Sharon Underwood has worked for the Gadsden City School System for 15 years as a middle school teacher. She has continued her education at the University of Alabama in Administration Educational Leadership (AEL). Currently, Sharon is in the Gadsden Academy for Aspiring Principals Program (GAAP), and plans to become a school administrator.

In May 2010, Sharon joined the Absolute Fitness team. She is certified through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Indoor Cycling Group Coach by Color (ICG), Zumba® Fitness and is licensed to teach: spin, Zumba® Basic1, Zumba® Step1 and 2, Zumba® Senato, and Zumba® Kids+Jrs. Sharon enjoys teaching Zumba® and ICG spin classes playing diverse music.

Sharon has been teaching group fitness classes for over 15 years and believes fitness and health together are the combination to a healthy lifelong living. In her spare time, she shares her testimony through inspirational speaking to others about her weight-loss journey.

On February 14, 2010, Sharon ran her first (Mercedes) half-marathon at 2:13.23. Her one goal was to run the entire 13.1 miles nonstop and she succeeded beyond her expectations. Sharon enjoys a variety of fitness activities, volunteering, and being active at her church.