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Hello, Miami Under 40 Young Professionals and Happy Friday. Last week we kicked off #FeatureFriday, where we will feature a top young professional from within our community. For the month of January our focus will be on the Health & Fitness industry, and look forward to introducing you to some of our local leaders, making a difference.

Meet Shanté Gordon, Field Marketing Manager for SoulCycle in Miami. The Miami native graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. After coming to the realization that she was never meant to be an engineer, the frustrated creative earned a Master of Arts Management degree from Columbia College Chicago.

After completing her graduate studies, Shanté moved to New York to pursue dual careers in music and fashion. During her tenure in the music industry she worked for Jive Records and Island Def Jam Music Group, and worked on projects for artists like Anthony Hamilton, Ciara, JAY-Z, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, The Roots, Bon Jovi, The Killers and many more. As a model in the fashion industry, Shanté amassed print credits in publications such as Ebony, Glamour, Redbook and Essence magazines. Her TV credits include “Good Morning America” and appearances on “The Tyra Banks Show.” Her runway experience ranges from BET’s “Rip The Runway” to in-stores for Macy’s, Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor, where she’s walked for celebrity stylists Lloyd Boston and Clinton Kelly (from TLC’s “What Not To Wear”). Yes guys…basically Shanté rocks!!!

In 2012, Shanté said goodbye to winter and moved back to South Florida. She continued to work in music with an independent record company while occasionally stalking the SoulCycle website. She’d fallen in love with the workouts while in New York and as an active, health-conscious person, and realized that she needed a lifestyle change. She then shifted gears a pursued a career in the health/fitness industry. In her current role, she gets to bask in all the things she loves on a daily basis…music, dance, and working out.

Shanté lives near Wynwood with her husband and Terrier-mix, Goldie. If she’s not in a SoulCycle class, she can be found on the dance floor with a cocktail in her hand. Follow her on Instagram at @life_of_te for all things fit, fun and fabulous in Miami, Chicago and New York.

Shanté wants to meet you. So stop on by Soul Cycle, for a fun atmosphere, challenging classes and a fit time! Located at Brickell City Center, across from the new Equinox Gym and RAW Juice.

Connect with Shanté!

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