Lily Reed

My name is Lily Reed. I was born and raised is Rockville MD. After graduating from Richard Montgomery High School in 2006 my family and I moved to Asheboro NC.

I attended Randolph Community College while I was deciding which career path I wanted to take.

I knew I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, I just wasn’t sure how. While in the decision process I became involved in fitness to lose some weight. Once I started seeing dramatic changes in not only my body, but my health as well, I realized this was the career path I should pursue. I decided that I wanted to be a personal trainer and wellness coach. I knew that it would be the most fulfilling career for me and a great way to make a difference in the lives of others as I helped them accomplish their fitness goals.

I researched schools that would provide the education I needed, and equally important, hands on training. I found the perfect opportunity here in Raleigh NC. While at NPTI (National Personal Trainer Institute), my studies were focused on fitness courses such as exercise physiology, weight management, nutrition, weight training, and personal training. I graduated in July of 2009 with a Diploma in Personal Training along with a 100 Hour Basic Nutrition Certificate.

My first job after graduating was at Asheboro Health and Fitness where I was able to use my new skills and education to assist clients in weight loss. One client that has stuck with me throughout the years is Alan King. With his dedication and willingness to learn, Alan was able to lose 70 pounds. His goals were accomplished through functional training as well as circuit & weight training along with nutritional education. The positive outcome of Alan reaching his goals and seeing the freedom and happiness he experienced was one of the main reasons I decided to get into this business. It was great to share in such a precious victory and it gave me such satisfaction that I was more certain than ever that this is what I was meant to do.

I was hired at Nautilus Family Fitness Center in March of 2013 as a personal trainer and wellness coach. I am extremely excited about my Career at NFFC because it gives me the chance to motivate and educate our members in making simple changes in their lifestyles that will make them healthier and happier.

In May 2013, I will be teaching the Silver Sneaker Classes, which I am super excited about. The Silver Sneaker program is amazing because it promotes fitness and fun at the same time. I believe we should be concerned with our health and fitness level any age, but we should always have fun in the process or we will not want to make it a continual lifestyle.

I truly believe that any fitness goal is possible through dedication and time. I am ready and willing to help anyone who is ready to make a change and reach for his or her goals.

Lily Reed