Shannon Solomon, Health Coach
Shannon grew up in Minnesota and moved to Fredericksburg to be with her husband who was stationed at Fort Belvoir. She earned her Bachelor's at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls in the agricultural department where she studied the food industry, farming, animal science and meat production.
While in college she joined the Army where she was inspired by one of her NCO's to become a fitness professional and help individuals push and transform their bodies to the next level. Throughout her training career she noticed a huge disconnect with her clients and their nutrition and wanted to do something about it so she went back to school to at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and became a health coach.
She specializes in working with patients to transform their health by guiding and educating them to have a healthy relationship with food, fuel their bodies with high quality nutrients, incorporate exercise, and maintain a lifelong healthy lifestyle. She enjoys spending time with her husband and little girl, running, cooking and trying new food, and riding her horse. She is also the coordinator for the children ministry at her church.
Colonial Internal Medicine Associates is to set the local standard for treating illness in an empathetic and supportive environment. CIMA goes beyond the basic needs of patients in guiding them through complex medical problems as the patient's main health care professional, focus on the whole person with an emphasis on disease prevention, and take ownership of a patient's total medical care by serving as their chief advocate.