Bernard Neely, Sr.

Bernard is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education professional and business owner currently enrolled at Regent University in STEM Education Graduate Studies. He has a Master’s degree in Information and Technology from AmericaInterConntential University.

Bernard has been a fan of fitness and nutrition all his life. He has participated in sports such as distance running, football, basketball, baseball, weightlifting, boxing, martial arts, and aerobics.  He has always been driven to exercising even before, during, and after high school, military, and federal government service.  What drove him to stay fit is his desire to be a role model, back and knee surgeries, and the competitiveness within.

As a Master Fitness Trainer, you learn the importance of staying physically fit during your career in the military.  As a military veteran you may have sustain a lot of injuries both visibly and internally.  But, once again it is important that you take responsibility for your health, wellness, and fitness level after the many years of employment regardless.

His dream as a fitness professional was to work inside a private fitness studio as a coach helping others.  In 2016 he joined II XCL Strength and Conditioning personal training studio to continue his fitness journey.  While at II XCL Strength and Conditioning (Personal Training Studio) Bernard took on an internship earning 360 hours of coaching experience and became a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC).

Quote from Bernard: “What I have learned as a fitness professional over the years is staying fit is like going on a journey with many obstacles alone the way.  But still you must believe in yourself, learn not to be extreme just consistence, get plenty of rest when needed and have faith in God.”

Currently, you will find Bernard working on his National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification along with his Youth Sports Specialist Certification.