An advocate for healthy living, Shemane Nugent has been a group fitness instructor for more than 30 years. She is a motivational speaker, author, TV producer and host, film maker, and is passionate about helping people make a positive impact on their health and overall well-being. She has appeared on MTV, Vh1, Discovery, CMT, C-Span, FOX, and many other national television and radio shows.
After discovering her home, which was once featured on MTV Cribs, was contaminated with toxic mold, Shemane developed a life-threatening illness. She took a year off from teaching group fitness classes and focused on regaining her health. How she healed herself and her family through alternative healing remedies is miraculous! Once dependent on oxygen and barely able to walk, Shemane has fully recovered and is now an international Zumba® fitness presenter who is on a mission to share her passion for healthy living with others.
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.
Along with her rocker husband, Ted Nugent, 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.
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 (out this fall) in which she shares her honest views about spirituality, faith, family, fitness, fashion, politics, 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.