Shana MartinModel Female Madison, Wisconsin, US
My Website: shanamartin.comMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/shanamartin
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About MeFitness expert, world champion lumberjack athlete, national spokesperson, fitness model, fitness competitor, gymnast, pole vaulter, runner... the list goes on and on. A born and raised Badger, Shana graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science. She is the current fitness director at Supreme Health and Fitness in Madison, and also does personal training and teaches group exercise. Her love for sports and fitness began at a very early age when she became a competitive gymnast. She still maintains her gymnastics skills through fitness competitions such as Fitness America, Ms. Fitness, and Women’s Tri Fitness. Through these fitness competitions, she has had the opportunity to model for Muscle and Fitness, Flex, and Oxygen magazines. She is the head coach of Team Supreme Figure and Fitness, helping other women achieve their goals of looking fit and healthy on stage.
Unique and fun sports are what really fascinate her. Frustrated that girls were not allowed to pole vault in high school, she joined the boys track team and became the first female pole vaulter in Madison, WI! She then went on to become the first female pole vaulter at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Her biggest claim to fame is being the 3 time (and current) WORLD champion women’s professional log roller and boom runner. Sponsored by Duluth Trading Company of Belleville, Shana has been featured on ESPN, ABC Wide World of Sports, and the Outdoor Life Network competing in lumberjack events. She now spreads her love of the sport as the head coach of the Madison Log Rolling program, which holds classes for youth and adults at the Madison West YMCA and Wingra Canoe and Sailing Center.
One of the largest focuses of her life is doing her part to help find a cure Huntington’s Disease. Her mom is currently non-responsive in a nursing home with this devastating disease. Shana has a 50% chance of suffering the same fate. Huntington’s is a genetic brain disorder that onsets in mid life causing uncontrollable movements, and gradual loss of the ability to walk, talk, eat, and think for oneself. Shana is the national spokesperson for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, and has appeared in many news stories, print ads, and public speaking venues to raise awareness for this horrible disease. She is also the current president of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, and hosts many fundraisers throughout the year.
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Credit NotesMM Photographers:
M. Blaze (MM#466417)
JSV Photography (MM#22763)
MM Hair and MUAs:
Jenny Utley (MM#1048649)
All media features were interviews, photos, or articles regarding Huntington’s Disease, Fitness Modeling, Logrolling, or UW Athletics.
· Magazine: Oxygen, Women’s Physique World, Muscle & Fitness, Flex, The Marker, Wisconsin Woman, and Newsweek.
· Newspaper: Wisconsin State Journal, Capital Times, Isthmus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Daily Cardinal, and Badger Herald.
o Local NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX news channels (1992 – 2009)
o ESPN Great Outdoor Games (2000 – 2006)
o ESPN STIHL Timbersport Series(2005 – 2009)
o Special ESPN Feature about Huntington’s Disease and my Family (July, 2000)
o The Wayne Brady Show: Guest (October, 2003)
o Street Smarts: Winning Contestant (February, 2004)
o Girls Behaving Badly (Oxygen Network): Prankster (2004)
o Duluth Trading Company- Clothing Model and Sponsored Athlete (2008 - 2009)
o Gear Grinder Clothing- Website Model (2009)
o Madison West YMCA TV Commercial (1996 – 2002)
o Supreme Health and Fitness TV Commercial (2002 – 2003)
o Supreme Health and Fitness Print Ad (2003 – 2009)
o Huntington’s Disease Society of America Awareness Poster, featured in Time, Newsweek, People, and Sports Illustrated Magazines. (2003 – 2004)