Shannon Wangen

Member Testimonials


Shannon Wangen Then NowWhen I joined TELOS last April, I had very little expectations in myself and what I could accomplish.  I joined knowing that I wanted to make a change in my life, to get healthy for myself and my kids, but didn’t know how to make that happen.  I figured, “Hey why not, give it a chance and see how it goes. “  I had quit other gyms before after only weeks of attending.  Let’s just say I didn’t have high hopes for myself.

From the first time I met with my trainer, Clint Henderson, I knew that this time might be different.  He was so helpful and seemed like he genuinely cared about my success.  I loved being able to have an assessment specific to my needs and someone that was able to tell me what I needed to do to make my goals a reality.  I love the facilities and everyone is so friendly and welcoming, making it a point to remember my name.

Thanks to Clint and his awesome motivation, I can actually say that I have had a major success in my life. When I started at TELOS, I weighed around 350 pounds and that wasn’t even me at my heaviest.  I couldn’t walk on a treadmill for 5 minutes without breaking a sweat and my diet consisted of fast food sometimes 2 to 3 times a day.  As of today, I am down 100 pounds and 5 dress sizes.  I’ve lost over 5 inches in my waist, 9 inches in my hips, 4 inches in my forearms, and 2 inches in my thighs.  I am the smallest I have ever been in my adult life.  I’ve made drastic changes in my nutrition and watch what I eat and how many calories I take in.  I am more active than I have ever been, going to the gym 3-5 days a week, going to Zumba classes, and even participated in a 5K with another scheduled in March.

I couldn’t have accomplished so much without the wonderful people at TELOS.   Clint, has been amazing and I am so glad I got him as my trainer.  Clint has made a huge impact on my success. I would also like to thank, Trainers Nikki Smith and Charlie Hay, for always listening and for all the help when I’ve struggled.  They have made an enormous difference!

I can honestly say I am proud of myself and have surpassed any and all expectations I had.  I know I still have a ways to go to meet my ultimate goal, but now I have confidence that I can do it.  I have the drive, motivation, and a great support system to make it happen.