Credentials

Laura
EDUCATION

  • Master of Science:  Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology concentration
  • Bachelor of Science:  Sports Medicine, Nutrition Minor
  • Graduate Certificate: Epidemiology, in progress

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength & Conditioning Association)
  • Certified Athletic Trainer (National Athletic Trainer’s Association; in holding)
  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor (American Council on Exercise)
  • Certified Spinning® Instructor (Mad Dogg Athletics)
  • First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor (American Red Cross)
  • TRX Credential
  • TRX Sports Medicine Credential
  • YogaFit Level 1 Training

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP & LEADERSHIP

  • American College of Sports Medicine (Member)
  • Idea Health and Fitness Association (Member)
  • American Council on Exercise (Member)
  • American Public Health Association (Member)
  • National Fitness & Wellness Institute Planning Committee 
  • MAHPERD Annual Meeting Presenter 
  • NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute Presenter 
  • Midwest FitFest Annual Conference Presenter
  • Michigan American College of Sports Medicine Presenter
  • Midwest American College of Sports Medicine Presenter 

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Women’s Health Magazine Action Hero, 2014
  • Grand Valley State University Service Award
  • Michael J. Stevenson Award
  • NSCA Special Recognition/Appreciation Award
  • NSCA Certification Commission’s Bronze Award
  • Governor’s Council Silver Healthy Workplace Award, GVSU
  • Governor’s Council Silver Healthy Workplace Award, Steelcase

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Grand Rapids Community College 
  • Breakthrough Health and Wellness Global
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Pennock Hospital
  • Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Michigan MedSport
  • Independent Contractor, Consultant, and Private business owner

GRANT FUNDING

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, $60,000.
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation, $104, 580.
  • American Lung Association, $6,600.       

VOLUNTEER WORK & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Board Member
  • Women’s Health Magazine – Run 10 Feed 10, Team Lead and Fundraiser
  • Feeding West Michigan – Service Learning Partner
  • Girls on the Run – Coach
  • Kid’s Food Basket – Volunteer

Lee

EDUCATION

  • Master of Education: College Student Affairs Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science: Clinical Exercise Science

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Group Fitness Instructor (American Council on Exercise)
  • Certified Spinning® Instructor (Mad Dogg Athletics)
  • First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Certification (American Red Cross)
  • TRX Credential
  • TRX Sports Medicine Credential
  • YogaFit Level 1 Training
  • TEFL Certification

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP & INVOLVEMENT

  • Idea Health and Fitness Association (Member)
  • Midwest FitFest Annual Conference Presenter

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • FlexCity Fitness
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Vitruvian Fitness
  • Power Wellness

VOLUNTEER WORK & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

  • Feeding West Michigan – Service Learning Partner
  • Kid’s Food Basket – Volunteer