FITmixx Founder & Owner
Shannon Palagiano knows exactly how to get clients looking and feeling great. Her BA in Psychology and M. of ED in School Counseling and Community Services coupled with a Personal Training Certification allows her to not only workout the body, but also get the mind in the right place.

Shannon’s other fitness certifications include:

  • PT Cert: CoreFit
  • Group Fitness: FitTour
  • R.I.P.P.E.D.
  • Mad Dog Spin Certified
  • Myofacial Release Foam Roller Certified
  • Jillian Michaels BodyShred
  • Pound
  • Zumba
  • Zumba Kids
  • R.I.P.P.E.D. for Kids Certified


Instructor and Personal Trainer
Seeking motivation, support and results? Beth Karr– certified through the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE) from Hofstra University and Kettlebell AMPD certified—loves taking goals that were once unattainable and guiding her clients on the path toward achievement. Whether weight loss, improving athletic performance or simply leading a healthier lifestyle through fitness and nutrition; Beth knows how to keep the inspirational fire burning. Whether one-on-one or in a muscle intensive FITmixx class, you know you’re staying safe, getting stronger and the results are nothing less than remarkable!


When I talk to people about health and nutrition they often say: Well you’re physically fit and eat healthy all the time so this is easy for you. First, I’m like everybody else. I like food. Yes, I watch, but for a while I was heavy. In college, I ate and drank a lot. Pizza, wings, french fries, beer and vodka were my menu of choice. Finally…down on myself, not feeling energetic, I hated looking in the mirror and trying on clothing…it was time for a change. After having children is when I really started to focus on my health and self-confidence. For twelve years, I was a speech pathologist with my own practice. I worked with people who had strokes, head injuries, ALS, and Parkinson’s. The biggest joy was helping others and giving happiness through therapy. In 2000, I opened ABSolutely Fit. where for 17 years that’s just what I did. In 2017, I joined the FITmixx family; where I continue teaching spin, sculpt, kickboxing and helping others achieve fitness goals, self-confidence and self-worth through exercise. Possessing fitness certifications in Spin, Group Fitness, Kickboxing and Personal Training; I am also certified to work with those dealing with eating disorders, post mastectomy, osteoporosis and pregnancy. I love helping my clients become the best they can be, inside and out.


Instructor & Personal Trainer
Several years ago, for Mother’s Day my husband and kids gave me a gift of personal training sessions with Shannon, Founder and Owner of FITmixx. It had an enormous impact on my life. It was the gift of focusing on ME: my goals, my time, my body. I started to see physical changes. I started to see emotional changes. I started sleeping better, laughing more, stressing less. For me, fitness is about feeling healthy, feeling good in my skin and being stronger (so I can carry all the grocery bags in one trip). It’s about being able to play basketball with my kids and run around with my dog. It’s about being healthier as I get older. It’s also about having fun. Fun? Yes, it can be fun! Today, I’m a Personal Trainer and instructor certified in FITour, BollyX and Jillian Michaels Shred. I’ve been on both sides of the Bosu Ball! That’s what makes me understand what clients and students need.