Summary Energeticand ethically-grounded Exercise Instructor passionate to improve the Health & Wellness of Eastern North Carolina. More than ten years building and applying knowledge in the field of Health & Wellness, with a desire to learn more. Other education and interests lie in Human Resources and Psychology. Desires to be part of a system that helps people achieve wellness goals via behavior change techniques based on ACSM guidelines. Thrives in an environment that champions diversity, innovation, and the general wellbeing and satisfaction of its employees and clientele. Enjoys working with people, customer service oriented, empathic, good listener.
EducationAmerican College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer, March 2016
Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in I&O Psychology/Human Resources, May 2013
University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC
Associate of Science in Human Services, May 2011
Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
Related Health & Wellness, Sports Psychology, ACSM Personal Trainer Coursework for Certification, Management of
Coursework Human Resources; Organizational Management & Behavior; and Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Related Personal Trainer and Tai Chi Instructor Washington, NC Dec 2015-Present
Mentoring, counseling, and teaching clients aged 13-75 the lifelong knowledge and skills needed for personal health and wellness goals in various settings. Instructing safe strength and conditioning classes of over 10 people to teach proper exercise form and daily habits, per ACSM guidelines. Programs are designed using SMART and FITT principles, so clientele learn to accurately track their training progress, increasing adherence to new habits.
Shadowing, Vidant Physical Therapy Center Washington, NC June 2016-Present
Shadowing Physical Therapists and Assistants performing rehabilitative procedures for clients who all undergo therapy for various reasons. Learning how biomechanics directly impacts health and wellness. Observing and noting ethical procedures.
Shadowing, Vidant Wellness Center Washington, NC Nov 2015-Mar 2016
Shadowing second phase rehab and personal trainer departments: Participating in education classes and assisting the COPD, hypertension, and myocardial infarction clients through warm up exercises designed to safely improve their health and wellness, monitoring their rate of perceived exertion, target heart rate, all while inquiring their quality of experience via conversation. Witnessing discharge procedures which include preparing for life after rehab to increase adherence of lifestyle change and skills learned, and inform clients the consequences of non-compliance.