Vanessa Elshamy


Vanessa Elshamy

Personal Trainer

Vanessa is a recent graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience & Cognitive Studies and a minor in Psychology. She is also a former intern for our Medical Integration program. She loves interacting with people and getting to know their special stories and what makes them unique! While she focused mainly on studying the brain and mental health in college, her ultimate goal is to become an Occupational Therapist, so she can personally get to know people while helping them regain the physical strength they once had to perform daily tasks and live to the best of their abilities. For Vanessa, all of this has sparked a passion in leading and maintaining a healthy overall lifestyle, physically and mentally, and she wants to help you do the same! In her free time, Vanessa also loves to workout, swim, run, take walks with her family, go shopping, and take photos.


  • BS in Neuroscience & Cognitive Studies, with a minor in Psych. – Millsaps College
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist – NASM


  • CPR/AED and First Aid – AHA


I am half Swedish and half Egyptian and have always been interested in learning about different cultures. I’ve also always been into photojournalism. Someday, I hope to travel the country and the world to show it’s beauty and diversity through photographs

If you have any questions regarding our nationally certified personal training team, please contact travis.mcroberts@activewellness.com