Authors Shonna Porter My PTontheNET Content Shonna Porter has a B.A. in Exercise Physiology, Sports Science and Nutrition, and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology and Theology. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the Aquatics Exercise Association (AEA) and is a member of the American Counselors Association (AEA). She has been teaching group fitness and personal training for over 20 years and has extensive training working with athletes for sport specific goals, older populations, special populations, obesity, disordered eating and clients with depression and anxiety. Shonna has lectured on fitness-related topics all over the U.S.and continues to develop ongoing cutting edge instructor training programs. In addition, to teaching and personal training, Shonna currently maintains a private counseling practice in Gig Harbor, WA. Shonna's simple, honest and effective approach to incorporate health and wellness into everyday life, has helped hundreds of clients improve the quality of their life, break free from limitations and plateaus, overcome depression and addiction and to attain lifelong health and wellness goals.