Tonya Butler-Collins has been a fitness professional since 1996. Butler-Collins got her start as a Master Fitness Trainer in the United States Army and later at the University of Georgia. She owned De Novo Fitness Systems for 13 years and also created two personal training studios, corporate wellness programs, and outdoor adventure programs. She has traveled around the world to speak at conferences and workshops on how to be successful in businesses as well as on sport-specific training and self-myofascial release systems for trainers. Currently, Butler-Collins teaches sports sciences at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, AL.