MS, CSCS, AT Ret.
Ronda is the co-owner of Empower Personalized Fitness. She and Jessica Bottesch founded the company in 2004 and share responsibility for all aspects of the business. Her main focus is on business development, strategic planning and creating and assessing benchmarks for success and growth.
Since opening in 2005, Ronda and Jessica have built a thriving fitness community, an amazing dream team, a creative company culture, a strong business partnership that continues to grow and thrive and their signature fitness philosophy ThinkFUN, Get Fit, Eat Well that has helped thousands of clients live fit and healthy lives.
In 2018 Ronda and Jessica developed The Wellness Studio Success Blueprint and launched Empower Partners – a coaching and consulting business dedicated to helping wellness entrepreneurs create success, profitability and freedom in their businesses.
With almost 25 years of experience in the health and wellness field, Ronda is a leader in the fitness industry and she writes and speaks on topics related to business ownership, business partnership and balancing a successful career and a family.
Ronda is Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Beachbody Coach, a retired athletic trainer and a certified BLS Healthcare Provider CPR + AED. She holds active memberships with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the IDEA Health and Fitness Association.
Ronda received her B.A. in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her master’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a concentration in Sports Management at North Carolina State University.
Ronda loves the work she does and lives by the motto “if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life.” In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling, being active outdoors, listening to live music, cooking, trying new restaurants and enjoying great wine with friends.