Major: Exercise Science Year in School: Sophomore Why did you choose the fitness/health field for your study/career? I was shown the benefits of a life of fitness at an early age, and it changed my life forever. Since then I’ve wanted to help people improve the quality of their lives through fitness. What are your plans after graduation? My goal is to continue training and someday own a gym of my own. What certifications are you seeking and why? I’m currently studying for my ACE certification, and plan on pursuing a CSCS certification after I graduate, as these two are the most important for my training career. What aspect of our personal training program do you identify with the most? Being able to work closely with other people and show them how to get the most out of their workouts is the best part for me. There is no greater high for me than seeing the excitement in someone’s face who has just surpassed another one of their fitness goals! How do you personally “walk the walk” of a healthy and fit lifestyle? I live for my workouts. I plan my entire life around my time in the gym, but I also look for exercise opportunities in everyday situations. Little things like walking instead of driving can really add up when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle!