Gen has been an avid athlete and exercise enthusiast her entire life. Gen recognized that being able to perform well in a sport wasn’t necessarily synonymous with health and being healthy. She saw that people can do things well with their bodies while simultaneously (and unnecessarily) wearing down their joints. She became aware that even though you put your attention one singular body parts during exercise, the things you may not be paying attention to are still affected and that you need to work the body a whole if you want to really improve your health.
Gen turned her new interest into a career by becoming certified by AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America) and then became a student of the Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) program. RTS is advanced training for the exercise professional with a focus on biomechanics and an analytical/unbiased thought process.
The inclusion of RTS helps her custom-craft exercises that fit her client’s needs and mobile restrictions or current concerns.
Gen began personal training at Crunch in Naples and then moved to Symmetry where she could provide the ideal individual attention to each client without the distractions of a large, commercial gym. At Symmetry, she continues to advance her education by participating in ongoing study groups as well as take additional classes.
Being a mother of three children and having a career gives Gen the opportunity and experience of having to figure out how to incorporate and maintain a family and a lifestyle that includes daily exercise and eating right.
Certifications And Continued Education
MEDFIT Arthritis Fitness Specialist Course
This course is designed to provide fitness and medical professionals the knowledge needed to safely and effectively design and implement exercise programs for arthritic populations. Offers an in-depth understanding of various types, symptoms, and causes of arthritis, as well as how it affects joints and organs in the body. Examines exercises to create safe and effective fitness programs that will improve range of motion, flexibility and strength, to expand the overall health and wellness for your clients.
Exercise and Inflammation – Johnny Cooke Bio-Academics
Precision Human Performance. There is a direct relationship between exercise and inflammation. During this full-day workshop, participants will gain a proper understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation response. This course explains the important differences between acute and chronic inflammation and their effects on both…
Exercise and Physics: Improve the Client Experience by Understanding the How of Mechanics
This advanced course is taught by Greg Mack, founder of Exercise Professional Education, Physician Fitness, and member of the Muscle System Consortia. Greg graduated from the US Navy Nuclear Engineering Program – US Naval Nuclear Power School – where he learned physics and mechanics, which he applied as a member of the engineering department of fast attack nuclear…
RTS – Continuum Training Upper Extremity
Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) Program
Identify the spectrum of planes available to the individual for pressing and pulling.
Recognize the shoulder as the primary shear concern in the body and how to alter loading accordingly…
RTS – Continuum Training Lower Extremity
Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) Program
Explore the real factors in LE alignment assessment and adjustment (it’s not the foot and knee, it’s the knee joint!). Distinguish between the knee and the patella-femoral joint and how keeping your knee behind your toe doesn’t solve the…
Evidence-Based Strength and Conditioning
- Strength, power development.
- Aerobic/Anaerobic metabolism
- Exercise prescription
- Special Populations, Injury rehab
- Nutrition and weight management strategies
- Coaching and administration…
RTS – Upper Extremity
This Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) course focused on the science of Physics, biomechanics, progression, prescription, as well as thought process development as it relates to the upper extremity.
RTS – Lower Extremity
This Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) course focused on the science of Physics, biomechanics, progression, prescription, as well as thought process development as it relates to the lower extremity.
RTS – Trunk & Spine
This Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) course focused on the science of Physics, biomechanics, progression, prescription, as well as thought process development as it relates to the spine and trunk.
- Science & application of weight control (gain, loss, and maintenance.
- Science & application of nutrition.
- Science & application of dietary support
Aerobics & Fitness Association of America Certification
This fully accredited and globally-recognized certification teaches:
- Anatomy and kinesiology
- Fitness assessment testing procedures
- Program Design
- Nutrition fundamentals and weight management…
BS in Education