Excel Fitness Welcomes New Trainer: Heather Claflin-Coy

Heather Claflin-Coy is an experienced fitness professional having been in the industry over seven years.  She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science/Human Performance. After obtaining her degree, Heather worked in the corporate fitness industry which included assisting in managing Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s fitness and wellness program.  During those years in North Carolina, Heather helped in creating a healthier work environment for the employees at BCBS by leading health fairs, incentive programs, and fitness related programs.

Aside from the corporate fitness industry, Heather has coached Conard High Schools varsity cheerleading and gymnastics teams, taught lectures at the University of Hartford, and has had ongoing continuing education in exercise science.

“Do something each day that makes you break a sweat. Find activities that are fun for you and that you will stick to.”

Education and Primary Certification:

  • BS Exercise Science/Human Performance, SCSU, New Haven, CT
  • Internship St. Francis Hospital Cardiac Rehab and Fitness Center, Hartford, CT
  • Current American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Instructor
  • American Aerobic and Fitness Association Personal Fitness Trainer

Additional Certifications and Experience:

  • 2009 American College of Sports Medicine continuing education summit, Atlanta, GA
  • 2008 Yoga Essentials online continuing education
  • 2008 Exercise and Obesity home study
  • 2008 Certified Gliding Fitness Instructor2006 Mind Body Fitness online home study
  • 2008 AFAA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
  • 2005 CPR/AED Certification
  • Experience teaching group exercise classes
    • Kickboxing, Step aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Sculpting, Bosu
  • Experience teaching health/fitness related lectures



Relevant Job History:

  • 2005-2010 Corporate Fitness employee, Medifit Corporate Services
  • 2005-2010 Worksite health screener, Health Fitness Corporation
  • 2007 Personal Trainer, Planet Fitness, Shelton, CT
  • Collegiate Soccer player

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