Owner, Certified Fitness Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, Certified Exercise Therapist,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group Facilitator, MBSR Instructor,
ISSA Master Trainer
Tim Shevlin is the owner and primary Exercise Therapist, Nutritionist, and Personal Trainer at the Matlacha Wellness Center. A native of Pine Island, Tim has deep roots here and feels a strong tie to the local community. Growing up in Pine Island, Tim lived on a large, rural property with lots of tropical fruit trees, it was here that he learned at an early age the importance of nutrition and having an active lifestyle.
Tim spent his youth playing competitive sports, and while not a naturally gifted athlete, through hard work he excelled at an elite level through high school and college, where he received varsity letters in football and track & field. The training and work ethic he learned as an elite athlete serves him well in his current role as a personal trainer.
As Southwest Florida’s premier personal trainer, Tim Shevlin brings his life-long passion for nutrition and exercise to work every day.
Tim also has extensive background and experience in injury recovery and rehabilitation. “My athletic career was cut short in college, when I severely herniated a disc in my back. Instead of undergoing back surgery, I decided to try and rehabilitate myself.”
When the injury occurred Tim was studying medicine at the University of Florida with plans to become and orthopedic surgeon. “I wasn’t blindly trying to rehabilitate myself, by this time I had extensive training in anatomy and physiology, I knew what I was doing, and I was confident that with careful and diligent training I would be able to recover.”
Despite being warned of the danger by his doctors, Tim started his own rehabilitation, it worked. He was able to avoid surgery and successfully rehabilitate his back.
“After successfully rehabbing my own back injury, I changed my career path and dedicated my life to helping others overcome their own health challenges using a natural approach, combining specific exercises and nutrition.”
Tim has made some mistakes, and he owns them all. In his 20’s, he turned down a more self-destructive path and developed an addiction to pain medication that he has worked very hard to overcome. Life is a learning process, and Tim feels his addictions were not weaknesses, but obstacles to overcome and learn from. He even credits his strength and focus to his battle with addiction. “It’s amazing how my recovery from drug addiction has helped me help others. Recovery from any addiction is very difficult, but true recovery will leave you with a greater understanding of yourself and life in general. I use my experiences in recovery in addition to what I have learned in CBT training to help people overcome their own struggles with food and other addictions.”
Come out to Matlacha Wellness Center for a free consultation. Tim’s focus, knowledge and dedication to fitness and wellness is an inspiration to all of his clients…
And he’s looking forward to helping you, too!
Favorite Food: A grilled Wagyu Beef Burger from The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with Gruyère cheese, pastrami, heirloom tomato, avocado, fried egg, and cognac- mustard Aïoli, served on a toasted brioche with hand-cut steak fries. WOW!
Favorite Non-Work Activity: Hiking
Favorite Quote: We’re gonna need a bigger boat!
At The Matlacha Wellness Center, we take a natural and holistic approach to health.
It is our mission to teach you how to truly live a healthier and happier life.
We specialize in personal training, massage therapy, arthritis relief, post physical therapy rehabilitation, yoga, anti-inflammatory eating, natural pain management, mindfulness, mental health counseling, nutrition, and complete body health.
Most of our services are on a private or semi-private basis, taking away any feeling of intimidation or discomfort. That also allows for our clients to get the most out of their time here and maximize their results.
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