I have been Group Fitness Director at the Eastside Family YMCA since 1995. I was the YMCA Instructor Trainer for Y-USA from 1999-2014. I am currently a National Trainer for all SilverSneakers formats. I have a BS from Birmingham Southern College and a Masters in Secondary Education from Mercer University. My national certifications include ACE (since 1991), AEA, WaterArt, AFAA, NASM and ACSM EIM Professional. I have specialty certifications in Les Mills Body Combat, Parkinsons Wellness Recovery , Pedaling for Parkinsons, Cycle (Keiser, Schwinn), SilverSneakers (all formats), Step, YogaFit, Pilates Barre Above, NETA Barre Connect, TRX, Kettlebell Training, HIIT Training, YMCA Active Older Adult, YMCA Youth Fitness. I love fitness and enjoy the privilege of empowering others to take responsibility for their health and have a little bit of fun while they work out!
B.S. Health, Fitness and Recreation ACSM Certified Personal TrainerACSM Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer ACSM Certified Exercise is Medicine CompletedActive Isolated Stretching Workshop with Aaron Mattes in Jan 2015 I have been an employee of the Greenville Health System’s Simpsonville and Greenville Life Centers since April 2001.I grew up in a small town in Northwest Florida. After graduating from Bob JonesUniversity with a B.S. in Health, Fitness and Recreation, I began working at the Simpsonville Life Center and later transferred to the Greenville Life Center.
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I began my career as a certified group fitness instructor in 2003 and acquired my personal trainer certification in 2004. In 2005, I graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Physical Activity for the Older Adult. Immediately following my graduation I began working at the GHS Life Center, where I currently manage the group fitness and aquatic programs. My experience includes exercise programming for clinical rehab programs; endurance training for distance running, cycling, and triathlon; exercise prescription for the apparently healthy; and fitness/wellness program development for youth, adult, and older adult populations.
My certifications include ACSM Exercise Physiologist, ACSM EIM Professional, YogaFit Level 3 Instructor, and Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor.
1988 Graduate of Carson Newman College. ACSM certified CancerTrainer, Personal Trainer, EIM professional. GHS employee since 1990, I have worked as a personal trainer for four years, was promoted to Clinical Trainer working in theCardiac Rehabilitation dept for twelve years. I came back to the Life Center as a trainer and was then promoted to Conditioning Supervisor. I still love to train and educate members and clients in Health and wellness, giving them the tools they need to succeed.
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Education & Certifications: BS Exercise Science, North Greenville University, ACSM CPT, EIM LV 2 Professional, CrossFit LV1, and USAW LV 1.
I graduated with a BS in Exercise Science from North Greenville University in 2011. Immediately after, I began working for the YMCA. I moved to a Wellness Specialist position at the ES YMCA in 2014 where I help manage the Wellness Department.
Exercise Philosophy: Don’t wish for it, work for it.
Current Certification: ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM Exercise is Medicine. Education: B.S. Exercise & Sports Studies (Greensboro College). Areas of Focus: Special Population/ General Fitness/ Fat Loss. Exercise Philosophy: The good things in life are never easy. You have to work very hard and never give up. Favorite Quote: “Don’t ever give up, don’t sell out.”
Education & Certifications: Lander University, BS, Exercise Science, Auburn Montgomery, Master of Public Administration, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor, AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor. Leslie specializes in aerobic fitness training, weight training and body sculpting, injury prevention and rehabilitation, exercise precautions for those with chronic diseases. Exercise philosophy: The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen. Favorite quote: “Stop worrying how it’s going to happen and start believing it will.” – Nicole Wilkins. Hours available: 7 am – 12 pm, Mon-Wed-Fri, 5:30 am – 10:30 am, Tues-Thurs
Education & Certifications: Clemson University, BS, ACSM Certified Group Exercise Instructor, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM EIM Professional Credential, Peak Pilates Comprehensive Certification, YogaFit Level 4 Instructor, completed Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) workshop with Aaron Mattes.
With over 25 years’ experience in the fitness/wellness industry, Jeannie enjoys working with all populations, but especially those that want to use a “mindful” connection to achieve their wellness goals .
Education & Certifications: B.S. Strength and Conditioning with minors in Biology and Coaching, Limestone College; NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; ASCM-EIM; ACSM-Cancer Exercise Trainer
Specializations/Experience: strength and conditioning training for athletes and general populations, training clinical populations including cancer, pulmonary and cardiac patients, pre-chronic and chronic disease populations
Exercise philosophy: To instill confidence, facilitate independence, and encourage personal responsibility for health through thorough and comprehensible education, rather than mere instruction.
Education & Certifications: North Greenville University: BS, Health Promotion & Wellness – Exercise Science, Greenville Technical College – Personal Trainer, ACSM – Personal Trainers, ACSM Exercise is Medicine, Erika specializes in training older adults, core and balance, exercise after injury, and comprehensive strength training. Exercise philosophy: The best exercise is the one you will do. Favorite quote: “If one could run without getting tired, I don’t think one would often want to do anything else.” – C.S. Lewis. Hours available: Monday-Saturday by appointment
Certifications include NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specilaist, Exercise is Medince through ACSM. Education: Master of Science in Exercise Science. Areas of focus: Aerobic Training / Training for endurance athletes.
My name is Tom Rorabaugh, and I am a Conditioning Specialist for the GHS Life Center. I graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in ExerciseScience from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2004. I am currently certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer, and am also certified through the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine program. With over 10 years’ experience, I am well versed with most things in the health, fitness, and wellness spectrum, but I probably enjoy strength training,mobility/rehabilitation training and nutrition the most. I am passionate about health,fitness, helping people achieve their goals and change their lives for the better, and I will bring you my absolute best every time you are in my care.
Current Certification: ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, Exercise is Medicine Level 2 Credential, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Education: BS in Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science Concentration (USC Upstate)
Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Strength Training, Sports Specific Training, HHigh-Intensity Training, Functional Training, Power Lifting, Power & Speed Enhancement
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Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, ACSM CPT, ACSM EIM. As an EIM Pro I am looking to educate individuals on how to live a healthier lifestyle and to improve their physical and mental state.
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I have been teaching group exercise classes since 2006. I teach a wide variety of classes including Step, RIP, Barre and some senior fitness classes. I am also certified as an ACSM Personal Trainer and an EIM (Exercise is Medicine) Professional. I love helping people on their journey to living a healthy life.
Education& Certifications: Bob Jones University, B.S. in Exercise Science, ACSM CPT. Brooke specializes in weight loss, strength and functional training, running training, sports specific training, youth training. Exercise philosophy: Little changes can change everything. Favorite quote: “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you CAN do” -John Wooden. Hours available: Monday, Wednesday and Friday- Mornings/Afternoons. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday- Afternoons/Evenings. Saturdays by Appointment.
Education & Certifications: B.S. in Exercise Science., Emmanuel College; ACSM-CPT American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. ACSM-CET Cancer Exercise Trainer, ACSM-EIM Exercise is Medicine Level 3 Pro, NETA Group Exercise Instructor.
Education & Certifications: Liberty University: B.S. Clinical Health Promotion, Liberty University: Master of Public Health in Nutrition, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. Emily specializes in weight loss, lifestyle change and youth fitness. Exercise philosophy: Regular physical activity that is both effective and enjoyable is key to long term success. Favorite Quote: “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” Hours Available: By appointment only
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