Cheryl Olson holds the highly regarded CSCS certification, a credential which has become the measure of excellence in the strength and conditioning profession. This certification is awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (www.nsca.com). Cheryl is also a certified Nutrition Specialist, certified by the AASDN and is a USA Triathlon certified Level 1 coach. Her athletic career began as a competitive cyclist in all disciplines, where she achieved the rank of “Pro” in mountain biking. She now competes in triathlon at the half and full iron distances.
As a personal trainer, Cheryl instructs a variety of classes in strength training, mountain bike technique, and bicycle maintenance. Her specialty is designing and leading womens’ programs to introduce more women to sport and fitness and to accelerate their results. She also provides nutritional counseling to athletes involved with Athletic Mentors’ training programs.
In 2003, Cheryl co-founded Athletic Mentors, which has become the premier strength and conditioning company in West Michigan. Athletic Mentors’ primary objective is to provide a coaching environment where athletes at all levels can reach their true potential in their disciplines and in their LIVES. Athletes trained through Athletic Mentors programs range from youngsters to All Stars in almost every sport, plus non-athletes striving to be happy, healthy, moving and fit human beings.