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COURTNEY SHIELDS

Certified RealRyder Instructor

After a lifetime of competitive swimming, I struggled to find a workout I not only found effective but also enjoyed. I wanted to maintain a fit, healthy lifestyle like I always had but needed to find new ways to accomplish that goal. Due to a shoulder surgery and several leg injuries, I felt hindered in many of the workouts I did, especially running.

As a student, I loved the adrenaline rush I got during classes trying to reach new limits each time with the passionate motivation of the instructors. I loved leaving every time drenched in sweat, exhausted, and knowing I would be sore the next day. Ryde and yoga provided me intense, fulfilling workouts without the high-impact of many others I had tried. It was the perfect combination of “power and peace” for that healthy lifestyle I was always trying to build upon.

As a instructor, the more classes I taught the more confident I became in my ability to lead and motivate others. While I still feel the butterflies in my stomach before each class I teach, I truly enjoy the opportunity to share my passion with others.

Courtney graduated from Xavier University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. She was a member of the varsity swim team and earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Academic All-Conference Team in both 2012 and 2013. After college, she became a Certified Public Accountant and worked for Deloitte for three years. She is now working as an Estimator and Project Manager for Shields Asphalt Paving, Inc.

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