Friday, March 27, 2020



Meet this month's featured Glamour Gal - blue eyed blonde bombshell Shawn Rene Zimmerman

In this exclusive interview we chat with Shawn Rene about her job as a personal trainer, her passion for fitness, football and family, and how she stays positive everyday. 

Shawn Rene is passionate about health, fitness and sports. She is a World Fitness Champion. Top 5 in the world to be exact. She is also a National Fitness Champion, Miss Teen Fitness USA, National Dance Team Champion and was the 3rd runner up in Miss Fitness America! 

Shawn Rene can you describe yourself in 5 words?

Shawn: "Passionate, Loving, positive, energetic, joyful."

Shawn Rene is a fitness expert with over 12 years experience in the fitness industry. She is a certified Personal Trainer, qualified Sports Medicine Specialist, Sports Nutritionist. Ms Zimmerman studied Sports Medicine and Personal training at the National Academy of Sports Medicine in USA. 

What do you love most about being a Personal Trainer? 

Shawn: "I love helping increase other quality of life, health, fitness, joy & well being!"

Shawn Rene is an international fitness cover model featured in the top fitness magazines including Muscle & Fitness magazine, Oxygen magazine, Fitness RX for Women and many more. She also has experience with fitness runway modelling including modelling for the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and has been featured as a Fitness Guest presenter at fitness shows and competitions. 

As a Fitness Expert, what's your favourite type of exercise or sport? 

Shawn: "My favourite sport is dance, track and football. I have a background in classical ballet, jazz dance and modern dance. My dance teacher was a NYC Juilliard Graduate, she was very tough and helped cultivate to bring out the best in you. My favourite sport to appreciate is all of them, but specifically football & bodybuilding. I grew up watching football with my dad and my favourite professor and advisor all through college is an NFL Sports Psychologist. I love the strong correlation between positive thinking, imagery, visualisation and positive outcome and winning. I love the science behind you actually wire your brain for success when you imagine yourself succeeding, performing your desired task as you visualise your desired outcome! I also love training on the football field! I love doing sprints, bleachers and speed and agility exercises. It is such an invigorating workout! You get to be outside in the fresh air, and training hard, giving it all you got! There are so many inspirational football coaches I like to read about and studied in college. As the great NFL coach Lombardi said, “Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches hard work, sacrifice, dedication perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect.” 

Shawn Rene loves to dance with 13 years of intense dance training including classical ballet, hip-hop, jazz and modern dance. 

When it comes to exercise, Shawn Rene's favourite is total body that boosts the heart rate. 

Shawn: "My favourite type of exercise is total body peripheral heart action training. One great way to get the most out of your workout program design is to combine cardiovascular work with resistance training using a method called Peripheral Heart Action (PHA) Training. This method is similar to a circuit training method that keeps you moving from one exercise to another with minimal to no rest between exercises. However, with PHA training, while you are moving from one exercise to another, you are focusing on alternating upper and lower body exercises. This type of training is excellent for your heart & circulatory system. Some examples would be performing elevated lunges and super setting them with elevated push ups. Another example would be performing weighted squats and super setting with tricep kick backs. Football field sprints, super set with bleacher pushups. Another great exercise would be cable machine back rows with cable machine plié squats."

To increase the intensity of your workout, Shawn Rene recommends using a Fitness Ball. 

Shawn: "I also like to increase the difficulty of all of these exercises by putting myself and my clients on Bosu fitness ball. The bosu fitness ball I love to be creative with! It allows you to perform functional exercises and really amp up the challenge and increase your balance, core strength! Another Peripheral Heart Action (PHA) training exercise combo would be plyometric beach step ups super set with weighted dips. I also like to incorporate all of these elements into balance training, strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular all in one workout. Flexibility training and core strength are key components many people skimp on in training. Flexibility and core is essential for your posture and body alignment."

When it comes to exercising to lose weight, and keeping it off; your results can increase dramatically when exercise is combined with a well balanced diet. But what foods are the best, you ask?  We wanted to know more - so we asked Shawn Rene about her 5 favourite foods for good health. 

As a sports Nutritionist what are your 5 favourite foods for staying fit and healthy. 

Shawn: "There are so many healthy foods I eat and that are so important! My top 5 favourites are  blueberries, potatoes, almonds, organic meat and my favourite protein powder is an amazing brand, Orgain! Orgain was created by a Doctor who was looking for clean healthy nutritional shake. He formulated his own and I’m so impressed by it. It is not only protein whey or vegan they have both options! Their shakes also are well balanced with fruits & vegetables and it taste amazing! I drink 1-2 a day between training my clients. I love they have protein in powder form or to go shakes. I use the to go shakes daily. They are perfect for having a busy schedule and functionality. They keep me feeling healthy, balanced and properly fuelled up!"

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When Shawn Rene isn't working she loves to travel the world and experience the rich artistic history of Europe. 

Can you tell us more about your travels through Europe? 

Shawn: "Italy is so outstandingly beautiful and my great grandmother is 100 percent Italian. I love the fact you can walk around town and grab such delicious fresh fruit! The lemons there are something I have never seen before. I saw the most beautiful lemon trees in Italy. I love the beautiful outdoor restaurant options with the  Italian music playing. I love the fact that the Italian culture is all about family. That is so important. 

The history you get to see when you walk through the streets of Italy is amazing. I love all of the precisely crafted artwork. Italy has seen some of the greatest painters of all time in its rich artistic history, especially when it was centre of European art during the Renaissance. It is definitely a beautiful sight to see Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelangelos art work in person. Very meaningful and historical. Besides the outstanding beauty of the country, I love the Italian open arms, friendly smiles, warm hearts and caring & cheerful disposition!" 

Do you have a favourite city or country to visit?

Shawn: "They are all unique and special in their own way! Favourite countries would be Aruba and Italy. I have been going to Aruba with my family (my mom, dad & brother) for many years. It feels like our second home. That island holds a very special place in our hearts! As they say one happy island! The water is the most beautiful water I have ever seen anywhere. They have the most beautiful beaches. The water literally is the most beautiful shade of soft aqua blue. The color itself makes you relax. The sand is so tranquil, soft and white. Some of my favourite things to do there are enjoying our favourite ocean front restaurants for family dinners. Creating family quality time is so important and is one of my favourite things! My family and I always start our day while in vacation in Aruba with a healthy breakfast, then all of us going to the gym together. I think it is very important for families to health conscious and be able to enjoy it together! I also always look forward to walking the beaches with my family. It is important to keep a balance in life with working hard and then taking time to refresh and relax."

Eco Glamazine empowers women through inspiring stories - Shawn Rene what inspires you to the most to live your best life? 

Shawn: "God and my dad and mom both inspire me to live my best life! We were all born with unique talents and gifts from God to live our best life. My Dad & Mom inspires me everyday. They are both very loving, thoughtful, wise, hard working and successful. They inspire me every day to live my best life! My dad is a successful business man and bodybuilding champion. He has taught me hard work and discipline. He inspires me every day and is so disciplined and driven. He balances hard work with family time. I have great memories growing up him and I would make homemade blueberry pancakes together. Making quality time with your family is so important! My mom is so thoughtful and caring I am so thankful for that. My dad and mom put family first and inspire me every day to live my best life."

If you follow Shawn Rene on Instagram (@shawnrenefit) you'll discover she's a positive ray of sunshine! We wanted to know how she stays so positive?  

How do you stay positive and motivated everyday? 

Shawn:  "I feel it is very important to stay positive and motivated every day. Every day is a gift from God and we are given it to live it to the fullest! I feel it is so important to take care of your health & others health. Your health is your greatest wealth! When we are healthy we have a heightened positive outlook on life and even more motivated! We accomplish so many more things when we feel great body, mind and spirit. It’s a very good feeling to make others feel better, healthier and happier. Our happiness increases when we make others happy. It’s a positive chain reaction!"

Shawn Rene shares some of her favourite mantras. 

One positive thought or positive outlook in the morning can change your whole day! 

Love to the full and live life to the fullest! 

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

Some of Shawn Rene's favourite uplifting scriptures include: 

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” - Nehemiah 8:10 

“These things have I spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” - John 15:11

Shawn Rene is a ray of sunshine who instills her wisdom in the power of mental strength, positive thinking, precise vision, and pursing her passion with her on social media following. You can follow her adventures and uplifting posts on Instagram: @shawnrenefit 

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