PERSONAL TRAINING ASSISTANT MANAGER
Education & Certifications:
A.C.S.M. – C.P.T.
CPR/AED Certified through the American Red Cross
I.S.S.A. – Sports Nutrition Specialist
I.S.S.A. – Transformation Specialist
I’m addicted to audiobooks and podcasts.
Why did you go into Personal Training:
After working for three years in a Physical Therapy clinic and two years at a Rutgers Athletic Training Facility, it became clear that the rate of recovery and pain reduction after an injury depends on the patients’ lifestyle habits BEFORE injury. I felt I needed to help guide people toward healthier lifestyles that reduce the risk of injury and disease and navigate through them when they do occur.
Brian’s Success Stories
As a 66-year-old male, I feel it is essential to keep my body in the best physical condition to maintain optimal health. We may not be able to control specific body functions as we age, (i.e. digestive issues, eyesight, certain cancers, etc.). Still, we can maintain musculature, balance, posture, etc. So exercise is the pathway to fitness. The way I see it, there are two choices to be made: exercise on your own with the hope of doing the correct exercises needed to maintain good health, or work in tandem with a trainer who is educated in accessing an individual’s needs and building an exercise program tailored to optimizing a persons goals and health. This is where Brian comes into play. He listens and is in tune with my needs. He explains why specific exercises are in my program, even though I would not do them. He follows a balanced approach to keep me focused on my goals and health. Additionally, paying for the help is a motivator. While exercising on your own, you may be tempted to skip days at the gym, but if you’ve made a financial commitment, you won’t blow off an exercise day if you’ve paid for it. And even if you can’t swing it financially for individual sessions, your membership still entitles you to hook up with a trainer to tailor a program for you to follow on your own after the trainer accesses your needs. So why wouldn’t you want to use the expertise of a trainer? They are there to help, so take advantage of their availability!