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Mollie Martin, CSCS

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About

Mollie Martin, CSCS, is a Minnesota native competing in hockey and rugby and went to school at UW-Milwaukee where she pursued rugby at the D1 club level. Soon after completing her undergraduate degree in psychology, she moved to San Diego to follow her passion of fitness, rugby and traveling. While still competing at the elite level in rugby, Mollie worked at the American Council on Exercise as an Exam Preparation Specialist and worked part time as the strength and conditioning coach for the men’s San Diego rugby team. She then followed moved to Cardiff, Wales (UK) to complete her masters in S&C including completing an internship with the PRO-14 professional rugby team, the Newport Gwent Dragons. Before returning back to the Twin Cities, Mollie took some time to travel before starting at TCO. Today, Mollie an Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach and Supervisor at the Edina High School Wellness Center.

Education

Bachelor of Science Psychology emphasis in Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Master of Science Strength & Conditioning, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales, UK (Expected June 2019)

Professional Certifications

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (2015)
USA Rugby Strength and Conditioning Coach Educator (USA Rugby)
Certified Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)
Certified Health Coach by the American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)
Certified Medical Exercise Specialist by the American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)
Certified Group Fitness Instructor by the American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)
Youth Fitness Specialist (ACE Fitness)
Behavior Change Specialist (ACE Fitness)
Sports Conditioning Specialist (ACE Fitness)

Professional Affiliations

American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness)
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

Achievements and Awards

Two-time national champion 7s women’s rugby, San Diego Surfers women’s rugby team

Publications

IDEA Fitness Journal publication November 2016- ‘7 Tips for Building an Online Training Business
IDEA Fitness Journal publication March 2015- Balancing Your Role as a Fitness Professional with Another Full Time Job
Surgeon General tool kits for fitness professionals- published contributor https://www.acefitness.org/advocacy/pdf/Walking_Toolkit_Pro.pdf
Surgeon General tool kits for general public- published contributor https://www.acefitness.org/advocacy/pdf/Walking_Toolkit_Community.pdf