Our staff have health-related degrees, numerous certifications, and years of experience. But degrees and experience aside, you'll find our staff to be friendly, enthusiastic, and caring people -- each one committed to helping you make the changes you need in your life.

Professional staff include:

  • Exercise physiologists
  • Fitness specialists
  • Health psychologists/licensed counselors
  • Registered dietitians
  • Massage therapists
  • Personal trainers

Exercise physiologists and fitness specialists

Both the exercise physiologists and fitness specialists hold a bachelor's or master's degree in the area of exercise physiology or health-related field. They have obtained certifications from one or more of the following professional organizations:

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Council on Exercise
  • International Fitness Trainers of America
  • Aquatic Exercise Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine

Our fitness staff develops, monitors, and evaluates exercise programs for various medical and non-medical populations. The exercise physiologist/fitness specialist provides encouragement, reassurance, and safety as members work toward reaching their fitness goals. Fitness staff also work in collaboration with medical personnel, such as cardiologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Our exercise physiologists and fitness specialists:


Each of our dietitians holds a degree in human nutrition, and each is a registered dietitian through the national Commission on Dietetic Registration (RDN credential) and licensed through the North Carolina Board of Licensure (LDN credential). Our dietitians work with individuals through a variety of health concerns including, but not limited to, weight management, diabetes (types 1, 2 and gestational), heart disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, digestive issues, food allergies, chronic kidney disease, athletic performance, vegetarianism or simply to feel better and improve energy.

Our dietitians:

Massage therapists

Our therapists have completed more than 600 hours of training, are nationally certified, and hold North Carolina licenses to practice massage. They combine their knowledge and experience of massage with information provided by the client to create a unique session for each client visit. Usually, various types of massage are blended together in a single session. These types include:

  • Swedish
  • Deep muscle
  • Trigger point
  • Acupressure
  • Sports massage
  • Chair massage
  • Scar tissue management
  • Medi-cupping therapy
  • Muscle-release technique
  • Thai massage
  • Reiki
  • Lymphatic fluid balancing

Our massage therapists:

Personal trainers

All of our trainers are degreed and certified. The personal trainers at the Duke Health and Fitness Center work with you one on one to tailor your workout to your specific interests. Your trainer will update your program as needed to promote continued success.

Our personal trainers: