Tina E. Keasey, ATC/L, CSCS
Education/Certifications: Undergraduate: B.A. in Exercise Science, Christopher Newport University, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NATA Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Virginia Board of Medicine Licensed Athletic Trainer
Tina Keasey, ATC/L, CSCS’ love of sports and fitness began at an early age while chasing her older brother, Lee, to the gym during their summer vacations. She was determined to do everything he did, including playing basketball at Christopher Newport University (CNU). It was during her time playing basketball for CNU that she discovered her passion for rehab and corrective fitness after suffering what many thought would be a career ending injury. Despite the long road to recovery, Tina finished her college career as a varsity letter winner in basketball and softball.
In her final year at CNU, Tina returned to the training room to complete her internship where she worked with the team physicians and staff learning valuable skills to unlock an athlete’s physical potential. She would later apply, and continues to use, those same skill sets to motivate and inspire clients to improve their own health and wellness. Through her own injury and by working with other athletes, Tina realized setbacks are not roadblocks to stop you or prevent you from moving forward, but are there to make you stronger and teach you how to achieve more.
Tina understands fitness and exercise cannot only prevent health problems, but also improve your quality of life no matter the obstacles. She looks forward to helping clients find the right fitness routine to fit their lifestyle, as she believes it is an integral part of living your fullest life.
Tina is a licensed and certified athletic trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the Virginia Board of Medicine. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Throughout her career, she has worked with the 2001 Junior Olympics, 2003 Senior Olympics, several semi-professional soccer and basketball players, as well as NCAA track and field champions.
Tina is married to her college sweetheart, Mike, and they have three wonderful children. She and her family enjoy playing sports together, traveling to the beach, and spending quality time together.
Kimberly Connolly, CPT
Education/Certifications: Undergraduate: Thomas Nelson Community College & Wythville University, Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer, National Association of Sports Medicine; Certified Medical Massage Therapist, American Spirit Institutes
Kimberly Connolly, CPT, a Williamsburg native, has been volunteering and working in the Physical Therapy field since 2005. Kimberly is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) as well as a Certified Medical Massage Therapist.
Kimberly graduated from the American Spirit Institute for Massage Therapy in 2008 and is a Medical Massage Therapist in Williamsburg specializing in cranial sacral therapy. Before working for TPMG, Kimberly worked for a local physical therapy clinic and learned a great deal about women’s health. As a result of this experience, she is able to help with exercises for incontinence, pre and post pregnancy exercises, as well as core and hip strength.
Prior to becoming NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) certified and joining the TPMG Strive Fitness and Sports Performance training team, Kimberly was the Lead Physical Therapy Technician for TPMG Physical Therapy in Williamsburg.
Kimberly has assisted and led a variety of activities at TPMG’s fitness facility, located in the Tidewater Medical Center in New Town, ranging from group fitness classes, silver power hour classes, athletic development, wellness classes, and individualized fitness training sessions.
Kimberly enjoys staying physically active and competed in her first Organization of Competitive Bodybuilding (OCB) completion in 2016, placing within the top competitors in her debut. As a young athlete, she competed and participated in cheerleading and boxing.
In her free time, Kimberly enjoys horseback riding, body building, dancing, and spending time with her family. TPMG Physical Therapy & Strive Fitness and Sports Performance welcomed Kimberly to their team of Personal Trainers in 2009.
Mary Kate Cogan, CPT
Education/Certifications: Undergraduate: Averett University, Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
Mary Kate Cogan, CPT, a Richmond native, has always loved sports. At a young age, her parents encouraged her to be active, either exploring the backyard or joining a sports team. From there, Mary Kate discovered her passion for soccer.
In high school, Mary Kate enrolled in an athletic training course taught by her school trainer, where she realized her love for helping athletes with injury prevention and performance enhancement. Mary Kate’s interest in athletic training, along with her passion for soccer, prompted her to attend Averett University in Danville, Virginia, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Personal Training. Throughout college, she was a four-year member of the Averett women’s soccer team and worked part-time as a wellness coach at a local YMCA.
Mary Kate will always enjoy working with athletes, but she loves working with older, everyday individuals the most. Helping someone grow the confidence to perform routine tasks without the worry of falling or injuring themselves, with a simple smile in return, makes her job worthwhile. Mary Kate emphasizes that you may not be able to control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
Mary Kate is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). In joining TPMG – Strive Fitness and Sports Performance, she has the opportunity to put the two things that she enjoys the most together. Outside of work, Mary Kate stays active with outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains, visiting the beach, and boating with family and friends. She also enjoys spending time with her two lovable Labrador Retrievers.
At TPMG Strive, it is our mission to build strength and wellness in the community we serve. Our goal is to provide medically-based workout programs for our clients so they may enjoy the activities they love. TPMG Strive trainers work with clients to achieve greater health and fitness in a safe and comfortable environment. Our state-of-the-art equipment plays an integral role in the progression of personalized client programs. For more information regarding our programs click here.
TPMG Strive’s team is made up of highly qualified, experienced training professionals who offer support and motivation every step of the way. Let us help you stay on track! For more information, email us at [email protected] or call us at (757) 345-2512. View our class schedule below!