Jenna Hussey, MS, CPT
NPTI of WA State Director and Instructor: Nutrition, Group Training, and Fitness Business
Jenna has carried strong enthusiasm and dedication towards health and fitness with her for over ten years. In college she duel degreed in Kinesiology and Psychology at Washington State University and went on to run her very own personal training and nutrition consulting business in Noosa, Australia. Soon after, she discovered that the key to one’s success is just as much in the mental aspects of fitness as it is in the physical. She set back off to school and earned her M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Miami University of Ohio in 2015. Since then she has consulted as a mental performance coach for competitive athletes, and previously served as a subject matter expert for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Her most recent role was working as a Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert with the U.S. Army to train soldiers and DA civilians on mental performance skills. In her free time, Jenna enjoys weight lifting, photography, and listening to the Tim Ferris podcast. Her goal is to empower the people she works with so that they may feel competent, motivated from within, and ready to face any challenges that lie ahead.
Terry Linde, BS, ACSM, NASM, CSCS
Instructor: Posture and Movement Analysis, and Group Training
Terry is the President of Destiny Management, LLC dba Hyper X Racewear NW, has been involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years. I have worked in clubs, owned clubs and have developed my own personal training and nutrition systems. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Business from W.S.U. and have been an instructor for the WITS certification programs. I have also been the director of the personal training program at Ashmead College Northgate and carry certifications in the ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), World Instructor Training Schools (WITS), and the NSCA-CSCS (National Strength Coaches Association). I have worked with people of all ages, backgrounds and goals.
Arik S. Wiest, MS, CSCS, NKT, FMS
NW Administration/Guest Lecturer
Portland/Bellevue Campus Instructor: Physiology, Posture Movement Analysis, Nutrition, and Fitness Business
Arik is a graduate of the University of Oregon. He graduated with his Bachelors degree in Exercise and Movement Science with a minor in Biology in 2001. He then graduated with his Master’s degree in Human Physiology, with a concentration in Biomechanics, in 2003.
Arik is an advanced certified Neurokinetic Therapist, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), SKOGG Kettlebell, and a USRowing level III Advanced Coach. He has over 15 years in the fitness industry ranging from correctional rehabilitation, instruction at the community college, university and post secondary levels, coaching at the high school and collegiate level, personal training, corporate wellness and the exercise physiology for the REX Wellness Center in Raleigh, NC.
In addition the the NPTI NW Director and Portland Lead Instructor, Arik, is the owner of the fitness consultant business EveryBodies Health. He is a regular presenter for local health and wellness groups, organizations and media.
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
Jennifer Prater, BS, CSCS
NW Administration/Guest Lecturer
Jennifer Prater brings charisma and enthusiasm for health and wellness to the NPTI community. She is a member of the NSCA and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Coach. Jennifer graduated from Boise State University with a degree in Secondary Education with a K-12 Physical Education and Health emphasis as well as Kinesiology. She also has training and education with a Masters in Administration.
She went to Boise State on a full ride scholarship for Track and Field where she was a Heptathlete, as well as a 400-meter runner and hurdler. For five years after graduation, her time was devoted to public education, teaching middle school and high school health and physical education. She has also been a very successful track and field, basketball, and cross country coach. Coaching has provided her with an opportunity to create individual training programs for kids and adults from elementary to professional levels all over the world.
In addition to the teaching and coaching experience she has worked on the clinical side of health and wellness, providing health screenings, coaching, training and classes to the corporate/business world. The combination of her kinesiology and biomechanical education, experience, and passion for health and wellness, gives her great energy and enthusiasm as she teaches and works with the National Personal Training Institute, WA State. She is always available if you have questions comments and concerns and takes great pride in operating an educational system that is second-to-none and raises the bar in the fitness industry.