Cooper Fitness Center is currently closed through April 3 due to the mandate issued by Governor Greg Abbott. It is possible the closure could be extended until April 29 due to the City of Dallas mandate.
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Ryan Sheppard, MSEd

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Professional Fitness Trainer

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Exercise Science, University of West Alabama
  • Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology, Baylor University

NATIONALLY-ACCREDITED CERTIFICATIONS

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association: Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified
  • USA Track and Field: Level 1 Coach

ADVANCED CERTIFICATES

  • Functional Movement Screen: Level I
  • TRX Suspension Training: Level I

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • Fat Loss & Muscle Gain
  • Periodized & Progressive Strength Training
  • Sport-Specific Power, Speed, Agility & Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention & Post-Rehabilitation Training
  • Quality of Life Improvement of All Ages & Abilities

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Started at Cooper Fitness Center, 2013
  • Georgia Southern University Assistant Strength Coach, 2012-2013
  • The University of Alabama Strength and Conditioning Intern, 2010-2012
  • The University of Alabama Recreation Center Personal Trainer, 2010-2012
  • Birmingham Southern College Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, 2009-2010
  • YMCA Personal Trainer, 2007-2008
  • Athletes’ Performance Intern, 2007
  • Baylor University Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2006-2007
  • Cooper Fitness Center Intern, 2004
  • University of West Alabama Football Team, 2001-2004

To schedule a personal training session, call Ryan at 817.800.2811 or email.