Trainers

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Amy E. Whittington has been involved in athletics since she was a child, competing in her first triathlon at age 12. She credits her father as her inspiration and role model, himself a national competitive triathlete, qualifying for the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in 1986. Amy is a competitive triathlete and has participated in serval Ironman Triathlons herself.  She continues to share her knowledge of endurance training with her clients.  Amy is a recognized Triathlon Coach, Swim Instructor, IGNITE 360 Presenter, Varsity HS Coach and Personal Trainer.

Contact Amy directly with any questions here: amy@drivesrq.com

  • IMG IGNITE 360 Master Trainer
  • NSCA CPT
  • FMS Certified
  • TPI Certified
  • CrossFit Certified Coach
  • Johnny G Spinning Certified
  • WSI Certified Swim Coach and Instructor
  • Paddlefit Pro Certified
tpi-certified

 

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Kyle Ferrell MA, CSCS, USAW

Director of Sports Performance and Fitness

Kyle has 10+ experience as a collegiate strength and conditioning
coach, coaching at the division 1 and division 2 levels. His stops
including working with athletes at USF, Kent State University,
West Point, and Notre Dame College.

While working at these schools, Kyle has worked with over 20 All-
Americans, hundreds of All-Conference athletes and has been apart of 10 conference championship teams.

His greatest achievement as a strength coach came from helping
8 college football players prepare and get signed to NFL teams,
which 4 of them came from division 2 Notre Dame College.
Just recently Kyle became the Director of Sports Performance
and Fitness at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA. Their he help
develop fitness programs to help middle school, high school and
college athletes perform at a high level on the field or court. He
also helped create a program for adults who wanted to achieve
high levels of fitness.

Kyle has his degree in Exercise Science from Western Michigan
University. He received his Masters degree in Sport
Administration and Recreation from Kent State University.
Kyle is NSCA CSCS and USAW certified.


 

Michael VanDeventer
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Ever since I was a little kid, I've always had a passion for sports and athletics. Sports I've competed in include baseball, basketball, golf, and triathlon just to name a few. As I got older I noticed just how important fitness was to good performance in sports. This led me to attend Ball State University and study exercise science while I played for the golf team. I moved to the Lakewood Ranch area in the fall of '18 to pursue my dream of playing professional golf and have been personal training part-time since. One of my favorite things about personal training is seeing the progress clients make as we work toward achieving their goals!
Education: B.S. Exercise Science (Ball State University '18)
 
Experience: Sports Performance Intern, MVP Sports Clinic (Summer '17); Personal Trainer and Sports Performance coach, LWR YMCA (Nov '18- Aug '19)

 

Tyler  Hosey

TYLER
I have wanted to be in a health science field since my freshman year in high school. I found a passion for exercise while playing sports. I was lucky enough to train with a local Physical Therapist who taught me the fundamentals of resistance training. I started my academic path at a vocational school earning my NASM-CPT certification. Then I enrolled at the State College of Florida with the intention of transferring to the University of South Florida’s undergraduate Exercise Science program. 

My greatest accomplishments include recognition as a co-author for a diet research study at USF; assisting with strength and conditioning coaching at the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky; and being accepted into the Masters program at the University of South Florida for Exercise Science.  

· Education: B.S Exercise Science USF

· Certifications: NPTI Graduate Certified Trainer / CPR-AED Certified

· Experience: 6+ years working with various populations

· Specialties: Assessing kinematics and programming exercise prescriptions, body composition and working with clinical populations.