Allen Shourds, Second Degree Black Belt

Hi!    My name is Allen Shourds.   I am a Registered Nurse. a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach and Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

Childhood

I, Allen Shourds, grew up in the small town of Shiloh, New Jersey, U.S.A.  Also,  I was very active in sports when I was growing up.  I played Little League Baseball, I was on my High School tennis team and achieved Red Cross Junior Lifesaving in swimming at the at the age of 14.  I was active in the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 16. In 1973  I graduated from Bridgeton High School in Bridgeton N.J.  In the month of August every year my dad took a three week vacation.  During these vacations we took trips.  One was to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, one was to Yellowstone National Park, one  was to Smoky Mountain National Park  one was to to Niagara Falls and one was to Canada.

Education, Recreation and Employment History

I, Allen Shourds,  went to the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1977.  During my freshman year, I went on ski trips to the Poconos in Pennsylvania.  Also I worked out in Judo at the Wilmington YMCA. I have skied many areas including Vail and Aspen Colorado, the Poconos in Pennsylvania and some areas in New York and Vermont.  Also I am very active in working out at the Gym.  I also surf, play tennis and beach volleyball.  I  also am a member of the Vineland Judo Club in Vineland, New Jersey.  I currently hold the rank of Nidan (second degree Black Belt) in Judo.

During the early 1980’s I worked as a restaurant manager and during the latter 1980″s as a retail sales manager.  I went back to school for Nursing in 1993 and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Cumberland County College in Vineland, N.J. in 1995. I have been working as an a Registered Nurse ever since..

During my career as a Registered Nurse I have worked in Med-Surg, Telemetry, ICU, OR, Crisis, Sub-Acute Detox, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Adult Behavioral Health,  Adult Partial Care, a state prison, group homes for autistic children, Long Term Care and Sub-Acute  Rehab.  I currently live in Ocean City, New Jersey, U.S.A., America’s Greatest Family Resort.  Singing in choirs is a passion for me as I  have a baritone singing voice and have been singing in choirs ever since high school.  I currently sing in my Church choir, Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Ocean City, New Jersey.

American Council on Exercise Certifications

I, Allen Shourds, became certified as a Personal Trainer in July, 2012, a Group Fitness Instructor in August, 2013, a Health Coach in October, 2014, and a Fitness Nutrition Specialist in July, 2016 from the American Council on Exercise.

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