Marina Megson

Marina Megson portraitTitle: Fitness Coordinator

How I Support Student Health and Wellness: My mission is to use my position to structure our Group Fitness classes in a way that empowers all of our Syracuse University students. I wish to give students the opportunity to explore their interests in fitness and find a lifetime love for it. I strongly believe movement is a crucial part of our physical and mental well-being, and there is something for all of us. Exercise should be healing, fun and challenge us to better ourselves. I wish to promote this positive philosophy in our campus fitness centers and end the stigmatism that fitness only comes in one form. I am greatly appreciative to work with a team that is so intentional in developing our facilities to help all students. In my own career here, I strive to teach students how to love their own fitness journeys and help them integrate a positive relationship around movement.

Professional Interests: My scope of practice allows me to oversee the operations and hard working employees of the Group Fitness classes. My vision is to collaboratively work within my department to provide safe, respectful and fun classes to all students. Outside of work I enjoy horseback riding, pick-up sports, yoga, plyometrics and weight training. I take an intuitive approach to my daily workouts to promote functional health and longevity.

Educational Background: I graduated from State University of New York (SUNY) Morrisville with a bachelor’s degree in human performance and health promotion, which is essentially similar to exercise science with a holistic approach. I was on the women’s volleyball team for three years, and built my leadership skills as a captain. I advanced my knowledge of sport performance training through my volleyball career as well as my capstone internship with the Syracuse University strength and conditioning team. I also have a background in personal training and I am certified through the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). I have been certified by the American Heart Association in cardiovascular and pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED).

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers