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Keith Finlay, Certified Personal Trainer

cc keith bio2Keith is an elite personal training professional certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) which is the most respected Training organization in the fitness industry.  NASM is considered to be the gold standard for training professionals.  He has over 15 years of personal training experience.  Keith focuses on the fact that all movement originates from the core and works to build his clients from the inside out to ensure that they have optimal function for all daily activities and to reduce their risk of injury.

Keith also brings 15 years of experience in the sport of Taekwondo for which he holds a W.T.F. Black belt and represented his country of Trinidad in the Pan AM Games – C.A.C. and the Caribbean Championship.

Specialities

Integrated Core Training
Corrective Exercise Training
Sports Performance Training
(S.M.R) Flexibility Training
Senior Fitness Training
Golf Fitness Training

Certifications

N.A.S.M - Certified Personal Trainer
N.A.S.M – P.E.S – Performance Enhancement Specialist
N.A.S.M – C.E.S – Corrective Exercise Specialist
N.A.S.M – W.L.S – Weight Loss Specialist
N.A.S.M – G.P.T.S – Group Personal Training Specialist
N.A.S.M – S.F.S – Senior Fitness Specialist
N.A.S.M – G.F.S – Golf Fitness Specialist
A.F.A.A  – C.P.T – Certified Personal Trainer
TRX Group Instructor Certified

Keith, a Homewood resident moved more than 2,000 miles away from his home in Trinidad to start a new life and seize opportunity. Nearly 10 years later, Keith Finlay was granted Unites States citizenship but said it wasn’t an easy journey. Finley officially became a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony in April of 2016. At the ceremony, Finlay and other new citizens took an oath of allegiance to the United States. “To accomplish this was one of the proudest moments of my life,” he said.

Finlay’s naturalization followed a series of tests and interviews to determine if he was qualified to be a U.S. citizen. Finlay said he’s also proud of working as a personal trainer at Chiropractic Care in Homewood. He has been an employee for seven months and said the people he works with makes it easy to love his job. “They appreciate me and the best thing you can have is being appreciated by people you work for,” Finlay said. “It gives you great pride in wanting to go to work to do more and be better.”

Not only are the employees an important part of his job, but so are the clients. Finlay stressed his goal is to make them feel better than how they did before they came in. “The most important thing is to make sure they leave with a smile on their face,” Finlay said.

Finlay explained that when he arrived in the United States, it was important to have a particular mindset in order to take advantage of the opportunities that were presented to him. “I came here with two certifications and today I have 10,” Finlay said. “You can come here without ambition and end up doing nothing or you can have drive and achieve the things you want to.” But Finlay said even with the accomplishments that he has made thus far, he still has room to grow.

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