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Wellness enthusiast and former YMCA Group Fitness Instructor looking to re-aquire a Group Fitness Instructor position that provides opportunity for professional and personal growth. I'm well-regarded as passionate advocate of healthy lifestyle, helping many reach fitness goals and inspiring people to become serious about their overall health.


Feb 2017Present

CPR/AED Certification

YWCA of Minneapolis
Aug 2016Present

TRX Functional Training Instructor

TRX Training
June 2016May 2017

PiYo Instructor Certification

Feb 2015Feb 2017

Personal Trainer Certification

American Council on Exercise


Jan 2009Dec 2010

Business Administration Associate's Degree

Southeast Technical Institute


Group Fitness

2 years experience teaching group fitness classes, such as TRX/Kettlebell, cardio circuit, PiYo, and bootcamp, in large class settings

Personal Training

2 years experience consulting and training fitness clients in a 1-on-1 or small group fitness setting. Maintained loyal client-base training several clients for over a year. Worked with all age groups from age 5 to 70


In depth knowledge of body mechanics particularly mechanics related to exercise such as rotation movements, active movements, degrees of movements, planes of motion, etc

Customer Service

Ability to listen to and respond to customer questions and comments while providing exceptional customer service with a friendly demeanor

Food & Nutrition

In depth knowledge on natural foods and herbal remedies which promote overall well-being and a healthy lifestyle


Fluent in Amharic (Official Language In Ethiopia) along with English 

Work experience

May 2016Present

Front End Shift Lead (supervisor)

Seward Community CoOp (Minneapolis)

Lead the Front End Department by scheduling and coordinating staff breaks, coordinating staff schedule changes as needed, dealing with escalations, covering Customer Service desk, cashiers, and baggers when needed, create Excel sales reports daily, return shopping carts from outside when needed, be available for any questions, concerns, or comments from Front End staff.

Oct 2015May 2016

Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Midtown Minneapolis YWCA (Minneapolis, MN)

Meet and great fitness members and build relationships which lead to personal training sessions. I sell my personality as a trainer and coach clients on exercise forms techniques and help create goals and workout plans for clients. Answer fitness and nutrition related questions from fitness members. Teach group fitness classes a couple of times per week at both Midtown and Uptown locations in Minneapolis.

Mar 2015Oct 2015

Personal Trainer

Sioux Falls Family YMCA (Sioux Falls, SD)

Assisted fitness members with any fitness related questions and/or comments. Contacted members to advise of and sale personal training package, coached and trained clients based on fitness needs and goals. 

Dec 2014May 2015

Youth Boys Basketball Coach

CYAL Rebels Sioux Falls

Coached and trained middle school boys, mainly from the inner city, on various basketball skills and teamwork activities in preparation for games and tournaments. Coached practices and games for a full season and handled basketball-related activities. Also helped provide inspiration to the team members and taught life-skills based on my personal experiences growing up in Sioux Falls. Built strong working-relationships with the individual team members, their parents, and fellow coaches.

Jul 2012Jul 2015


Sencore (Sioux Falls, SD)

Inspected, cleaned, kitted, scanned, and packed all outgoing digital receivers in a timely manner. Worked with sales and production team to insure high quality receivers are shipped to and received by customers.