Ovid Goulbourne is ISSA certified in strength and conditioning Level II, senior fitness and youth fitness, NASM certified in performance enhancement, NASE certified in speed and explosion, and holds CPR and AED certifications. As an independent trainer for the past two years, Ovid has helped those he has trained reach a wide variety of fitness goals, including strength training, speed and agility, balance and functional training, core training, flexibility and injury prevention. His 10 total years of experience also includes working with paraplegics as a Physical Rehabilitation Specialist at Mobility Fitness Institute in Tucson, and student-athletes at the University of Arizona and University of Michigan. As a strength and conditioning coach for the Arizona Wildcats football and women’s golf programs, Ovid played a critical role in the football team winning two bowl championships and securing the 2014 Pac-12 South Championship before their Fiesta Bowl appearance. In addition, he saw his women’s golf athletes win the team 2015 Pac-12 Championship and had individuals qualify for the NCAA Championship each year. At the University of Michigan, Ovid worked primarily with the alum in the NFL during their offseason on their physical development.
Ovid earned his Master’s degree in exercise science and health promotion from California University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and his Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communication, sport and exercise physiology, and personal training from West Virginia University in 2009. He also played linebacker for the WVU football team, earning five bowl championships.