As a Recreational Therapist at the Jaguar Therapeutics Coconut Grove location, Sune Smith works with clients in areas of Post Rehabilitation Training, Goal Specific Conditioning, Exercise and the Aging Population, and Cancer and Exercise Training. With personal experience as a collegiate athlete, and as a proud survivor of Stage IIb Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Sune brings a unique and powerful point of view to training.
A certified Personal Trainer since 2009, Sune gained valuable experiencing working as Member Services Director at a facility in Downtown Miami, managing the Personal Training Department and specializing in training individuals who were pre-surgery or post-rehabilitation.
Sure is a former ACC Championship Competitor in collegiate swimming, with a history of being 1st team All American all four years of high-school (Fort Lauderdale FL), including experience as a 2003 Nationals Participant, Florida Record Holder 1999-2001. During her two years as Swim Team Captain at Pine Crest Preparatory School, in Fort Lauderdale FL, Sune lead her team to consecutive undefeated seasons. Sune earned titles as State Finalist and Champion all five years of her career at Pine Crest. As a freshman at the University of Miami, Sune continued her swimming career, until she was forced to end her participation due to multiple injuries. Sune’s passion for preventative medicine lead her to earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology, and later, a Master of Science in Education.
As an undergrad, she assisted in research studies at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital, as well as the UM Exercise Physiology Laboratory, where she gained firsthand experience with the design and execution of personalized exercise protocols for clients with diverse exercise needs. Sune continued to volunteer as a Research Assistant at the University of Miami Exercise Physiology Laboratory during her time as a graduate student.
Sune earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in 2010 from the University of Miami. She majored in Exercise Phisology with a double minor in Sports Medicine and Sport Administration. As a student, Sune maintained the necessary GPA to qualify for the Provost’s Honor Roll four consecutive semesters and was also an active member of both the Exercise Physiology Organization and the Sports Administration Organization. During her junior year, Sune was accepted to the accelerated Master of Science in Education program as a Exercise Physiology major, which put her on track to graduate before her 23rd birthday.
As a graduate student Sune gained educational experience in concentrated areas including Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Prescription, Advanced Systemic Physiology and Advanced Nutrition for Health and Performance. In addition to required coursework, she was able to complete four courses from the Strength and Conditioning Masters including Elite Conditioning 1 and 2.