Shannon Bynum Adams


Shannon Bynum Adams, PMA®-NCPT is a nationally acclaimed trainer and wellness consultant. After learning the healing and corrective benefits of the work post orthopedic surgeries – including two hip replacements – she founded Urban Body San Jose in 2016 as the only boutique studio featuring both Classical Pilates and The GYROTONIC® Method in the Bay Area’s largest city. Mrs. Adams is a Pilates Method Alliance® National Certified Pilates Teacher, licensed in both The GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Methods and is a GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer. She also has completed Benjamin Degenhardt’s 360 Pilates. Prior to the wellness industry, she enjoyed a decade-long professional ballet career with the former Ballet San Jose. Mrs. Adams is known for advocacy of investing in one’s body. She has been featured in media as a wellness industry thought leader and her stories and work have been covered widely in regional and national publications including Content Magazine, Gentry Magazine, The Mercury News and Pilates Style Magazine where she was a featured cover in 2014. In 2019, the Silicon Valley Business Journal named Mrs. Adams among the top 100 most influential women in the region. She is a frequent guest educator to companies, helping to promote movement and creativity in a healthy workplace environment. A certified teacher in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum in all levels, she also works with dancers throughout the Bay Area in Classical Pilates and The GYROTONIC® Method for cross-training, conditioning and rehabilitation from dance-related injury. Mrs. Adams holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University Fresno and is involved in the community as a member of The Alameda Business Association, Silicon Valley Organization and Silicon Valley Capital Club.

My Qualifications

  • GYROTONIC® Apprentice
  • GYROTONIC® Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Apprentice
  • GYROKINESIS® Trainer

My Training

  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 as a Musical Journey
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 1 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Update Course
  • GYROTONIC® Jumping-Stretching Board Course
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROTONER® Course- 6 days

Teacher Training Course Schedule

No training events scheduled at this time.
“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.”
– Juliu Horvath