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Andrew Rapacz,

B.S., EP-C

Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist

andrew.rapacz@liveyourlifept.com

Andrew holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota (2009) and a Master of Organizational Leadership Certificate from St. Catherine University (2016). He is accredited through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (2011).

Andrew has worked in the adaptive fitness world of neurological rehabilitation since 2009. He helped foster program growth and expansion of adaptive fitness opportunities for individuals with Spinal Cord Injury and other neurological diagnosis through Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Activity Based Locomotor Exercise (ABLE) program, part of Allina Health, establishing Minnesota’s first and only Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network Community Fitness and Wellness Facility. He also works as a contract installer of FES products for Restorative Therapies, Inc. providing installation, education, and training for FES home users throughout the Upper Midwest.

Additionally, Andrew serves as a Board Member of Get Up Stand Up to Cure Paralysis Foundation (gusu2cure.org) a nonprofit organization in Minnesota working to unite, educate and support those dealing with Spinal Cord Injuries and to advocate for research and the restoration of function. GUSU’s initiatives include advocating for SCI Research; community involvement through peer group and one-on-one peer mentoring; and promoting adaptive fitness.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters living an active and healthy lifestyle, enjoying the outdoors through cycling, running, hiking, and gardening. When he’s not outside Andy enjoys following University of Minnesota athletics, Vikings, Twins, MNUFC, Wild, Timberwolves, and Liverpool FC; listening to music; and reading.

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Corey Schultz,

B.S., EP-C

Personal Trainer, Exercise Physiologist

corey.schultz@liveyourlifept.com

Corey Schultz graduated from Valdosta State University in Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. He completed an internship through Emory University in Atlanta where he studied and worked in their Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. Corey moved to Minnesota at the end of 2018, after working as a personal trainer for four years in the Madison Wisconsin area.

During his four years as a personal trainer, Corey worked with people from all different walks of life with varying degrees of abilities and limitations. Corey is certified as an exercise physiologist (EP-C) through the American College of Sports Medicine. He also has his senior strength and conditioning certification through NETA (National Exercise Trainer’s Association) and is certified to teach Staying Active and Independent for Life (S.A.I.L.) classes. Corey is very interested in continuing education and keeps current with fitness trends and research.

When Corey is not exercising himself or a client, he can often be found spending time with his significant other, Brittany, and her dog, Huni. They particularly enjoy being outside hiking and camping. Corey is very excited to utilize his knowledge and experience to help improve the lives of people in the Twin Cities area!

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Hillary Rotunda,

B.A.

Personal Trainer

hillary.rotunda@liveyourlifept.com

Hillary grew up being active her whole life. After playing many sports, she settled on volleyball and softball, which she played through college at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. While at Concordia, she earned a double major in exercise science and nutrition. After she moved to the MN twin cities area after college, she earned her certified personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine along with a certified strength and conditioning coach through USA weightlifting. She found passion in motivating people to reach their goals by finding a personalized nutrition and exercise plan that worked best for them. She has worked with clients 1-on-1, as well as small group classes. She looks forward to continuing to grow her knowledge base and help people achieve their health and wellness goals through Live Your Life!

In her spare time, Hillary can usually be found at the gym, playing volleyball, or coaching softball. During the summer, she participates in many sand volleyball leagues and tournaments. She enjoys Minnesota summer activities, such as rollerblading, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. She loves playing board games with her friends and family and trying any new recipe she can find.

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