Bill Sonnemaker MS
Bill Sonnemaker MS, brings to his role at The Personal Trainer Development Center his expertise as an internationally sought-after Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer, and Educator. Bill’s impressive credentials, first-class scientific education, and numerous national and international awards distinguish him as a cutting edge leader in the fitness industry.
In 2007, Bill received both the IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year and the NASM Pursuit of Excellence Awards. He is recognized worldwide by his peers in the fitness industry as a highly motivated and committed leader. Bill is a much respected advocate for the advancement of fitness professionals’ training and competence standards.
Bill holds a MS in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. His superb ability to train and educate stems in part from his academic background in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. Bill also brings to The Personal Trainer Development Center his prior professional experience as a Research Scientist at the U.S. Centres for Disease Control.
Bill has obtained advanced specializations and certifications as a Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He earned these and additional certifications through PTA Global, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Bill is an IDEA® Master Trainer and spokesperson. He is also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Georgia Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team, an Examiner for the Medical Fitness Association (MFA), a media representative and “Fly Solo” Mentor for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Bill’s scientific foundation, superior understanding of functional anatomy, chemistry, and the composition and ultimate potential of the human body provides the platform for his ongoing quest to reach the masses. His passion is to help motivate, educate and train others to achieve their optimal level of health by reaching and maintaining their fitness goals. As founder and CEO of Catalyst Fitness, Bill thrives on using his world-class knowledge and skills when training clients and professional athletes and when designing Corporate Wellness Programs at Catalyst Fitness in Atlanta, Georgia. Catalyst Fitness is Georgia’s only fully accredited and medically recognized Personal Training and Performance Enhancement facility.
CEO, Catalyst Fitness
CFO, Catalyst Fitness Midtown
Author and Presenter for PT on The Net
Author and Presenter for IDEA Health and Fitness Association
2009 Kennesaw Business Association Business of the Year
2007 IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year
2007 NASM Pursuit of Excellence Award Winner
Voted Atlanta’s #1 Personal Trainer 3 Years in a Row
Master Trainer for IDEA, ViPR, Trigger Point, and Redcord
PTA Global, NASM, ACE, NSCA, ACSM, CanFitPro
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