Exercise and Sport Science Department
Simone was born and raised in Germany and came to live in the Unites States at the age of 20. After having children, she became passionate about health and fitness and decided to pursue a degree in Exercise and Sport Science, which she completed at UMHB in 2009. Simone also earned her Master’s degree at UMHB in 2011, at which point she began to teach activity courses in the Exercise Science Department as an adjunct as well as at Temple College.
Simone’s formal education is complemented by certifications such as Personal Trainer (NASM), Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA), 200-hour registered Yoga Instructor, Distance Running Coach (RRCA), and USAT Level I Coach. She has over 10 years of experience coaching individuals and groups to better health and improved fitness and considers it her professional and personal responsibility to encourage people to become, or stay, physically active.
Through her role models at UMHB Simone became an avid runner and triathlete, having completed several marathons and triathlons up to Ironman distance. Simone and her family reside in Belton where they live an active lifestyle, participating in as many outdoor activities as they can. They attend Vista Community Church in Temple.