By: Shanan Maynard hanan Maynard is our Associate Editor and comes to us with a lot of fitness and professional accomplishments. Shanan was the National Physique Committee’s 2009 Maryland State Bikini overall Champion. She is a competitive swimmer, swimming instructor and has completed several obstacle runs and two half marathons. She is muscle and brains. Shanan has her Paralegal Certification and has been a Senior Paralegal for more than 15 years. Her professional accomplishments also include appearances on various Washington Redskins broadcasts including Larry Michael’s Inside the Redskins and Redskins Late Night. Shanan will be answering all questions by trying these trends for you. She will go to classes recommended by you, and provide an honest review of her experiences. Shanan will outline the level of difficulty, describing if any muscles were sore afterwards, and if she is unable to get out of bed the next day, providing cautionary advice as needed. Shanan will also research the latest fitness trends and products and provide reviews based on her impressions. She will make the initial sacrifice before you fly through the air in Down Dog. Shanan will be covering fitness workout trends in her column, Fit to be Tried. You can contact shanan at email@example.com Have you heard of yoga paddle boarding, or under water spin classes? Maybe you have heard of trampoline workouts or aerial yoga. The first thought that usually comes to mind when researching these classes and fitness trends is, do they really work and how expensive are they? This column will explore fitness trends that may be slightly off the beaten path. She will look at the fitness fundamentals involved in the workout and if it is advertised accurately. 188 || FITNESS M A G A Z I N E || APRIL / MAY 2015 So please join her regularly to see if you are, Fit to be Tried.