Heather Simpson

Mt Laurel, NJ 08054

It is my goal to offer a safe environment and a FUN atmosphere for exercise!

Verified Cert/Training
gymGO Professional

About Me

Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree, Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Coastal Carolina University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: Aug 31, 2021
ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Verified
Expires: Aug 31, 2021
NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
Verified
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Verified
Spinning® - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 2)
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
Spinning® - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 1)
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Verified
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level Two: Communication
Verified
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level One: Foundations
Verified
AEA - AEA Fitness Professional Certification
Pending Verification
RAB - Resist-A-Ball Instructor
Pending Verification
AFAA - Primary Group Exercise Certification
Expired
Expires: Feb 08, 2012
AFAA - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
Expired
Expires: Feb 08, 2012
Spinning® - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 3)
Not Verified

CPR Certified

Amerian Heart Association
Expires: Mar 31, 2020

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Mar 31, 2019

Additional Information

Rate

$65.00 / hr, Rates vary based on location. Sessions are 30-45 minutes.

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience

26-30

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

22 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Marilyn & Richard Powers on Aug 11, 2019

    Heathers expertise as a Fitness Instructor is of the highest level. We have been attending fitness classes since 1978 that take us back to Massachusetts. Of all the instructors we have had over those years Heather is the most knowledgeable in every level. She has the passion for fitness along with excellent communication skills, empathy and compassion. Richard and I have been taking her classes for a very long time. Now that we are in our mid 80's we will be moving in September to be with our family in Michigan. We will miss her inspiring classes and the wonderful people we have gotten to know over the years. We will always remember Heather fondly and for sure she is a five plus star. ~Marilyn and Richard

  • by Heather MacPherson on Jun 25, 2019

    As a fellow fitness professional I can say with complete confidence that Heather is by far one the best and most well versed fitness professionals I have met in my 20 years of teaching and training. If you have the opportunity to work with her you will not be disappointed. Her education, experience, and upbeat personality will make reaching your goals a fun project!

  • by Penny Orenzow on May 21, 2019

    If the rating chart offered 10 stars, Heather would get them! I have been taking aqua fitness classes for 5 years, and Heather has by far been the best instructor. She conducts 2 classes a week in our community (wish there were more), and every class, every week, Heather switches things up so it is NEVER boring and ALWAYS challenging! As a testament to her success, Heather has drawn the highest attendance of any other aqua fitness instructor we've had - even in the summer when so many leave for northern residences. We use water paddles, noodles, and the wall which all provide great exercise tools for an excellent 1-hour workout. I have also attended her LIFT and chair yoga classes where Heather gently (yoga) or enthusiastically (LIFT) guides us through movements and exercises to make us calmer and stronger. In all her classes, she keeps an eye on each attendee for signs of struggle or discomfort and helps determine a "work-around" for those with knee, back, shoulder, or other weak spots. I mean, who does that?? She's amazing!! Finally, I asked Heather for advice on a personal home exercise program, and after 2 short sessions, I'm on the road to improving my overall fitness (finally realize how important stretching is!) and have a routine that is mindful of my lower back issues. Heather also teaches classes out of the Estero Rec Center, so try just one - I promise you you will want to join her "team." If I could clone her and have her in PA for the summer, I'd do it in a heartbeat!!

  • by Liz Szurminski on Mar 02, 2019

    I have worked with Heather for several years. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm is contagious. She works hard to make health and fitness accessible and achievable for her participants in her programs. Heather works with various ages, and people of all skill levels and abilities, treating everyone with respect and believes in their ability to achieve the fitness goals they set. You can not go wrong with Heather for any personal training or group fitness programs.

  • by Tracy Tamer on Aug 12, 2018

    Five stars are not enough!! I have been exercising on/off my whole life, and have never met an instructor with the qualities of Heather Simpson.

    I met Heather after undergoing chemotherapy - I was exhausted, but hoping to get some strength back, and ultimately work myself back to fitness. Little did I realize how lucky I was going to be when I signed up to take her class. From the first day her infectious enthusiasm, clear instructions, multiple modifications for any student at any fitness level made it clear that I had found the right place. Within weeks I was feeling “myself” again and over the next months my fitness improved exponentially. In addition to taking a cardio/tone class that incorporated weights, I soon added her aqua class and was soon exercising five days a week. Considering what bad shape I was in just months before it was truly a miracle - or as I call that miracle - Heather!

    She so easily motivates you! She is genuinely happy to see each member of the class, keeps everyone motivated with her incredible smile, and makes sure that every person is accommodated. She will tailor any exercise to fit anyone’s need!
    One if the challenges I have found over the years is “following an instructor” during a class. This is definitely not an issue with Heather - as she cues you to the next step in advance, and clearly. There isn’t a single participant who isn’t in step!

    In addition, you are never bored. Never. She is constantly modifying the choreography, changing it just enough to keep it interesting! The music is always recognizable, upbeat, and ever changing - again, designed to keep it “interesting”.

    If you are considering any type of exercise program, from personal training to yoga, to cardio, to aquacise to classes, I would look no further! The combination of her years of experience, high level of expertise, commitment to her students and winning personality make Heather Simpson the ideal fitness professional. I highly recommend her.

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