Who We Are

“Three things will last forever – Faith, Hope, and Love – and the greatest of these is Love.”

1 Corinthians 13

Our Story

Fitness LuvsMe, Inc.

Fitness LuvsMe, Inc. started in 2016 with the vision of motivating and inspiring girls in the Atlanta community to be healthy and happy through fitness.

Executive Director, Ria Shannon realized a love of fitness after being inspired through workouts involving dance. Even though she had a background in Aviation Engineering, she became so passionate about fitness that she attended the National Academy of Sports Medicine. After that, she became a certified Zumba instructor.

She then took this passion to the community where she quickly realized the need for an educational program to focus on health and wellness for young girls. She discovered that the requirements for physical education are not mandatory in the state of Georgia for middle school students. This led her to develop a specialized program with a curriculum centered around the true meaning for the condition of being physically fit and healthy.


Why Fitness Matters

How Girls Feel

98% of girls feel there is an immense pressure from external sources to look a certain way.

Online Survey 

Girl Scouts did an online survey in 2010 with over 1,000 girls ages 13-17. 9 out of 10 girls felt pressure by fashion and media industries to be skinny.

Fashion & Comparison

Over 60% compared themselves to fashion models, and 46% used fashion magazines as a body image to strive for!