Sonja's ability to motivate others and lead by example are the keys to her success as a fitness and nutrition professional. She has trained people of all ages and abilities for nearly 22 years. A skilled fitness programmer, Sonja holds Personal Fitness Training Certifications with ACSM and AFAA as well as AFAA specialty certifications in Youth, Senior, and Pre-Natal Fitness. Sonja is also an ACE Certified Health Coach which allows her to work with the allied health field caring for clients with more critical needs such as Diabetes, Lupus, Epilepsy, Heart Disease, Obesity, Cancer, Auto Immune conditions and many other health challenges. She is also a USATF Certified Running Coach, a Nutrition & Weight Loss Certified Counselor and CPR/AED Certified.
Sonja has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of William and Mary. She has published fitness and running articles in Runners World Magazine and Health & Fitness News. A natural and motivating public speaker, Sonja has performed as the keynote speaker for race expos, athletic banquets, Rotary Club functions, and national TV affiliates.
NCCA Accredited Certifications
AFAA Weight Management Specialist, AFAA Certified Youth Fitness Specialist, CPR/AED/First Aid, AFAA Behavior Modification Specialist, AFAA Senior Fitness Specialist, ACE Strength & Conditioning Specialist, ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Level 2 USATF Coach: Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles, Relays, AFAA Prenatal Instructor
BA in International Relations
Bariatric, Law Enforcement, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Addiction, Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cardiac Surgery, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues