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EMILY KOBEL

Education & Certifications

  • B.A. in Psychology, Walsh University

  • Currently  obtaining a Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Walsh University

  • CPR, AED & Lifeguard certified

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I was born with a Brachial Plexus injury in my left arm. I have a limited range of motion due to this injury and have to consistently work on my arm. Since I was born, I was active through occupational therapy, physical therapy, hippotherapy, gymnastics, and swimming.  I have had to work very hard to overcome my limitations due to my injury.

 

But I love to workout; I played soccer, and ran track in high school and continued playing soccer on the Walsh Women’s Reserve team. I began lifting in high school.  Sometimes I will look funny while doing exercises because some of the muscles in my shoulder do not automatically fire, I must actively think about which muscle to use in order to avoid compensation. However, my injury has not set me back!

 

When I went to college I began to hone my skills and my understanding of working out. My favorite classes in school have been biomechanics and anatomy and I love applying what I learned in those classes into my workouts.

 

In the fall of 2020, I will be attending Walsh University to begin a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. I love working with others and helping people reach their goals, so to combine my two loves, I decided that I wanted to be a personal trainer with Intelligent Fitness as well. I am excited to embark on the many journeys I will begin with training and therapy.

"Emily does such a great job of designing workouts that are targeted for my needs and that keep on challenging me to push forward towards my goals. She put effort and imagination into my exercise design. I am lucky to have her in my corner."

M.M.