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Casey Hughes


As a kid, I grew up being active all year around. I played competitive soccer and was fascinated with all of the strength coaches I had over the years. They had such a positive impact on me and my fitness goals, inspiring me to help others the way they helped me. When I was 11 years old, I asked for a set of dumbbells for Christmas. From there, I would lift weights in my bedroom using the exercises I learned in Physical Therapy. I would go into my basement and do pull ups every night. When it came to deciding what I wanted to go to college for, I knew it had to be something in the health/fitness industry and to work with people. I went to Slippery Rock University and studied Physical Activity and Fitness Management with an emphasis on coaching and fitness. Throughout studying the major and earning my personal trainer certification through ACSM, I learned how to write fitness programs, how to coach proper form, and to lead group fitness classes. My senior year of college I was going to compete in my first bodybuilding show, but it was unfortunately canceled due to Covid. Over the years, I’ve had a concussion, torn ACL in my knee, torn labrum in my shoulder, and back pain, so I am no stranger to the struggles of injury. I know how hard it is to overcome an injury and what it feels like to be set back. I learned to take recovery seriously and to work hard at making myself healthier. I have experience working in physical therapy along with experience of being in PT myself, so I can provide modifications to anyone who needs them. Ultimately, I am here to help you overcome any obstacle thrown your way and teach you how to love your fitness journey.

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