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Monarch Human Performance Podcast: Shannon Maclachlan.

Shannon is a veteran of the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) having served with the Royal New Zealand Signals Corps (RNZSigs)as an electronic warfare operator before moving over to the physical training corps as a PTI.

With over 18 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach her lifestyle and family life with her husband, who is a serving special forces soldier, and her two sons revolve around sport, health, physical fitness, adventure and hunting.

Aside from her work with military personnel, Shannon has trained sportsmen and women from grassroots to national level. Which Shannon complements with her own competitive background having competed in numerous sports, multisport races, power lifting and body building events.

In this episode Shannon talks about:

  • Her early career and her drive to become a PTI.

  • Some of the main faults she sees when it comes to training female athletes.

  • Understanding female physiology to maximize performance training.

  • Her drive to build and launch her own company: Trainher.

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You can keep up to date with Shannon on her Instagram page @trainher_athletic_performance

 You can also reach Shannon through her website at

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