Fitness guru Harvey Shields shifts focus to COVID-19 recovery

by Linda Hubbard on January 30, 2021

Menlo Park resident Harvey Shields has long been a go-to guy for local residents wanting to maximize their balance of energy (spirit/mind/body) and for local athletes rehabbing injuries. While continuing with those services, he’s putting new emphasis on helping people who are suffering from the symptoms COVID-19.

“I focus on the individual, so that they can listen to their body and heal themselves from within,” he says. “That’s what improves their immune system.”

Harvey hears people complain about chest congestion and tightness, shortness of breath, cough, body aches, brain fog, and anxiety, noting that some of these symptoms had been going on for several weeks and months.

Working entirely remotely at this time, Harvey helps people recovering from COVID-19 by teaching deep breathing exercise that increase oxygen intake.

“Many people are shallow breathers not deep breathers,” he says. “By showing someone how to breathe more deeply, it gives them hope, that they can eventually do this themselves.

“This is a passion for me. The greatest success in the world is being in a position to help others.”

Find out more about Harvey’s approach in this video or contact him at

Photo by Laura Hamiliton (c) 2021



Joanie Giraudo January 30, 2021 at 11:48 am

Harvey Shields literally saved me from a trip to the hospital with covid-19. We are still working together. If you or anyone you know has covid-19 reach out, you will not be disappointed!

Katy J January 30, 2021 at 4:33 pm

I too can attest to the fact that Harvey seems to have some magic healing powers. I had a hip issue that caused significant pain for multiple years (and dr. visits) and he resolved it in one visit. Honestly, it seemed too good to be true but I am pain free still (6 months later). So grateful.

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