International Sports Sciences Association Certified Trainer Shannon Decker Receives 2019 DEAC Famous Alumni Award


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PHOENIX (Dec. 6, 2019)International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a global leader in the personal training certification industry, honored certified trainer Shannon Decker for earning the 2019 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Famous Alumni Award. 

Decker was selected to earn the honor for her outstanding contributions in the fitness industry. DEAC recognizes excellence in distance education leadership, teaching, service, scholarship and innovation through its award program.

A personal trainer, motivational speaker and fitness model, Decker is a noted influencer of health and wellness and her mission is to promote positivity and health which led her to become a competitor on NBC’s The Titan Games. She’s also appeared on E Entertainment’s reality series, Hollywood Cycle. Decker holds many continuing education certificates including CPR, pre- and post-natal fitness, nutrition, group fitness and spin. She trains out of private gyms in West Hollywood and Santa Monica, Calif.

“Shannon is a real trailblazer in the fitness industry, and we’re proud she’s an ISSA certified alum,” said Andrew Wyant, CEO of ISSA. “She represents the best in teaching total fitness and wellness involving the mind, body and spirit and is an exceptional inspiration to her students.”

The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is a private, non-profit organization that operates as a national accreditor of institutions that primarily offer distance education. The DEAC holds recognition by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

ISSA is a pioneer in the international personal training certification industry. For more than 30 years, ISSA has been committed to providing the highest quality certification education by merging the gym experience with practical applied sciences and building trust in order to help people build their goals.

ISSA has trained more than 300,000 students and placed personal trainers across 140 countries, all while continuing to develop greater access to opportunities that promote a healthier world. For more information on ISSA, visit

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