NC Fit Academy Instructors
Darius: Hoop Skills & Drills
Darius has over 7+ years coaching experience, is a Certified Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor in Science in Kinesiology, and later obtained a Masters in Sport Management from Eastern Michigan University. Darius has specialized in skill development and performance training throughout his coaching career working with athletes of all ages to improve their performance on and off the playing field.
Mark: Strength & Conditioning
Mark is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, certified through USA-Weightlifting for Olympic Weightlifting, and a doctor of physical therapy. He has experience with strength, speed and agility training with middle school, high school and collegiate athletes, return to sport training after injury, and general strength training to improve daily function. As a former college athlete, he continues to participate in recreational sports. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising and playing guitar.
Sierra: Kids Yoga
Sierra is a kindergarten teacher and a Certified Yoga Instructor, with a passion for showing others how movement can improve quality of life!
Michaela: Fit N Fun and Kids Dance
Michaela is currently a student at Wayne State University. She is an Exercise and Sports Science major, a competitive Irish dancer, and is a dance teacher at the Ardan Academy of Irish Dance! She has a passion for movement and showing youth how restorative and fun it can be for your body and mind.
Zack: Aqua Frogs and Kids Splash
Zack is currently finishing his Senior year of high school, with hopes of going into forensic science when he goes to college. In addition to being a part of the NC Fit Academy team, Zack also teaches swim lessons and has been a Kids Club Counselor during the summer months at the Neighborhood Club.