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Cara Alvarez Teaches Certified Personal Trainer Course in Indiana

W.I.T.S. has added another new teacher from the great state of Indiana. We are looking forward to having Cara Alvarez, a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator, work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Cara AlvarezMy name is Cara Alvarez. I am originally from Garrett, IN and currently reside in Fort Wayne, IN. I attended the Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. In 2015, I earned my M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania.

I have been fortunate enough to take on many different roles in the health and wellness industry. I have experience as an EMT-Advanced and 911 dispatcher for the city of Fort Wayne, a Certified Personal Trainer for Catalyst Fitness, as an OB patient care technician and phlebotomist for Parkview Hospital, and an Adjunct Instructor for Ivy Tech Community College teaching courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Health & Wellness, and Nutrition.

I enjoy many activities outside of work. I love working out and will be competing in the bikini category with the NPC for my first time this July. I love sports! Penn State and Notre Dame football are life! I love going to the lake with my friends and family. I am also a huge fan of karaoke! I actually own my own sound system and microphone so that I can sing at home (maybe my neighbors don’t appreciate this as much as I do!) All in all, I try to stay active and enjoy life.

I have a passion for teaching and learning. I am always trying to find something new to learn or exciting ways to make connections for my students! I am looking forward to this new opportunity with WITS and can’t wait to get started.

Alvarez will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Indiana:

Indiana University -Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
learn.pfw.edu
Registration #: (260) 481-6619

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.

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Taylor Calamese Introduced as North Carolina Certified Personal Training Instructor

Taylor CalameseW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Taylor Calamese. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Taylor Calamese is a Charlotte native and the owner and founder of Charlotte FIT. With a Masters Degree in Exercise Sport Science, Taylor applies behavioral and motivational techniques to promote healthy lifestyle practices among various populations. Her specific areas of focus are: weight management, muscular development, toning, and sculpting. Taylor is widely known for her quick and innovative workouts that promote fat loss and help clients effectively reach their goals. In addition to personal training, Taylor is a Professor at Central Piedmont Community College where she teaches Fit & Well courses along with Aerobics. She also instructs future health professionals how to practice as professional Personal Fitness Trainers for World Instructor Training Schools (WITS). Since 2015, Taylor has been a regular on Fox 46 News where she shares workout tips with the city of Charlotte. Combined with her experience and passion to shift the attitudes towards being active, Taylor is truly dedicated to empowering others in every aspect of her career

Calamese will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in North Carolina:

Central Piedmont Community College
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28235

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.

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David Amacher Introduced as Certified Personal Training Instructor in Indiana

David AmacherW.I.T.S. would like to introduce David Amacher. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

David is a Certified Personal Trainer that has been involved in the fitness industry for over fifteen years in various roles. He has experience training, consulting, and presenting to people of various ages and backgrounds. David holds a B.A. and M.A. in Kinesiology and is a Certified Athletic Trainer. He played collegiate football and has competed in bodybuilding.

Amacher will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Indiana:

Indiana University- South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46634
IUSB Professional Development website

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.

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Terri Turner Introduced as Certified Personal Training Instructor in Virginia

Terri TurnerW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Terri Turner. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Terri Turner has been working in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and coach for 16 years. She received her Masters Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health Promotion & Lifestyle Wellness. She is also a certified Wellness Coach, Children’s Fitness Specialist and a CPR/First Aid instructor through the American Red Cross. Terri is a former IFBB professional figure competitor, GNC sponsored athlete and fitness model. She loves helping her clients reach their fitness goals and mentoring future personal trainers.

Turner will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Virginia :

Virginia Beach Adult Learning Center
5100 Cleveland Street
VA Beach VA 23462

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.

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Joseph Giandonato Introduced as Certified Personal Training Instructor in Pennsylvania

Joseph GiandonatoW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Joseph Giandonato. We are excited to welcome Joseph back for another year of teaching for W.I.T.S. with whom he’s proudly served as a faculty member since 2010.

Joseph has been involved in the fitness industry for 15 years in a number of capacities, ranging from a collegiate strength and conditioning coach to employee wellness manager. He possesses graduate degrees in exercise science and business administration and presently serves as an adjunct professor at a number of four year colleges and universities throughout the greater Philadelphia area. Joseph currently oversees fitness programming and recreational facilities at a medical school and resides in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Giandonato will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Pennsylvania:

Delaware County Community College
901 Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.

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Crystal Grimshaw Introduced as Michigan Certified Personal Trainer Instructor

Crystal GrimshawW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Crystal Grimshaw. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Crystal has her Masters in Exercise Physiology and currently works as a clinical exercise physiologist for Henry Ford Hospital. She has been an ACE Certified Personal Trainer since 2012 working with clients one on one and in small groups. She has additional training in Spinning, Yoga, Senior Fitness, Kickboxing, Group Fitness, Zumba and Nutrition. She has a passion for utilizing exercise to help improve functional fitness and has worked with clients with multiple sclerosis, orthopedic injuries post physical therapy, lupus, sarcoidosis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more. She also has her Bachelors of Fine Art in Dance and has taught ballet since 2008. She has incorporated her love for fitness in her dance classes to help improve her dancers’ technique with sport specific exercises. She has been teaching for W.I.T.S since early 2017 and her favorite topics are exercise physiology and nutrition. In her spare time she enjoys running everything from 5Ks to obstacle course races!

Grimshaw will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Michigan:

Macomb Community College
Center for Continuing Education
14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.

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Mark Cassidy Introduced as Pennsylvania Certified Personal Trainer Instructor

Mark Cassidy - Certified Personal Trainer InstructorW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Mark S. Cassidy, MS. who has been a faculty member since 2000.

Mark Cassidy has obtained degrees in Business from Delaware County Community College, Exercise Physiology from Temple University, and Organizational & Business Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Cassidy has played Baseball, Basketball & Track competitively. He became actively involved with Strength Training at the age of 16, when his parents bought him his first weight-set. Mark has over 25 years of professional experience with the Health & Fitness Industry as a Fitness Trainer, Sales Representative, Facility Manager, Sports Coach, Sports Referee & Strength Coach.

Mark has helped train numerous professional and college basketball players during his career; and continues to assist in various high school and youth sports programs. Mark believes that everyone can reach their maximum potential, if they are willing to put in the time and effort to be successful.

Cassidy will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Pennsylvania:

Delaware County Community College
901 Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.

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80% Personal Trainer Turnover Means 100% Opportunity For You

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Over the past two decades, Personal Training has grown to be the #1 internal revenue generator in the fitness industry. This same fitness industry has accepted the majority of certifications without much thought about the vast discrepancy in qualifications among various certifying bodies. In many cases, if a job applicant holds the same certification as the fitness director, it is accepted. In other club groups, acceptance of a particular certification is based “self-regulation” and propaganda.

Some highly professional fitness facilities have done their homework. They pay attention to the numbers, and these businesses know that a true education-based certification like W.I.T.S., with complete comprehensive testing in written knowledge and practical skills, will produce long term success. Our direction has always been to align our standards with health occupations like EMT. A true educational approach with research-based testing and internship requirements provides a qualified pool of job applicants from which employers can select the best of the best!

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Alison Volpe Introduced as Certified Personal Trainer Instructor in Florida

Alison Volpe, Certified Personal Trainer InstructorW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Alison Volpe. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Alison Volpe, MS, LMT, CPT – is the owner of Pro Elite Massage & Wellness LLC. She has over twenty years of experience in the spa & fitness industry and holds a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Sports and Conditioning. In addition, she holds numerous certifications in massage therapy and fitness.

Alison is a certified personal trainer with additional specializations in Corrective Exercise, Wellness Coaching, Fitness Nutrition, Fascia Stretch Therapy, and Group Exercise. She has a great deal of experience in all aspects of massage therapy with a specialization in sports massage. She completed an internship with the Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins.

Volpe has worked with numerous professional athletes from Olympic athletes, pro wrestlers, MLB, NFL, NBA, actors and actresses, musicians and acrobats. She is exceptionally skilled in relieving chronic pain and rehabilitating clients to overcome injuries.

Alison has had a great deal of experience in providing pregnancy and infant massage at local hospitals and health clinics. Her years of experience in five star spas and fitness centers has enabled her to deliver outstanding quality service to all her clients.
Alison is a highly experienced educator teaching massage therapy & fitness at various institutions. She has a true passion for health & wellness and firmly believes in offering top quality services to all her guests.

Volpe will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Florida:

3209 Virginia Avenue
fort pierce, FL 34981

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.

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Dorene Campo Teaches Certified Personal Trainer Course in Florida

Dorene Campo W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer InstructorW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Dorene Campo. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Dorene Campo is a Self-Employed Certified Personal Trainer/Bootcamp Instructor, with over 10 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. She holds certifications from 2 different schools for Strength / Fitness and Exercise and is also accredited with Bootcamp and Jillian Michaels Shred certifications.

Her main objective is to help people reach their goals with fitness and enjoy the process. Dorene provides private, tailored and functional strength and body conditioning/ training that she personally creates on a daily and weekly basis, to individuals as well as groups. She is very passionate about fitness and helping people reach their goals feel good about themselves. As a self-employed, business owner, Dorene takes her job very seriously and personally. She spends a lot of time working with her clients to reach their individual goals of weight loss, toning and shaping, building strength, getting healthy or just conditioning. Dorene makes her clients goals, her goals; and develops the right plans/routines to help them reach their goals and implement the steps to get there. When not training, Dorene likes to spend time with her husband and dog or visiting her mom.

Dorene Campo will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Florida:

Stetson University
421 North Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32723

About W.I.T.S.

World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.