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I am a fitness professional with 10+ years of practical experience in personal training, group training, and strength and conditioning. My professional goal is to improve individuals’ life quality through guiding them to optimize or maximize their physical abilities/capacities and help them gain self-awareness via behavioral change. The primary objective of this goal is to develop effective training programs and implement teaching methods based on scientific principles to improve physical performance and increase injury resistance with targeted outcomes specific to individual preferences, while assisting them towards a healthier lifestyle.  

 

Educational Background: 

  • Academic certificate in Fitness Instruction, UCLA Extension / USA (2016 – 2017)
  • Bachelor’s in Physical Education and Sport Teaching, Akdeniz University / TURKEY (2010 – 2016)
  • ERASMUS Student Exchange Program - Physical Education, IPCB / PORTUGAL (2012 – 2013)

 

Certificates & Continuing Education Activities: 

  • Certified Tactical Strength & Conditioning Facilitator, NSCA (October 2022 – present) TSAC-F credentials
  • First Aid CPR/AED, American Red Cross (October 2022 – present)
  • DNS Exercise Course Part II, Rehabilitation Prague School (May 2022) certificate of attendance
  • DNS Exercise Course Part I, Rehabilitation Prague School (February 2022) certificate of attendance
  • Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist, PPSC (February 2021 – present)
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (August 2018 – present) CSCS credentials
  • FitnessGenes Pro Trainer Education Workshop – certificate of attendance, FitnessGenes (January 2019)
  • First Aid CPR/AED, American Heart Association (2017 – 2022)
  • HydroWorx Aquatherapy Workshop, HydroWorx (2015)
  • BodPod Body Composition Analysis Workshop, CosMed (2015)
  • SpeedCourt Workshop, GlobalSpeed (2014)

  Professional Experience:

  • Strength Forward Training LLC, strength & conditioning coach – Portland, OR (2022 – present) 
  • Lloyd Athletic Club, personal & group trainer – Portland, OR (2019 – 2022)
  • Gold’s Gym Hollywood, personal trainer – Los Angeles, CA (2018 – 2019)
  • HillCity Club, personal & group trainer – Antalya, TR (2015 – 2016)
  • Gloria Sports Arena, strength & conditioning coach – Antalya, TR (2014 – 2015)
  • Gloria Hotels & Resorts, personal & group trainer – Antalya, TR (2014 – 2015)
  • LifeGym Wellness Center, personal & group trainer – Antalya, TR (2013 – 2014)
  • Akdeniz University Recreation Center, fitness instructor – Antalya, TR (2011 – 2013)
  • ProLife Wellness & Fitness Club, fitness instructor – Antalya, TR (2011)

 

*For more info: linkedin.com/in/akanberk

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