Fitness resolutions abound over the next two months, and Shannon Bynum Adams and her team have countless ways to ensure they happen.
Shannon Bynum Adams
For Shannon Bynum Adams, physical and mental wellness are inextricably linked. Fitness isn’t simply putting in the time to sweat; it’s understanding our bodies as they evolve. Bynum Adams, who launched Urban Body San Jose after two hip replacements, is a nationally certified Pilates teacher, licensed in both the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods. “Urban Body San Jose is a unique studio for many reasons. We’re client-centered in every way,” says Bynum Adams. “From the moment our clients walk up our stairs, we tailor their experience based on where they are in their lives and how they feel that day. Each client has a completely different experience than the next.”
Bynum Adams says the educational commitment to teach both Gyrotonic and classic Pilates isn’t what people think. “We’re so much more than personal trainers,” she says. “We’ve all invested many hours and thousands of dollars into our education. Many of us have various bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional academia, which better enable us to be intuitive, communicative and customer service-centric.” The upshot regarding innovation: setting goals with clients and showing them how those achievements can help them thrive in other parts of their lives. “It’s so much more than just core strength or wellness. It’s an energy that our team and studio help our clients to embody—and it’s powerful.”