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Erin Fergus | Elance
 
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Erin Fergus

Breaking into Fitness Writing
   United States
  |   Greer, SC
  |  1:23 pm Local Time

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I have a B.S. and M.S. in exercise science and am in my final semester of a master's in journalism program. I have career experience as a YMCA fitness director, personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and I currently work as a personal training instructor at a community college. I am a gluten-free, vegan bodybuilder who recently joined the national vegan bodybuilding team, Plantbuilt. I have completed health and fitness freelance writing through Demand Studios (posted on livestrong.com and ehow.com), thisdishisveg.com, and the YMCA...

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From livestrong.com
http://www.livestrong.com/article/18681-vegetarian-diet/
Featured on livestrong.com
http://www.livestrong.com/article/174545-tips-on-transitioning-to-a-vegetarian-diet/
Featured on livestrong.com
http://www.livestrong.com/article/16064-pedometer-work/
Featured on ehow.com
http://www.ehow.com/how_5124580_perform-upper-body-workout-wheelchair.html
Featured on ehow.com, self in photos
http://www.ehow.com/how_5105911_improve-fitness-environment-ecowalking.html
Featured ehow.com
http://www.ehow.com/how_5125265_avoid-boredom-cardio-workouts.html
Featured on ehow.com
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5143997_nutritional-benefits-hemp-protein.html
Featured on ehow.com
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5215020_vegetarian-sources-omega_3-fatty-acids.html
Featured on ehow.com
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5106541_cable-exercise-vs-machine-exercise.html
This was a personal review of Crystal "rock" or mineral salt deodorant.
I researched the types, nutritional profiles, ways to ingest, and benefits of legumes.
This was a short, q & a style article to discuss protein options for vegans.
I researched the main vitamins and minerals in which vegans are deficient and provided...
This is a personal review of which workout techniques are most effective, and it...
This was an article featured in a YMCA newsletter that served as an educational piece...

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Service Description

I am interested in article writing, blogging, and personal training materials, to include continuing education, certification tests and textbooks. My most knowledgeable topics include vegetarian/vegan lifestyles, weight training, gluten-free eating, cardiovascular health, portion control, behavior change, motivation and stress management. health. I am comfortable with research and providing a scientific, informative style, but I can just as easily write in a casual, conversational, humorous tone. I am also fairly visual and proficient with Publisher and PowerPoint.

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Employment

Greenville Technical College
Full-Time Personal Training Instructor
2013 - Present
I teach lecture and lab courses on topics such as exercise physiology, weight training, cardio and flexibility training, kinesiology and personal training techniques. I also supervise the...
YMCA of Northwest Florida
Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Writer
2007 - 2013
I worked from 2007-2010 as the full-time Fitness/Aquatics Director, and then I continued to work as a Spinning and PiYo instructor and personal trainer from July 2010-December 2013. I also wrote...
Pensacola State College
Adjunct Instructor, Human Performance Department
2008 - 2012
I was an adjunct instructor who instructed Walk/Jog/Run, Exercise and Conditioning, Concepts of Life Fitness, Personal and Community Health, and Adaptive and Therapeutic Recreation.
Demand Studios
Freelance Writer
2009 - 2011
I selected topics from a database and had one week to research and write 400-500 word articles following various formats. Demand Studios only offered one chance to edit (with revisions suggest),...

Education

University of Memphis
Master of Arts in Journalism
2011 - Present
University of West Florida
Master of Science in Exercise Science
2005 - 2007
University of West Florida
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
2001 - 2004
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exercise
wellness
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