Dr. Michael Holmstrup is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Slippery Rock University, where he teaches courses in Exercise Physiology, Resistance Training, Fitness Assessment, and Measurement and Statistics. He completed both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Exercise Physiology at East Stroudsburg University, and received his Ph.D. in Science Education/Exercise Science from Syracuse University. Michael’s recent research examines cognitive and procedural aspects of health-related fitness assessment using the ‘Think Aloud’ method, and the safe and effective implementation of kettlebells. He enjoys mentoring undergraduate students in the research process, and exploring directions that their creativity inspires. Michael has a passion for weight training, and has worked with SRU students to implement a weekly Resistance Training Workshop for the past 2 years. He has served the MARC region in various capacities including Student Representative, Secretary/Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife Ria, and kids Christian, Mia, and Jack.