Shannon Forrest

Shannon Forrest

Operations Manager, Head Coach, Den Elite Athletics Coach, Personal Trainer

One time I did 300+ double-unders unbroken which was pretty special. My favorite HERO workout is DT and my favorite GIRL workouts are Karen 4:49, Isabel 2:38, and Grace 2:11


CrossFit Level 2

Certified in CrossFit Programming

Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Real Estate Broker License in the State of Oregon

About Coach

CrossFit is a huge part of my life since I started at Lahaina CrossFit back in 2017. Over the last few years CrossFit has continued to be a catalyst for improving my fitness, relieving stress, and meeting amazing people who share my tenacious tendencies. I strive for excellence in my personal and professional life as a licensed real estate broker and I both challenge myself and my peers to get 1% better everyday. When I'm not at the gym or at work, you can find me enjoying the outdoors with my dog, Benny and her other half, Joey. Fun fact: Joey and I actually met at the Den back in 2019 so I have a whole lot of love for this gym and the community!

Turning Point

I've always been a highly driven individual but like many folks I have been plagued with poor body image after years of being teased for having "thunder thighs." Since starting CrossFit I've found a community that celebrates the amazing things our bodies and minds are capable of through the daily practice of constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement and nutrition. I now view my body with a renewed appreciation and sense of pride for the strength I've developed (shoutout to the thunder thighs!) and the obstacles I've overcome in my fitness journey.

Motivation & Passion

My favorite thing about being a coach is encouraging others to invest in their health and embrace the suck that in turn makes you better. There is nothing more rewarding than witnessing a member set a personal best or overcome an obstacle they didn't think possible. I love that CrossFit is infinitely scalable to make fitness possible for anyone willing to put in the hard work.

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