Saturday, January 5, 2008

Who I Am: Experience

Education and book-smarts are only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to being a good professional. You will see in this second part of my mini-series that my experience has both variety and depth:

Part 2:

Strength & Conditioning

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
, Greensboro, NC
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach August 2007-Present (May 2008)
* Coached & assisted all of UNCG's 13 sports
* Designed & implemented strength & conditioning programs for 5 sports
* Periodized training & conditioning programs for teams & individuals
* Designed & implemented movement enhancement programs for the Women's Tennis team

The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Student Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach September 2006-July2007
* Coached the Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, & Softball Teams
* Coached Division 1 athletes in the weight room & speed training
* Developed & designed in-season, off-season, * pre-season programs
* Coached athletes on proper lifting technique
* Led Women's Basketball team through pre-game active warm-up * stretching routine

Teaching

Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
College Instructor August 2007-Present (May 2008)
* Taught Weightlifting to undergraduate students of all backgrounds and educational interest
* Topics covered including basic anatomy, goal setting, lifting techniques, proper form, & learning how to design & implement one's own program

The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Graduate Assistant August 2006-July 2007
* Taught Physiology of Exercise Laboratory, in conjunction with lecture material
* Topics covered included VO2 (submax & max), body composition, anaerobic power, flexibility, pulmonary function testing, & blood pressure assessments

Sports-Specific Training

Velocity Sports Performance
Mayfield Village, OH
Sports Performance Coach April 2006-March 2007
* Coached athletes, from youth to professional, through company-specific workouts
* Coached athletes through three phases during each workout; an active-dynamic warm-up, a movement specific section, & strength & conditioning

Personal Training

Personal Training Northeast Ohio
Independent Personal Trainer 2005-Present
* Designed & implemented programs for a variety of individuals
* Led people to achieving their goals

American Health & Fitness

NASA Glenn Fitness Center Cleveland, OH
Fitness Center Assistant February 2004-May 2006
* Assisted fitness center members with fitness equipment, programs, & related questions
* Worked on a variety of fitness center programs & advertising; targeted on motivating current members & gaining new membership

Baldwin-Wallace College Berea, OH
Fitness Center Assistant January 2005-May 2005
* Monitored fitness center attendance
* Cleaned & maintained a safe & healthy fitness center

As you can see I have a variety of experiences that have helped me become a skilled and qualified health and fitness professional. I am confident in my abilities as I have already helped many individuals achieve their goals; whether it be sport-specific related or body transformation. It has been a very satisfying journey helping others in health and fitness and I look forward to helping many others in the near future.

Keep Liftin',
Coach Amanda Haren

1 comment:

Sarge said...

Well look who's a member of the blogosphere! Well done!