Fitbodies By Sharon is an all women gym in Fort Worth dedicated to the health and wellness of the women. Coach Sharon helps scores of women regain their self-confidence by helping them become healthy, lean and strong. Sharon Jackson, NSCA-CPT, offers a personalized approach to fitness with expert coaching & fitness instruction. Her fun, effective workouts provide accountability & support for many women in the Fort Worth area. Sharon takes a comprehensive weight loss approach built on teamwork & camaraderie. I was able to connect with Sharon at her gym and ask her a few questions about her, life, business, and fitness. Please check out our conversation below.
How you got started and how you got to where you are today?
I started out working in physical therapy as an exercise Physiologist for about 12 years. My first client needed an alternative once she had completed rehab. I jokingly said you can just hire me as your personal trainer. She did! I started doing personal training for her. I was still working full time but trained her in the morning before work. The personal training just went from there. I went ahead and got certified in personal training. I had another client that suggested I start a boot camp. I thought that sounded like a great idea. So, I started in the summer of 2007 with some fliers and a small group of women, and that is how Sharon’s Slammin Women’s Bootcamp started. Before I knew it, I had 20-30 women in two different classes. I was living in Ruston, Louisiana at the time, and there was nothing like that in the area. Summer came and went, our classes dwindled down until someone suggested I add a 5 am class. Once I started offering that class, it just took off and went crazy for the next 5 years. When I left Louisiana I had 3 locations.
Has it been a smooth road? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
My classes were going great – I had several locations and classes. My husband was offered a coaching position with TCU so we relocated. I had to completely start over in an area that I had no knowledge about. That’s a hard thing to have to start completely over.
A had a friend that had moved to the area, we met for lunch and she connected me to a group of moms on Facebook. I introduced myself online, explained that I was starting a local class that April and a few of them signed up. From there, it’s history – 5 years later we are here every morning. In addition to these classes, I also teach at a gym. I now have 2 classes each morning and another trainer at the gym for private training.
Tell us about your business/company. What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What sets you apart from others?
My mission is empowerment and shaping the lives of women through exercise. I open up each class with a devotion. Classes are strictly for women only. I try to add value to these women’s lives by causing a change from the inside out. It’s more than just exercise.
What sets me apart from other programs is that I am so relationship driven by my clients. I truly want to get to know them and help them have a happier body and life.
What do you like best about living in the Fort Worth (Tanglewood) area?
I grew up in Louisiana, met my husband at Louisiana Tech. He coached there for 15 years. Louisiana was home for 20+ years. Now that I am here in Fort Worth. There are so many more opportunities here. I just started my first corporate wellness program, I have my classes here and my private training. I love the community of this area (Tanglewood). It may be a big city, but it still feels small and intimate. Women are holding each other accountable and building friendships through these classes. It’s great to see these relationships evolve outside of the classes each morning.
What are you most proud of as a company? Tell me about a client that has made an impact on you or your business?
I am most proud of the change I see in these women’s lives. I get clients that come in and think they can’t do it, and before long, they end up loving exercise. You can see the light bulb come on and they all of a sudden believe they were capable of things they thought were impossible before. The transformations that I see in these women is great – I want to be a part of the change.
What is included when a client books your service?
You can choose our regular fitness class or a HIIT class. I am not a nutritionist, but I do understand how food impacts a body, so I help guide each client to use their diet to help affect the change in their bodies and reach their physical goals.
I offer a one week trial to make sure this is the right program for them. At the end of the week, we do a full assessment and set goals. We track body weight, body fat, do their measurements and discuss what goals they want to achieve, I also give them a nutrition plan to help them get started.
All of my clients have access to coaching calls, one on one conversations and all classes.
What’s one interesting fact about your business?
I include devotions in my business. You just never know who is in the class. My business is for people who are looking to improve their bodies and minds. Every class starts with a devotion, we focus on faith and positivity.
Is there any pricing information that is relevant to our readers?
I offer a 7-day free week Trial (if you want to try out classes) For current pricing and promotions please contact Sharon directly.
If you’re interested in learning more about FitBodies by Sharon and what she has to offer you can…
Email her: firstname.lastname@example.org
Give her a call: 318-235-6456
Visit her website: Fitbodiesbysharon.com
Check her out on Instagram: @slammin20