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(TBPers stay fit all year long so they can live lives full of adventure, like on our annual well-weekend retreats!)

 

What is the Trainer In Your Back Pocket® Program?

“I’ve heard eating better might help me feel less tired and moody, but I NEED my comfort foods!”

“I tried going to the gym, but it was too hard and intimidating.”

“I don’t have time to exercise or eat right.”

Are these the kinds of thoughts that get in the way of reigniting your energy and reclaiming your wellness? Can you imagine a new way of thinking about fitness and your overall health? What if you had someone (or a community of “someones”) cheering you on as you learned to integrate exercise, clean eating, and other healthy habits like meditation into your life? Feeling less than 100% isn’t normal, and Trainer In Your Back Pocket® is here to help! 

Trainer In Your Back Pocket® an online group training program that makes exercise accessible to even the busiest mom, boss, or neighbor on the block.  We also have tons of information about how you can support yourself with clean foods and other wellness practices to get your mind on board, too. Supporting YOU is the reason Trainer in Trainer In Your Back Pocket® was created. When you join the TBP community, you’ll never be alone.  We look out for each other, and help each other when we stumble and fall… and trust me, we all stumble and fall, myself included.  Are you ready to Be Well through eating well, moving well, and thinking well? I know you are. Let the TBP and our community be your guide.

 

Who is Abby, the  Trainer In Your Back Pocket®?

I was born and raised in Meriden, CT., and have always had a passion for fitness and wellness.  I've always wanted to help as many people as possible in their search for great health, as well as discover my own potential. When I was 12 years old, I'd furiously watch the fitness equipment infomercials on TV and beg my parents to buy them.  (They rarely gave in.)  I even petitioned my local YMCA to allow me to use the gym at the age of 14, without a parent present , since rules are meant to be broken, of course!   Luckily, I  did not give up and have since made helping others improve their fitness, wellness, and nutrition my lifelong mission. That led me to attend The George Washington University in Washington, DC where I obtained both my Bachelors (2005) and Masters degrees (2007) in the field of Exercise Science.   

While living in DC, I created numerous exercise and wellness programs, including a large scale community marathon training program. This marathon program began with a mere 10 participants, and grew to over 100 participants in just four years. My professional research is in the area of running form, technique, posture, and injury prevention for distance runners, doing the first University study of the running technique, ChiRunning.   And surprising to most, is that I used to hate running!  My dedication to my runners and clients clearly shows my passion to work WITH others.  I care first and foremost about their success in health.   I have also created health promotion programs, worked with national marathon training programs, and am a successful group fitness instructor, wellness mentor, and private personal trainer.


Abby's Current and Prior Certifications: 
Applied Clinical Nutritionist,
ACE Personal Trainer,
AFAA Group Fitness Instructor,
SCW Ta'i Chi & Taijifit Student,
TRX Suspension Trainer,
IDEA Member,
AFAA Kickboxing Instructor,
Turbokick instructor,
AEA Aquatic Fitness Instructor,
American Red Cross CPR, AED, First Aid,

Abby's presentations: 
Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS, July 2014
Topic: How to Exercise Safely Outdoors During The Summer
The Exchange Club of Columbus, Columbus, MS. January 2013
Topic: Creating an Exercise Routine for the New Year.
Girls Incorporated National, Indianapolis, IN, December 2008
Topic: Creating a National Mind + Body Initiative for Girls Inc. 
Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo, College Park, MD, February 2007 
Topic: Aqua Kickboxing 
Mid-Atlantic Regional ACSM, Harrisburg, PA, November 2006 
Topic: Vertical Movement of Selected Body Points During Running

PS. If I can do it, so can you! Let me be your guide!

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