Juliet Anderson (MS, ACSM-CES, CIFT, CSCS) – Neuro Fitness Specialist
Juliet attended UNC-Wilmington to play volleyball, receiving the Dean’s list and Chancellor’s Achievement Award while earning her degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Community Health. She was nominated for UNCW’s outstanding graduate award in 2005.
She was offered a graduate assistantship and decided to further her education at East Carolina University obtaining her Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology. Juliet is a "Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist" (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is also a certified "Clinical Exercise Specialist" and “Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer” (CIFT) through the American College of Sports Medicine.
A "Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer" is provided jointly through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability. A CIFT is a fitness professional who assesses, develops and implements an individualized exercise program for persons with a physical, sensory or cognitive disability, who have medical clearance to perform independent physical activity. CIFT professionals hold a current ACSM or NCCA-accredited health/fitness certification and CPR and AED certifications. In addition to knowledge of exercise physiology, exercise testing and programming, a CIFT has knowledge in inclusive facility design and awareness of social inclusion for people with disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Her previous experience includes over nine years of personal training. She has worked with a broad range of clientele, from youth to seniors, rehabilitation to elite athletes. Juliet still enjoys playing volleyball, practicing yoga, working out and spending time with her family and friends. She believes that with dedication, hard work and a little faith anything is possible to achieve!
Adam Gaske (MS, CSCS, RCEP) – Neuro Fitness Specialist Adam@racetowalk.org
Adam earned his Bachelor’s degree from Gardner-Webb University in Health and Wellness Promotion. While at Gardner-Webb he competed at the NCAA Division 1 level as a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field program. After graduating in 2004 he became a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In 2008 Adam began graduate studies at The University of North Carolina Charlotte. He completed his Master’s of Science and earned his degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2010. Following graduation Adam became a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and passed their Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist exam.
In the time since his undergraduate studies Adam has worked both one on one and in group settings as a personal trainer and a sports performance coach. This has provided him the experience of working with a diverse population ranging from youth and scholastic athletes to professional athletes, healthy adults to seniors, and other clinical populations. Adam became part of the Race To Walk Team in 2012 and brings over 9 years of training experience and knowledge.
Stephanie Collins (MS, RCEP) - Neuro Fitness Specialist Stephanie@racetowalk.org
Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Campbell University. While at Campbell, she was the President and starting small forward for the Women’s Club Basketball Team and played outside hitter for the Women’s Club Volleyball Team.
After graduating college in 2010, Stephanie continued to pursue her education at University of North Carolina Charlotte. She earned her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2013. During this time, Stephanie became a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and received her RCEP (Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist) certification. She also became a member of the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and holds her Group Exercise Trainer certification. Since finishing school, Stephanie has worked as an Exercise Specialist in several fitness and wellness centers where she has gained experience working with many different populations. From inpatient rehabilitation to outdoor bootcamps, Stephanie’s passion is to help people reach and surpass their fitness goals to build strong, healthy bodies.
Stephanie enjoys attending conferences and doing research as she continues to expand her knowledge of the human body, fitness, nutrition, and rehabilitation. She recently attended a Functional Movement Systems Seminar where she earned her FMS Level 1 and Level 2 Certification. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys playing flag football and competing in state, regional, and national tournaments. She loves the outdoors, traveling to new cities, trying new foods, and spending time with friends and family.
Alex Cantelmi (MS in progress) - Neuro Fitness Trainer
Alex received his BA in Cell and Molecular Biology with a Chemistry Minor from Western State College of Colorado. While at school he competed at the Division II level as a Cross Country and Track & Field athlete. He was also a member of the Nordic Ski team. Alex is planning to go back to school in the near future to pursue a career in medicine or physical therapy. He is currently completing his Masters of Science Clincal Exercise Physiology at UNCC. In his free time he enjoys cycling, mountain biking and running.
Chris Henry (MS) - Neuro Fitness Trainer
Chris received his M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology at UNCC. He also works at CMC-Northeast in the health and fitness institute. His goal is to work in an exercise rehabilitation setting. He enjoys hiking, running, and weight lifting. His time at Race to Walk has allowed him to apply his current education into hands on working experience.