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Joel Martin

Dr. Martin earned his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in biomechanics and motor control. He holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to graduate school his undergraduate work was in Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Binghamton. Since 2016 he has served as the program director for the MS in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion degree program at George Mason University. His research interests are focused on improving the health of emergency responder populations. Dr. Martin has been the author a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals and is actively involved with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is currently serving on the NSCA Virginia advisory board and the executive council of the NSCA special interest group for tactical strength and conditioning. Outside of work Dr. Martin enjoys training to improve his own health and fitness.

Ksenia Eldred

Ksenia is currently a graduate student who is pursuing her master’s degree in Kinesiology at George Mason University. She is a certified exercise physiologist by the American College of Sport and Medicine (ACSM EP-C), with a clinical background in conducting stress tests to evaluate cardiovascular function and body composition using the DEXA scan. She believes in the healing power of exercise. It allows people to enjoy their lives fully, lengthen their life span, and minimize their risk of developing disease. When Ksenia doesn’t work or study, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, surrounded by nature’s beauty and harmony. Her philosophy is, “One gentle breath in and out, with 1 step behind you and 10,000 more to go.”