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Dana Underwood

Director/Admissions Advisor

Dana is the Director/Admissions Advisor at National Personal Training Institute Sacramento. She is a proud NPTI graduate, where she received her education and diploma as a Fitness Professional, and now gets to help others do the very same! Following her graduation from NPTI, she developed her own personal training business with a focus on customized individual training programs as well as high intensity group fitness boot camps. Most recently, Dana has pursued her Yoga teacher training and will complete that in October of 2020. In her spare time, you will find her working out, practicing yoga, and exploring the outdoors on hikes.

At NPTI, Dana makes it a point to get to know each and every student, while providing support and guidance to them throughout their fitness journey. She is actively involved in the course curriculum, enrollment, faculty management, event coordination and business development. Her upbeat and organized approach to both her personal training and to her role as Director of NPTI Sacramento creates a motivating and encouraging environment for both students and alumni alike.

Education/Certifications:

  • California State University of Sacramento- BA in Communications
  • National Personal Training Institute- Diploma of Personal Training
  • Certified Yoga Instructor (in progress)
  • Basic Life Support Instructor (CPR)- American Safety
Conor Foley

Instructor

Instructor Conor Foley has been working in the fitness industry for over a decade in a variety of capacities. He began personal and group training in 2008 and quickly opened the first CrossFit affiliate in Davis, CA. After realizing he needed to take his education further he received a B.S. in Kinesiology from Sacramento State in 2013. He received his CSCS from the NSCA in 2014 and shortly after began his Strength and Conditioning business, Paramount Performance, while concurrently working as a physical therapy aide. His love of all things fitness and his knowledge of the industry naturally led him to NPTI Sacramento, whose educational standard will raise the bar for all trainers and collectively improve the industry as a whole.

Education/Certifications:

  • CSUS- BS Kinesiology
  • NSCA CSCS
  • Spinning Level 1
  • NASM CPT- D
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • NASM Weight Loss Specialist
  • NASM Youth exercise Specialist
  • NASM Senior Fitness Specialist
  • Crossfit Level 1
  • Crossfit Endurance
  • Crossfit Kids
  • Crossfit Olympic Lifting
Brittainy Chown

Instructor

Brittainy began her pursuit of education in Exercise Science and Kinesiology as an undergraduate student at Humboldt State University in 2009. As a member of the school’s track and field team she fell in love with coaching just as much as competing. She graduated with her B.S. in Kinesiology from HSU in 2013 and also walked away with the school’s 2nd best female mark in the long jump event in the programs history.

From there she went on to a graduate program in Exercise Science from the University of the Pacific, while also teaching undergraduate courses in weight training and holding the assistant track and field coaching position. It was here she also fell in love with the sport of powerlifting. In the last 5 years, Brittainy has received her CSCS from the NSCA, coached 100’s of clients and athletes in commercial and private gyms as well as online, and has worked her way into the top 30 powerlifters in the world in 2019. She comes to NPTI having worked in many gyms, hoping to create better personal trainers prepared for the ever changing fitness world.

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