Heather Sterner

About Heather Sterner

Heather is an NSCA-certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, an ACE-certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Functional Strength Coach, and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has a Master's in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). Heather is a former collegiate bowler for Robert Morris University and assistant coach for the University of Central Missouri. She currently works with athletes of all sports and has recently launched BowlFIT, a website with training programs for bowlers. Heather is also the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for SUNY Brockport.

Seven Exercises to Improve Your Stability

Off-lane training that will help you achieve better balance at the line


Avid bowlers know that the key to scoring your best isn’t just about how well you can throw the ball. Rather, it’s about how consistently you can repeat shots. Being accurate with targeting, consistent with ball speed, and powerful in... [Read More]

Why Bowlers Should Lift Heavy

The benefits of functional strength training


I came across a comment one day about lifting heavy weights that really got me thinking about people's perceptions of strength training. Someone had said, “I don’t lift heavy. I only do functional training.” I stopped in my tracks, confused... [Read More]

Resting More for Better Performance

Why being a workhorse isn't a good thing

Resting More for Better Performance

Growing up, I can remember going to the bowling center every single day after school to practice and then bowling Saturday morning league, followed by our Saturday travel league, and then followed by youth tournaments on Sundays. The only time... [Read More]

Functional Strength Training

Build strength and reduce injuries


The term “functional strength training” gets thrown around very often in the fitness world, but I have found that the term is often greatly misunderstood, even by some fitness professionals. When some people think of functional strength training, I think... [Read More]

Optimizing Recovery to Improve Your Bowling

Avoiding the pitfalls of poor training habits

Optimizing Recovery to Improve Your Bowling

Have you ever woken up the day after a long qualifying block in a tournament feeling drained, sore, and wondering how you’ll possibly compete well that day? Or have you ever begun an exercise regimen and found yourself sore for... [Read More]

The PBA/PWBA Round Table: Preparing for Bowling’s Return

Featuring Packy Hanrahan, Marshall Kent, Bill O'Neill, Verity Crawley, Clara Guerrero, and Tannya Roumimper

The PBA/PWBA Round Table: Preparing for Bowling's Return

Welcome back to Bowling This Month's Round Table article series. In this special installment, we checked in with six of the PBA and PWBA's elite players and discussed how they are spending their time away from the lanes during the... [Read More]

Fitness Myths Debunked

Fitness Myths Debunked

If you are new to exercise or weight training and don’t know where to start, relying on a Google search can be a bit overwhelming with all of the contradictory and confusing information that is available. Because of this, I... [Read More]