A Bit About Coach Shay
Shahidah “Coach Shay” Swire is the owner of Those Fitness Chicks; a personal training and coaching studio located in Oak Forest, Illinois. She has been serving and working in the health and fitness industry since 2010. She holds certifications with the National Council of Certified Personal Trainers; My Vinyasa Practice as a Yoga Teacher; and The transformation Academy as a Certified Goal Success Coach. She also holds a Professional Diploma with the Health Sciences Academy as an Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor. She continues to educate herself and stay abreast of emerging industry trends.
Shahidah has appeared in a publication with The Patch - a local online newspaper. She has also partnered with her local library to provide workshops and outdoor fitness classes to the community. Her niche is lifestyle coaching along with fat loss and strength building for women, all with a better quality of life in mind. Having had her own weight loss journey and lifestyle struggles along the way, she knows how challenging change for a better quality of life can be. Her goal is to empower others on their personal journey and give them the tools to succeed. She coaches her clients virtually and in person.
For more information regarding Shahidah's coaching, training, and workshop services, she can be reached by the provided email or phone number.
Accomplishments & Partnerships
January 11th, 2022
July - September 2021
July 29th, 2020
August 4th, 2019
June 9th, 2018
May 24th, 2016
June 6th, 2015
Achieve 2022 Vision & Goal Setting Workshop Acorn Public Library, Oak Forest, IL
Workshop Creator & Presenter
Partnered with the Acorn Public Library to provide a virtual workshop for the community. The workshop covered establishing a vision for life, establishing goals, the goal setting process, and making tough decisions. Participants left with a 3 month action plan to start working towards their individual goals.
Outdoor Fitness Classes: Acorn Public Library, Oak Forest, IL
Partnered with the Acorn Public Library to provide outdoor fitness classes for the community. The classes provided were strength, yoga, and boot-camps.
Nutrition Makeover Workshop: Acorn Public Library; Oak Forest, IL
Workshop Creator & Presenter
Partnered with the Acorn Public Library to provide a virtual workshop for the community. The workshop covered nutrition and establishing lifestyle changing habits for sustainability.
The Patch: Local online newspaper; Oak Forest, IL
Featured in a Publication
Emma's Angels Zumbathon & Fitness Charity Event: Oak Forest Health & Fitness Center; Oak Forest, IL
Co-Founder / Co-Creator & Event Organizer
A one day charity fitness event. Created and organized the event for a local family in need and their daughter, Emma. 100% of the proceeds was given to the family.
Sponsors: Whole Foods Market of Orland Park, IL; South Suburban Humane Society of Chicago Heights, IL;
The Daniel Plan Course: Trinity Lutheran Church; Tinley Park, IL
Awarded - Leadership in Fitness
Lead the fitness portion of a 20 week Daniel Plan Course. Was presented an award for leadership at the end of the course.
She is Me Women's Fitness Convention: Orland Park Civic Center; Orland Park, IL
Founder / Creator & Event Organizer
A one-day event focused on giving women the tools and information needed, to improve and maintain their physical and mental well-being.
Sponsors; Whole Foods Market of Orland Park, IL; Weight Watchers of Orland Park, IL; Jenny Craig of Orland Park, IL