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  • About ZOOM

    "My goal was to get in real athletic shape for surfing, snowboarding, running, and day to day living. I wanted to reach my potential.
    Zoom with its wide variety of disciplines has unlocked my body’s potential.
    Zoom taught me how to train efficiently and with good technique.
    Over the past ten years injuries halted most progress physically but with the help of my Zoom physical therapist and trainer Tammy, I’m in the best shape of my life. Surfing better at 33 than at 23. Recently I relocated to Encinitas. That hasn’t stopped me from making the drive down once a week to get the best possible care in the city. With zoom being just off the 163. It’s still so convenient from anywhere in San Diego.
    Along with eating well and working with my trainer at Zoom I feel it has been one of the best investments of my life."
    - Ben L. Owner Filtergrinds Coffeehouse and Microroaster/Avid Surfer.

    "Shannon, Adrienne, and the entire ZOOM staff all possess amazing technical skills in a wide variety of fitness disciplines; Pilates, yoga, sports nutrition, injury rehabilitation and prevention. These unique skills are backed up by numerous professional certifications as well as praise from other collogues in the industry. This portfolio of knowledge is unique in that it gives the instructors the ability to customize training curriculums to each client’s individual needs. This allows clients to safely progress at a pace that keeps them challenged and at the same time keeps motivated and wanting to come back for more."
    - Anonymous

    "The Pilates training I’ve done at ZOOM has changed my body and led to a career change! The improvement I gained from my ZOOM experience convinced me that this type of training is wonderful and beneficial for so many people. I’ve gone on to complete my Pilates certification and have begun spreading this method of fitness to others."
    - Pilates trainer, 25 years old

    "My trainers at ZOOM have been super! With Pilates body conditioning I have gotten stronger and more flexible. The trainers combine hard work, concentration, strength, and FUN to make is an excellent place to workout."
    - J.J.

    "The knowledge and experience of the owners, Shannon and Adrienne, really demonstrates the caliber of their studio as extraordinary in comparison to other fitness facilities I have been to."
    - P.M. student

    "ZOOM is centrally located, easy to get to, and very pleasantly furnished. The recent increase in space has helped to alleviate any crowding in the equipment areas. The team at ZOOM does an outstanding job making us feel both comfortable and challenged with our workouts."
    - C.R. retired, 55 years old

    "The studio is large and wide open with a lot of equipment. It is a great and welcoming place to work out!"
    - anonymous

    "The Pilates training I’ve done at ZOOM has helped me develop core strength, flexibility, and balance. It’s the only fitness experience that I do now except walking. I have osteopenia and Pilates allows me to safely strengthen my body without jarring. My trainer is highly trained and experienced. She is patient with me and very careful that I am not at risk to injure myself. I will continue my Pilates training twice a week. I feel stronger and more focused since I began Pilates training."
    - G.B.

    "The atmosphere at ZOOM is always full of positive energy, never competitive and never intimidating. Everyone that I’ve ever spoken with about ZOOM always tells me the same thing…how wonderful they feel when they’re training there, even when the work gets challenging and difficult. Shannon, Adrienne and the rest of the ZOOM staff have not only mastered the art of Pilates, they’ve mastered the art giving the gift of wellness and health to all who enter their studio."
    - anonymous

    "As a physician, I have of course always been tuned in to the medical model of the treatment of musculoskeletal problems. So when my knee pain didn't respond to medications and cortisone shots and even arthroscopic surgery, I resigned myself to living the rest of my life with certain limitations. But after a biomechanical analysis at Zoom, I began a prescribed regimen of exercise and of awareness of my own muscle use patterns, and now I'm back to all the fitness activities I enjoy, and my life is immeasurably better for it. I can't thank Shannon and her staff enough!"
    - J.Z., MD

    Shannon Harris

    "Shannon, thank you for all the wonderful training and another great year! Your encouragement and expertise have really kept me inspired!"
    - L.G. retired

    "Shannon has been my trainer for over a year now and she has always proven to be the most knowledgeable, up-to-date, and inspirational trainer I have ever worked with. First and foremost, she has helped me set reasonable goals and then inspired me to attain those goals. She is honest about what is and isn’t realistic and healthy. Shannon pushes me to my limit and knows when enough is enough. She is a constant motivator for me. Whether we are in a private session or a roomful of people, she is always concerned with proper form. She never complains about anything and she always lets her passion and dedication to her profession be known. Overall, Shannon’s supportive nature and happy demeanor helps me achieve my personal goals. She is the best trainer there is and should definitely be recognized for it!"
    - anonymous, 30 years old

    "Shannon is a young woman well evolved beyond her years. She is kind, giving, and a great Pilates instructor. I wouldn’t be walking if not for her continued support and efforts!"
    - C.S. PhD, 50 years old

    "Shannon always comes up with new, creative, and challenging ways to help me reach my fitness goals. I always look forward to my training sessions with her. I feel re-energized and strong when my training is over. The workouts help me relieve my stress, build muscle and feel good about myself. I definitely see results when I train with Shannon. Her attentiveness to my needs and fitness goals make training very worthwhile. Overall, I highly recommend Shannon as a trainer!"
    - 27 years old, consultant

    "I want to add how wonderful Shannon is. She is an excellent instructor and trainer. I can’t speak more highly of Shannon- she always has a smile and is extremely warm. Keep up the good work – you rock!"
    - C.D. 30 years old

    "Shannon consistently leads an excellent class. She explains all the exercises thoroughly and provides a safe environment for all of her students. Kudos for the great work!"
    - J.H., 28 years old

    "I’ve been training with Shannon Harris, co-founder of ZOOM, for the past 7 years now and I can’t even begin to imagine my life without her guidance and instruction. Even before ZOOM became a reality, I knew both Shannon and Adrienne had the tools necessary to make their dreams of opening their own Fitness and Pilates Studio come true. I honestly believe that their dreams are more about helping to positively change the fitness level and health of their clients and friends instead of anything personal. What greater gift is there then to be strong and healthy? I see this gift being given out every day at the ZOOM studio."
    - anonymous

    "I’ve been very focused on training since high school and always though I had a handle on my training routines and how they were benefiting me and my performance. I’ve even had the opportunity to train with some of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the National Hockey League as well as some of their athletes. I really felt that I had everything covered. It wasn’t until I started training with Shannon that I realized just how wrong I was. Even though I was strong and fit for my age, Shannon pointed out many areas where I was weak and could make improvements. Terms such as posture, breathing, alignment, power, disassociation…the list went on an on and it was then that I knew I had so much to learn. As depressing and humbling as this discovery was, it was also a positive for me. It opened my eyes and showed me how much stronger I could get and how much more fit I could become. Shannon took me on this path, helping me to better understand my body and what I needed to do to reach these new goals, all the while being safe and thinking about my long term health as well as what I could do in the short term. She showed me how to train “smart” and as a result I’m stronger and fitter today then I’ve ever been. Not to mention my flexibility has increased, my breathing is more efficient, my balance has improved and I recover much faster from very hard efforts as compared to 7 years ago. The only negative part about my experience with Shannon and ZOOM is that I can’t be there more often to join in on all the fun."
    - S.B. 37 years old, software administrator.

    Adrienne Dornheggen

    "The Pilates training that I’ve done with Adrienne has helped me re-align my body. Pilates has also helped prevent injuries that I was prone to because of the biomechanical ‘quirks’ in my body."
    - P.M.

    Nancy Parker

    "When I first thought about hiring a personal trainer I was skeptical, but when I met Nancy that vanished. Nancy’s professionalism made me feel at ease instantly. I can’t say enough about how much I appreciate her skills. I’ve been training with Nancy now for a year, but our first meeting was certainly a great first impression. She went through tests that showed that my flexibility and body to be all out of whack. We continued with 4 more sessions to really get a good idea of where I was and where I was going, again making me feel great about the future."
    - anonymous

    "I’ve been in three major car accidents, 1 major motorcycle accident, and was born with a tropism in my sacral joint and lower vertebrae. When I first started training with Nancy I realized there were also a lot of mental issues I had to get past, Nancy simply let my body tell us how fast to progress, with professional and technical testing. Very Cool! We also went over lifestyle issues like sleep. I’ve always thought I needed less sleep than everyone else. Well, the opposite is true and Nancy helped me realize this for the first time in my life. I now sleep at least 6-8 hours where before I was sleeping from 4-6 hours."
    - anonymous

    "I am still working toward my goals and I know it’s going to take some heavy dedication and time. This is something else Nancy has helped me with, relaxing into the healing process and giving it a chance to take place. Nancy takes time to continue her education and brings back great information. I could go on and on about Nancy and how happy I am with her. When she isn’t around, is she missed? Oh yeah!"
    - S.F., musician

    Pat St. Onge

    "I have had Pat as my personal trainer for around 2 years. We added Pilates training about 6 months ago and combining this with the strength training and cardio workouts has helped to increase my core strength and improve my balance tremendously."
    - C.C. 55years old, retired

    "Pat is a great trainer. She pushes and keeps you going even when you want to quit. She is always careful so you don’t hurt yourself. She knows more ways to work different muscles than you can think of, so it never gets boring."
    - 58 years old, retired

    Diana Puig

    “I have a long history of chronic pain and have had 9 surgeries in the last 20 years – all in the lower abdomen/core area. Prior to my surgeries I was an active equestrian, golfer, and martial artist. Diana has been my Pilates trainer and coach since 2005. Her support and encouragement play an integral role in my path to regaining my health.
    Diana has that rare quality that so many professional coaches lack – that is the ability of knowing how, when, and how hard to push her students. I would encourage anyone to work with one of the great trainers at Zoom! You’re never too young or too old to embark on the path to strengthening your ‘self’.”
    - B.D., 48, entrepreneur

    “I started working with Diana in April 2005. I tell many people about how impressed I am with the whole Pilates system and with Diana’s knowledge, patience, and focus. I’ve trusted the process and I find that I can do any movement easier and with better form (yoga, running, skating, horseback riding – skiing is yet to come and I’m positive I’ll be better at it!).”
    - B.S., 45, chiropractic office manager

    “Dear Diana,
    Seven months ago I took up Pilates to regain control and focus of my health and life after 5 years of bad luck, bad decisions, and a general downward spiral. Little did I know when I took the step that I would have the good fortune to meet you.

    In challenging me to achieve good health and general well being through Pilates you have taught me to challenge and respect myself. At 47, I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in years. We can evaluate my progress in terms of numbers-when I came to you I weighted an unimaginable 240 pounds, had no energy and a very unhealthy lifestyle. My current weight is 190 (quickly approaching my goal of 160!), I’m strong, and my lifestyle has turned around. But what I have gained from Pilates and training with you is so much more than a number.
    You have been a foundation and inspiration for self-awareness; you are wise beyond your years with an honest spirit and true kindness. You were there to be an informed and knowledgeable sounding board when I discovered that uterine fibroids, cervical polyps and endometriosis were the cause of my years of pain. Knowing you makes me feel like I’ve won the lottery!
    You’re the best ‘Boss’ I will ever have. I know the great kindness you have extended to me will be returned to you 10 fold. Fondly, Patricia” - P.W., 47

    Ann Duren

    I started taking yoga classes about 9 years ago at the suggestion of a masseuse who was helping me relieve pain in my leg muscles. Attending class once/week and doing yoga at home twice/week over time, I noticed my leg muscles were free of pain, and my bad posture was gradually improving as well. About 3 years ago, I began taking yoga classes from Ann Duren. Because of her teaching style, I have seen a much greater improvement in both my flexibility and my posture, as well as a tremendous increase in my core strength. Ann emphasizes integrity in the yoga poses, along with awareness and respect for our physical limitations. Through Ann’s instruction, I have also become much more aware of my mind/body connection. She is a wonderful teacher.
    - Diane Perry

    ZOOM Certification Courses

    "I was completely thrilled with the certification course. Shannon’s knowledge was extensive and she was able to explain and demonstrate her knowledge in a very efficient and educational manner. Although I have some knowledge and background in Pilates, I was very impressed with how much more information I received. Shannon’s performance as an instructor for this course is exceptional. She is articulate and professional, truly able to share her knowledge."
    - anonymous

    "Shannon has a vast knowledge of Pilates and anatomy. She successfully transmitted this knowledge to us, her students. As a student, this helped me improve my own practice of Pilates. As an instructor, it made me much more aware of the muscles and bones of the boy and their integral relationship to my Pilates teaching."
    - anonymous

    "Shannon is my kind of gal. What a super teacher! Very helpful and kind."
    - E.F. aerobics instructor

    "Excellent! I was very happy with the amount of biomechanics being presented in this course. Leaning what muscles are recruited is very helpful. The instructors were very professional as well as personable."
    - anonymous

    "I felt the instructors did an exceptional job teaching this course. I pulled out valuable information that will benefit me and my students. I was extremely impressed by the knowledge and ability to teach the concepts of Pilates. I am thrilled that I had this opportunity. Way to go Shannon!"
    - anonymous

    "Shannon was extremely articulate. Each point and exercise was executed very well."
    - anonymous

    "Shannon Harris is an exceptional instructor. She is extremely knowledgeable and really engages her class into learning. I would highly recommend this certification."
    - anonymous

    "I appreciate the fact that Shannon sent each one of the students a glossary with fill in the blanks in order to get all students prepared for the content of the course. Great Workshop!"
    - anonymous

    "The program was very interesting with lots of practical information. I can’t wait to use all the new material and apply it in my professional life."
    - anonymous

    "Shannon Harris provided an excellent teaching and working environment. She is dedicated to the process of effectively and clearly sharing the training material. Her knowledgeable approach to teaching us the lessons, training us, and training her clients, clearly showed dedication and a full understanding of all aspects of The Method Pilates. The class was well organized, the material was appropriately organized, and the process is fun! I feel that I have greatly improved in so many areas with this training and I look forward to continuing that process with the PhysicalMind Institute."
    - anonymous

    "I felt this certification program was well organized. Shannon was a very knowledgeable and dedicated teacher. The hands on techniques and practice sessions were very helpful. I feel the program was very well run. I learned valuable information that will enhance my skills and teaching ability. The program met all of my expectations and more."
    - anonymous

    "Great course! Shannon is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the material and what she teaches. I learned a lot!"
    - anonymous

    "The course was excellent! Shannon is an amazing teacher and prepared us extremely well. I learned so much in just one weekend!"
    - anonymous

    “Shannon is awesome! I really like the way she provides the ‘why’ she does things and still shows all options. She has a great rapport with her students and provides feedback well and in a very helpful manner. She positive and really makes you want to learn more. The material provided is effective. I learned so much more than I imagined!”
    - M.B.

    “Shannon’s approach was comprehensive, thought provoking and helpful. I appreciated her positive support.”
    - K.J.

    Initiation 101:

    “This was much more than I expected. This class has prepared me for the next step. I loved Shannon and Adrienne! I m motivated to keep moving toward the future and cannot wait until the next class. Thank you so much!”
    - S.S., Initiation 101 participant

    “Both of these instructors were very thorough in their explanations as well as their demonstrations. They were very helpful in making necessary corrections so that our alignment and posture was good while we practiced the exercises. They were pleasant and polite and really knew their material. I enjoyed this workshop and will definitely take other classes at Zoom.”
    - A.W., Initiation 101 participant

    “This course was excellent. Beyond my expectations!”
    - Initiation 201 participant

    “Excellent presentation of material – I loved the learning atmosphere created at Zoom.”
    - Initiation 201 participant

    “Instructors were well qualified and excellent. Also fantastic was the supportive environment fostered. I would definitely return to this studio for more education.”
    - Initiation 201 participant

    “Shannon was very clear and concise in her teaching. She is professional and knowledgeable yet she creates a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. She encourages questions and provides detailed, constructive feedback.”
    - Initiation 201 participant

    Concentration 201:

    “It was nice to see variations on exercises and to think about how other exercises I already know can have different applications. Shannon and Adrienne are very knowledgeable and I really enjoyed the way they presented the information”
    - Concentration 201 participant

    “Shannon is a really good teacher. She is very hands on and really wants you to become a better teacher. She is very knowledgeable and open to questions and help.”
    - E.N., Pilates instructor/personal trainer

    “Zoom is a great studio. The instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful.”
    - P.M., Pilates instructor

    “Great information. I feel like I have new tools to help challenge my clients in a more functional way.”
    - P.S., Pilates instructor, personal trainer

    “Shannon did an excellent job presenting all this material. Shannon and tremendous anatomical knowledge that she is able to apply to the entire course curriculum. There was a lot of material covered and Shannon added extra cueing information which was so helpful”
    - J.P., Pilates instructor/corporate executive

    “A fantastic and well thought through presentation and workshop that allows me to instruct my clients for improving their everyday use of Pilates principles. Shannon is an exceptional teacher trainer!”
    A.W., Pilates instructor




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