About me

MaShelle Dean
Hey, I’m MaShelle – your Fit & Fabulous Coach!  I’m an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness Coach, and a woman over 40 who just wants to live a happy, well-balanced life.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Georgia State University and an MBA from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business. I live in Atlanta with my husbae, Ron.

I’ve been a Certified Group Fitness Instructor since 2010. I taught at the Buckhead YMCA in Atlanta for 8 years before taking my classes 100% online. I created the Jiggle Free Zone Online Fitness Studio to provide fun & effective fitness classes you can do from home, NO gym required!


Aside from an uber fulfilling fitness career, one of my biggest accomplishments is being featured in the Chalean Extreme home fitness program infomercial. I never thought I’d be selected but I was. How awesome is that?! 🙂

My husband is a professional bodybuilder and personal trainer. So fitness and healthy eating is inevitably a part of our lifestyle. We talk the talk and walk the walk! You’d be surprised to learn that even as a fitness instructor, I can still pack on the pounds if I don’t watch what I eat. I LOVE good food! So I’ve spent years experimenting with healthy recipes that also taste good.  You can find those here.

My Weight Loss Transformation

My weight loss transformation story isn’t tragic and it won’t make you cry. In November 2009 I just got fed up with being overweight and decided to do something about it.  I committed to regular exercise and healthy eating for one solid year.  In five months, I lost 32 pounds and 4 dress sizes and haven’t looked back since.

My inspiration for the Jiggle Free Zone

My transformation didn’t just change my body. It changed my life. I started the Jiggle Free Zone to inspire, teach, and empower women to take better care of ourselves by making healthier food choices and living a #fitandfabulous life.


I started doing WORKOUT PROOF HAIR tutorials on YouTube in 2017 out of a need to find a hairstyle that could withstand my intense workouts. Subscribe to my YouTube channel for super cute and easy hairstyles that will outlast any workout!

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I look forward to working out with you!

~Coach M.


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