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About Shemane Nugent

An advocate for healthy living, Shemane Nugent has been a group fitness instructor for more than 30 years. She is an international Zumba® fitness presenter, motivational speaker and travels the world showing people how to make a positive impact on their health and overall well-being. Shemane was instrumental in developing Zumba® in the Circuit for two of the top ten fitness franchises, Curves and Zumba, and has written training manuals and starred in training videos for fitness instructors.

Shemane started a charity called Freedom's Angels, which helps wounded soldiers and their loved ones. She also serves on the board of directors for Operation Finally Home, an organization which provides mortgage-free homes for veterans. Her support for the military and a love for dogs prompted her to partner with K9s for Warriors, which trains shelter dogs to assist veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Shemane is an award-winning TV Host and producer who has appeared on MTV, Vh1, CMT, FOX, Discovery, C-Span and other major networks. With a Bachelor's degree in Radio/TV and Film, and a Master's degree in Metaphysics, Shemane is taking her passion for helping others to the Internet airways in a podcast titled "Shemane Nugent: Unscripted", in which she shares her honest views about spirituality, faith, family, fitness, fashion, healthy living and her twenty-five year marriage to rock 'n roll legend Ted Nugent.

And if all that weren't enough, Shemane enjoys writing books and screenplays. Her 2nd book "4 Minutes A Day, Rock 'n Roll Your Way to HAPPY" will be published later this year. She is currently in pre-production on a film that she wrote about her son, Rocco, who is the light and joy of her life.

Work experience

Aug 2008Present

International Zumba Fitness Presenter

Jan 2000Present


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Wayne State University