“I believe in building relationships that empower others to maximize their potential and accomplish their personal goals.” Certifications CSCS CPT RPR CrossFit Level 1 Education University of Minnesota: M.Ed Applied Kinesiology Minnesota State Mankato: B.S Exercise Science Experience Rakim has diverse experience in training youth, collegiate, and professional athletes in a variety of settings. His experience began as a volunteer strength coach at Minnesota State Mankato where he completed his Bachelors in Exercise Science. He then went on to the University of Minnesota to pursue a Masters Degree in Applied Kinesiology. At his time at the U of M, Rakim worked with the strength and conditioning staff training the following gopher teams: volleyball, women’s basketball, hockey, soccer, tennis, wrestling, baseball, softball, swimming, gymnastics, swimming/diving, and rowing. After attaining his Masters Degree, Rakim was hired as the Sports Performance Director for Velocity Sports Performance, the largest sports performance franchise in the country, At Velocity, he managed a team of performance coaches and built relationships with local clubs, teams, and organizations to make a profound impact on the athletic community. After working working at Velocity for 4 years, Rakim stepped down as the Sports Performance Director to start N1 Motion. As the Owner of N1 Motion, Rakim is dedicated to helping others maximize their potential. He has a passion for empowering others to break through barriers in order to accomplish their goals through fitness and athletic performance.