Soraya Cates Parr, BS, CPT

Soraya Cates Parr has been serving the fitness and health industry for thirty-two years, Soraya is a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer. Her certifications include AEA, ACE, AFAA, ISSA, NETA and NSCA-CPT.
After working as fitness coordinator at Baptist Hospital in Nashville Tennessee, she became State Health Educator for Dickson, Houston, and Humphries Counties in Tennessee. This position allowed her the honor of working with the impoverished, the incarcerated, and people with chronic conditions.
She was appointed (2005) and re-elected (2009-2013) to serve on the board of the Governor's Council on Fitness and Health for the State of Tennessee for this work.
Soraya is the creator of BellyTone® fitness programs.
She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, in Plant and Soil Science. She worked several years as Cheekwood Botanical Garden's Orchid Horticulturist in Nashville Tennessee.
She considers herself an avid life-long learner. Her hobbies include music, dance, folklore, botany and amateur radio for emergency communications.
Author of: Respiratory Rescue: Understanding the Pulmonary Dysfunctional Client.