Hi. I’m Carrie Armacost, the owner of CareFit Studio.
I help health-conscious adults meet their lifestyle goals through comprehensive, personalized fitness planning and purposeful exercise. Although I’ve been working in the fitness industry for 10 years and have completed 18 marathons - including nine consecutive Boston Marathon finishes - as well as multiple triathlons and half-marathons, my fitness journey has been far from easy. In high school, I was an accomplished athlete, lettering in field hockey, basketball and golf. Although I continued to play field hockey in college, I put on a bit more than the Freshman Fifteen.
Carrie grew up as an athlete competing in sports from the early age of 5 through her college years. This presented many ups and downs -quite a few injuries over the years, Weight gains, and then having to work hard to regain the fitness level to compete again. Yet, her passion for competition never faded. Once organized sports were no longer offered after college graduation, she turned towards endurance sports such as half marathons; marathons; and triathlons as well as strength training.
The passion for athletic activities was beyond just personal. Carrie transferred her own experiences into coaching her children’s sports teams and eventually founded the cross country program for a local School - Virginia Chance School. Carrie also became a certified running coach (RRCA) in order to coach her peers in a variety of racing distances.
As a coach, Carrie noticed the amount of overuse injuries which arise from only sticking to one mode of exercise. Realizing that it take a balance and an understanding of proper strength, mobility, and cardio exercises to prevent overuse injuries, led her to becoming a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise in 2007. CareFit LLC was formed.
In January 2012, CareFit Personal Training opened it doors! Carrie was able to enhance her passion of empowering individuals to achieve their best physically, emotionally, and spiritually! CareFit was built to create an environment to where anyone can feel as if they have found their “Fitness Family SafeHouse”. Carrie’s coaching passion continues to grow and so does the CareFit community!
Athletic Interests outside of the Studio:
- Competed in multiple Half Marathons
- Competed in 18 Marathons/ 9 Consecutive Boston Marathons
- Completed Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlons as well as 1 Half-Ironman
- Golf & Tennis - Continued Education in Fitness/Wellness
Being a wife, mother, and now grandmother are her favorite accomplishments!
Carrie gave me an 18 week plan with daily running/workout assignments. Believe it or not, the training was almost easy. It was not hard at all to fit it into my daily routine as a busy mom. The build-up was so gradual that when I got up to the really long runs, my body was ready for them. I was truly prepared. The coaching included nutritional advice and weekly consultations which helped tremendously. On Nov. 6, I ran my first marathon! I completed the 26.2 miles in good time and even felt decent afterwards.
Dana Skrodzki is a seeker of All Truths. She has taken many years to discovery and learn the power of using intuition and the bodies messages to empower her body from physical ailments. Dana is committed to using the knowledge and wisdom she’s received to help others empower their own bodies.
On paper, Dana, is a Certified Integrative Health Coach, 300 hr YACEP RYT, Intuitive Bodywork/ Licensed Massage Therapist, Shaman, and loving mother of two beautiful girls. She is a graduate of the Duke Integrative Medicine Health Coaching Certification Program and has worked within the Health and Wellness Industry for the last 18 years. She has so much gratitude for what she has learned and is excited to share it with all of you.
Dana loves to share her wisdom using yoga, bodywork, and Intuitive Coaching.
To learn more visit www.empoweryourbody.org
What is yoga flow?
Yoga Flow is 75 minute class open to all levels. Breathwork, meditation, and movement will be part of this class. A flow class offer you a gateway to clear your bodies of mental stress and stagnate energy that is holding you back from feeling vibrant and whole. There’s great power in connecting intention to your breathing, your breath to physical movement, and physical movement to life. ❤️
As a former University of North Dakota football player with a
Bachelor in Exercise Science and Masters in Kinesiology,
Zebulon Miller has the experience and knowledge needed to
create results. His extensive experience in coaching &
training golfers of all levels to develop functional movement
pattern, strength, power, explosive speed and rotary power
development. Zebulon has crafted physical training programs
that are highly affective and has won 3x high school state
champions (team and individual champions) with teams that
he has worked with. Zebulon is driven by passion and
purpose to provide you with the tools needed to make your
goals and dreams become a reality
TRX Certification, TPI Level 2 Certified, FMS Certification, NCSF-CPT Certification, NETA Group Exercise Certification, National Corporate Fitness Specialist Certification
Joseph is the person behind the CareFit brand and messaging. With over 7 years of digital marketing experience, Joseph has the knowledge and passion to know what it takes to drive a brand forward in this day and age. Joseph brings CareFit Studios to the forefront of the latest trends in social media, website design, email layout, graphic design, and much more.