Shirley has multiple roles within the IDEA Health & Fitness Association. She serves as their Mind-Body Spokesperson, and she is also a Contributing Editor for IDEA Fitness Journal Magazine. Shirley is also an 'IDEA Expert', which means she is a Master Trainer and also a presenter at IDEA conventions.
Shirley has published 3 books with Adams Media which include The Everything Low Cholesterol Book, The Everything Wedding Workout Book and The Everything Weight Training Book. To find out more about these books and other best selling books by Shirley, visit her shop page.
Chronicle Books has published a number of Shirley's books and also her Exercise "Decks" which include training, instructions and exercises for walking, strength & toning and Pilates. To learn more about these Decks and Shirley's books, visit her shop page.
Shirley serves as a Spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise, whose mission is to increase access to unbiased, science-based health and fitness information.
Nicole DeAvilla and Shirley (both certified Yoga Instructors) have collaborated on many projects and yoga practice initiatives.
Shirley wrote the forward to the HIT Method book by Melis Edwards and also served as a mentor for Melis when she started her fitness teaching career.