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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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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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John Bruno Teaches Certified Personal Trainer Course in Bradenton, FL

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

In 2002, after playing many sports for most of his life such as hockey, practicing martial arts, soccer, football, and wrestling, John Bruno began his career as a fitness professional when he took a part-graduate assistantship at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. As a graduate assistant he was tasked with running a recreational martial arts and fitness program at the schools Fitness Center. From there he began training martial arts competitors and boxers and the athletic department took notice. In 2007, Bruno was hired on as a full time Strength and Conditioning Coach to overseeing both the Strength and Conditioning program and Martial Arts Program. After attaining his Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Mercyhurst, Bruno left the college after 11 years to pursue another Masters Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Upon graduation from CalU, Bruno moved to Sarasota Florida where he now resides and runs his business, John Bruno Strength and Conditioning, in addition to teaching personal training courses for WITS at local universities and colleges. He believes in being a lifelong learner and has obtained many certifications and credentials over the years.

Bruno teaches at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Florida:

State College of Florida
5840 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207

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Jeremy Kring Introduced as WITS Certified Personal Training Instructor in Pennsylvania

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

Jeremy got his start in United States Marine Corps where he was promoted to NCO in charge of training. He fell in love with physical training, witnessing the amazing ability the body had to adapt and the leadership opportunity it provided to young Marines.

Jeremy found a natural talent and enjoyment in training. After leaving active duty he attended Harrisburg Area Community College, Duquesne University, then completed his Masters in Exercise Science at CalU. Over the years he has worked with athletes, been part of dramatic weight losses, and has worked with people of varying abilities and chronic conditions.

Jeremy has been published on the Medical Fitness Network and has been cited in articles on exercise.com and Readers Digest. In 2016 and 2017 he was ranked as the top trainer in the Harrisburg area by Thumbtack and in May of 2017 came on board as a college instructor for World Instructor Training Schools (WITS). He is currently an instructor for WITS and is the head trainer for New York Fitness Clubs located in Palmyra, Elizabethtown and Lebanon. WITS locations in Pennsylvania include the New York Fitness Club in Elizabethtown.

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Patsy Schneider Introduced as New Faculty for W.I.T.S. in Connecticut

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

Patsy has been involved in the health and wellness industry since 1997 and joined MediFit (acquired by EXOS) as a Regional Account Manager in October 2008. Patsy comes to MediFit from a large health insurance company as a Senior Regional Manager overseeing several sites in New England and Colorado. Patsy is responsible for supporting onsite teams in achieving the client’s health and wellness goals and objectives by leveraging best practices and innovations for a diverse clientele that includes such industries as aerospace, insurance, technology, consumer products and health care across the US.

Patsy’s professional experience has been in all areas of the profession from managing large commercial health and wellness facilities, to working with patients in the rehabilitation setting and in corporate health and wellness. In addition, Patsy is adjunct faculty with the World Instructor Training School’s personal training certification course taught at several local colleges. Patsy has presented at the New England chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine conference in 2006 & 2007.

Patsy is currently pursuing a PhD in Health Education and Promotion from Walden University and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology in 2001 both from Southern Connecticut State University. In addition, she is nationally certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and is a certified Health Education Specialist as well as EXOS-XPS and EXOS-XFS certified.

Patsy enjoys practicing what she preaches and is an avid runner completing several ½ and full marathons as well as improving her yoga practice. Her motto is, “it’s not about perfection but about progress.”

Patsy will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Connecticut:

Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708