Sharon Underwood has worked for the Gadsden City School System for over 18 years as a middle school teacher. She has continued her education at the University of Alabama in Administration Educational Leadership (AEL) with her Ed.S. In the future, Sharon plans to become an aspiring school leader or an academic college advisor as a curriculum instructor assisting new teachers in their profession.
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® Fitness 1, Zumba® Step1 and 2, Zumba® Senato, and Zumba® Kids+Jrs. She is also an assistant to her best friend the Alabama Zumba Fitness Jammer who creates new choreography and teaches it to other Zumba Instructors at a three hours session. Sharon travels all over Alabama and other states assisting and helping her #alabamajammer friend where needed. She enjoys learning, encouraging and playing diverse music in all of her classes.
Sharon has been teaching group fitness classes for over 20 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 top of her many positions, she also works member relations at the front desk. This has allowed Sharon to help new members, when signing up. She is able to relate to new members on different physical levels concerning questions new members may have concerning the many variety of classes we offer.
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 in ministry.