Resume

 
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Objective

To further develop myself as a health professional sharing health and fitness one conversation at a time.

Education

  • Exercise Science, M.A. California University of Pennsylvania

  • Human Development, B.A. University of California, San Diego

Relevant Coursework

  • Business and Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry

  • Corrective Exercise Program Design - Rehabilitation

  • Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription

  • Industrial, Clinical and Corporate Wellness

  • Human Movement Science

  • Physiology of Sports & Exercise

  • Nutrition for Peak Performance

  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II

Skills and Qualifications

  • Eight years of experience as a Personal Trainer at Equinox

  • Background in various settings in physical therapy, rehabilitation, and functional training

  • Knowledgeable in the medical and wellness benefits of exercise based on current research

  • Use of current technology to enhance and improve the learning experience of others

  • Creative research and development oriented approach to problem solving

  • Experienced in public speaking and leading workshops for other trainers

  • Highly consistent and professional work ethic

  • Fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese

Relevant Experience

  • Tier 3+ Personal Trainer, Equinox, Pasadena, CA (11/2010 - Present )

    • Assessed clients’ movement patterns to identify muscular/postural imbalances

    • Design and implement client specific exercise programs according to their needs and goals · Coached clients one-on-one with exercise form and technique

    • Coach clients through changes in their lifestyle choices and dietary habits

    • Provide lifestyle solutions to clients’ functional needs outside of the gym

  • Personal Training Instructor, Southern California Health Institute, Reseda, CA (05/2017-06/2018)

    • Plan and instruct to meet the needs of all students and school requirements using NASM materials

    • Plan and prepare for teaching classes which may include Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Nutrition, Program Design, and other exercise specialties.

    • Maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective teaching and learning

    • Provide dynamic lectures and offer opportunities for student involvement in the learning process

  • Technical Intern, Landswick Physical Therapy, Pasadena, CA (06/2012-06/2013)

    • Observe licensed physical therapists practice manual therapy on patients

    • Work with certified athletic trainers to train patients with hip and shoulder dysfunctions

    • Take phone calls and book patient appointments

  • Supervising Technical Intern, Advanced Health and Wellness Center, San Diego, CA (10/2008-7/2009)

    • Provided patients physical therapy via various stretch and massage treatments

    • Provided therapy using various modalities including traction, heat, and electro stimulation

    • Hired, trained, and delegated tasks to new technical, nutrition, and management interns

  • Intern & Researcher, Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Oceanside, CA (1/2009-3/2009)

    • Observed physical therapy in a pediatric hospital setting

    • Conducted observational field notes

    • Investigated correlation between practitioner/patient rapport and duration of eye contact to predict patients’ level of intrinsic motivation

  • Intern, Awakenings Health Institute, San Diego, CA (4/2009-7/2009)

    • Observed creative functional training and rehabilitation in clients suffering from neurological disorders

    • Assisted in the transfer of clients from their wheel chair to work out station and vise versa

    • Assisted in set up of exercise modalities including the Gait Trainer – Body Weight Support System

  • Weight Room Attendant, UCSD RIMAC Weight Room, La Jolla, CA (5/2008-6/2009)

    • Checked in weight room patrons

    • Informed patrons of weight room safety policies and regulations

    • Provided helpful customer service and administer first aid

    • Occasionally maintained and cleaned weight room equipment

Former/Current Certifications

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist - National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Speed Specialist - National Association of Speed and Explosion

  • Precision Nutrition Coach - Precision Nutrition

  • Kettlebell Level 1 & 2 - Kettle Bell Athletics

  • Pre/Post Natal - Equinox Fitness Training Institute

Organizations

  • Founder, Trainer, Instructor, CUT Squad, La Jolla, CA (1/2007-7/2009)

    • Formed a collective of like-minded individuals passionate about fitness

    • Lead weekly circuit training sessions (C.L.A.S.S.)

    • Encouraged members to seek out and train others

    • Trained new members and shared the belief, “There’s always time for body time.”

References

References available upon request.