Stacy started PowerUp Fitness, LLC in 2012 on mission to "Make Kids' Fitness Fun!" Stacy saw the need for more youth fitness programs and took action by developing the PowerUp Programs: PowerUp Your School, PowerUp Fitness Classes, and PowerUp Peanuts. Traditional sports are wonderful and have a place, but they aren't for everyone.
Her experience in the fitness industry and coordinated school health were the inspiration behind the PowerUp Programs. Stacy recognizes the importance of physical activity for all ages and believes that when children find enjoyment in exercise and movement they are more empowered to be active for a lifetime.
She earned both her Bachelor's in Exercise Science and Master's in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee and has conducted research in the field of Pediatric Exercise Science. Stacy has been working in the wellness industry since 2006, starting out as fitness staff to more recently coordinating state-wide health initiatives all while operating her business, PowerUp Fitness, LLC on the side.
In June 2019, Stacy decided to take the leap and become a full time entrepreneur dedicating her full focus to PowerUp Fitness with goal of expanding the program and empowering kids through movement nationwide.