Motivation is Essential, but Structured Support is the Key to Success!
Christine Woods, MSEd, ACSM-CCEP, CSCS is a Professional Health and Fitness Educator: Speaker, University Educator and Professional Fitness Competitor whose passion is teaching others how to live healthier, happier, more active and more fulfilling lives. Christine is a University Adjunct Faculty member and also teaches programs of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She began her more than 20 years’ professional experience as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer. After receiving her Master’s degree she worked in both inpatient and outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, managing patient care through patient assessment, exercise prescription, education and monitoring.
Her experience working with patients suffering from congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic illnesses not only broadened her knowledge of pathology and rehabilitation, but made her profoundly aware of the importance of creating and maintaining healthy habits. Seeing the physical changes and mental benefits experienced by motivated clients spoke not only to the power of exercise and nutrition, but to the need for structured support to achieve positive change. Christine believes that, while motivation is essential, structured support which sustains a positive environment and a “work hard, but have fun” mentality is the key to success for most persons.
Today, Christine is resolute in her mission to champion the power of exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle. As the mother of a daughter who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, Christine lives each day, mindful of the potential impact lifestyle can have on health especially when health is already compromised. “Poorly controlled diet and lack of exercise can be devastating,” says Woods. “What I am teaching my daughter and what I teach my clients are specific strategies for life-changing results”.