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Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur Kareem Vance is a Certified Fitness Trainer with a wealth of knowledge and credentials. He is a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist, a Certifed Corrective Exercise Specialist, a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist as well as a Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor. Kareem also holds additional certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), The Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFFA), The National Fitness Professional Training Association (NETA) and the Apex Fitness Group. He also specializes in NFL & NBA Combine Prep.
Kareem is a graduate of Delta State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health Recreation. As a star football player, he was selected to play in his third All Star Game, making him one of a few prestigious players to be selected to play in three All Star Games. However, before he completed high school, he lettered in three separate sports including football, basketball and track & field. Upon graduation, he attended Northwest Mississippi Community College where he received several accolades. Including being voted Defensive MVP, All State as well as being selected to play in his second All Star Game. During this time scholarships poured in from all over the country.
Kareem continued his professional football career signing with the Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL. Afterwards he played arena football until he finished up his career in the NIFL. When Kareem returned home, he was greeted with a warm welcome. He loved his hometown so much that he made it his mission to transform the lives of the people in the community, especially after losing both his parent to preventive disease. He began to raise awareness about the effects of poor diet and lack of exercise.
He offered health, fitness and nutrition classes to people living in ill-equipped low thriving communities. His mission was possible and lives began to change for the better. Today Kareem Vance is a professionally licensed Sports Performance Enhancement Trainer. For over 15 years, he has offered personal training, health and nutrition to youth, adults, seniors and citizens with special needs.
“Train like a Pro, Play like a Pro” is what he instills in his clients. He builds strength, speed and agility amongst the best of the best in middle/high school and collegiate athletes as well as professionals in the NBA, MLB and NFL.He is still a man on a mission with his own studio, Kareem Vance Fitness located in Olive Branch, Mississippi, specifically designed to train student and professional athletes as well personal training, wellness, nutrition and mentoring.