HER Body™ #36 | Body Types and Functional Movement

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In this HER Body™ episode Alex and Shana discuss body types vs. the sports or activities people participate in. They talk about the Olympic trials and the various body types that are in each sport and how sport specific activities transform bodies based on those activities. Long distance running = lower levels of lean body mass vs. sprinters with well developed legs/arms.

They also discuss the significance of lean body mass and the increase in bone density due to resistance training and the importance of maintaining that as we age. Bones are only as strong as the muscles supporting them. Alex and Shana examine how people need to re-frame the way they think about resistance training and use it as a way to move better, live our lives better, take care of ourselves and our families.

Their take away point: If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your family…be the example for your children.

Alex Navarro


I’m a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and WBFF Bikini Pro. My athletic interests include Gymnastics and weight lifting. I hope to teach clients how to pay attention to what their bodies need, when they need it and how to manipulate the foods they eat in order to reach any goal.

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Shana Alverson


Shana Alverson has been devoted to exercise and fitness since the age of 15. She is a 6-time regional and 4-time CrossFit Games individual competitor – and she became a professional athlete when she was signed to the Grid League’s Philly Founders in 2014. Along with her 20 years of teaching exercise, Shana has attended CrossFit’s Level 1 and Level 2 certifications and holds multiple certificates in Running Technique, Weightlifting, Programming, and Gymnastics and is the Owner and Head Trainer at Move Functional Fitness.

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