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10 Reasons to Renew Your Professional Fitness Certification, Even if You Don’t Work in Fitness

Prior to the late 90s, when US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop declared in his annual report that “exercise is medicine,” people mostly pursued fitness for its cosmetic benefits and weight loss. Since then, the health benefits of fitness have superseded its role as a cosmetic intervention, and people are increasingly exercising to improve their health and quality of life, and to avoid premature death.

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Consequently, the fitness industry is evolving and gaining recognition as a health care alternative, meaning that fitness certifications are more important than ever. If your fitness certifications are about to expire, or if they have already expired, here are 10 good reasons to renew now:

  1. Fitness is on a trajectory to becoming a recognized health profession, and certified professionals will have a head start in obtaining licensure or satisfying other credential requirements as the industry evolves. 
  1. Fitness jobs like personal training or group exercise instruction are highly flexible. In today’s gig economy, having a fitness certification makes you eligible for short term gigs that bring in extra money when you really need it. Working in fitness is perfect for parents who need to work around their kids’ schedules, or anyone who wants to supplement their full-time income.
  1. Your professional fitness certification looks great on any resume or CV. It tells prospective employers that you care about your health, and the health of your family. For employers, that translates to better cognition, higher job performance and fewer sick days. 
  1. If things don’t work out in your business or day job, the high demand for certified fitness professionals provides you with a Plan B, so you can keep working while you explore your options.
  1. Renewing your certification is much less expensive than retesting for a new one, especially with the convenient and affordable continuing education bundles and discounts offered by W.I.T.S. 
  1. Maintaining your certification keeps you in the professional loop, and provides endless opportunities for networking and link building. You never know when your fitness connections will pay off. 
  1. Being a certified fitness professional qualifies you for many volunteer positions, like working with youth or older adults. 
  1. Your fitness certification can help you get into college, especially in fields related to health or athletics. 
  1. Your fitness certification can be a stepping stone to higher-paying jobs in fitness, like club management or numerous online options.
  1. The demand for fitness is universal, and your certification can open doors wherever you go. 

If you are sitting on the fence about renewing your certification, consider all the work you put into getting it in the first place. You chose a fitness career for a reason, and maybe it’s time to get back to your roots. Or maybe you never did anything with your cert, but it is never too late. Renew now, and keep the door open for the many future opportunities that are sure to come your way. 

W.I.T.S. Makes It Easy to Renew!

At W.I.T.S., we want you to succeed. That’s why we created these great CEC bundles and renewal deals, to save you time and money!

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Renew today, and take pride in being a W.I.T.S. certified fitness professional!

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Alicia Ramos Introduced as W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Instructor in Texas

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

Alicia Ramos is exceptionally innovative, Senior-level health and wellness management leader with more than ten years success contributing to and creating stellar corporate wellness programs. Solid record leading, training, developing Nutrition and Fitness Programs, and fostering health through quality programming, presentations, evaluations, and performance tracking and coaching with the United States Military and Health Insurance Companies.  She graduated with her undergraduate degree in Dietetics & Human Nutrition from New Mexico State University.  Currently working towards a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Ms. Ramos is a subject expert of the organization and instruction of professional training and stress management and cognitive behavior change coaching. Lead Facilitator for Seminars and Workshops, Metabolism testing, V02 Max Fitness testing and Exercise Prescription.  Alicia Ramos is a successful American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer.  She is an international virtual health and lifestyle coach for a digital healthy weight loss app Noom.

Ramos will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Texas:

University of Texas- El Paso
101 W. Robinson Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968

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Robin Sauter Joins W.I.T.S. Alumni Advisory Board

Robin SauterW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Robin Sauter. We are excited to have such incredible talent serving on our advisory board.

Robin received her W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification in 2011 and completed her internship at Summerville, SC Family YMCA the same year. She has been employed as a personal trainer with Summerville YMCA at the Ponds ever since. In 2016, Robin was promoted to Trainer Supervisor. Her training niche is older adult fitness and she really enjoys the challenges of corrective exercise, balance training and post-physical therapy work.

Robin loves long distance running, spending time with her family and going to the beach.

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DeAngelo Brown Teaches WITS Certified Personal Trainer Course in Georgia

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

DeAngelo Brown is a nationally renowned athlete and certified personal trainer. Born and raised in Savannah, GA, Brown first gained national attention for football. Brown attended and played nose tackle for the University of Louisville and quickly became a force to fear on the field. Brown wrapped up his collegiate career with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and numerous accolades such as 2016 Team Captain, All ACC 2nd team 2015 and 2016, All ACC Academic Team 2013, 2014, and 2015. Following college, Brown continued his football career with the Tennessee Titans before retiring.

In 2018, Brown founded his business, DB97 Training, with a mission to give back to his hometown community. DB97 Training specializes in high quality personal and athletic training. As the head-trainer, Brown is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and has worked with some of the area’s prominent names in training such as SCAD’s Sam Carter.

DeAngelo is ACSM certified in personal training, and CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross.

Brown will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Georgia:

Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Road,
Savannah, GA 31405

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Matthew Maffei introduced as teacher for W.I.T.S. in South Carolina

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

Matthew Maffei has an extensive and versatile background in the fitness industry. He achieved his masters of science in exercise physiology from Long Island University, and has served as a coach and strength and conditioning advisor. Matthew has over 10 years’ experience in the fitness industry ranging from education, to training, sales and helping new startup companies. Matthew has spent time as an educator in New York City teaching at the American Academy of Personal Training while working at Hanson Fitness. He holds several industry specialist certifications.

Maffei will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in South Carolina:

Trident Technical College
7000 Rivers Ave
Charleston, SC 29406

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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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Laurie Gorman Teaches Certified Personal Trainer Course in Garden City, NY

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

“My name is Laurie Gorman from Long Island, New York and I have 37 years of experience in the health and fitness field. My education includes an M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University and I will be completing an M.S. in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instructions from New York Chiropractic College, August 2019. I am also in the process of applying for a doctorate in curriculum design and instruction, which I plan to begin, September 2019. In addition, I am certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Council on Exercise. (more…)

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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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Matt Grimm Joins W.I.T.S. as Tennessee Certified Personal Trainer Course Teacher

Matt GrimmW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Matt Grimm as a Certified Personal Trainer course teacher in Tennessee. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Matt is a personal trainer and strength coach in Nashville. Matt has been a strength coach at the college and high school level over the last 5 years and a personal trainer for 8 years. Matt is currently a strength coach at Valor Collegiate Academy, a charter high school in Nashville, and owns Matt Grimm Performance, LLC a concierge personal training service. Matt and his wife Jazmin are opening Sumner Fitness & Performance a small group personal training gym in Gallatin, TN August 2019.

Grimm will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Tennessee:

Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

 

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Tiffany Peltier introduced as a new teacher for W.I.T.S. in South Carolina

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

Tiffany M. Peltier received her Personal Trainers Certification in 2008 from the Cooper Institute and a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2017 from American Military University. She is a retired Coast Guard veteran with over 21 years of service. While in the Coast Guard she helped create the Coast Guard Athleticism Program and 8 week fitness program. She currently holds certifications in CrossFit Levels 1 and 2, CrossFit Adaptive Athlete, USA Weightlifting Performance Coach Level 1, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, Functional Movement System Specialist, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Precision Nutrition Level 1, NSPA Sports Nutrition Coach, completing her Metabolic Flexibility Certification and the only neural performance specialist, Z-Health practitioner, in Charleston, SC. Tiffany is an Olympic Lifting Athlete and holds a national record a bronze medal for the snatch, an Olympic lift, in her age group and weight category and ranked 4th in the nation for clean and jerk and overall total. She is currently finishing her Masters in Adult Education and works for a contract company creating training for foreign military. When she’s not at the gym training, coaching or giving nutrition advice, she is remodeling her home, playing with her Yorkie, Bailey, or hanging with the family.

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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

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Tara Coppola Joins W.I.T.S. as Faculty of Certified Personal Trainer Course in Connecticut

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

“Tara has been working in the fitness industry since 2005. As a nutritionist, certified personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, group exercise instructor, and cycling instructor, Tara has helped clients of all backgrounds work to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Tara holds a B.Sc. in Nutrition & Dietetics, a B.Sc. in Biology-Premedical, and a M.Sc. in Health Education. As a teacher, Tara focuses on educating her students to make autonomous decisions in their lives, fitness, and health. Currently, Tara is completing a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (2021) at the University of Bridgeport.

Helping others become the strongest versions of themselves possible in all areas of life is a passion for Tara.  Teaching the new generation of personal trainers is one way she this zest for life to our fitness industry.

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Dr. Krista Schweers-Ganga Joins W.I.T.S. as Certified Personal Trainer Course Teacher

Krista Schweers-GangaW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Dr. Krista Schweers-Ganga. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Dr. Krista Schweers-Ganga has been a certified athletic trainer since 2005.  She is a life-long learner and has her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology – Athletic Training, Masters in Sports Medicine and Injury Studies, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Dr. Schweers-Ganga spent 4 seasons with a minor pro ice hockey team in Southern California as an athletic trainer before moving to the classroom in 2006 to teach Sports Medicine and Athletic Training.

Dr. Krista Schweers-Ganga will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. location in California:

Santiago Canyon Community College
8045 E Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869

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Tawana McNeill added as W.I.T.S. faculty at North Carolina locations

Tawana McNeillW.I.T.S. has added Tawana McNeill, another new teacher from the great state of North Carolina.  We are looking forward to having a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.

Tawana McNeill is an experienced fitness professional with over 10 years in the fitness industry. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and has lived in Charlotte, NC, for nearly a decade. Tawana got her start in the fitness industry in 2008 when she became a certified personal trainer. Her approach to health & wellness is holistic and her greatest accomplishments are seeing the people she works with achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.

Tawana has a MS Degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion (with a concentration in Rehabilitation Science) from California University of Pennsylvania and several, nationally accredited certifications, including:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • USAW Level 1 Coach

In addition to working with personal training clients, Tawana also leads educational seminars and workshops at local gyms, churches and small businesses on various topics including functional training, strength training, mobility and active aging. Teaching is one of her passions and she thrives in settings where her knowledge, skills and experience can be shared with and utilized by others.

When Tawana is not running her personal training company, she will likely be found working out, hiking, cooking, writing, or spending time with her family. Fitness is the foundation of Tawana’s life; her ultimate goal is to ensure that as many people as possible have access to the information, tools and support they need to stay healthy and strong for a lifetime.

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

Central Piedmont Community College – Central Campus
1201 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28235
www.cpcc.edu
Registration: (704) 330-4223

Central Piedmont Community College – Levine Campus
2800 Campus Ridge Road
Matthews, NC 28105
www.cpcc.edu
Registration: (704) 330-4223

Central Piedmont Community College – Merancas Campus
11930 Verhoeff Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078
www.cpcc.edu
Registration: (704) 330-4223

Questions:
Devon Lewis
dlewis@witseduction.com

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Ashley Davidock added as W.I.T.S. faculty at New York location

Ashley DavidockW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Ashley Davidock. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.  W.I.T.S. is the only certification in the industry with college credits and NCCA Accreditation for both written and practical skills exams. 

Ashley Davidock is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over a decade. She operates her own business and provides instruction on the college level in multiple fields. She has taught at several universities, including Penn State University. Ashley has served as a Director of Personal Training and managed a department with over 2,500 members. She has trained state and national champion athletes. Ashley specializes in mind-body exercise and science-based meditation. She holds degrees in biology, anthropology, and homeopathy, as well as many training specialty certificates.

Ashley Davidock will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in New York: SUNY Ulster, One Development Court, Kingston, NY.

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Kirk Howard Joins W.I.T.S. as Faculty at Michigan Location

Kirk HowardW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Kirk Howard.  We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.  W.I.T.S. is the only certification in the industry with college credits and NCCA Accreditation for both written and practical skills exams. 

My name is Kirk Howard. I work full-time as a Tai Chi Therapist at John D. Dingell Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Detroit, MI, part-time as a Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer/Exercise Instructor at the Dexter Wellness Center in Dexter, MI, and Core Knowledge Instructor/Practical Lab Instructor for World Instructor Training Schools between Washtenaw Community College, Monroe County Community College, and Macomb County Community College. I achieved a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Management and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology both from Eastern Michigan University. I am certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute Certified, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Institute as an Ai Chi Trainer, Certified through the Tai Chi for Health Institute as a Tai Chi Instructor for Arthritis, Arthritis part 2, Fall Prevention, and Arthritis Seated, and Certified Brain Injury Specialist through The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Kirk Howard will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Michigan: Washtenaw Community College, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

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Meet W.I.T.S. Faculty Member Tony Avilez

Tony AvilezW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Tony Avilez.  We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.  W.I.T.S. is the only certification in the industry with college credits and NCCA Accreditation for both written and practical skills exams. 

Since 1994 Tony Books Avliez has been performing his unique version of training and motivation on Staten Island. Having trained over 24,000 sessions and thousands of clients, Tony brings an unparalleled level of knowledge, experience and dedication to the services he provides. Whether you are looking for weight loss, fat loss, post- injury conditioning or medical exercise, Tony has a program customized for you.

Tony Avilez will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in New York: College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY.

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Tony Turkett added as WITS faculty at South Carolina location

Tony TurkettW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Tony Turkett. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.  W.I.T.S. is the only certification in the industry with college credits and NCCA Accreditation for both written and practical skills exams. 

Tony has been an athlete all his life. From high school to professional. He played 3 year for the Atlanta Falcons and still participates in the Senior Classic Olympic Games and masters track and field events. He holds 2 masters degrees (physical education and clinical counseling) and a doctorate degree. He holds multiple certifications including Sports Nutrition, Senior Fitness Instructor, and Physical Fitness Specialist.

He has taught adults in many different arenas. Tony was a transition specialist helping adults transition from school to the workforce or college. Tony has taught anatomy and physiology at Midlands Tech in Columbia, SC, as well as Health, First Aid, and Aerobic Dance at Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, NC, and psychology, medical law and ethics, medical terminology at Trident Tech in Charleston, SC. Tony currently teaches personal training certification through World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.) at Trident Tech in Charleston and Midlands Tech in Columbia, SC. As well as Augusta University in Augusta, Ga.

He enjoys teaching because he loves to see the excitement on clients face when they accomplish the things they set out to do. He loves the intrinsic gratification of seeing their effort rewarded through the success of his clients.

Tony has been in the fitness industry for over 40 years, running a club, having his own personal training studio, health and wellness education, and working in cardiac rehab.

Tony Turkett will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in South Carolina: Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., Charelston, SC 29406.

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Pamela Huenink joins W.I.T.S. as faculty at Illinois location

Pamela HueninkW.I.T.S. would like to introduce Pamela Huenink. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.  W.I.T.S. is the only certification in the industry with college credits and NCCA Accreditation for both written and practical skills exams. 

Pamela Huenink is a dedicated instructor who has 11 years of experience in the health and fitness industry.  She has worked in both commercial and corporate settings, as well as with many different special populations including pregnant women, older populations, special needs and physical therapy patients.  She has also spent 9 years of her career teaching Kinesiology courses at the collegiate level, both in full time and part time capacities.  Pamela currently holds the title of “mommy”, mostly staying at home to raise her young son, but continues to teach multiple group exercise courses each week at a medical fitness facility in the Northwest Indiana area.  She currently lives in Munster, Indiana with her husband, son and two dogs.

Pamela Huenink will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Illinois: Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431.

 

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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 Augusta University as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added another new partner from the state of Georgia. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

 

Augusta Univeristy
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904
www.gru.edu/pace

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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

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W.I.T.S. Adds Stetson University as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added another new partner from the state of Florida. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

Stetson University
421 North Woodland Boulevard
Deland, FL 32723
www.stetson.edu/continuing-education
Registration #: (386) 822-7500

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W.I.T.S. Adds Lake Sumter State College as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added another new partner from the state of Florida. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

Lake Sumter

Lake Sumter State College
9501 U.S. Highway 441
Leesburg, FL 34788
www.lssc.edu/ce
Registration #: (352) 435-5038

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W.I.T.S. Adds Dakota State University as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added a new partner from the state of South Dakota. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

Dakota State University Personal Training Certification Course

Dakota State University
Madison Community Center
500 NE 11th St
Madison, SD 57042
www.dsu.edu

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W.I.T.S. Adds Northeastern Junior College as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added a new partner from the state of Colorado. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

Northeastern Junior College Personal Trainer Certification location

Northeastern Junior College
100 College Ave.
Sterling CO  80751
http://www.njc.edu/

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W.I.T.S. Adds Hamline University as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added another new partner from the state of Minnesota. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

Hamline University Group Exercise Certification Program

Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Ave
St. Paul MN 55104
www.hamline.edu

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W.I.T.S. Adds Willamette University as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added another new partner from the state of Oregon. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

 

Willamette University Campus Recreation Personal Trainer Certification Course

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR  97301
http://willamette.edu/offices/campusrec/index.html

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W.I.T.S. Adds Western Nevada College as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added another new partner from the state of Nevada. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

Western Nevada College (WNC)
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
www.wnc.edu/continuing-education
Register online at: https://www.campusce.net/wnc/course/course.aspx?catId=39

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W.I.T.S. Adds West Texas A&M University as a New Partner

For Immediate Release:

W.I.T.S. has added another new partner from the great state of Texas. Please help us welcome our new licensed education and certification partner:

West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU)
2501 4 th Avenue
Canyon, TX 79015
www.wtamu.edu/extendedstudies

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W.I.T.S. has named Thomas Spigner III as the 2018 Personal Trainer of the Year

W.I.T.S. has named Thomas Spigner III as the 2018 Personal Trainer of the Year

As a Certified Personal Trainer, Thomas has shown himself to be resourceful, engaging, caring, and ultimately results-driven for his clients in South Carolina.

Thomas Spigner III

September 2018 Trainer of the Month

Where Do You Live: Charleston,SC
When Did You Get Certified: April 8, 2017
Where Did You Get Certified: Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC
Why Did Your Choose WITS: View video
What Do You Like Most About Being a Personal Trainer: View video

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