Mckenna graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science. As a Division 1 college athlete, she realized how much time, hard work, and dedication it took to succeed not only in her sport, but in the fitness world, as well. Mckenna is a certified personal trainer and is certified in myofascial release technique, TriggerPoint Therapy and CPR/AED. She has worked in group settings, individual settings, and everything in between. Mckenna covers every aspect of health and wellness, whether it be creating workout plans that accomodates physical disabilites or limitations, meal plans that help someone overcome nutritional obstacles or addictions, having consultations with those with eating disorders or any type of issue.
What makes your training style unique?:
My training style is unique because of my ability to adapt my workouts to fit the needs of the client. No matter what their limitations may be, what their demographic may be, or what their goals may be, I can provide a fun, yet challenging experience. The ability to implement new workouts into each training session takes creativeness, especially when dealing with all different types of clients.
If you could change one behavior you see in your clients, what would it be?:
One behavior I would change is pessimism. If you go into something with a negative attitude thinking “I can’t”, then you won’t. Giving up too soon is all too familiar in my field. You need to trust the process and have patience in order to see results.
What is your favorite exercise? Why?:
I can’t pick a favorite exercise. Every muscle gets worked no matter how much I love it or hate it!
Briefly describe your weekly workout schedule. Is it seasonal? How many rest days do you take each week?:
My weekly workout schedule consists of 5 days of lifting, 1 day of cardio and 1 day of rest. I make sure to change my workout routine about every 4 weeks so my body doesn’t have time to adapt.
What is your favorite outdoor Washington D.C. activity? Do you have a favorite hike or run?:
Running around the C&O canal or jogging at Great Falls.
How do you recover from a tough workout?:
Drinking BCAA’s and making sure I do a different muscle group the following day or two until I know my body has had enough time to recover.
What is your favorite place in DC to get a healthy meal?:
Do you have anything on the horizon you would like to share?:
Keep a lookout for more guest appearances on ABC7’s Good Morning Washington for "Workout Wednesday" or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Rockville Sport & Health location to schedule a free consultation and training session with me.