iTPA Member Spotlight: Emily Fraser, CTPS
Emily Fraser, CTPS
Emily Fraser is a former collegiate and professional tennis player. From 2007 - 2008, she had the opportunity to travel around the world competing on the professional circuit, where she achieved a world ranking in both singles and doubles. She began her collegiate career in 2008 at the University of Virginia, where she earned a top-15 national ranking in singles and top-10 national ranking in doubles, eventually graduating in 2012 as UVA's Female Athlete of the Year with Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine. She has since been coaching tennis at both the collegiate and junior level, and training athletes in the areas of both sport-specific and general strength, conditioning, plyometrics & agility.
In 2014, Emily directed her passion for athletics, fitness, nutrition, and healthy living into developing her own personal training company called Steel Theory Fitness, based out of Pittsburgh, PA. In May of 2015, she left her coaching job at the University of Pittsburgh to pursue Steel Theory Fitness full-time. Since then, she has seen tremendous growth and now trains anywhere from beginner athletes, to advanced athletes, to those just looking to get a sweat and stay in shape. Steel Theory Fitness has also grown to include not just personal training services, but also general fitness and sport-specific training classes for all ages and levels. As a recent Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS) from the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA), Emily will use her knowledge to continue to grow her company and aid her athletes towards the highest level of performance.
Emily was also iTPA's 2015 Paul Arber Young Coaches Award Winner!
Certifications & Credentials:
- Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine (UVA)
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
- Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (iTPA)
- Former Assistant Tennis Coach at the University of Virginia and the University of Pittsburgh
- 2015 Paul Arber Young Coaches Award Winner (iTPA)
- University of Virginia 2012 Athlete of the Year