Be Resilient

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Let’s BE Resilient

Womens Strength & Rehab Coach

Our program can help you create the strength, confidence and habits for a long-lasting & positive relationship with movement and your body– no matter where you are on your physical fitness or healing journey,  Our holistic and individualized approach to fitness and movement meets you where you are, keeps your goals in mind, and recognizes the challenge of maintaining a consistent fitness routine.

“Be Resilient” encompasses the program’s mission to empower women to cultivate resilience in both body and mind as they pursue their fitness and movement goals.

Your Body, Your Schedule, Your Program

Be Resilient is not a one-size-fits-all program. It is completely customized based on your personal needs and goals. We can tailor a program that helps you build strength, flexibility, power and speed. We can tailor a program that helps alleviate your back pain and increases your mobility. We can tailor a program that just encourages you to move more than you are now. 

Your program will be made to fit you, the equipment you have available and with the time commitment you’re able to make. Your warm-ups, workouts, and mobility will be straightforward, easy to set up, and challenging but doable. 

And we like to make it fun! You’ll perform movements that you’re familiar with and you’ll also be given different strength and agility movements that might feel fun and new for you. We want to incorporate as much functional movement as possible in a unique and enjoyable way.

Our goal isn’t to make you workout so hard that you’re perpetually sore Our goal is to help you move in ways that increase your quality of life

Your fitness goals might be:

  • Keeping up with your kindergartner on the monkey bars at the playground
  • Training for a half-marathon
  • Increasing your bone density as you head into your 60’s
  • Finding a consistent workout schedule after taking time off due to an injury
  • Adding variety to a dull and uninspiring fitness routine

No matter how you want your life to look and feel, we can help you move your body in a way that aligns perfectly with your goals, aspirations, and daily commitments– empowering you to thrive in every aspect of your busy life.

You’re Not In This
Fitness Thing Alone
Supported & Guided Fitness Plan

We understand that implementing a fitness or workout routine is sometimes the barrier to entry when it comes to training and moving consistently. With the Be Resilient program, not only will you be given a tailored workout program, you’ll work 1-on-1 with your coach to talk about your past limitations and work together to find time in your week to meet your goals. You’re not just getting a cookie cutter workout plan; you’re gaining a partner in your journey to resilience and strength.

With The Be Resilient Program You’ll Get:

  • A tailored program created with your specific goals and limitations and equipment in mind
  • Weekly check-ins to discuss movements, wins, accountability, and strategies to overcome obstacles
  • Access to ongoing message support with your coach
  • An invitation to the Be Resilient community to connect and celebrate with other women on their own fitness journeys

So often fitness influencers, trainers, and workout facilities push this idea that if you’re not fully committed to your new lifestyle or extremely motivated, you’re unlikely to see the results you’re hoping for. Being 100% committed and motivated daily is not a requirement in the Be Resilient program. We get it that you’re human, and that motivation wavers occasionally and that life happens, making it hard to stay focused and committed. Our program takes all of these factors into consideration, your unique circumstances, and builds in components that will help you create routines and habits that suit your life and your goals.

Program Details

Duration

Typically we program for 4-6 months at a time based on your needs. However, we have plenty of Be Resilient members who have been working with us for months and years at a time.

Equipment needed

We can work with whatever you have available, but we recommend having at least a set of light to moderate dumbbells as well as at least one kettlebell. If you’re interested in exploring using new equipment we can help you find what you need.

Coaching style

Most of our coaching is done virtually. But if you happen to be local to the Middletown, NJ area, please let us know! Video support and ongoing communication and check-ins are provided to ensure you are making progress & hitting those goals.

Testimonials

Hear from current and former Be Resilient members to get a sense of how impactful our program is, in and out of the gym.

Stephanie Godwin
Stephanie Godwin
05/04/2024
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Shannon. I have had chronic back pain since high school and working with her has significantly improved my pain, strength, and quality of life. I am now able to do things I never thought were possible and challenge the beliefs that I didn’t even know were holding me back.
Tina Listar
Tina Listar
04/08/2023
I've been working with Dr. Shannon for about 6 months now. Before I met her, I was having issues with my neck, shoulders, hips, and feet. I also had a mental block when it came to exercising. I knew I needed to exercise, but just kept coming up with excuses. I am now doing strength training exercises 3 days a week and have a whole new mindset in general. I can actually jump, use a kettlebell, and do exercises that I've never tried before! I am so grateful to her for not only helping me with my physical activity, but improving my mental clarity as well. Thank you, Dr. Shannon!
Jennie N
Jennie N
20/05/2023
Working with Dr. Shannon has been one of the best decisions of my life. It’s been almost 6 months and all of the chronic pain I had for years has either disappeared or decreased significantly. More importantly - I’ve learned the tools to navigating my flare ups. I know when my back starts to really hurt, that my body is asking me to do something differently, and Shannon has helped me learn so many different ways to explore what that difference might be. She is incredibly helpful and motivating, a constant source of positive reinforcement, and your biggest cheerleader. I appreciate the constant experimenting to figure out what works and doesn’t work for me. Workouts in person are full of wonderful conversation and connection so you really feel like you’re connecting with an actual person who cares about you and your progress and health - which isn’t something I can say for 99% of my experiences in any medical setting. If you’re considering working with her, take the leap!!
Abigail Seeback
Abigail Seeback
17/04/2023
Dr. Shannon has completely changed my mindset on how to manage chronic pain. I was very active in high school, went to the gym, ran, etc. Then around 19 years old I started having a lot of unexplained joint pain and other symptoms (fairly certain I have hyper mobile EDS, but that’s another story). Now after almost a decade later of failed injections, medications, and specialists, I finally understand that physical therapy is the best medicine. Only thing is, you have to know how to do specific movements in the right “dose”, as Shannon always says. I have tried to join gyms and go to classes, only to come home with ice packs all over my body while holding back tears laying in bed. It’s never been productive and honestly always made me want to try to be more active even less. Also, the weekly 30 minute video call with her is what has kept me motivated, even on days when my mental health is in the toilet and I just don’t want to do the workout. The “coach” aspect is what has kept me going for 10 weeks now. Do yourself a favor and book a consult with her!!
Ashley Terry
Ashley Terry
22/03/2023
UPDATED REVIEW!!! I have been working with Dr Shannon for over a year now. I can sum up my experience with one sentence...Dr. Shannon saved my life. That might seem a little extreme but it is the truth. Prior to working with her I had seen multiple physicians, chiropractors, a physical therapist, a chronic pain specialist, and had spinal fusion surgery due to chronic neck pain I have been suffering from for over 2 years. I was at my wits end. I came to Dr. Shannon feeling hopeless, sleep deprived, fatigued, and having very little quality of life. I couldn't lift a laundry detergent bottle, provide daily care for my son, or even wash my hair due to the chronic neck pain. When I first spoke with Dr. Shannon I felt a glimpse of hope because of her kind demeanor and caring personality. From the beginning I felt like a friend to her rather than just another patient. She listened to my entire story and was the first medical professional that truly cared. She created an individualized plan that suited my unique lifestyle. In one year she has helped me strength my body and improve my confidence to be able to live the life I aspire to have. I am now able to take care of my son, do activities of daily living for myself, and have increased my strength to do more than I thought I would ever be able to. So like I said before, she saved my life and increased the quality of it. If you're looking for something different than the common health care approach, keep your mind open and maybe Dr. Shannon can save your life too!
Rachael Clark
Rachael Clark
13/01/2023
Dr Shannon is how ALL medical practitioners should be. I started my original journey over 2 years ago when I saw Dr Shannon in person and she was immediately warm and wanting to help. I’ve had issues with my back since my 20’s (so for over 20 years I’ve had bad flare ups come and go but fairly consistent pain that I just had to live with) and Dr Shannon is the very first practitioner (I’ve seen a lot over the years) who didn’t want to band aid a fix but find a solution to improve and strengthen me for the long term. I took a year off before seeing Dr Shannon again recently which I now do virtually and I’m about 8 weeks into a tailor made strengthening program and I feel the best I have been for years and improving each week. Energy, flexibility, strength and sleep patterns all have improved. I highly recommend Dr Shannon, she is an incredible and inspiring coach and a delightful person to work with.
Jussi Myers
Jussi Myers
27/09/2022
I’ve had issues with mobility, poor range of motion and injuries most of my adult life from athletics and my manufacturing job. Not only is Dr. Connolly a stand-up individual, she’s very knowledgeable and down to Earth. She’s helped me understand my body and how to approach with ways to remedy my faults and to turn them into strengths. I highly recommend working with her. You become more than a patient, you become a student.
Stephen Bryant
Stephen Bryant
20/08/2022
We cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Shannon ! Watching her work with my daughter both on and off the feild we saw huge improvement in all areas of the game. Most importantly we saw a huge shift in her confidence . So much so even her High School coach commented that she she’s a marked change in her confidence and level of play ! I highly recommend Shannon she is the real deal !!!
Amanda Wyrembelski
Amanda Wyrembelski
28/05/2022
I started working with Dr. Shannon about 4 weeks ago and it has been amazing so far! We had lots of communication and evaluating even prior to committing. She is super comfortable to talk to and makes you feel seen and heard and genuinely cares about helping you. I love her method, it's so unique and keeps you on your toes and it works! My main issue was pain/tightness/seizing up in my right shoulder/neck area and I have seen awesome improvement in just the four weeks we've been working together 😃 I love the customization of her method. It's so nice not having constant pain and tightness, so I'm ecstatic to keep moving forward, to keep gaining strength and mobility and reach all my goals. I wanted to make sure I was on the right path with gaining strength back especially after having a c section and be strong for my next pregnancy so I would be able to handle a toddler at the same time. I feel stronger every day 😊 That's what Dr. Shannon is all about, is helping you reach your goals with the functional fitness aspect for everyday life😊 10/10 recommend working with her! PLUS it's so doable, she makes it to where you can fit it into your already busy schedule. Take it from a busy mom😉

The Visionary Behind Be Resilient Meet Dr. Shannon

Dr. Shannon is a former chiropractor who felt like she wanted to offer her clients more comprehensive support than just the occasional adjustment. Instead of alleviating and managing pain and discomfort in the office, she decided to help people adjust their movement patterns and implement fitness routines that not only would strengthen their bodies, but reduce their need for chiropractic care. She created the Be Resilient program to help folks find a unique workout routine that meets them exactly where they are and guides them along the way to meet their goals.

Dr. Shannon is passionate about creating fitness and movement plans that are straightforward and easy to implement into her clients’ busy lives. Dr. Shannon believes that movement should be used to enhance people’s lives, not cause injury or resentment.