Shawn Mackenzie has been a fitness instructor for over 30 years. She holds a degree in Physical Education from Arizona State University where she was a member of the gymnastics team. She has also done graduate work in Athletic Training and Sport Science and is ACE certified. Previously she was a Physical Education teacher and gymnastics and diving coach at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. Her specialty is strength training and her favorite class to teach is a total body conditioning class with an emphasis on stability and core strength. As the proud owner of Vivre since it opened in 2003, Shawn enjoys taking classes as much as she enjoys teaching them! Aside from Vivre, her passions include stand-up paddling and most recently golf! Her personal motto is "Exercise is the key to staying young".