Fitness meets Rehab: How fitness impacts Neuro patients!

"Igniting thresholds of change for optimal brain and body performance through brain stimulation."

Check out how Shawnee Harkins' Neuro (Adaptive) Boxing Program is impacting Neuro patients at Baylor Scott and White Rehabilitation Institute!

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Client Spotlight: "Robert Reames Wellness revolution" Show

Dr. Phil's Head Trainer & Nutritionist, Robert Reames' features Harkins' program, integrating brain stimulation and body optimization to achieve Neurogensis with the end result of activating neural pathways for her clients. 

"To Heal & Thrive after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Stroke The Inspirational Journey of Hope for Kyle & Donna and Debi: the Amazing Work of Shawnee Harkins" as featured on the "Robert Reames Wellness Revolution." 

About Shawnee Harkins


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.

Gersh Agency

Agent: Laura McDonald


Field Entertainment

Manager: Jeff Field 

Direct: 310.271.8440


Shawnee Harkins trains private clientele at Exceed Physical Culture in Manhattan, New York, includin

Shawnee Harkins trains private clientele at Exceed Physical Culture in Manhattan, New York, includin


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Trainers Who Care

Your Success is Our Goal

Trainers Who Care

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 Expert and Coach, Shawnee Harkins.


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Your Success is Our Goal

Trainers Who Care

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.


Your Success is Our Goal

Your Success is Our Goal

Your Success is Our Goal

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.

Dr. Phil’s Head Trainer, Robert Reames features Harkins’

Dr. Phil’s Head Trainer and Host of “The American LBs” podcast, Robert Reames interviews friend and colleague, Shawnee Harkins on her work with TBI patients. 

Reames features Neuro State of Mind program, client Comeback stories, and Harkins’ personal story with multiple traumatic brain injuries. 

Neuro State of Mind meets USRowing : Neuro Adaptive Athlete

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.

Client Testimonial: How NEURO BOXING RESTORED my faith

Check out this video and hear first-hand of traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivor, Kristyn Smith's experience and journey working and training with Celebrity Trainer, Neuro Performance Expert and Coach, Shawnee Harkins. 

"When life slaps you in the face, just join Shawnee Harkins' Neuro Boxing Program and KNOCK yourself back up...Neuro State of Mind gives me hope!" - Client, Kristyn Smith   



Client and Caregiver Success Stories

" 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 

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