Gold Certified Personal Trainer | Corrective Exercise Specialist | Corporate Fitness Specialist | Resistance Training Specialist Level I Online Training Specialist |
After 27 years in the fitness industry, Susan opened TrainSmarter in August of 2014. "I've seen how peoples’ lives become limited by pain, weakness, and a lack of awareness that most common issues can be alleviated by simply getting stronger. Physical strength is empowering and leads to greater confidence and self-sufficiency—it will literally change your life. My mission is to help people create a life without limits.”
Susan has a B.S. degree from Auburn University and began her fitness career in 1985, teaching group fitness classes for Executive Fitness at the US Geological Survey in Reston, VA. She was gold certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise in 1990. In 1998, she received her Level I Resistance Training Specialist certification at Resistance University in Oklahoma City and became the only certified ChiWalking/ChiRunning instructor in the Southeast in 2007. In 2011 she was awarded the Corrective Exercise Specialist certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine and corrective exercise has become her specialty. In 2014 and 2015 she completed the TRX courses Suspension Training, Rip Training and the highest certification TRX offers, TRX TEAM. In 2016, she received her NCFI Corporate Fitness trainer certification, and completed her Online Training Specialist certification in 2019. Susan's specialties include corrective exercise, strength training, gait analysis and running technique, online training, corporate wellness, TRX training and mentoring fitness professionals.