Get To Know Shannon Astorino

You may find that you’ve got a lot in common with Shannon.  She’s a busy Mom with everyday problems, who still finds time to better herself.  Read on to get to know Shannon Astorino.

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What do you do for a living?

VP of finance at Bushel Boy Farms.  We grow tomatoes and 30 acres of greenhouses.  I am also co-owner of Astorinos tree service.

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of the gym?

Spend time with family and friends. I have four kids 18, 8, 6, and three, so my life is very busy.

What made you decide to try Progression?

Marcy and John Colbert are good friends of ours and recommended it.

How long have you been at CFP?

One year.

What was your experience with fitness like prior to Progression?

I have ran long distance on and off for most of my adult life and been a member of a gym.

What was your biggest fear when you started?

The Olympic lifting was very intimidating.

Favorite cheat day meal?

Bread of any kind.

What goals(s) are you currently chasing?

I recently started the whole life challenge so I am currently trying to change my eating habits to be more healthy.

What’s the hardest part about your fitness journey at the moment?

I get down on myself that I should be further along after a year.  I wonder if maybe I should be stronger than I am already and able to life more weight.

What’s one thing your fellow CFP’ers would be surprised to learn about you?

I have an 18 year old son that I had when I was a teenager who is about to graduate and is in the Marines.

What’s your favorite piece of advice you’ve gotten from a coach or member at CFP?

There are too many! The coaches are amazing and I feel like every time I am there I learn something new.

How has your outlook on health/fitness changed since starting at Progression?

I am looking forward to getting stronger which I never have before. In the past I was only concerned about the number on the scale which is of less importance now.

What has been your fondest memory during you time at Progression?

Working out with my best friend, Mariah Haglund when our schedules allow.

What would be your one piece of advice for someone who’s just joining Progression?

Stick with it and give it your all!