The story of calyx health and fitness

A Passion For Health, Fitness, and Helping

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Every woman is unique. Their physiology, psychology, training experience and tolerance, as well as lifestyle demands, all present challenges in finding the right fitness program. There are no true one-size-fits-all solutions. 

Calyx Health and Fitness owner, fitness coach and personal trainer, Shawnda Welch, will use the latest proven scientific research, combined with your personal data and specific goals, to create your personalized fitness and nutrition plan.

Each of Shawnda’s programs is engineered for each individual client, saving you from wasting time and money trying programs that don’t fit, and don’t get the results you deserve. 

your goals are in reach

Whether your goal is to get leaner or stronger, gain muscle, improve your relationship with food, or simply prioritize your health and regain energy and stamina, Calyx Health and Fitness will work with you to achieve your goals.

Offering personalized online fitness and nutrition programs, Shawnda can provide you a well-rounded and sustainable healthy lifestyle program. 

Being a mother or grand-mother doesn't have to mean sacrificing your health, and being fit allows you to spend more time with loved ones, enjoy increased mobility, and have higher energy levels for yourself and others. 

Shawnda Welch is a proud wife, mother, and grandmother and knows firsthand how much effort it takes to make time for yourself and adapt to new stages of life and the challenges they bring.

Shawnda's passion is helping other women, through her own experiences and training, to find their fitness groove no matter their shape, size or age. She is not only a coach, but a friend and partner in your personal fitness journey.


The world-famous Menno Henselmans Personal Training Course is designed based on the latest scientific studies. In 8 months, students of this course spend thousands of hours studying theory, nutrition, training, health, supplementation, psychology, fitness business management and everything in between.

When Menno Henselmans Personal Trainers receive their certification, they are armed with the latest knowledge on fitness and nutrition, and ready to get training. 

  • Menno Henselmans Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Girls Gone Strong Academy (GGS) is the world leader in evidence-based, interdisciplinary, women-specific coaching & training education. 

  • GGS Certified Pre and Post Natal Coach
  • GGS Certified Menopause Specialist Coach

The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) is an international member-driven organization of exercise professionals headquartered in Coral Gables, FL. The NCSF board for certification oversees the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited credentialing programs and advocates on behalf of exercise professionals around the world. 

  • NCSF Training During Pregnancy

Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Menno Henselmans Certified PT

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Health and Wellness Your Way

Calyx Health and Fitness, located in beautiful Cañon City, Colorado, specializes in nutrition, wellness and fitness training for women of all shapes, sizes and ages. Whatever your health goals may be, Calyx Health and Fitness is trained in giving you the tools you need to get the results you seek. 


Shawnda helped me stay motivated and encouraged me throughout my whole training. I love the options I have with the customized training and saw sustainable results with my weight loss and increased strength and muscle definition. I highly recommend the program! Shawnda is very patient and works so well in keeping you motivated and help develop and long lasting and healthy lifestyle with nutrition and weight training.

Cristina F. Canon City, Colorado

Shawnda has been an inspiration to me for many years. She is more disciplined and dedicated to her own health and fitness than anyone I know. Shawnda leads by example and teaches with a kind and gentle spirit. Whether you’re wanting to perfect your form and take you fitness routine to the next level or are brand new to working out, you’ll be in good hands with Shawnda at Calyx Fitness.

Jen E. Canon City, Colorado

Shawnda is inspiring and encouraging. Her advice is balanced, so you know she isn't just following fads or trends. She is continuously striving to understand health, fitness, and wellness on a deeper level to bring expertise to every situation. She is my go - to person for all things related to getting healthier and stronger. I have been able to achieve very important goals, thanks to Shawnda.

Autumn M. Canon City, Colorado

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