13658993_10208603253253219_7913287576100971092_nShawn Mobilio was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1987 and has had a lifelong passion for fitness and basketball. He began playing basketball at the early age of seven at the Boys and Girls Club in Bridgeport, then Amateur Athletic Union(AAU) Basketball with the Naugatuck Valley Stars where he was starting point guard and captain. He went on to play starting point guard on the Junior Varsity (JV) team at Naugatuck High School, where he averaged 17 points and 5 assists per game and was quickly promoted to Varsity the same year. He spent the remainder of his high school career at Seymour High School, and in his last year was named senior captain, averaging 19 points and 7 assists per game. After high school, he trained to become an amateur boxer with the Naugatuck YMCA, Bridgeport Pal, and then with John Spehar, a former Golden Glove finalist boxer, chief clinician for USA Boxing CT, and a 5th degree black belt. Under Spehar, Shawn won his first amateur fight and was undefeated.

He returned to basketball in college, walking onto the Division II team at Southern Connecticut State University as a red shirt freshman. He then transferred to Division III Western Connecticut State University as a sophomore where he played minimal minutes as a sophomore and junior but fought his way senior year to starting point guard and co-captain. Among his many accomplishments, he led the Little East Conference (LEC) in assists and was the first member of his family to graduate college.
After graduating college in 2013 with his Bachelors in Communications, he tried out for the U.S.A. Select International Tour Team, managed by Sean Kilmartin, AAU Director of Men’s Basketball. He competed against 400 other Division I and II basketball players to be selected as one of 38 players to join the team touring Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and London.

He obtained his Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA) personal training certification in 2012 and has worked for corporate and private gyms and as a private in home trainer.

Most recently after working as a personal trainer at L.A. Fitness, he was inspired to take the next step and open his own business where he could pursue his own vision. He continues to maintain his affiliation with U.S.A. Select Team as a player/coach where he plans to assist in player recruitment and training camps. He is thankful that he has been able to maintain his many passions including basketball, fitness, and boxing.

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