Dillon, Jana & Kody at the Humane Society walk in Palmetto, 2016.
I have been working in the fitness industry since 1985. I started out working part-time teaching aerobics classes. After about five years, I realized that I loved my part-time job and hated my "real" job. So I quit my job and went back to school. I graduated from temple University in 1992 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and Leadership.
In addition to teaching fitness and CPR classes and training clients, I am also a presenter for AFAA/NASM providing education for new instructors. Who knows where my travel will take me next?
My husband, RJay, is a firefighter with the North River Fire District; he also has his own carpentry business. We live in Ellenton with our two absolutely adorable dogs, Dillon and Walton. We are members of Church on the Rock in Palmetto.
My certifications and training include:
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
The Aerobics and Fitness Association of American (AFAA)
Group Fitness Instructor, Step, Kickboxing and Personal Trainer Certifications
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Certified Exercise Physiologist, Cancer Exercise Trainer
The American Heart Association
Basic Life Support and First Aid Certification
BLS Instructor since 1994
Levels 1 and 2
Pilates Mathwork Fundamentals; Pilates Small Apparatus; Hands on Balance, Stability, Mobility & Conditioning for the 50+ Adult; Aquatic Exercise Fundamentals Certifications, Active Aging Certification
Golf Fitness Instructor Certification
Authorized Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor
Corrective Exercise Specialist and MMA Conditioning Specialist
Tabata Boot Camp Certified
Adaptive Training Academy Adaptive Trainer