“I don’t have time!”

HIT Center Intern Hunter Perry: “I do not have the time.”  Lack of availability is one of the most communal excuses for not exercising among Americans according to a recent poll conducted by US News.  However, not having the time to exercise just may be a grim reality for a working-class fitness seeker.  For those of you that juggle demanding careers and family matters, I may have your solution.  My […]


Evan began training at the HIT Center in the fall of 2016. He is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science through Marshall University. He is also a certified personal trainer through ACE. Evan attended Cabell Midland High School, where he started as a sophomore on the varsity football team. During his high school football career he achieved All-MSAC honors his senior year, as well as an athletic […]



Josh joined the HIT Center team in the summer of 2015. Josh graduated high school from Gallia Academy. He is currently starting his senior year at Marshall University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. His hopes are to continue his education in PT school following graduation. In high school, Josh was captain of the football team, and started his junior and senior year at the middle linebacker and left […]



Kristen is from Dayton, OH and received her Bachelor of General Studies degree in Pre-physical Therapy and minored in Psychology from Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. While at IPFW, Kristen was a member of the Mastodons women’s soccer team at the division I level. She also played two years in the WPSL for Hammer FC and the Dayton Dutch Lions teams. Kristen spent a year in Findlay, OH working as the […]


Trevan began his journey with the HIT Center over 10 years ago when he was 12 years old. Growing up, he was overweight and needed to make a change so his parents decided to enrol him in the Lighten-Up program where he lost 30 pounds, a significant amount of weight for a 12 year old. Since then, Trevan hasn’t looked back. The values and lessons the HIT Center instilled in […]


JD has his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, from Marshall University. He was a starting center for the University of Maryland Baltimore County, a nationally ranked Division 1 ACHA hockey program. He has played Junior B, Tier 1 AAA, semi-professional hockey, and was an All-State and All-conference forward for the state of Ohio. He has been a professional skating coach and camp coordinator for the past 8 years. […]


Brittney is from Huntington, WV. She attended Spring Valley High School and graduated in 2010 where she played softball and continued her career at West Virginia State University as a catcher. Currently, Brittney is a senior at Marshall University pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Health and fitness have always been a passion for Brittney.   She always has so much energy to pass around and to have a job […]


Darryl is from Brooklyn, NY and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Marshall University. He was a walk-on for the Marshall University football team. He joined the HIT Center team as an intern in 2007 and has since earned the position as the Assistant Speed-Up Director. He has learned so much throughout the years being at the HIT Center, working with people of all ages, helping […]


Derrick received both his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, as well as his Master of Science in Exercise Science from Marshall University. His experience in training varies vastly across the fitness spectrum. He has worked directly with athletes of all levels (youth, high school, collegiate, NFL Combine/Pro Day athletes), clinical populations (Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab, and Diabetes Maintenance) as well as the everyday individual striving to improve their fitness levels. […]


Amy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from High Point University in 2002 and her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Marshall University in 2005. She was one of the original employees when Dr. Shepherd began the HIT Center in Huntington. Amy has been working in the HIT Center system since 2005 in both Lexington, KY and Huntington and throughout the years has climbed the ladder from intern to […]