Akron-Medina Personal Trainer
As a young athlete in Akron, Ohio, I was blessed with the luxury of learning soccer and basketball from volunteer coaches who lacked the appropriate program building and strength training education. As a result, I suffered through numerous leg injuries, surgeries, and physical therapy. Add in being raised in a nutritionally unhealthy environment, and there you will find a young, chubby DeAnne Josey (that’s me). Fast forward to my high school graduation party when I told my parents for the first time that instead of taking one of my college scholarships to play soccer, I joined the US Army.
I always knew that my calling was in the medical field but unsure of what I wanted to do. During my seven years in the Ohio Army National Guard, I served as a medic in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. From those experiences, I was able to limit my medical career options to either rehabilitation therapy or preventative health. My last three years, I served as the person in charge of my unit’s physical readiness, which consisted of training, motivating, and assessing the soldiers’ physical fitness. I absolutely fell in love with this job and the concept of preventative medicine; consequently, a certified Personal Trainer was born.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Education at the University of Akron and began working at Sculpt Fitness the very next day. I have trained and worked with several individuals who each come with their own story, health concerns, and goals. I can honestly say my favorite part of this job is getting to know my clients on a personal level and working with them to achieve their personal goals.
I personally feel health education needs to focus more on preventative medicine. Mentoring and coaching are two passions of mine, especially when I can do so in a setting as relaxed as Sculpt Fitness. My personal philosophy that I try to uphold daily is “learn something new every day.” What do you say? Are you interested in learning how to achieve your health goals in a unique, innovative manner? Your wellness is in your hands, but together, we can become successful in accomplishing your goals.