Employee Spotlight – Stacie Roberts
Building lifelong wellness is second nature for Stacie Roberts, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Governance. As a personal fitness trainer, Stacie promotes her expertise and enthusiasm for healthy living through her commitment to the community.
Q. When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing the most?
A. “As a personal fitness trainer, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of very special individuals within our local community and to assist them in achieving their wellness goals. My concentrations include sports nutrition, women’s health, and older adult fitness. Over the years, I have had the privilege of helping individuals increase bone density through exercise; improve their athletic performance; and overcome impairments and achieve physical independence.”
Q. What type of fitness training classes do you lead?
A. ““Recently, I joined two remarkable friends to co-train an eight-week power camp. The event focused on providing a forum for inclusion and diversity of all fitness levels, strength and agility training, as well as a segment on nutrition and wellness. We had a lot of fun and I think at the end of the camp, we all walked away learning something new and different. Additionally, I am a co-trainer for the Special Olympics Delaware powerlifting team.”
Q. What does training the Special Olympics Delaware powerlifting team entail?
A. “Special Olympics is an organization that supports individuals with disabilities through the power of sports and aids in discovering new strengths and abilities, skills and success. The Delaware chapter was formed in the 1970s with Eunice Shriver, President Kennedy’s sister, leading the efforts. To be part of a landmark organization that has for many years supported the local community is in itself an honor. Couple that with the positive energy that radiates from our Special Olympics Delaware powerlifting team and you have a special blend. We recently participated in Summer Games where the athletes competed at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware, in Newark, DE in two strength training exercises. The dedication of the team is a shining example to all of us.”
Q. Do you work with any other organizations that support individuals with disabilities?
A. “I serve as a member of the board and as chair of the Employment Committee of the Arc of Delaware, a nonprofit organization that promotes and protects the human rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Chesapeake employs several individuals from the Arc of Delaware who are valued members of our team and who have contributed to many projects over the years.”