Simone Degan Ph.D.

Certified Personal Trainer


As a medical researcher, Simone believes that a good lifestyle is crucial to improve the overall body strength and balance, and to prevent health conditions. Regular physical activity is pivotal in maintaining an optimum weight, preventing cardiac disorders, boosting the immune system, and eliminating stress. However, learning and training with a proper technique is essential to avoid injuries. Being primarily a research scientist in the cancer field Simone is experienced in anatomy, physiology, and nutrient metabolism. His scientific background along with his personal training expertise will tailor any individual including those with medical conditions to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


  • Weight loss
  • Strength Conditioning
  • Nutrition Balance
  • Endurance and Aerobic training with Heart Zones
  • Muscular Toning and Sculpting
  • Muscular Stretching Exercises
  • Injury Prevention
  • Exercise strategies for healthy individual of any age and clients with medical conditions 


  • Certified Personal Trainer, World Instructor Training Schools
  • CPR/first aid certification – American Red Cross
  • Member of the American Association for Cancer Research
  • Member of the American Thoracic Society
  • Certification approved and recognized by the American Council of Education (ACE), the American Occupational Therapist Association (AOTA), the Board of Certification (BOC) for athletic trainers and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)



  • Personal trainer Interniship at Duke University Recreation and Physical Education
  • Ph.D. in Medical Science with focus on Cancer Diagnosis, Pathology, Physiology and Human Anatomy


  • Experience with speed, agility, strength, conditioning, core training and muscular stretching techniques to prevent conditions such as back, knee and shoulder pain
  • Years of experience instructing cardio exercises, core strength, muscular fitness, weight training and workouts, stretching techniques, aerobic training, cardio biking, running, yoga-pilates  swimming and kayaking,  


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