Kerri Howell, a.k.a. FitPRMom, is a 40-something working mother from Upstate New York who works hard to balance work and family, along with fitness and nutrition, each and every day.
A recently certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, Kerri is excited to share all that she’s learned through her own personal journey, as well as her studies, to help women like her balance health and life, particularly those with full-time jobs and busy families!
The “Fit” in FitPRMomLife
Kerri started lifting in college but rediscovered her passion for the gym life two years ago when symptoms of perimenopause, stress and an overall sense that she wasn’t her best self prompted her to start researching ways to gain weight and muscle safely. After spending 18 months or so on Lyzabeth Lopez’s workout programs and connecting with her online, Kerri decided she wanted to learn more about why the muscle gain program Lopez programmed worked. She then achieved her certification in personal training from NASM, followed closely by her nutrition coaching certification.
The “PR” in FitPRMomLife
Her “day job” is director of communications and media relations for Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, where she is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.
After receiving her B.A. from the State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn an M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.
The “Mom” in FitPRMomLife
She is a mother to three children – Maria, 13, Lucia, 9, and Christopher, 5. They keep her on her toes! She loves spending time with them, as well as her husband, a professional opera singer.
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