Bio: Douglas Sheppard, CPT
Doug has been helping people reach their fitness goals since 1991. Doug is currently certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council of Exercise (ACE), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The International Dance and Exercise Association (IDEA) have also awarded Doug the distinction of “Master Trainer”. As a competitive bodybuilder he reached a pinnacle in his amateur career when won the 1998 Junior National Championships as a light-heavy weight.
Doug and his wife Judy relocated to Las Vegas in 2003, where they currently reside. In a brief period they were able to establish J & D Fitness Group as the leading personal training company in Southern Nevada. Doug has been featured on TV, radio, and in news articles several times as an expert in the fitness industry (see J & D Fitness In the News on our home page). Recruited by the World Instructor Training School (W.I.T.S.), Doug currently teaches their personal training course at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). In 2004 Doug & Judy established the J & D Fitness Group Pump N’ Run. This is an annual community 5k race within their community, with proceeds benefiting a local charity. Doug owes much of his success in personal training to his educational background and years of experience. “Optimum health can be achieved by consistency, hard work, and proper program design.”
Bio: Judy Paris, CPT
Judy specializes in body mechanics, alignment, and core training. She uses her educational background (Oklahoma State University), continued education certifications, and over 25 years of experience, to design programs that allow her clients to enjoy reaching their fitness goals safely and effectively. Judy carries certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council of Exercise (ACE) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She holds the title of “Master Trainer” with the International Dance and Exercise Association (IDEA).
Judy and her husband, Doug, have been featured numerous times in the media. They are involved with teaching other trainers through a national accredited program (W.I.T.S.). One of their accomplishments, the Annual Pump N’ Run 5K Race, continues to grow with each year, inspiring people to lead healthier lives.
Judy has guided clients of all ages with a wide array of fitness needs & goals. She continually motivates each towards better fitness, health, and quality of life.