Nancy Naternicola retired from WVU where she was the Fitness and Wellness Director at the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, and manager of the WVU Stansbury Fitness and Wellness Center. She designed and implemented both the Personal Trainer Minor and Group Fitness Instructor Minor at WVU, and was a key contributor to their new 4-year major in Health and Well-being. She also taught many undergraduate and graduate courses in fitness and wellness including teacher instruction in yoga, aerobics, and strength.
Nancy authored the book FITNESS Steps to Success published by Human Kinetics, which specializes in the physical activity field and whose books are intended for a range of audiences, including college students and professors, personal trainers, rehabilitation specialists, athletes, coaches, physical educators, and nutritionists. This Illinois company has subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Since its publication in 2015, FITNESS Steps to Success has sold over 31,000 copies in hardback and ebook in 3 languages.
Currently Nancy is a consultant and ACE subject matter expert for developing exam questions for the ACE Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Health Coach national certification exams.
She has been personal training 35 years, and teaching group fitness for 41 years in classes that include hi/lo, step, interval, circuit, kickboxing, mat-pilates, fitness yoga, hip hop, sport conditioning, 2-step, aqua aerobics, cardio ball, group strength, and boot camp.
For the past 20 years she has been teaching group fitness and yoga classes internationally for Fitness Pro Travel in Jamaica, Bahamas, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Cabo, St. Maarten, and Mexico.
Nancy mantra is "a body in motion, stays in motion"
BA Physical Education Teacher Education & Health
MS Physical Education Teacher Education
ACE Master Practical Trainer
ACE Personal Trainer
ACE Group Fitness Instructor
ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management
ACE Health Coach
NASPE Certified Fitness Specialist
ACE Fitness Yoga Certificate
ASFA Yoga Certified
ACE Kickboxing Instructor Certificate
ACE Mat Pilates Certificate
ATRI Fluid Yogalates Certificate