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Shea Vaughn
Shea Vaughn

Getting in Shape with Shea Vaughn

By Sean Mitton

With the New Year upon us, thoughts often turn to New Year's resolutions. At the top of list of resolutions is generally to improve one's health or fitness level. We start with good intentions, but then life gets in the way again. One of the challenges is how to keep workouts interesting and fun. Shea Vaughn, mother of actor Vince Vaughn, has created a unique fitness program that takes into account several disciplines such as yoga and dance among others, called SheaNetics.

Vaughn was born in Brantford, Ont. and moved to the US when she was about 8 years old. Today, she lives Chicago, Illinois. Growing up, she was always active participating in ballet, tap dance, aerobics and gymnastics.

Vaughn began teaching workout classes at the young age of 14. Having taught several classes over the years including yoga, pilates and tai chi, she observed that it was a challenge for people to have the time to be engaged in each discipline. "I started experimenting with my classes and incorporating several different moves," Vaughan shares. They really enjoyed them and asked for more, so I continued developing more routines.

The heart of SheaNetics includes the 5 Living Principles of Well-Being -- Commitment, Perseverance, Self-Control, Integrity and Love, uniting the mind and body. The website describes Sheanetics as a blend of ancient and contemporary movements with Eastern philosophy that creates a stylized approach to fitness designed to improve the quality of today's Western living. It combines yoga, pilates, tai chi, martial arts, ballet and lots more, along with the performance-enhancing benefits of Tri-Core Power Training -- to develop your "killer" core.

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn

Vaughn was recently on the Ellen Show to promote SheaNetics with son Vince. "Vince has been very supportive of what I've been doing", Vaughn comments.

As avid sports fans, the Vaughn's continue to show their Canadian Heritage by regularly attending hockey games in Chicago. "We attended all the Stanley Cup games when the Black Hawks won in 2009-2010," Vaughn proudly states.

You can learn more about Sheanetics at http://www.sheanetics.com.