Testimonial for W.I.T.S. by Bodie Bankey

Mr. DelVecchio,
I wanted to take a minute to thank you for what your training has done for my career. After finishing the WITS training at Owens Community College, I was able to secure a position as a personal trainer at my local fitness center. This position gives me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of community members that are looking to improve their personal fitness level. No single appointment is the same because each member has their own special needs and in some cases special barriers. It is an exciting and rewarding opportunity that would not have been possible without my WITS certification.
In addition, I was hired as a part-time instructor at Owens Community College in their Physical Education department. I have been able to utilize the knowledge and skills that I gained through the WITS training to enhance the classroom experience for students. I am currently teaching Sports Conditioning, Walking, and Weight Training classes to students who are working on their Associates degree. This has been a wonderful experience for me, but I must admit that being only 19, I was concerned that my students might think my young age meant I lacked the needed knowledge to help them grow. However, this has not been the case; the information that I gained from your WITS training has provided me with the knowledge that has earned my student’s respect. Again, I want to thank you for putting together such an outstanding program that has changed my life in a very positive manner.

- by Bodie Bankey

Toledo, OH, US