Mckenna started working as a fitness trainer in 2010 and has since climbed her way to the top of a hyper-competitive health & wellness industry. She has an extensive academic background including a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Towson University, where she was a Division 1 student-athlete, and a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Alabama, where she was awarded the Outstanding Master’s Student in Health Sciences award. She is currently in a Ph.D. program for a doctoral degree in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University. Mckenna is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Mckenna also has experience as a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness, as a Certified Weightlifting Coach through USA Weightlifting, and as a Certified Trigger Point Therapy specialist.
Mckenna has worked in both the corporate and private fitness industry. She was regularly featured on ABC 7 News Channel 8’s Good Morning Washington as a fitness expert and also appeared on News Channel 8’s Let’s Talk Live and NBC Sports Washington. She co-founded Elite Wellness Performance and Recovery in Virginia in 2018 to help people realize the importance of overall health in athletics and everyday living.