"Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better."
Fitness and wellness is an ever-changing field. It's essential to learn, grow and evolve.
I'm a small business owner, all of the continuing education listed below was paid out of my pocket.
Worth it? Absolutely, it's made me a more knowledgeable trainer & coach!
2023 - Part-time personal trainer at The Villages, a retirement community in San Jose
2023 - Instruct two 30-minute in-person classes for VA employees at the VA's South Bay Clinic
2023 June - Functional Aging Institute (FAI) Summit. Attended the pre-conference seminar on foot anatomy, plus the 2-day FAI event. Salt Lake City
2023 May - Webinar led by Dr. Evan Osar on Corrective Exercises for Low Back Pain
2023 April - Webinar led by Guy Andrews on Partner Exercises For Seniors
2021 July - Attended Virtual 2-day IDEA Health & Fitness Association Expo
2020 - Became a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
2018 December - Box N Burn Academy. Certificate of completion - Level 1 Boxing Trainer. Santa Monica
2018 April - TRX Functional Training Course. San Jose
2017 March - Two-day Pilates Reformer Level 1 Course led by Brett Miller. San Mateo College
2017 January - TRX Suspension Training Course. San Jose
2017 August - Rock Steady Boxing Training Camp, two-day workshop. Indianapolis, Indiana
2016 August - The Gluteals and Their Link to Low-Back Pain. Home study IDEA Health & Fitness Association class
2015 November - Balanced Body Reformer I Movement Principles course at Center of Balance. Two-and-a-half day workshop led by Tom McCook. Mountain View
2015 July - BOSU: Master Trainer Specialty Certification. Los Angeles
2014 June & 2013 June - Tabata Trainer Certificate. San Jose and Roseville, CA
2014 - Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights. Online 7-week course through Vanderbilt University. Received a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction
2014 - Going Out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb. Online 6-week course through the University of Pennsylvania. Received a Statement of Accomplishment
2013 - Started my own business, Virginia Trainer
2013 May - Metabolic Training Workshop at IDEA Health & Fitness Association's Personal Trainer Institute West Conference. Seattle, WA
2013 - Part-time personal trainer position at San Jose Health and Wellness Care Center
2012 - Internship at San Jose Health and Wellness Care Center
If you are already working with a fitness professional, ask about their continued education :)
MA - New York University
BA - College of Mt. St. Vincent. New York
American College in Paris and Parsons School of Design. Paris, France