W.I.T.S. would like to introduce Trish McDonough. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.
“My name is Trish McDonough. By day, I am a full-time certified K-12 educator teaching Adapted Physical Education (APE). I earned my B.S.Ed. and my M.S.Ed. from Northern Illinois University in Kinesiology and Physical Education with honors. As a graduate research assistant and teaching assistant at NIU, I taught classes such as Yoga, fitness walking, badminton, and was one of the CAPE Program student-teaching clinical coordinators. By night, I am an instructor for the Certified Personal Trainer Program offered via World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) at the College of DuPage. Coincidentally, I have a history with both institutions. I became certified in personal training through WITS at the College of DuPage. In addition, the College of DuPage is not only where I earned my A.A. degree with honors, but I also obtained a pharmacy technician certification (via a third-party organization), and was a track & field national champion and a cross country national qualifier. During my leisure, I particularly enjoy family, spirituality, outdoor adventure based activities (i.e. paddle boarding, kayaking, zip lining, etcetera), being a fitness junkie, and reading (anatomy & physiology). In fact, I love all four so much, I often combine these passions. Three interesting tidbits about myself is that I’ve met and taken pictures with fitness celebs, I once tried out for the show American Gladiators, and I once saved two dogs lives on separate occasions. Talk about being at the right place at the right time!”
McDonough will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Illinois:
College of Dupage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
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.