About Us / Shannon Wallace, Trainer, Head Coach and Owner
Originally from Newport News, VA where there were always a plethora of athletes, Shannon Wallace Jr. grew up plagued with injuries and was not able to reach his optimal goals as an athlete during that time. As a child, he was sick quite a bit until he started playing different sports. He went on to play Div II college football and was always involved in martial arts. After several years in the sales and finance area with Fortune 500 companies, his passion for fitness and athleticism brought him back to unfinished business. He began to lead athletes and the general population to have optimal strength and conditioning eventually creating 368 Athletics, Inc. 360 degrees represents a full circle with 8 being the number of focus areas in fitness and conditioning to achieve optimal success.
368 Athletics, Inc. (368) represents the concept of optimal fitness and wellness encompassing the 8 Essentials of Athleticism. They are strength, power, flexibility, reflexes, SAQ (speed, agility, & quickness), balance, mental preparation, and recovery. We refer to most of our clients as athletes because this is how we train them. From the general population to professional athletes, 368 staff trains the body to depend on itself with full range of motion movements and strength building scenarios. With this philosophy of fitness, it becomes about what your body feels like on a daily basis and less about what it looks like. When you feel stronger, have more endurance, and have enhanced flexibility, suddenly you move better! We all have biomechanics that can be improved upon to create each person’s own level of athleticism.
Athleticism – physically active and strong; of, like, or befitting an athlete; the use of physical skills or capabilities, as strength, agility, or stamina
At 368 the focus is on empowering the client to fulfill their goals of optimal health and wellness. Our lives are constantly changing and so should our training regimens. We implement program design for different periods of time and in most cases no training session is ever the same. There are a variety of different tools used for clients to achieve their goals. The most important is overall bodyweight training. People use their bodies everyday for work and play. If they are not able to move their bodies efficiently, how can they move external weights effectively? Most likely that would not happen and asymmetries are created with their biomechanics that can cause pain, stiffness, and other chronic conditions.