Top Single: Shannon Colavecchio

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Full Name: Shannon Colavecchio

Age: 41 (42 by the day of event)

Occupation(s): Senior Director and Wellness Coordinator, The Moore Agency; owner, BA Fitness; Area Manager, Arbonne; Master Trainer, various fitness programs

Sexual Orientation: Men not boys, please.

Charity: Leon County Humane Society

Q & A

Why did you choose this charity to support? Before I became a foster mom for humans last year, I was a rescuer of pups. If we could all show the grace and love it takes to rescue and rehabilitate a vulnerable dog or cat, the world might be a brighter place!

What is the main character trait you look for in a potential date? Integrity.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done? Toss up between living in Brazil as a kid (adventure complete) and becoming a foster to humans (adventure ongoing!)

If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what would it be and why? Current age. Adulting is hard, but I am right where I’m supposed to be.

What would you prefer to do for a living if money was not a factor? Teach fitness all day! Or bake. If I did both, I could guarantee a full client roster 😉

If you could travel back in time and meet yourself as a 10-year-old kid, what advice would you give yourself? Don’t be sad about what’s happening now. It is preparing you for what’s to come. And trust: everyone has dysfunctional relatives.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be and why? Jesus. No explanation should be necessary on that one!

What do you consider your BEST attribute? My heart.

What is your most distinctive characteristic? My truck driver-sized laugh.

What is your motto? No excuses.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend? Run, cook, read, snuggle the pups and watch a few Netflix episodes or This Is Us.

What do you believe your greatest accomplishment in life is? Helping people find their health and strength — from the inside out — and inspiring some of those people to pay it forward by becoming fitness instructors as well.

What is at the very top of your bucket list? Running a half marathon in a foreign country — preferably Europe. And then eating my way through said country!

Do you have any hidden talents? If so, what? I sing pretty well but not publicly, and it’s not really a talent but I make my bed in the dark as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning. Yes, I’m THAT OCD.

Are you a morning person or night owl? Morning!

What’s your lucky charm? I believe in blessings more than luck. Charms need not apply;)

What was your screen name in middle school? I think I’m too old for this memory. Are we talking about AOL? If so, I still have an account — Shancola — kicking it old school.

Are you one to kiss on the first date? I keep it classy and would not tell.

What’s your favorite piece of exercise equipment? Me! Running, pushups, burpees, planks, dips, etc — we are our own best machine.

What is your favorite Netflix binge series? The Crown, currently. The Sopranos, when I’m feeling nostalgic.

What’s your bad habit? What’s your good habit? Good: Never procrastinating. Bad: Never procrastinating, even when it wouldn’t end the world.

What’s a relationship deal-breaker for you? Lack of integrity and honesty. Oh, and my dogs not liking you. Because they totally KNOW.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Instagram. Efficiency is one post pushing to all three platforms, people! Get ’er done.

What’s your favorite splurge/indulgence? Clothes shopping and pizza, preferably on separate days, for reasons that should be obvious. #PizzaPooch

What’s your favorite Pandora channel? Weekdays: Justin Timberlake, which is also really Michael Jackson. Weekends: Contemporary gospel

What’s your favorite magazine? Shape for pleasure, The New Yorker for brain power.

What was your worst fashion disaster? The spiked mullet I had in grade school. It was epically bad.

Which celebrity do you most resemble? Oh gosh, I don’t think any. Maybe Kelly Ripa in body type?

At which sport do you most excel? You don’t want me on your team. Extremely fit does not mean athletic. I will drop the ball. Trust me.

I’d love to have back all the time I’ve spent … on conference calls that could be emails.

I regret that I have no talent for … playing an instrument.

What is your most treasured possession? Things are just things. Family (pups included) and friends are treasured.

What quality do you most admire in people? Humor and empathy for others

If a dance were named after me, it would be called … the MacaShannon Burpee Slide.

Do you have a desire to see the Rolling Stones in concert? This is such a random question. I have no idea. But I promise I do not lose sleep over this. 😉

Name a world leader that you would like to have dinner with. Can I just do carpool karaoke with James Corden? It would be so much more fun, and he can pick a world leader to join us. I can get along with just about anyone.

___Sitting still___ is so overrated.

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