I’m originally from North Carolina. I was involved in dance and cheerleading as early as 7, and continued on to major in dance at East Carolina University. I started working at an exercise studio at 17 where I taught aerobic classes and personally trained clients. I was fortunate to have been taught by an amazing Physical Therapist. I went on to dance at Carowinds, and after that I continued to teach aerobics and personally train clients in Charlotte, and in South Beach at Bally, in Miami. I moved back to Charlotte, NC and worked at Bally again, teaching aerobics and doing personal training. At that time there were no Personal Training Certifications, there were only safety courses which I attended and acquired certifications. At Greenville Aquatics Center, in my hometown, I taught aerobics, personal training, and aqua aerobics.
I went back to school for a Respiratory Therapy Degree, while continuing to teach aerobics and personal train. I acquired quite a bit of knowledge and experience in Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, and went on to become a Cardiac Cath Technician, where I gained more knowledge about the importance of how our body works, and how what we eat effects it, and how exercise has such a profoundly strong positive effect on our cardio-pumonary system.
I moved to Los Angeles where I obtained a Personal Fitness Training Certification through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), one of the highest and most prestigious programs. The NASM CPT certification is the preferred choice for hire and career advancement by the top health clubs in the US. Their mission is to empower individuals to live a healthy life. After researching long and hard, I found NASM to be the most sound, highly regarded, and most respected among all the Personal Training Certifications in Los Angeles.
I feel very fortunate and honored to have met Steve Jordan, “America’s Fitness Ambasador”. He owns a private personal training studio, STEVE JORDAN ACCELERATION, in West Los Angeles, where I was privileged enough to be able to train my clients. His belief is “it is my mission to empower people to be leaders in their community through fitness, nutrition, and healthy living”. I found Steve to be as amazing as his story, a true honor to have come across him.
I’ve had the good fortune to be able to train some amazing people, from producers of film, a Victoria Secret model, a few TV personalities, an older olympic runner, and the likes, to just some great people in general!
I am happy to be back in the Lake Norman area, in North Carolina where I was born and raised, and have the privilege to bring my over 3 decades of knowledge and expertise in the fields of health & fitness, beauty, and nutrition back home. Through the years I’ve seen many nutrition fads come and go, so many different modes of fitness and personal training, and I will say that where we have come, as a society in general, in the world of being healthy and staying fit, is a great time. We have many avenues to find whatever it is that may “rock our boats”! Yoga (many styles), Pilates, Personal Training, Power Lifting, Running, Cycling classes, Rowing, Aqua-exercises, Boot Camps & Cross-Fit, Kick-Boxing, and even Pole Fitness!!! I haven’t even dented the list! There’s really no excuse for anyone of us today, who is able, not to be involved in some sort of athletic or fitness activity.
Jeri Bullock, RRT, CPT, PES, CWC
“EMBRACE THE ODDS…the choice is yours”.