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Faculty of Sport

Academy of Sport



Ms. Maureen Howard

Fitness Professional

Maureen became interested in fitness when she joined the Barbados Defense Force in 1979. While there, one of her greatest achievements was to attend the U.S. Coast Guard Training Centre, Search and Rescue School, Governors Island, New York where she was awarded a certificate upon completion of the prescribed course of instruction. After leaving the Defence Force she furthered her studies in fitness and started personal training and teaching fitness classes in several gyms across Barbados. 

She won the first female 10K race in Barbados and performed favorably throughout the remainder of the 1980s. She became one of Barbados’ top female bodybuilders from 1990 until 2001.  

Subsequently, she furthered her Bodybuilding career and represented Barbados, in both the Eastern Caribbean and CAC Bodybuilding Championships. 

She has since made a name for myself in the fitness industry and the personal training arena, as a well-rounded fitness professional.  


  • Functional Training Certificate, DSW Fitness-Human Kinetics
  • Sports Nutrition with Nancy Clarke, Fifth Edition Certificate, DSW Fitness-Human Kinetics
  • NESTA - Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine
  • The Professional Fitness and Nutrition Program- Diploma, Professional Career Development Institute
  • Search and Rescue Certification, U.S. Coast Guard Training Centre