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  Rick Almand

Born: 6 November 1948
Married 34 Years with 2 sons (24, 27) 

Certified Personal Trainer with: 

* ACE (American Council on Exercise) since 2002 
* AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) since 2001 
* YMCA Certified 2004 - 2008

* 1st Dan 2nd Stripe: Tae Kwon Do / World Mu Hawk Federation 

(Trained at Grand Master You`s Martial Arts Academy in Winder, Ga)

* Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering - Georgia Tech

Atlanta Senior Olympics: 2005 - Silver Medal in 200 meters and Bronze Medal in 100 meters (their website has been discontinued) 

Delievered fitness seminars to churches, schools, organizations and businesses: 

Rhodia, Winder Optimist Club, Winder Rotary, Magnolia Estates, Four Seasons Retirement Home, Westside Middle School, Athens Christian School (senior class), Gainesville Kiwanis, White Oak Springs Baptist Church, 1st United Methodist Church, Mayfield Dairies, Price Industries, Barrow County Women In Business, PLC, Bella Salon, Norton Realty (Gainesville office), Winder Noon Lion's Club, Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network, County Line Elementary School Career Day 2009, Flowery Branch Rotary, Russell Middle School, Barrow Regional Medical Auxiliary, Barrow Regional Medical Lunch and Learn, Family Connection Collaborative Meeting (Barrow County), Apalachee Get Fit Health Challenge, Midway Methodist Church, Senior Center (Auburn, Ga), Lanier Tech Nursing Classes (Winder Campus). O.W.L.S. of Auburn

Columnist in Health Section of Winder Barrow newspaper (published every 4th Sunday) 

Appeared on Channel 12 'Community Focus' (Sep 04 & May 05) and 'Living Life with Style' (Jan 06)

Interviewed on 'Voice of Truth' Apr 07 Interviewed Channel 24 Charter Cable Nov 07, Mar 08 

Trained "Team Fullhouse" from YMCA/Barrow Regional Medical 12 week "Team Lean" contest 2008 - "Team Fullhouse" came in 2nd out of 51 teams as to percentage weight loss - out of over 250 participants, one of the ladies on our team had the 2nd highest weight loss for women (16%) 

Personal trainer for 2008 "Walk-a-Weigh" program for Barrow County employees

Lead warmups and 5K walk for Alzheimers Memory Walk in Athens, Ga: 2007, 2008, 2009 

Fitness speaker: Barrow County Youth Conference 2008. 2009, 2010, 2011

Barrow County Chamber of Commerce 2003 - 2009
* 1st business selected as 'Business of the Month' by the Barrow Chamber of Commerce

Training people from ages 14 to 90 (in their homes, in their offices) - visit 'Testimonials' webpage 


     Misson Statement: 

"To expand the understanding of physical fitness to the general public and to instill in all my clients the desire as well as the ability to take care of their primary asset - their physical health"
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand."     
                                                   Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States