Kyle Appellof, HFS
Bachelors of Science, Exercise Science, Central Connecticut State University, 2014
Certifications and Experience:
American College of Sports Medicine, Health Fitness Specialist, 2014: ACSM Health Fitness Specialists assists those with medically controlled diseases and health conditions, as well as apparently healthy clients, in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyle behaviors. Academic preparation also includes fitness management, administration, and supervision.
Class LL Football Athlete, 2004-2006
Future Fitness, Newington, CT, 2014: Trained professional athletes in the MLB and NHL; additional professional responsibilities include: youth soccer trainer, adult rugby group-training, and circuit training for Berlin High School football.
CPR/AED Certified, American Heart Association, 2013
Motivation for Fitness:
I have been an athlete for the majority of my life. Being active is both a habit as well as a conscientious part of my lifestyle. I strive to increase my personal health and fitness as well as that of any individual I work with.
I enjoy playing basketball and volleyball for leisure and softball competitively. In recent years, golf has proven to be an amazing stress reliever as well as a great way to keep active. I strive to exercise 4-5 days a week and do something active every day. I am a graduate of Xavier High School in Middletown and Central Connecticut State University. I chose to go into Exercise Science because I have had three knee surgeries and I want to be able to help others rehabilitate and increase their functional abilities so that they may reach their fitness goals.
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”-Muhammad Ali
Kimberly Cooper, C.P.T.
Bachelors of Science, Exercise Science, University of Maine, 2011
Certifications and Relevant Experience:
Exercise Technician, ProEx Physical Therapy, 2012-present
Assistant Coach, Track and Field- Sprinters and Multi-Events, University of Maine, 2008-2011
Teaching Assistant, Adapted Physical Education, 2010
Volunteer Lifeguard, American Field Service: 2009-2010
a nonprofit organization that allows high school students the opportunity to travel abroad. Students came from all over the world for 1 year and lived with families across the US to experience the United States culture and lifestyle. I volunteered for their Maine branch for weekend events that allowed all AFS students to come together a few times a year to share their experiences with each other.
Health Professions Club: 2008-2011
Dental Outreach: 2009-2011
Visited local elementary schools to explain the importance and educate young children on oral health and also included a week-long trip to northern Main to screen/educate migrant farm workers.
Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, 2006-2010
Interests and Specialties:
Hiking, Camping, Biking, Running Skiing, Nutrition, ANYTHING WITH KIDS!!!
Motivation for Fitness:
I have always been active, athletic and excited to keep my body moving. It makes me feel good- about my health, my body, and my mind. Staying active and fit is great way for me to stay involved with my community, have fun with my friends and family, and works as my stress reliever while enhancing my serenity. I can’t imagine my life without it.
“Try and fail, but don’t EVER fail to try!” – Stephan Kaggwa