Elisha

Notre Dame Recsports Personal Trainer Elisha 300 X 300 Px

Education

Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness, and Recreational Resources with a Concentration in Health Promotion - George Mason University

Certifications

  • NESTA Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Trigger Point
  • ACSM CPT
  • AFAA Group Exercise Instructor;
  • FMS Level 1 & 2
  • Freedom from Smoking Facilitator

Start date with RecSports

Spring 2014

Elisha is so encouraging, yet she pushes me to work as hard as I can. - Frances

Training Specialties

  • Circuit & interval training
  • Strength training
  • Weight loss & management

What's your fitness philosophy? 

Fitness goes beyond what you see in the mirror, the time spent at the gym, or the amount of weight you lift - it's a way of life which involves balancing nutrition, physical activity, rest, & positive thinking. Fitness isn't meant to come easy, but it's definitely worth the investment.

How do you motivate participants?

Encouraging words go a long way! And when words aren't enough, jumping in and performing the exercise alongside my client usually does the trick.

Most rewarding moment

Every time I work with a client, it's a rewarding moment! It's a true blessing to witness their improvements, their faces after completing a difficult workout or exercise, and hearing their stories of self-observed changes in regards to their bodies, performance, and energy/stress levels.

Fitness hobbies & other interests

Olympic lifting; swimming; spending time with my husband and 2 doggies

What are your areas of specialty in personal training?

Weight loss & management; Circuit & interval training; Strength training

What year/month did you first become certified as a Personal Trainer?

June 2011

What types of clients do you normally take on?

General fitness and weight loss; rehab and those with existing injuries

What other CEC/CEU's have you taken?

Wellness Coaching; ICG training; Battle Ropes; HIIT programming; Trigger Point Performance Therapy

Where else have you worked as a Personal Trainer??

Current - Beacon Health & Fitness; Previous - Bally Total Fitness, LA Fitness, & Sport and Health (all Northern VA)

Why did you become a Personal Trainer?

After the sixth grade I became pretty inactive and found a loop hole in our education system which allowed me to bypass PE for the duration of my middle and high school education. During my senior year, I became unhappy with my level of fitness and quite frankly how I looked and felt. I joined a local YMCA and began training myself. With consistent training and diet modifications, I noticed an improvement in my physical appearance, confidence, and overall state of mind. Being naturally attracted to educating and helping others, personal training seemed like the right career path for me. After all, I wanted to share what I achieved through working out with others.

What is your personal go-to workout?

I love a challenging HIIT workout

How would you describe your personal training sessions? What type of training do you like to take your clients through?

Functional -- generally circuit; but I change my training style based on my clients' needs, fitness level, and limitations.