Alison J. Burke,
Director of the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being
Alison has 20 years experience in a variety of commercial and medical fitness settings including cardiac rehabilitation, post physical therapy and conditioning, and pulmonary rehabilitation. She started off in 1987-1992 as group fitness instructor and fitness specialist in the commercial fitness setting while completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University in 1994. She completed an internship in Honolulu, HI and continued to work as an Aquatic & Fitness Specialist at Prins AquaTherapy and Rehab Center from 1993-1995.
From 1995-1996, Alison worked as an Exercise Specialist for the Ocean County Medical Center in the Life Sports and Fitness Center where she was responsible for mainstreaming participants of cardiac, physical, and pulmonary rehabilitation into a general fitness program. She was also active in the formulation of an Aquatic Arthritis fitness program and instructed Aquatic summer camps and private lessons.
In 1996-2007 Burke continued developing her career in commercial/corporate fitness as owner of Jersey Girl Fitness in Leesport, Pa., offering consultations on corporate wellness and fitness programming, consultations on ergonomics in the workplace, and individualized exercise prescription for private clients within the home and/or health club setting.
Alison holds a Primary Group Fitness Certification with AFAA and is certified in a variety of group fitness formats including Zumba-Latin Dance, Cardio Kickboxing, Body Sculpting, Cycling, and Aquatic Fitness. She also holds a Pilates certification in Mat I & II through Powerhouse Pilates and has completed her 200 hour training as a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Alison was certified through RAD program to teach Basic Self Defense and has been instructing on campus since 2008.
Alison is very passionate about educating and motivating our Albright Community on the many ways to stay healthy, fit, and well. She is also the advisor to the Albright Ski Society and the Big Adventure Domain. These two student groups organize a variety of ski/snowboarding trips to local ski resorts and opportunities for our students to hike and participate in outdoor adventure trips.
Alison can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-929-6711.
Karen graduated from Albright College with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, and she has worked at Albright College since 2007. Karen provides administrative support and coordinates community memberships and renewals at the Schumo Center for Fitness and Well-Being. She enjoys interacting with students and community members every day at the Schumo Center.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.