Experience

During my tenure as a trainer I have worked with a diverse demographic, completing continuing education in the form of lifestyle and weight management as well as sport and conditioning training. The age of my clientele has ranged from 8 to 75. I have worked with people on weight loss and toning, injury recovery, sport specific training, and speed and agility in relation to athletics. Working with me during their off-seasons has helped student athletes to excel at baseball, softball, football, soccer, and hockey. By developing personalized training schedules for runners and providing the encouragement, training, and support needed, I have been able to coach determined clientele through their first mile, 5k, quarter marathon, or half marathon. There’s no better feeling than the pride I experience while watching a client reach their goals.

Work Experience

Urban Active Fitness
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Position: Certified Personal Trainer
Date of Employment: December 2008 – December 2010

Responsibilities included creating personalized fitness and nutrition plans for gym members and performing frequent fitness assessments. Working for Urban Active has taught me the importance of keeping members consistent and encouraging them to set and reach predetermined goals.

Bally Total Fitness
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Position: Certified Personal Trainer
Date of Employment: November 2007 – December 2008

Responsibilities included designing and directing dynamic exercise programs to help members reach their personal goals efficiently in exciting new ways. In addition, I conducted fitness assessments and provided members with nutrition advice. This job broadened my definition of fitness and taught me how to be creative while designing workout plans. It also helped to sharpen my people skills and approach and relate to gym members in need of fitness advice. Achievements included being a part of the top 35 trainers in sales for the Ohio/Pittsburgh region in 2008 as well as being one of the top 3 trainers in sales for the Columbus North Club.

Skills and Certifications

  • Personal Training Certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Completion of Lifestyle and Weight Management Course through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Completion of Sport and Conditioning Series through Twist Conditioning Inc.
  • Completion of Client-Centered Prescription Exercise Course through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Training experience for baseball/softball, soccer, football, boxing, and long distance running
  • Completion of 2010 Cap City Half Marathon
  • Varsity Softball, Westerville South High School grades 9-12
  • Varsity Softball MVP, Westerville South High School grade 10
  • Voted 1st team all-conference, varsity softball grade 12
  • JV Basketball, Westerville South High School grade 9, served as team captain
  • CPR Certified through Central Ohio CPR

Achievements

  • Recipient of the Excellence Scholarship from the Office of Minority Affairs at The Ohio State University. This scholarship was awarded to me based on outstanding academic performance in high school. It covered full tuition during my attendance at The Ohio State University.
  • Member of the Communication & Technology Scholars Program at The Ohio State University. Upon my acceptance into the Scholars Program I received the Buckeye Community Scholarship in 2003.