We all have different views of Shannon Rooney, some of us have been clients of her for years and know how knowledgable and patient she is with the body, some only know her in passing as she walks briskly through the studio, usually making some witty remark and some of us have never had the pleasure of meeting her in person as schedules sometimes are opposite. But I can say, absolutely, that with having worked along side her for 3 years she is, in all ways, a delight and we are very excited to add her to our team of studio owners. She brings something special to the table every time (like at our Holiday dinner and she had to bring her own Black Bean Gluten Free pasta) and compliments us all wonderfully! I thought I would ask Shannon some informational and personal and unnecessary questions to get a better idea of who she is and also so all of you, our wonderful Body Balance clients, can get to know her better and see her in a different light. I know I thoroughly enjoyed reading her responses and I hope you do as well! Welcome Shannon Rooney!!!!!! :) :) :)
What is your favorite Pilates exercise/yoga asana?
I have a love/hate with Teaser on the Reformer, but good-ole feet in straps is second favorite. I love the movement of the Sun Salutations & Warrior 3 always makes me feel strong!
How do you unwind after a long day of teaching?
Walk with my dog, Madi! Or, maybe some yoga. Also, I'm a big fan of seeing live music and make it a part of my life.
What is a moment in your life you are most proud of?
The first one that came to mind was graduating with my Masters in Education. I completed most of it while working full-time, so it was a great feeling of accomplishment to be done.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
Hmm, definitely not sharing most embarrassing moment! But, once when I was teaching in the school system I accidentally wore two different shoes to school and had no idea until a classroom of 7th & 8th graders harshly let me know how ridiculous I was.
What is your favorite food?
Dark chocolate & a really good salad (I know kind of pathetic but true).
What is your favorite Netflix binge?
I have had an HBO On Demand binge recently with "Big Little Lies" & I loved it!!!On Netflix, I recently binged on watching "Glow."
Facebook or Instagram?
Audiobook or Paperbook?
I go old-school with a paperback.
Mountains or Ocean?
Probably the hardest question for me to answer, so I have to go with BOTH!! I love hiking & all that comes with the mountains. I lived in Breckinridge, CO for over a year after college & loved mountain life with skiing & hiking. But, I've grown up going to the Outer Banks with my family, so I enjoy the ocean sounds & the sand. I really enjoy being outdoors when I'm not in the studio!
If you could have one super power?
Always have to go with flying because I love to travel & could get places quickly!