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Shayna Schmidt, Weighted Plate Co-Owner

Shayna Schmidt

NASM-CPT, TRX Suspension, Trigger Point, Escape Fitness Bulgarian Bags, Escape Fitness Kettlebell, Precision Nutrition


While working as a professional actress & singer in NYC and across the country for the past 5 years, Shayna has learned how important it is to take care of one's body and health. Her love of eating healthy and staying active led her to pursue a career in health & fitness, and she has helped many people across the country achieve their goals. Her specialties include weight loss, hypertrophy, mobility, flexibility, circuit training (she LOVES H.I.I.T.!), & healthy recipe development. Visit Shayna's personal health & fitness website at, and check out what she's up to on stage when she's not training at

Shayna Schmidt's Before and After Photos

Shayna's Journey

"When I gained 20 pounds in a mere span of 3 months in college, I felt terrified and lost. It took several years of battling body image and health struggles to learn to love myself and treat myself well again. I found heavy lifting and intuitive eating and haven't looked back. Since I was able to pull myself out of the hole in which I wound up, I feel it is my mission to pay it forward. It is my mission to help others live their happiest, healthiest, and most fulfilled lives."

Khaya Msikinya, Weighted Plate Co-Owner

Khayelihle Msikinya

NCSF-CPT, TRX Suspension, Escape Fitness Battle Ropes, Escape Fitness Kettlebell, Precision Nutrition

Khaya has been a successful fitness professional for 4 years and counting. After attaining his diploma in Exercise Science & Sports Conditioning, he continued to further his education with nutritional coaching, sports psychology, kettlebell training, TRX suspension training, and functional use of battle ropes. Whether it be weight loss, muscle gain, sports-specific goals or even corporate wellness, Khaya's got you covered. With US Marine and Air Force members on his list of past clients, Khaya certainly understands the importance of goal-driven objectives that deliver fool-proof results.

Khaya Msikinya's Before and After Photos

Khaya's Journey

"My fitness journey started with the drive to push myself physically and mentally beyond my limits. Once I had learned how to push beyond these barriers, I set upon a journey to help friends and family beat their obstacles and meet their goals. The fulfillment that I received from helping others reach goals they never thought attainable and from discovering my love for sports and nutrition led me right here."

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