Heather Simpson

Fort Myers, FL 33913

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

About Me

Degrees

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

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
Verified
Expires: Aug 31, 2021
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: Aug 31, 2021
NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Verified
ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
Verified
Spinning® - Lifetime Status
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
Spinning® - Level 3 - Elite Spinning® Instructor Certification
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
Spinning® - Level 2 - Advanced Spinning® Instructor Certification
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
Spinning® - Certified Spinning® Instructor
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
Spinning® - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 2)
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
Spinning® - Certified Spinning Instructor (STAR 1)
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
Spinning® - CERTIFICATION STATUS
Verified
Expires: Dec 31, 2112
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Verified
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level One: Foundations
Verified
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level Two: Communication
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

Heather's Locations

Within 25.00 miles of 33913 (Training Radius)

Additional Information

Rate

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

Payment Methods

Personal Checks

Years Experience

26-30

Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Female

24 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Kelly Waldner on Oct 16, 2020

    Heather truly demonstrates a passion and enthusiasm for training and exercise that is absolutely contagious! She is able to motivate me (and others) to be the best we can be through her dynamic and knowledgeable approach to fitness whether it's group fitness, personal training, aqua fitness, or yoga! I have enjoyed participating in all of these classes and one thing that stands out is her ability to provide excellent verbal cueing making the exercise transitions seamless and she always provides variations for exercises to safely meet everyone's fitness level.

    Heather is committed to staying current current with the latest trends and innovations in adult fitness and is more than willing to search out alternative and creative ways to meet her clients needs (think Covid). Heather willingly adapted to the Covid challenge by providing options such as YouTube classes, FaceBook fitness education videos, Skype small group personal training, and even SUP yoga!

    Another thing that I love is the way Heather collaborates with her clients to best determine how to meet our Fitness and Wellness goals through surveys, discussions, educational videos, and social media. I love how even during Covid she managed to keep us connected through her newsletters and social media.

    I highly recommend Heather to help you achieve your fitness goals in a professional, fun, welcoming, and supportive environment!

  • by Heather Vest on Oct 13, 2020

    Heather is an enthusiastic instructor who motivates you to want to keep going and be a better you. She provides detailed instruction for all levels. I’ve enjoyed watching her videos during quarantine. They have helped me to gain strength and confidence during this time where access to the gym is limited. Heather is a great instructor with years of knowledge in the fitness industry, she is willing to help in all aspects of fitness not just workouts. I highly recommend her for all fitness needs!

  • 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!!

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