Cross-posted from sharonkuntz.wordpress.com
Hi, I’m Sharon Kuntz. I am a Personal Trainer at Thrive Fitness in Alexandria, KY. I graduated from Northern Kentucky University in May of 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I enjoy being active outdoors, doing anything from walking to playing basketball to canoeing, and everything in between! I also enjoy reading and learning in my spare time.
My interest in Personal Training started late in my college career. In my third year of college, I had actually decided that I really wanted to pursue a career in Psychology. In my fifth year, I decided I really did not want to pursue a career in Psychology, which was a big set back for me. I continued with my Psychology education because by this time I already had all of my Psychology classes under my belt besides one. This is when a co-worker asked what it is I would do if I had to work without getting paid. My answer was: “Exercise.” That lit the spark that I needed to determine where my future was heading.
I started weight lifting consistently about one year after I graduated high school, and I committed to a gym membership at Planet Fitness. I had the “Black card” membership, which allowed me to bring a friend to the gym with me for free any time. My friends and family started pointing out that they could see positive results in my body shortly after I started working out consistently, and began to ask me to bring them to the gym with me to show them what I do. Many people told me I should be a personal trainer, but it was only after the first person told me that when I decided they were right, and that I wanted to become a personal trainer after school. The only problem was that I almost had a Psychology degree. I decided to finish out my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, but I began learning everything I could about personal training and I started (slowly) studying the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) textbook. In the meantime, I was offered a job at Thrive fitness to gain experience before I got my certification.
In May 2015, finished my degree and began (diligently) studying for the NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam. Two long and grueling months later I passed the CPT exam. Now, I am a proud Certified Personal Trainer at Thrive Fitness.
As I continue my career, I will keep posting pages about my training style, my goals as a Personal Trainer, tips and tools to keep you healthy and fit, and anything else I think will be helpful to readers, so stay updated! I also have my contact information available to anyone who may be interested in contacting me personally.