The Greek philosopher Socrates once said “No person has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a person to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which their body is capable.” He could not have been closer to the truth. Working as an exercise professional in the health and wellness industry has become an unintended passion of mine. I initially aspired to be a physical therapist until I started training youth at the YMCA’s Kids in Motion program as a volunteer during the summer of 2014 and as an intern, during the spring of 2015 while earning an undergraduate degree in exercise science at Marshall University. Training those kids helped me grow not only as a student of exercise but as a person. As a former overweight individual, I have firsthand experience of going through childhood and facing the impending belittlement of disrespectful peers. That alone is a significant driving force that fuels my passion for exercise science. After concluding my time at the YMCA, I went on to train a more diverse clientele at the Marshall University Rec Center and receive a graduate assistantship under Dr. Terry A. Shepherd in the Marshall University Exercise Physiology Laboratory while earning a master’s degree in exercise science. I am fortunate to have received an internship at the well-renown facility, HIT Center of Huntington where I currently train a multitude of clients ranging from high school athletes, lawyers, to factory workers. I put forth 110% effort every day to assure that clients achieve their health and fitness goals because I want them to experience the higher quality of life that comes with being fit. Pressing onward to other career opportunities, I pledge to carry that same devotion.
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Master's Degree in Exercise Science, Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science
Beginners, Men, Overweight/ Obese, Runners, Women, Youth