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Dianne McCaughey, Ph.D.

Award-Winning Fitness Specialist, Speaker, Author, Consultant, Master Trainer, and Presenter with more than 30 years experience in:

Ph.D. Concentration in Gerontology, Union Institute and University (2004)
Egoscue Posture Therapy Certification (2012)
M.A.P.E. Physical Education, University of Florida, Honors (1980)
B.S. Physical Education, University of Florida, High Honors (1979)

Fitness Certifications and Credentials
Advanced Water Safety Certified (1990)
ACE Gold Personal Trainer (1991-present)
AFAA Group Exercise Instructor (1993-present)
PADI Certified Advanced Scuba Diver (1994-present)
NSCA Personal Trainer (1995-present)
IISA In-Line Skating Instructor (1995-present)
AAFP Medical Specialist (1996-present)
USPA Certified D License Sky Diver (1996-present)
Body Pump Instructor (1998-2005)
Schwinn/Mad Dog Spinning Instructor (1998)
AFAA Kickboxing Instructor (2000-present)
IDEA Master Personal Trainer (2001-present)
AAAI Yoga Instructor (2002-present)
Physicalmind Institute Mat Pilates Instructor (2002-present)
AFAA Senior Fitness Instructor (2003-present)
NIHS Senior Fitness Specialist (2003-present)
National Board of Fitness Examiners Certification (2006)
TRX Instructor (2001-present)

Bootcamp in  Russia

Work Experience
High School Physical Education Instructor (1980-1990)
Competitive Cheerleading Coach (1980-1987)
Teaching Staff, Palm Beach Community College (health, physical education) (1985-1995)
Owner Treasure Coast Gym (1987-1990)
Owner Stuart Karate Center (1982-1992)
Co-Producer and Coordinator of State and National Events, including Karate Tournaments,
              Cheerleading Competitions and Body Building Shows (1980-1991)
President of Fitness Specialists, a professional personal training business in Stuart, Florida (1989-present)
Body Pump Master Trainer (1998-2000)
AFAA Examiner/Provider/Master Trainer (1997-present)
ISCA/ Master Trainer (2002-present)
ACE Provider/ Master Trainer (2000-present)
Developer and Producer of Fitness Facts, Televised Segments/Fitness Tips for the Day (1999- 2001)
Producer “Cardio-Combative” Exercise Videos (1995-1998)
Publisher and Author, Fitness Specialists Training Guide to Personal Training, A Personal Training Manual (1998-present)
International Fitness Presenter (1994-present)
International Corporate and Private Seminar Facilitator for Personal Growth, Empowerment, and Team Building (1998-present)
Consultant for America’s Best in Class, A National Fitness Talent Contest and Educational
              Company (2003-2004)
US Open World Karate Tournament Director (2005-present)
Geriatric Exercise Specialist A4M (2008)
Author, YUR—Your Universal Reality (2010)
Geriatric Exercise Specialist MFA (2011-present)

Awards, Honors and Affiliations
National Cheerleading Championship (1978)
Collegiate Cheerleader/Professional Instructor (1975-1979)
Florida State Karate Champion (1981-1984)
Nationally Ranked #2 Karate Competitor (1983-1984)
Black Belt Woman of the Year (1981-1983)
Sports Woman of the Year (1983)
PKA and ISKA Kickboxing Judge (1980-2001)
Runner-Up Regional Aerobic Championship (1988)
IDEA Master Personal Trainer (2001-present)
Nike In-Line Skating Team (2001)
IDEA Member (1990-present)
FACT Presenter (1993-1999)
IDEA 3-Star Presenter (1997)
IDEA Presenter (1993-2001)
Sara City Mania Presenter (2001)
Faith Victory Association - founded sponsorship for children at Pefa Orphanage in Rwanda (2001 - present)
Medical Fitness Association Education Committee (2012 - present)
Presenter Medical Fitness Association (2012 - present)
The International Woman's Leadership Asspciation / Fitness Delegate (2013)
Presenter ACE Symposium East (2013)
ACE Certification Committee Meeting Member (2013)
Adivsory Board Evolutionasry Leap Technologies Corp (2013 - present)
International Advisory Board - Functional Aging Institute (2013 - present)

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