Profession & Organization

  • Author, global educator, master trainer and industry expert

Irene McCormick, MS


Irene McCormick M.S., C.S.C.S. is a published author, global educator, master trainer and industry expert. Currently, Adjunct Faculty at North Georgia University, Irene has taught at Drake University, Iowa State, Simpson College and Upper Iowa. Irene attended Moorpark College on a Track Scholarship, earning her A.A. Degree in Athletic Training and a Hall of Fame award. Irene continued her track career at California State University, Northridge earning a B.S. in Human Development and a M.S. in Exercise Science at Iowa State University. The former Senior Director of Fitness at Orangetheory, Irene is an award-winning conference speaker and educator. A Master Course Instructor with TRX Suspension Training since 2009, and a Savvier Fitness Master Trainer and Subject Matter Expert (SME) since 2011, Irene is currently working with Hyper Ice to educate fitness professionals about percussive training and recovery.

As a lead educator for WaterRower, Irene has provided education for companies including TRX, IDEA Health & Fitness, SCW Fitness, CanFit, NASM Optima, Power Systems, RumbleRoller, JumpSport and Hypervolt.

The recipient of the 2018 IDEA Group Fitness Instructor of the Year award, Irene has been a RYKA FitPro Brand Ambassador since 2011, and an SME for ACE, NASM, AFAA, Human Kinetics, ISSA, Orangetheory, and SCW Fitness.

Featured talent in dozens of fitness DVD’s, Irene has written several educational manuals and two books for Human Kinetics; A Woman’s Guide to Muscle & Strength (2009), and The HIIT Advantage for Women (2011). Irene is a featured trainer on NBC-affiliate Channel 13 News and the Hello Iowa show in Des Moines, Iowa. Areas of expertise include group training, coaching, strength training & program design for women over 40. Her new podcast “Hound Dog and Pal” covers the emotional, intimate and intellectual sides of fitness. Certifications include ACE, AFAA, NASM, NSCA, and ACSM.