Sotera Chelini
Fitness Trainer - Nutritionist - Strength & Conditioning Specialist - Specialist in Exercise Therapy

My Certifications

ISSA Master Trainer

The ISSA Master Trainer credential is awarded only to distinguished ISSA Certified Trainers who have proven their competence in personal training and developed expertise in five additional areas of concentration through specialization certifications. This esteemed knowledge means personalized programs and targeted results for any type of client.

ISSA Certified Master Trainer

ISSA Certified Elite Trainer

As an Elite Trainer, I can provide a comprehensive foundation of both the science and the practice of Personal Training, Fitness Nutrition/Coaching, and fitness programing for special populations by properly assessing, training, and motivating the general population, clients that need fitness nutrition coaching, athletes, youth, clients with chronic conditions, and seniors.

DNA-Based Fitness Coach

As a DNA-Based Fitness Coach, I am able to administer DNA testing and evaluate over 30 genetic identifiers related to how an individual responds to different types of exercise, nutrition, and motivation techniques. With this information, I can provide unique and personalized programs, get more and even better results for everyone — weight loss clients, athletes, and general health and prevention.

Bodybuilding Specialist

As a Bodybuilding Specialist, I work with bodybuilders to effectively help them with their training, recovery, motivation, and nutritional strategies to prepare them for their bodybuilding success; whether this be hypertrophy/adding muscle mass, preparing for a competition, or just living a strong fit lifestyle as a bodybuilder.

ISSA Certified Nutrition Specialist

By implementing nutritional science and nutritional practices, this allows me to successfully guide my clients toward a healthier and better body through proper nutrition. In addition to the fundamentals of nutritional science, I combine a comprehensive approach to assist clients in establishing better nutritional practices, tackle issues such as digestion problems, metabolism, energy transfer and balance, and the structure and function of macronutrients and micronutrients.

This is done through preparing, collecting, and evaluating preliminary information. From there, I can offer nutrition and supplement suggestions, help my clients set goals, using outcome-based nutrition coaching and practical plans to help my clients overcome common challenges. I make adjustments as needed along the way, and provide continuing ongoing support.


ISSA Certified Transformation Specialist

My role as a Transformation Specialist integrates the theory of behavioral change with practical strategies for influencing behavioral patterns as they relate to physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Using skills which focus on behavioral change techniques, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, commitment strategies, Flow, and the experience sampling method to affectively shift a client's behavior to increase motivation and a help move th client from "surviving" to "thriving, creating a positive self-image, as well as physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Corrective Exercise Specialist

As a Corrective Exercise Specialist, I first identify the complex factors associated with poor movement patterns and correct them with simple methods using evidence-based corrective exercise interventions to help restore physical performance, improve physical performance, and reduce injury risk for those with movement dysfunctions.

NSCA Member

The NSCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit international education association with an active voice in the news for advancements in the field of strength and conditioning.  The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, supporting and disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.  The NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. Its initiatives are governed by a board of nine directors and managed by an executive director and staff to carry out business.  

ISSA Specialist in Strength & Conditioning