Rocket Wellness

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Vicki Riddick Our director of Rocket Wellness, has worked in the health and wellness field for over 20 years and specializes in motivating individuals toward adapting healthy living into their everyday lifestyle. Vicki has her master's degree in counseling and is a certified aerobics instructor and personal trainer. On the behalf of the university, she has supported the causes of non-profit organizations by hosting and coordinating various events for The American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, The Kidney Foundation and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition NW Ohio & SE Michigan just to name a few. 

Andrea Masters Andrea is the Assistant Director of Rocket Wellness.  She has earned her Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion from Bowling Green State University and recently completed her Master's in Public Health at The University of Toledo. Andrea has held several positions in the corporate fitness and wellness field over the years. She is trained in Wellcoaches©, indoor cycling, Pilates, and smoking cessation. As a certified Personal Trainer, she looks forward to working with members on achieving their personal fitness and wellness goals. Her interests include running with her dog, downhill skiing, and boating. 

Michelle Peterson Michelle is our Program Manager and is currently working on her undergraduate degree from The University of Toledo. Michelle currently facilitates Freedom From Smoking workshops and smoking cessation programs for UT. Additionally, she has a certification through The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a fitness specialist and is a certified pharmacy technician. Michelle is highly involved in UT's worksite wellness program and serves as a representative on the WellBiz Council offered through the Hospital Council of northwest Ohio. For fun, Michelle enjoys time spent with her family and friends, including her husband and two kids, and inspires others by sharing her own remarkable story of how fitness can change your life. Michelle is a true role model for Rocket Wellness, through her motivation and inspiration to All.

Jocelyn Szymanski Jocelyn is the Wellness Coordinator for Rocket Wellness. She received her Master's degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Promotion and Education from The University of Toledo. She has her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Counseling, also from UT. In the Fall, she is going to become a Freedom from Smoking Facilitator. Jocelyn loves to research the latest developments in health and fitness. She is certified as a group exercise instructor and is also trained in yoga and indoor cycling, all through AFAA. Jocelyn loves making workouts as fun and enjoyable as possible; her specific interests include rollerblading, running, and being with her friends, family and pets. 

John Pantel John is the wellness dietitian and nutritionist for the UT Office of Community Wellness and Health Promotion.  He graduated from The University of Michigan School of Public Health with a Master of Science in Nutritional Science, earned a B.S. in Food and Nutrition from The University of Cincinnati, and is a registered dietitian and nutritionist.  John specializes in nutrition for weight loss and management, and affordable healthy eating.  His interests include cycling, fitness, and eating healthy.

Rachael Bracken Rachael works as the Wellness Specialist of Rocket Wellness.  She received her Master's in Public Health and her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science: Applied and Clinical Physiology from the University of Toledo. Her dream is to have a childhood obesity camp where parents and children learn about nutrition and physical fitness together. She is a certified Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Personal Trainer. Rachael enjoys running, playing tennis, and being active.

Last Updated: 6/24/14