Emerge would like to introduce the latest addition to our all star staff:
Coach Keelin Russell
-United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Level 1 Coach
-Running Coach, W.I.T.S.
-JrFit youth Fitness Specialty Certification
-W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer
-St. Josephs Academy Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach
-B.S. Northwest Missouri State University
-M.A. Yale University
-PhD University of Iowa
-4000 hours experience in personal training
Health and fitness have always been a part of my lifestyle. I have participated in a wide range of competitive sports, including swimming, soccer, basketball, dance, and volleyball, since I was three years old, and in high school I focused on playing field hockey and running track and field. After graduating high school, I went on to become a multiple All-American sprinter and jumper in college.
After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University, I earned my MA in Anthropological Science from Yale University, all while maintaining my interest in promoting healthy lifestyles by being a Graduate and Professional Wellness Ambassador on campus and was on the dance team. While finishing my PhD in Anthropology from Iowa, I realized that I am most passionate about working directly with people in improving their health and I became a personal trainer, a JrFit Youth Specialist trainer, a running coach, and a USATF track and field coach.
Over the past four years, I have worked with people of all different backgrounds, ages, abilities, and goals, including weight loss, group training, boot camps, athletic training, and sports conditioning. Recently, I went back to where I graduated high school, St. Joseph’s Academy, and became the head cross country and head track and field coach. I love knowing that every day I get the chance to positively change and improve another person’s life in so many different ways.