Offering more than 25 years of fitness related experience, Cherie Gates brings a true passion for health and wellness to her position as Athletic Director for Grier School. She strives to instill this same passion in the Grier students and staff with whom she works daily. Cherie previously owned and operated her own business, Gates to Fitness, and has worked as a trainer in several fitness clubs and facilities. Cherie teaches many styles of group fitness classes and has instructed in martial arts classes. She is a certified ACE, AFFA Personal Trainer and is certified through Coopers Institute in Dallas, Texas as an Advanced Fitness Specialist. Cherie attended Central Pennsylvania School of Massage and is also a certified Red Cross CPR trainer.