Forty Weeks of Fitness with Chelsea
Chelsea earned her B.S. in Health Sciences from James Madison University in 1999 and is certified as a health and fitness instructor from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She has worked in the fitness industry for 14 years and as a personal trainer for seven, and currently works for Crunch gym in San Francisco, California.
"I started my career in fitness as an aerobic instructor at the age of 16...it was a free gym membership," says Chelsea. "My passion for working with people while keeping myself and our members healthy grew as I honed my skills. As I started college, I debated between studying health or business; personal training is the perfect mix!"
"During my pregnancy I maintained my fitness level and made modifications when necessary. I enjoyed boxing and running up until the fifth month when the additional weight became uncomfortable, but I continued other activities, such as hiking, walking, resistance training, step classes and yoga, up to the day before I delivered. Madeira Re was born on 7.7.06 and weighed 6 lbs 6 oz and I was back to taking walks four days after her birth, slowly at first and then gradually increasing my speed and distance. To celebrate feeling great I ran a 12k (7.8 miles) race the day she turned three months old!"