My personal training career officially began in 1990 when I earned the first of many nationally accredited personal training certifications. During my tenure as a personal trainer (1990 - 2008,) I logged nearly 25,000 hours of session time.
Since 1991, I have owned, operated, managed, developed, worked with and consulted for many personal training facilities and nationally recognized health and fitness organizations in the areas of staff education and facility development.
In 1996, I co-founded the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE), an education, continuing education and nationally accredited personal training certification organization. I hold the position as president, director of education and resistance training exercise biomechanics instructor. I continue to dedicate my time toward education, curriculum development, mentoring, and presenting professional development courses for personal trainers, educators and health professionals. I have presented nationally for AAPTE, IDEA Health and Fitness Association and the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD). The perspectives and biomechanical concepts I present often challenge the common and generally accepted "rules, guidelines and practices" related to resistance training exercise, theories of exercise preparation and human performance.
In 2008, I created and have since taught a two-year, nine hundred hour, Personal Trainer – Exercise Science and Sports Medicine curriculum, approved by the New York State Department of Education for high school juniors and seniors, which is offered at Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center in Westbury, New York. This unique program prepares students for a career in the emerging field of personal training and ensures college and career readiness.
ACE - Personal Trainer
NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
RTS - Resistance Training Specialist®
CI - Master Fitness Specialist Certificate Program
CI - Physical Fitness Specialist Certificate Program
Arthritis Foundation - PACE
American Heart Association
Amerian Heart Association