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Jo Baird
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Position: Fitness Coordinator

Joanna Baird joined the University of Delaware in July 2017 as the fitness coordinator in Delaware’s recreation services. She hires, trains, and supervises the fitness instructors and the group fitness program. She oversees the group fitness schedule, spaces and equipment, and the development and growth of the instructors themselves.

 Baird also supervises the personal training program, where she hires and trains the personal trainers to work with clients of all levels and matches clients with the trainer that can best help them achieve their fitness and wellness goals. She assists in the facility maintenance of the fitness area and in the training of the fitness supervisors to ensure a safe and inclusive environment.

 Baird arrived in Newark after spending two years at Rowan University as graduate coordinator for fitness and wellness, where she assisted in the direct supervision and development of group fitness, personal training, and wellness programs.

 This is the second stop at UD for Baird, who served many positions including group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and fitness supervisor from 2013-15.

 Baird earned her Master’s in Wellness and Lifestyle Management at Rowan University and graduated from Delaware with a major in Health Behavior Science and a minor in Disabilities Studies.

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