Shayla is a proud native of Hopkinsville, KY, attended Centre College, and completed her J.D. at the University of Louisville. She has been a certified group fitness instructor since 2008, and has over 20 years of dance experience in tap, ballet, jazz, and modern (so teaching group exercise is a natural 'fit' for her)! She holds a primary group exercise instructor certification in addition to many specialty certifications including STRONG by Zumba, R.I.P.P.E.D., Tabata Bootcamp, Barre Above, Insanity, and more! She is also a certified personal trainer and is an avid runner -- she's competed in several half-marathons and a full marathon!