Athena Farias, MSNASM CPT / CES / NASE / RRCA
I have been in the health and fitness industry for 15 years. I have a Bachelor's in Exercise and Sports Science and a Master's in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. I have held certifications from ACSM HFI & CPT, AFAA, Schwinn Cycling instructor, Yoga Fit level 1, and Mat Pilates. I currently hold NASM CPT/CES/PES, NASE, and Nutritional Leader for the Air Force. I have been able to combine my passion of healthy living through being physically active and healthy eating with my career as an Exercise Physiologist & Diabetes Prevention Education Specialist. I have been running for 27 years, so far I have completed one 50 mile Ultra marathon, 14 full marathons, 27 half-marathons, and countless 10K, and 5K's. I am an "adrenaline junkie," I also do adventure races, mountain biking, road cycling, duathlons (on & off road), kayaking, rock climbing, anything that gets my heart rate up and moving. I lead by example by practicing what I preach. I work with a diverse clientele from beginners, special populations, and athletes. Each one of us can achieve our goals as long as you have the right guidance. It takes setting realistic, achievable goals, and encouraging clients to find their motivation within themselves.
Joey Farias is currently the co-founder of Get Fit SATX, a website and fitness group aimed at decreasing the chance of individuals developing Type II diabetes and heart disease. He has studied Health and Fitness at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Tx., and National Christian University where he played college baseball. He feels the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits from adults that would lead to a healthy lifestyle for children in today’s world. “1 in 3 children born after the year 2000 have a chance to develop Type II Diabetes”, is a statistic that was branded into his mind. With 5 nephews, 1 niece and a son all born after the year 2000, he is really trying to make a change for the better in today’s world of fast food and technology