Shelley Chermak - Elite Trainer, RN

Bio

Maximum fitness and health are within your grasp if you reach for it now.  Long-term success is possible for everyone, even those frustrated by past failure.  The key for many is to work with an expert with the knowledge and experience to individualize strategies specifically tailored to your lifestyle and schedule.

Working with and reporting your daily activities to someone who cares about you and knows your issues will maximize your chances for success.  An experienced trainer understands the reasons many people fall short of their goals,and will keep you motivated and on track as you take on exciting new challenges.

I entered the healthcare profession as a critical care RN earning my nursing degree at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.  It became clear in a very short time that three conditions: obesity. high blood pressure, and adult onset diabetes were accounting for a high percentage of serious illness including heart attack, stroke, and many cancers.

I have dedicated my professional life to preventing these conditions through diet, exercise and medical education.  The potential outreach to thousands of Americans struggling with dietary and conditioning issues led to my association with HFPN and Sharecare.  As a certified NASM trainer and registered nurse, I look forward to addressing your individual needs and working with you to achieve your personal health and fitness goals.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sharecare, Honor Society of Nursing

Location:

  • Weston, FL

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that quitting smoking after a heart attack is a no-brainer: Researchers found it reduces chest pain and boosts mental health and quality of life.

    The study looked at more than 4,000 American adults who were assess...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatric Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.

    The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, cast doubts on two ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds.

    Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compressed and bulge) and, to a les...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise appears to help control an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation in obese people, a new study finds.

    Australian researchers found that "cardiorespiratory fitness" reduced the risk that this potentially dangerous heartbeat will...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise is more likely to help prevent diabetes in college graduates than in those with less schooling, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data from the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was passed, a new study reports.

    But the mandate doesn't cover all players. And, the study found that th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may be linked to brain changes seen in pro football players who developed memory and thinking problems later in life, new research suggests.

    "It makes sense that children, whose brains are rapidly deve...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy & Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Infants at high risk for peanut allergies should be given foods containing peanuts before they reach the age of 1 year, a new consensus statement from 10 medical groups states.

    The interim guidance, which runs counter to conventional thought, w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sports provide children with many benefits, but kids can get injured if they push themselves too hard, an expert says.

    "Children are not little adults," said Dr. Alexis Colvin, chief medical officer of the United States Tennis Association.

    Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Athletic Training:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- College football players are much more likely to suffer injuries during weeks when they're taking tests than during training camp, a new study finds.

    Added stress is the culprit, said study author Bryan Mann.

    "Stress is systemic," explain...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a well-known risk factor for breast cancer, but researchers haven't figured out what connects the two. A new study suggests the link may be due to a change in breast tissue structure, which might promote breast cells to progress to cancer....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recovery time is similar for male and female college soccer players who've strained their hamstrings, but different factors affect their readiness to return to play, a new study finds.

    "Multiple factors may influence the return-to-play time after...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who volunteer, belong to after-school clubs and have positive role models and strong adult support at school are more likely to be physically active and less likely to be overweight or obese, a new study finds.

    But minority or low-income tee...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rising popularity of bicycling among adult men for pleasure or as a means of commuting may have a downside: More fatal bike-related accidents, according to a new report.

    The report did have some good news, however: Fewer U.S. children are dy...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The rising popularity of bicycling among adult men for pleasure or as a means of commuting may have a downside: More fatal bike-related accidents, according to a new report.

    The report did have some good news, however: Fewer U.S. children are dy...Full Article