Seth Swoboda

New York, NY 10021-0050
Fitness Instructor Personal Trainer Program Director or Manager

About Me

Throughout childhood, I was always moving -- albeit in my skinny and awkward body, which felt at a loss on the ball field or gym floor. I remember hating freshman year Phys Ed at my high school, as it felt more like a boot camp, dishing out punishment and humiliation for those of us who were less p... more less
Profession
Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Program Director or Manager
Expertise
Degrees
Health Care Administration, Wichita State University
Years Experience
11-15 years
ACE - Advanced Health + Fitness Specialist
Verified
ACE - Personal Trainer
Verified
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Verified
FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
Verified
TRX - TRX Suspension Training Course
Verified
ACSM - ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
Expired 12/31/2014
Marymount Manhattan College, NY, NY - Fitness Specialist: Older Adults
Agency Unavailable
American Heart Association
Amerian Heart Association
American Heart Association

Seth's Locations

P. O. Box 1973, New York, NY 10021 - Trainer/Instructor
Within 10 miles of 10021 (Mobile Training Radius)
212 229-7746
22 W. Erie, Albany, NY 12208 - Trainer/Instructor
Within 25 miles of 12208 (Mobile Training Radius)
518 489-0384

Additional Information

Rate
Payment Methods
Personal Checks
Awards & Accomplishments
B.S., summa cum laude
ACE Personal Trainer Certification exam score, 145/175 (1999)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer exam score, 100% (2001)
ACE Clinical Exercise Specialist Certification exam score, 753/800 (2005)
ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer exam score, 685/800 (2011)
FAI/Certified Functional Aging Specialist exam score, 87% (2014)
Languages Spoken
English
Gender
Male
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Client Reviews/Comments

4 reviews
D Stern
On Apr 14, 2013
I have been working with Seth for 13 years now ever since the birth of my second child. What originally began as a program to lose my baby fat and tone-up, has morphed into a permanent commitment to fitness and health. Seth arrives at every session on time and prepared and always with a smile on his face. Twice a week he guides me in an hour-long cross-training session incorporating aerobics and all the muscle groups. He has the ability to push you while at the same time being mindful of any aches, pains, or injuries. It amazes me that he is always able to come up with new exercises so that the workout never just becomes a routine.

I would refer Seth to anyone who is serious about working out and good health. He is truly an amazing trainer!
Jack Levin
On May 22, 2011
I have found the best people through referral by other excellent people. Seth is a great example. I found Seth in 2004 through the recommendation of a prior trainer who had gone onto other health-related businesses. Seth has visited my home weekly and on other occasions has arranged to meet me in Central Park or wherever we could most conveniently do our work. He is an exceptional listener and maintains meticulous records of important information. He encourages his clients to do the same, but only if they are so inclined. For that reason I have kept an exercise log for years. Even during periods when I am unable to see him, I send Seth a weekly exercise log, and he e-mails back with specific comments, always with encouragement. Seth doesn't just arrange a program for each client. He explains the purpose of each exercise and groupings of exercises, and so I have developed a body of knowledge that is useful to me even if I cannot see him. I feel capable and independent and can give myself a thorough work-out wherever I am because of the knowledge he has given me. He also understands the relationship between exercise, nutrition and emotional well-being. Through him I found an outstanding dietician who, with Seth, has helped me to lose weight and develop healthier eating habits, including through a recent period when I had major surgery. Seth comes with no pre-conceived notions of what a particular person must do. He is a caring human and talented professional who will do his best to improve the quality of a client's life. He is committed and highly motivating. He has been a tremendous help to me.
Holly Brookshire
On May 13, 2011
I have been working with Seth for over 2 years now. He had been highly recommended by someone who knew I was trying to lose weight and had never had a good experience with trainers in the past.
Because of Seth's positive approach and support, not to mention his entertaining personality and sense of humor, I have "showed up" for exercise on a regular basis during the past 2 years and I've lost 30 pounds. I cannot imagine that I would have been able to achieve this goal without him.
I knew Seth was different right from the start. He did not come with a rigid one-size-fits-all exercise plan and he didn't overwhelm me by insisting that I immediately exercise at some ideal level and duration per week. He did a thorough intake, listened carefully to me and paid attention to my goals. We started slowly, allowing for my fitness level and past injuries. He always encourages the baby steps, while pushing me to increase the intensity and duration of my exercise but not pushing me so hard that I give up or get injured in the process.
Seth has also been creative in helping me to maintain and/or increase exercise despite various obstacles. For example, he helped me develop exercise routines to use during my significant work-related travel, after foot surgery, and during my relocation to a different city.
Seth strikes the right balance for me. He is attuned to how I am feeling (both mentally and physically) and to my motivation. He employs a variety of techniques to motivate me in between sessions. He is truly a wonderful and caring trainer, who patiently nudges me toward my goals in spite of myself. I only wish I had contacted him much sooner!
Sharon Bates
On Nov 18, 2010
After years of chronic back pain and visits to countless healthcare professionals, I regained strength and mobility that I thought was impossible to achieve. Seth developed a thoughtful and personalized program of stretching and strengthening exercises that had me in the best shape I've ever been in.

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