Check out how Shawnee Harkins' Neuro (Adaptive) Boxing Program is impacting Neuro patients at Baylor Scott and White Rehabilitation Institute!
On February 23, 2019, Harkins hosted Neuro State of Mind's first Neuro (Adaptive) Rowing event at Row House studio in Tustin, Calif. USRowing's CEO, Patrick McNerney and Director of Para-Rowing for USRowing, Thomas Darling honored our Neuro adaptive rowing community as they graced the stage with their presence. Additionally, Olympian and Paralympians, Meghan O’Leary, Laura Goodkind, and Ron Harvery shared their personal stories, career highlights, and gave rowing tips to the attendees.
Shawnee Harkins’ passion for physical fitness, was honed as a firefighter and emergency medical technician leading her to become a Celebrity Trainer and Consultant, Fitness Expert, Neuro Performance Coach, Sports Nutritionist, Motivational Speaker, and a recognized Health and Fitness Television/Media Personality. A tragic accident left Shawnee with a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), quadriplegia, and on life support. After recovering she subsequently experienced two other TBI’s and additional paralysis. During her extended recovery, she did extensive research, pursued Neuroscience Peak Performance certifications and has become a spokeswoman for people suffering from TBI and the only Celebrity Trainer with this specific expertise stemming from her own injuries and recovery.
Shawnee first received national attention on "The Hydra Executives", which aired from 2008-2009 on Showtime International and Infinity TV. Subsequently she was featured on "The Dr. Phil Show" where she traveled the country as one of Dr. Phil's celebrity trainers. On "The Ultimate Weight Loss Race" which aired on CBS in 2008 and 2009. Shawnee joined forces with Jillian Michaels to launch Michaels’ newest fitness program, “BODYSHRED.” In addition, Harkins has worked on two feature films and is the creator and producer of several web series centered on health and fitness. She recently joined Athlete Ally as Pro Ambassador.
In 2011 Shawnee partnered with Shake Weight as their brand ambassador and created, developed and launched the NEW Shake Weight Class Fitness Program in Southern California. Exercise TV partnered with Shawnee to create and star in her own instructional workout videos.
Shawnee worked with the FITLIGHT Trainer™ and designed sports and neuro performance programs for professional boxers, NFL, NHL, and MLS athletes and trained and rehabilitated various athletes with her programs. As a multiple TBI survivor, she’s combined her experience with research and certifications in Neuro performance, to create and design TBI and non-TBI training programs using the FITLIGHT Trainer™.
Harkins’ Neuro State of Mind™ program utilized by her private clientele, patients at hospitals and non-profit organizations is dedicated to improving quality of life post-TBI/stroke, improving independence after injury, building a healthy self-image, and helping TBI and stroke individuals get back into shape. Harkins’ continues to give hope and produce results for the TBI and stroke community turning their biggest breakdowns into their biggest breakthroughs.
Contact Shawnee’s manager and agent for media appearances, television, speaking engagements, interviews, partnerships, and endorsements.
Agent: Laura McDonald
Manager: Jeff Field
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" Neuro State Of Mind has literally been a life changer for Kyle. Shawnee Harkins took the fact that Kyle was a former football player and uses his athletic, workout mindset to give him goals to reach.
As his mother and caregiver, I too, benefit from the Neuro State Of Mind program. I am on the caregiver program that helps me stay healthy and strong. We have both lost weight, we don’t experience upset stomachs or heartburn, and we are working out and getting stronger.
Kyle is walking completely unassisted for the first time. He is able to not only move his right arm and leg, but he is able to pick his foot up and move his right arm forward. He is gripping handles on his own which enables him to workout more independently. We continue to see his speech and memory improve and Kyle says he feels better overall.
Finding Shawnee Harkins and Neuro State Of Mind was nothing short of an answer to prayers for us."
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) client, Kyle Alexander
Caregiver Health and Fitness client, Donna Alexander
Our instructors take your health and fitness goals seriously. We understand the road to rehabilitation and recovery after sustaining a brain trauma. The Neuro State of Mind™ Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Fitness Program was developed by multiple traumatic brain injury survivor, Celebrity Trainer, TV Fitness Expert, and Neuro Performance Coach, Shawnee Harkins
With years of success and personal experience, we design health and fitness programs tailored to each individual's short and long-term goals. Fitness plays a fundamental role in overall health, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Results in your improvement of cognitive function and motor skills are priority to our staff. We provide services, programs, and private training in hospitals, non-profit organizations, and gyms.
We understand the cognitive, physical, and emotional challenges you may face after sustaining a brain injury and stroke. We are dedicated to improving your quality of life. It is our goal to help you regain independence, build your confidence, and get back into shape.
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We invite you to 'BOX for BRAIN HEALTH & FITNESS' with President and Founder of Neuro State of Mind™, Shawnee Harkins, known for her work and outstanding career as a Celebrity Trainer, Television Personality and Fitness Expert, Sports and Neuro Performance Coach, in addition to leading a successful career in both film and television, and professional sports after sustaining three severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Shawnee is set to co-host and feature DFW's "Nice Guy", Greg McCoy, Radio Host of "The Real McCoy Show", and Owner of Hidden Gym this fall benefiting individuals and loved ones affected by brain trauma. Event proceeds benefit members of Brain Injury Network of Dallas in Plano, Texas in addition to Neuro State of Mind™ new patient and client programs.
We are thrilled to present and provide a rare opportunity for the Neuro community to meet and step inside the ring with world-renowned, Professional MMA Sports Commentator, Announcer, and Television Personality, Antonio Perkins as our adaptive athletes join our team of elite and professional boxing coaches featuring USBoxing's 'Tony Mack II’, and our team under the instruction and education of the Neuro State of Mind™ Neuro (Adaptive) Boxing Program. You may be familiar with Neuro State of Mind's Neuro (Adaptive) Boxing Program created and designed by Shawnee Harkins as seen on NBC DFW, Baylor Scott and White Rehabilitation Institute, Brain Injury Network of Dallas, Willow Bend Fitness Club, and private clientele in New York, California, and Texas.
Hidden Gym presents a premiere and new boxing training arena for everyone! Get ready to break barriers, sweat, and workout with the Neuro community! This is your opportunity to step into the boxing ring while increasing cognitive function, motor skills, physical fitness, and meeting new friends! All fitness levels are encouraged to attend. Caregivers, friends, and families are invited to workout with their loved ones! Please note, this event is focused on boxing training mitts and gloves only. No contact sparring permitted.
Stay tuned as we will continue to provide event updates! If you would like to sponsor and participate in the 'BOX FOR NEURO FITNESS' Charity event, please contact Shawnee Harkins by email. We look forward to seeing you!
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