Trainer Bio: Deniese Kragel

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of Kentucky
  • Certified Wellness Coach – Nutritional Manager through the AASDN (American Academy of Sports Dietitians and Nutritionists)
  • Certified HEED (Healthy Eating Every Day) Facilitator
  • Certified Personal Trainer through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America)
  • CPR and AED certified through American Heart Association

Professional Background

  • Wellness Coach at HealthFit powered by Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH)
  • Group Exercise Instructor at HealthFit powered by SMH
  • Personal Trainer at HealthFit powered by SMH
  • Personal Trainer at EarthSpa
  • Area Director for Shapes Total Fitness
  • Former Mrs. Florida

Specialized Experience

  • Created and conducted lifestyle change classes for Sarasota County
  • Created and taught weight loss programs for Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • Created a school-based Wellness program for Sarasota County and helped secure grants for its launch
  • Wellness Coach for Comprehensive Medical Psychology’s Eating Disorder Team.