Shimmishango is a personal training/development and online activewear brand based in Sydney, Australia.
Founded by mother and daughter team Tiffiny Lee & Alana Lee in tribute their son and brother Billy, who was diagnosed with autism at only 18 months of age. This being the case, fitness has been paramount in ensuring they keep up with Billy and his day to day needs, which will continue throughout the course of their lives. Their extensive journey of self discovery as a family has armed them with the necessary tools to help others understand that no matter how challenging life can become, it’s how you respond to those challenges that makes the difference. With life changing programs on offer, they arm their tribe with the necessary self belief to say “I can” instead of “I can’t,” so that they too, can live life undefeated. Not to mention the stunning ranges of activewear on offer, allowing women to look and fee their best during their individual fitness journey’s.
When deciding on a name for their business, the mother and daughter duo wanted their journey to reflect in the name but also for it to be meaningful and fun. As a small boy, Billy owned a black panther toy named Shango. They shared much in common, in that they were both solitary beings, constantly on the move. From the moment Billy woke each day, until it was time it was to go to bed each night, he’d never tire, possessing seemingly endless amounts of energy. He’d constantly dance around, seeking the next adventure, Shango always by his side. In short, “shimmy” being known as a form of dance, happened to fit “shango” like a glove, and so, the business name Shimmishango was born. Shango, the black panther was appointed team mascot for the brand, representing the perfect mix of power, strength and endurance.
Shimmishango has since grown from it’s humble beginnings into one of the fastest growing brands in Australian fitness. Their ever growing social media presence and ultra modern online retail store have added to their rapid growth. These successes also driven by their genuine desire to help others and not forgetting their unbreakable commitment to the Shimmishango vision, which is to… Live Life Undefeated.
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So… are you ready to Shimmishango?