North Carolina Fitness Day

North Carolina Fitness Day

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The North Carolina Fitness Day provides student Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers at universities and colleges in North Carolina a unique opportuntiy to come together for a day of professional development and networking.

This one-day workshop will include master classes and breakout sessions taught by students, graduate assistants, and professional staff members. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a choreography exchange workshop. The objective of the North Carolina Fitness Day is to articulate new trends, reasearch and ideas in the fitness industry, utilize information gained to provide enhanced programs and services at the attendee’s instutition, and develop a network with others who share a similar interest in encouraging healthy lifestyles.

Event Infromation

Date: September 27th, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Student Recreation Center
Directions to the Student Recreation Center can be found on-line from our Directions Page.
Parking is available in Walker Deck for a small charge ($7.00 / day max). Free parking may be available in Lot 9 (directly across from the Student Recreation Center), but spots are limited.

Calling for Presentation Proposals

Presenting at a conference and workshop is a great way to develop your public speaking skills. We are currently accepting presentation proposals for the 2014 North Carolina Fitness Day. Presentation proposals are due by Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 5:00pm.

Click Here to submit a Presentation Proposal Form.
Please submit one Presentation Proposal Form for each presentation you wish to present.

All presenters will be notified by September 12th, 2014, via email, regarding the status of their presentation(s).

Registration and Cost

Price Pre-Registration Registration
Students (including GA) $10.00 $15.00
Professional $15.00 $20.00

Pre-Registration is due by September 8th, 2014.

Please complete the On-line Registration Form to register for the 2014 North Carolina Fitness Day.

Checks should be made payable to ‘UNC Greensboro Recreation & Wellness’ and can be mailed to:
Department of Recreation & Wellness
Attn: Kyle Anderson / Marcus Thompson
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402

Credit card payments may be made in advance by calling our Administrative Office at (336) 334.5924.

Payments made on the day of the event may be either cash or check. (Credit card payments cannot be accepted the day of the event.) Please do not mail cash to our office.


Check In: 9:00am – 9:30am

Master Classes & Presenters

Keepin’ H.I.I.T Fresh (Morning Master Class)

It’s no wonder H.I.I.T takes the number one spot on the 2014 ACSM trend list. This format can be tailored for a variety of fitness levels, is highly effective in a short amount of time, and has a long list of physical and health benefits. Come to this workshop to spice up this trend with fresh ideas. Your participants will come back guessing what else you can possibly have in store for them!

Brittany GuerinBrittany Guerin
Fitness Coordinator
NC State University

Brittany has a passion for fitness education and student development. She received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University, and a Masters of Science from James Madison University. Her primary certifications include ASCM Health Fitness Specialist, ACE Primary Group Fitness Instructor, and ACE Health Coach, along with other specialty certifications in dance and mind-body formats. She is currently the Fitness Coordinator at NCSU University Recreation and a National Presenter for NETA

Marcus ThompsonMarcus Thompson
Fitness Coordinator
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Marcus received a Bachelors of Arts in Health Promotion and Fitness Management from Rowan University, and a Masters of Arts in Sport Management from East Tennessee State University. His primary certifications include ASCM Health Fitness Specialist, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor. He’s currently the Fitness Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an ACE and AFAA Continuing Education Provider.

Yoglates (Afternoon Master Class)

This 60-minute fusion class combines yoga and mat Pilates in a powerful flow to give you full-body stretching and strengthening. Enjoy seamless transitions from yoga postures into Pilates exercises to maximize the joint range of motion yoga provides with the muscular strengthening that Pilates is famous for! You’ll test your balance, improve your flexibility and mind/body connection, as well as have a few good laughs in this fun and challenging class.

Brittany GuerinAleen Dailey
Assistant Director Fitness and Facilities
The University of North Carolina Asheville
My fitness career started as a student-teacher at Appalachian State University. I went to my first yoga class freshman year and fell in love! After that I started teaching yoga, pilates, and spin and haven’t stopped for ten years. I obtained my master’s degree in Exercise Science to learn more about the body in motion, went through my 240-hr yoga teacher training at Neighborhood Yoga, and became a certified Exercise Specialist through ACSM while in Boone, NC.

After finishing grad school, I was asked by American College of Sports Medicine to serve on their Exam Development Team as one of two “content experts” to create their newest certification for the Group Exercise Instructor. I travel 2-3 times a year nationally and internationally to teach Yoga Anatomy for yoga teachers, as I think all fitness instructors should have a solid understanding of the body and how to keep their students safe. In addition to these “jobs”, I currently work for the University of North Carolina at Asheville as their Assistant Director for Fitness & Facilities. I absolutely love to teach and have started a 50hr in-house yoga teacher training and a 30hr in-house Strength Training/Cardio/Indoor Cycle training for our students here. I want to give my students the same opportunity I had that got me started in the fitness world!

Please check back on September 15th, 2014 for a full schedule of events.

Group Fitness Studio Cycle Studio Synrgy Studio Weight Room Large Conference Room Court 3
9:30am HIIT Trainning
Marcus Thompson
UNC-Greensboro &
Brittany Guerin
NC State
10:30am Putting the FIT back
into Dance Fitness

Hadley Palattella
NC State
Synrgy 101
Whitney Sharp
We’re Only Half Crazy! Developing a Half-Marathon Group Training Program
Elizabeth Bowen
11:30am Muscle Cut
Giuli Lurit &
Meg Laffan
UNC-Chapel Hill
L.I.F.E. Cycle
Raffi Umanzor
Balance, Trust and
Strength: Partner Yoga

Caroline Gray &
Caitrin Bellavance
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Choreography
The Mind Body
Connection: Yoga

Kelly Anderson
UNC-Chapel Hill
Getting Back to
Functional Training

Patrick MacNamara
UNC-Chapel Hill
2:30pm Yogalates
Aleen Dailey

Questions / Contact Us

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our program co-chairs:
Sarah Cheffy –
Marcus Thompson –
or call us at (336) 334-5924