Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness
(Fitness & Wellness)
Latisha (Tish) Burns joined the Loyola University Maryland Department of Recreation and Wellness in December of 2018 as the Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness. In this position, Tish oversees all aspects of Group Exercise, Personal Training and Fitness Assessment programming. She also collaborates with the Wellness Infusion Network on campus, identifying campus health trends, proposing health promotion strategies, and supporting student wellness implementation. Tish currently holds certifications including ACE Personal Trainer and American Red Cross Lay Responder Instructor. Her drive for creating the wellness student experience is a meaningful aspect of what she believes a “fit” person should be.
Originally from the “Steel City” known as Pittsburgh, Pa, Tish completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Norfolk State University in Virginia. Shortly after, she moved back to Pittsburgh and served as the Healthy Living Director at the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh in 2008. At the Y, she gained great experience managing all fitness staff and even collaborating with the Special Olympics organization to accommodate clients with disabilities. Tish later earned her Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh. She continued to follow her passion for health and wellbeing while working as the General Manager for Planet Fitness.
Tish is a huge bodybuilding fan. She enjoys time with her grandmother and adopted cousin, training athletes for competitions, rough playing with the dogs, and spending time with her friends.