannot recommend Sharon enough. She is far and above the best trainer I've ever worked with. She assesses and reassesses my goals as we continue to make progress and asks important questions that make me really think about my aims and motivations, which is incredibly helpful and important to self-evaluation and keeping up with the training. She knows when to push and when to encourage. Because of her influence, I find that I challenge myself physically even outside of training sessions. She combines cardio and strength training and changes the locations of workouts regularly, so getting bored with the workout or the environment is never an issue. My main goal is weight loss, and in just about two months working with Sharon, I've lost 20lbs., and I already feel a huge difference in my level of fitness. I would recommend Sharon to anyone, regardless of goals, without reservation.

  • by Charlotte Augustine on Apr 20, 2015

    I'd add about 10 more stars to this review if I could. Sharon is the best trainer I have ever had. She is the only person who has ever given me the hope that I could get in shape, stay in shape, and achieve my goals. She challenges me and pushes me to do things I never thought I could, all the while encouraging me and reminding me of how far I've come. After my workouts, I'm exhausted, but I know that I have exceeded my own expectations, which is priceless. Sharon knows exactly when to challenge, when to encourage, when to let me know that I'm not going to give up, and what to do to keep the workouts (a mix of cardio and strength training) fresh and interesting.I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sharon as a trainer. In fact, I've already recommended Sharon to a friend, and that friend loves her too and is very pleased with her own personal results.

  • by Lisa Benveniste on Apr 19, 2012

    If you're looking for a fun way to keep fit, boot camp is definitely the way to stay in shape. Sharon keeps us motivated and interested in exercise three days a week. Once I get my morning workouts done I can carry on with the rest of my day. It feels good to know that Sharon feels the same away I do about health and fitness, she is a true inspiration.

  • by Lisa Benveniste on Apr 19, 2012

    If you're looking for a fun way to keep fit, boot camp is definitely the way to stay in shape. Sharon keeps us motivated and interested in exercise three days a week. Once I get my morning workouts done I can carry on with the rest of my day. It feels good to know that Sharon feels the same away I do about health and fitness, she is a true inspiration.

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