About Shannon

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, has spent more than two decades helping impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, Silver Sneakers, FIT4MOM and BOSU® as a fitness business and programming consultant. An experienced educator, freelance writer, and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money.

Fable is the owner of Sunshine Fitness Resources, a consulting firm for people, products, programs, and places in the fitness industry. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Association of Fitness Studios and serves as the Ex-Officio Chair of the American Council on Exercise’s Board of Directors.

Shannon has presented at a number of industry shows such as ECA, IDEA World, IDEA PTI, Asia Fitness Conference, SCW, DCAC, IHRSA, Club Industry, canfitpro and AFPA. She is a frequent contributor to industry publications such as the IDEA Fitness Journal, Club Solutions Magazine, IHRSA, the Anytime Fitness Blog and more.

Most notably, along with her developer husband, she co-created and founded GroupEx Pro®, a revolutionary software designed to streamline and operationalize the management and marketing of group fitness programs for health clubs.

Shannon holds ACE Personal Training, Group Fitness, and Health Coach certifications, as well as AFAA National Certification.


2013 IDEA Instructor of the Year
2012 IDEA Instructor of the Year – Top 3 Finalist
2009 IDEA Instructor of the Year – Top 3 Finalist
2006 ACE Group Fitness Instructor of the Year

Learn More About Shannon & GroupEx PRO

CEO Spotlight: Shannon Fable of GroupEx PRO
Club Solutions Magazine | Ask an Expert: Shannon Fable
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IDEA 2013 IDEA Award Recipients
IDEA’s 2013 Award Winners: Professional Advice From the Best of the Best
IDEA: Inspiration, Development, Education & Awareness 
Denver Post – May, 2007
Denver Post – December, 2006

ACE Fitness PROfile

To learn a little more about Shannon, check out her ACE Fitness PROfile. Find out what inspires Shannon and one of the pivotal moments of her career.