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Shawn Dassie added as W.I.T.S. faculty at Texas location

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

Shawn is a Program Director for EXOS and former strength and conditioning coach at Iowa State and Drake Universities.  He has trained top professional athletes from the NFL, NBA and MLB in addition to many track and field and winter Olympians and more.  Shawn has also served as the sports training director for several world-class health clubs and specialized physical therapy practices, working directly with a vast array of clientele from older adults, rehabbing athletes, beginners to Olympians and professionals. In addition, he was worked as a strength and conditioning coordinator for numerous national, professionally affiliated and independent sports teams. An award-winning trainer and leader, Shawn holds numerous credentials and is a popular speaker and writer for the industry.

Shawn Dassie will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Texas: University of the Incarnate Word, 6909 N Loop 1604 East San Antonio, Texas.

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Tommy Scott added as W.I.T.S. faculty at North Carolina location

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

Scott is a 51 year old United States Marine Corps Veteran and recent United States Postal Service Retiree. Soon after an Honorable, Medical Discharge at the rank of Staff Sergeant from active duty (due to a horrific auto accident), Scott decided to pursue a degree in the field of health studies. His passion for how the body functions, increased dramatically following the recovery from his accident. After 13.5 years of Marine Corps Service, 14 years of Postal Service, culminating into 4 years undergraduate studies and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a certificate in Personal Training, finally, he is excited to get to live his dream of working in the field of his studies. “I believe that I will be able to relay the principles of personal praining with a degree of passion the students will appreciate,” said Scott.

Scott is married with two children. “My wife and I have been married for 27.5 years and she has worked as a social worker for over 20 years,” Scott says. Their oldest child is a recent graduate of his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Their youngest child is a junior in high school with the intent of attending, upon graduation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tommy Scott will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in North CarolinaCentral Piedmont Community Campus- Levine, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, NC 28105.

 

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W.I.T.S. adds new teacher John Adamek to New York location

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

John has a B.S. in Sports Science and M.S. in Sport Biomechanics with over 10 years experience working in the health and fitness industry. He began as a personal trainer at a “box” gym and since then his career has progressed to working as an exercise specialist in a physical therapy facility, before becoming the head of strength and conditioning for a performance facility and then serving as the Director of Strength and Conditioning of a USTA Regional Training Facility in New Jersey. Through these years he has compiled a deep resume of working with various CEO’s, A-list celebrities, collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes. He presently serves as the Executive Director of Training for MicrogateUSA, a company that produces validated sports science equipment, where he conducts athletic evaluations and sports science consulting for athletes and teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, USOC, USTA, PSA, US SKI, and USA Baseball. John has also been fortunate to have at least one of his player’s competing in an ATP/WTA Major Grand Slam tournament since 2013. This Fall he will be studying for his Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where his research will focus on biobehavioral kinesiology.

John Adamek will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in New York: City College of New York, Convent Ave. @ 138 Street, New York, NY 10031

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W.I.T.S. adds new teacher Kiah Douglas to Georgia location

Kiah DouglasFor Immediate Release:

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

Kiah Douglas, born and raised in Saginaw Michigan. She received her bachelors of science in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo in 2014. Kiah also, participated in the track & field team all 4 years while obtaining her degree. Currently, she competes in the NPC as a natural figure competitor.

Kiah’s philosophy is that a healthy body is more than looks; it releases self- confidence, high- esteem, and the courage to inspire others who want to live a healthy lifestyle as well. Whether someone is her client or not her purpose as an exercise physiologist is to improve and empower anyone she has an encounter with. “Attaining my own goals is wonderful, but aiding others to achieve their goals as well brings joy to my soul.”

Kiah Douglas will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Georgia: Augusta University in Augusta, GA.

Questions: Devon Lewis dlewis@witseduction.com

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W.I.T.S. adds a new teacher Barbara Hertzler to Florida locations

Barbara HertzlerFor Immediate Release:

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

Barbara Hertzler was born and raised in PA. Hertzler earned a BS degree in Education from Slippery Rock University.  She began teaching in Williamsburg VA.  “I taught elementary and middle school. Because of my love of fitness and total health wellness, I earned my Fitness Training Certification through I.S.S.A.  I also have a certification in Yoga Fit, TRX, and several Silver Sneakers courses.

Hertzler was a dancer in high school and also college.  Her passion for fitness started in her teens, but she was always an active child.  “I have competed in several half and full marathons, and a triathlon, yes, just one,” stated Hertzler  “That was enough for me!”

Hertzler began personal training as well as a group class instructor for Colonial Heritage Athletic Club in Williamsburg, VA.  “My husband and I recently relocated to Winter Garden, FL and I am now a Group Fitness /Personal Trainer at Atlas Speed and Farnsworth Peak Performance here in Winter Garden, ” said Hertzler.

Hertzler’s hobbies include running, cooking, strength training, and hot yoga.  Her favorite motto is “I’m happiest when moving.”

Barbara Hertzler will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Florida: Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg, and Stetson University in Deland.

Questions: Devon Lewis dlewis@witseduction.com