Certifications / Education

American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer

Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach

MSU Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science

AASDN: American Academy of Sports Dietitians & Nutritionists – Nutrition Specialist

PointBLiving Empower School: Certified Empowerment Coach

MSU Certification for Group Fitness Instruction

American Heart Association AED and CPR Certification


  • NAPW: National Association of Professional Woman
  • STAR12: Business Training Member
  • PFP – Prosper as a Fitness Professional Member
  • IDEA – Health and Fitness Association Member


Health Related Career Field History

  • EverFit Personal Trainer/Owner: 2008-Current
  • Living Healthy and Fit Business Owner 2010-2012
  • Group Exercise Instruction: Since 2004
  • Personal Training: Since 2005
  • In-home Personal Trainer: 2005-2009
  • Milford YMCA Personal Trainer: 2007-2008
  • Family Fitness Factory/Hamburg Fitness Center: 2006-Current
  • YMCA Fitness Internship Lansing: 2005


Live Workshops/Experience


Corrective Education:

Personal Education and experience training clientele with special needs and guidance of client physical therapists, chiropractors, and specialists. 9 years of personal study catering to and helping clients with limitation.

Brent Brookbush – Brookbush Institute – Learning on-line through videos and his educational platform.

Interactive learning under the teaching and mentorship of Sue Stevenson, personal trainer, Stott Pilate Trained Specialist, Corrective Specialist.


Mayo Clinic Wellness Coaching Course Certification Completion (2012/2013)


  • Mayo Clinic Wellness Coaching Course and Certification (2012/2013)
  • IDEA CEC’s – Fitness Journal Quizzes
    • Research and Mindfulness in Personal Training
    • Nutrition, and Minerals, and Macronutrients
    • Nutrition and Friend: Influence on Weight
  • Cheap Tricks for Body Sculpting
  • Understanding MyoFacial Release (foam roller and other forms)
  • Nutrition for Special Populations: Nutrient Timing for Optimal Performance


  • Baby Boomer Boot Camp
  • Strength Training Past 50
  • Diet, Exercise, and Weight Control After 50


  • ACE Functional Training Course
  • Functional Training – Training for everyday living TABATA, Kettlebell, with Bob Budai of Function Strength Training (Novi, Michigan)


  • Obstacle Course WorkoutBoot Camp Workout DrillsBoot Camp Games for Grownups
  • Extreme Interval Training: Designing Cardio Programs
  • Lifestyle Management: Nutrition for Professionals AASDN Certification Course


  • A Dozen New Training Techniques
  • New School Strength Training
  • Boot Camp Workout
  • Agility Stability, and Mobility Agility Ladder Workout


  • Implementing Weight Managements Programs: Integrating Exercise, Diet, and Behavioral Change
  • Exercise and the Knee: Designing Practical Programs
  • Exercise and the Lower Back: Exercise for Chronic Disabilities
  • Strength Ball Workout: Implementing Practical Programs
  • Understanding Program Progressions: Making Fitness a Career


Home Study Programs/Certifications

  • Strength Training Past 50: Home study program – 2009
  • Lifestyle Management: Nutrition for Professionals
  • Complete Conditioning for Golf – 2010


Books: Self Study (books I have read and reference often)

  • ACE Personal Training Manual
  • ACE Group Fitness Instruction Manual
  • Human Anatomy Marieb Mallatt 3rd editionAtlas of Human Anatomy Frank H. Netter M.D.
  • Strength Training Anatomy Frederic Delivier
  • You on a Diet: The Owners Manual for Waist Management  Michael Roizen M.D. and Mahmet Oz M.D.
  • Fit Not Fat at 40+ For Women Editors of Prevention Health Books
  • Effective Strength Training Douglas Brooks, Human Kenetics
  • Nutrition for Professionals – 8th edition Dr. Jane Pentz and Lifestyle Management Associates.
  • Clean Eating Magazine
  • IDEA Fitness Journal
  • Nutrition for Professionals Textbook – Dr. Jane Pentz with Greg Salgueiro and Sara Hauber
  • Complete Conditioning for Golf Book and DVD – Pete Draovitch & Ralph Simpson



  • Livingston County and Oakland County Firefighter Challenge Certificate of Appreciation
  • Sylvania OH Triathlon: All Woman’s (Aug 2010 Finisher)
  • Climb Detroit: American Lung Association 70 Floor Vertical Climb (2007 1st Age/Gender, 2008 1st Age/Gender, 2009 3rd Age/Gender)
  • Niagara Half Marathon (Oct 2007 Finisher)
  • 15K John Rogucki Memorial Kensington Challenge (2007, finisher)
  • Big House Big Heart: 5K- Ann Arbor Stadium Run (2007, finisher)
  • Spring Snowman 5K (2007, 3rd Age/Gender)
  • 30th Annual Howell Melon Fest: 10K (2007, 3rd place Age/Gender)Dinosaur Dash 5K Walk (2002th Place by Age/Gender)