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Reid Skory | owner / nasm, cpt
Reid earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Business from Ferris State University before becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Having played competitive hockey for 18 years and qualifying as a national level bodybuilder Reid uses his experience and knowledge to help his clients achieve dramatic body transformations and athletic performance improvements. Whether you're looking to get in the best shape of your life or an athlete looking to take your game to the next level, Reid has what it takes to help you accomplish your goals.
Helping others create change both mentally and physically through the power of exercise is Reid's true passion for personal training. Recently, he and his brother accomplished their dream of opening a personal training studio to help as many people in the community as possible by co-founding Motiv8 personal training studio in West Bloomfield located at 6319 Haggerty Rd across the street from Meijer in the same plaza as Library Pub.
Reid earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Business from Ferris State University before becoming a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Chris Skory | owner / b.s. exercise science
My passion for exercise started in elementary school where I first learned that speed was king on the kickball team. Soon after, I was asked to join the track team and it’s pretty much history from there. I played sports all the way through college. I ran track and field at Ferris State University specializing in javelin, long jump and sprints. I was always interested in exercise, but needed more.
I transferred to MSU to pursue a degree in exercise science where I earned my BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science with a Specialization in Orthotics and Prosthetics. It was at MSU where I found my true passion for teaching. I joined the MSU Polo Club (horses) and immediately fell in love with the high paced sport and became a coach shortly after joining. I have learned that a great way to learn and to keep with something is to stay positive and have fun. Since I am a goofy and fun guy I like to dance. So feel free to join me and get jiggy with it. Like my brother, it too has been a dream of mine to have my own gym and it’s even better being a partner with one of the best guys I know.
Andrew Abbott | nasm, cpt
As a fitness professional, my job is to motivate, inspire and educate. I aim to transfer my knowledge of exercise science on to my clients in order to help them achieve their fitness goals. Increasing functional mobility and strength are keys to improving one's quality of life. When coupled with healthy nutrition, an effective training program can have a remarkable impact on athletic performance and functional capabilities.
Through earning a degree in marketing from Michigan State, I hope to combine my knowledge of business with my passion for fitness. We are excited to welcome you to the Motiv8 team and hope you give us the chance to help you change your life!
Ellen Darnall | R.D.
Ellen is a registered Dietitian and a wellness advocate. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and completed her dietetic internship at Wayne State University. Ellen spends her days working for Michigan State University Extension as a nutrition instructor where she educates the public about the importance of healthy eating, exercise, food safety and cooking.
Ellen spends her free time enjoying an active lifestyle. When she is not biking, running or doing yoga you can find her in her kitchen experimenting with new recipes. Ellen takes a whole foods science based approach to nutrition and believes that anyone can make positive changes to improve their health. Ellen offers a variety of services for wellness including weight management, personal nutrition plans, grocery store tours and individual nutrition counseling sessions.