Hello and Welcome to iEncourage Fitness in Monroe, Louisiana!

iEncourage Fitness owner and instructor, Monroe, Louisiana

iEncourage Fitness owner and instructor

I’m Shari, your main motivator and encourager!


I began my own weight loss journey in 2009 and took my very first group fitness class that same year.  I didn’t feel confident in the way that I looked or the way that I felt and I hated the way that my clothes were fitting.  In class, I was the one on the back row, in the far corner praying that no one could see me.  As I learned more and more about the proper way to lose weight and exercise, I wanted to share what I was learning with others who were just beginning and just weren’t sure what to do.

Fast forward to January 2012, I was 20 lbs lighter and I decided to quit my accounting job of 11 years.  In May of that year, I decided to step WAAAAAYYYYYYY outside my comfort zone and I drove to Dallas, alone, to get my certifications in two class formats that I had NEVER even seen, but had heard great things about.  I came home with certifications in PiYo and Turbo Kick and as a formerly shy person, that has to be one of the scariest, but BEST things I’ve ever done.  I didn’t know exactly WHAT I was going to do with these certifications, but the Lord had a plan and I followed.  Boy, am I glad I did!  The studio location that we were in from November 2012 until July 2015 “fell into my lap” so to speak and iEncourage Fitness was born.


I opened the doors in November 2012 – yes, the slowest time of the year for fitness – and it was scarey at first!  I have continued learning and getting certifications in several other formats – Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, R.I.P.P.E.D. , P90X Live, ACE Group Fitness, Kettlebell and Insanity Live – in order to bring new, different, fun fitness classes to our area.

iEncourage Fitness is not a gym, a box or a health club.  We are a small, exclusive, locally owned and operated, fitness group.  We specialize in small group fitness classes.  With iEncourage Fitness, you will find an environment that makes it easy for beginners to start and for more advanced participants to take it to the next level.  We’re a laid-back, fun bunch of people with a common goal!

We offer no contracts and no memberships! ALL of our classes are just 30 minutes!

We want our members to come to class on a regular basis in order to see the results they’re after faster, but we also don’t want you to pay for classes that you aren’t attending.  That’s why we offer options to pay for one class at a time (drop-in rate of $5) or multiple-class passes.

I hope to see you in class soon!

Much love!

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