Employees of the Month- May 2015

Group Fitness Instructor

Katonya Rochester

Personal Trainer

Didier Contreras

Didier brings a wealth of experience to Center members.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology fitness studies from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Science degree in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania.

He is a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a speed and explosion specialist through the National Association of Speed and Explosion. Didier is certified in first aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross. He held internships, including assistant coaching, personal training, and strength and conditioning specialist, at universities and fitness facilities.

Didier specializes in creating functional training methods to help increase mobility and stability. He enjoys working with athletes to reach sport specific goals, often incorporating intense speed and explosive movements into the sessions.

In his free time, Didier enjoys reading, watching all types of sports, and playing competitive basketball, flag football, and soccer. He is a people-person who enjoys being a team leader and motivator while learning from others every day. When he is not training, he researches trends in health and wellness. His hobbies also include listening to music, traveling, visiting the beach, and dining on all types of food (except spicy dishes). His favorite eats are Spanish and Italian cuisine and a variety of seafood. Didier had the good fortune to travel to over 20 different countries.

Didier’s sessions focus on progress, not perfection. Join him on the Exercise Floor to evolve your personal best.