THE PERSONAL TRAINER CONNECTION!
- Strength Building
- Body Building
- Weight Loss
- Concierge services, biomechanics
- United States
- In addition to the ACSM RCEP credential
- I have the following certifications that have provided me with the expertise to work with clients in Health and Wellness situations
- Personal Training in Gyms and other settings: ACSM CPT: Certified Personal Trainer ACSM HFS: Health Fitness Specialist I also hold the following certifications: ACSM/ACS (American Cancer Society) CET (Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer) Advanced FMS (Functional Movement Screen) CPR and AED AHA (American Heart Association) BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
Personal Trainer Overview
I created Art and Science Fitness because working as an exercise physiologist is more than simply a way to earn a living for me. It is my passion, and it gives me enormous satisfaction to work with clients who have varying needs and goals, both individually and in small groups, to help them achieve results they might never have thought possible. I believe that in order to achieve the safest, fastest, and best results in personal training and health and fitness, it is most beneficial to have personally designed and individually tailored training sessions. When your health and fitness are at stake, there is no time to waste with fads and programs designed for everybody. I can offer you personal training to fit your needs, goals, and lifestyle, whether your goals are to run the next marathon or to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without pain. I am a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Personal Trainer, a Health Fitness Specialist, and I hold a special certification as a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer. In addition, I also have CPR & AED certification and have both Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. These qualifications, combined with 16 years of clinical experience, enable me to provide you with highly effective and safe exercise prescriptions, regardless of your present physical condition. I look forward to working with you to help realize your goals.
In order to achieve the safest, fastest, and best results in personal health and fitness, it is most beneficial to have personally designed and tailored, one-on-one training sessions. When your health and fitness are at stake, there is no time to waste with fads and programs designed for “everybody.” This is where I come in. I can offer you personal training to fit your needs, goals, and lifestyle, whether your goals are to run the next marathon or to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without pain. This is the Art and Science of Fitness. The Art With over 18 years of experience designing exercise programs and creating individualized exercise prescriptions for all types of clients, I have been able to perfect the art of personal training. My knowledge of physiology and considerable experience in working with clients in a clinical and home setting has contributed to my ability to assess your needs, after the initial consultation, and create the perfect individualized program to fit your goals. I will then continue to assess these factors as you progress in your training. In short, you will get results for your hard work, and you can rest assured that your program is safe and ideal for your needs and goals. The Science A Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) is a medical and fitness professional with a minimum of a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology. This certification requires extensive training in the science of how the body functions when it is challenged by movements, large or small, and how it reacts physiologically during physical activity. This knowledge is essential when attempting to achieve specific goals for each individual client. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about what your Pulse-Ox or Max Heart Rate is. You don’t have to decipher terms like Core Muscle Training, Functional Movement, PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), or Open and Closed Chain Exercise. I will take all of these things into account and prescribe the safest, most efficient personal training program for you to achieve your goals as quickly as possible. I will help to cut out the non-essential parts that will waste your time and slow you down, or worse yet, cause you injury.
I HAVE A BACHELORS DEGREE IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION WITH SPECIALIZING IN CORPORTATE WELLNESS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AT COLLEGE PARK AND A MASTERS DEGREE FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN WASHINGTON DC. I HAVE 14 YEARS PLUS IN INPATIENT REHABILITATION WORKING WITH CLINICAL POPULATIONS INCLUDING THE FRAIL ELDERLY,NEUROLOGICAL, CARDIAC, ORTHOPEDIC, PULMONARY , CANCER AND HIV PATIENTS, ETC.
I am a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP), certified by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). I have a Master’s Degree from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Together, this Degree and certification, allow me to work with clients who are challenged by chronic disease, injury, spinal conditions, and frailty. I am trained in assessing risk factors, physical activity levels, and fitness. With that training, I prescribe exercise as a means to assist in recovery from illness or injury and to prevent injury or manage disease or chronic conditions. As described by the ACSM, “RCEPs are certified health professionals that utilize scientific rationale to design, implement, and supervise exercise programming for their clients.” This credential/certification requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science or Physiology and a minimum of 600 hours of supervised clinical experience. In addition to the ACSM RCEP credential, I have the following certifications that have provided me with the expertise to work with clients in Health and Wellness situations, Personal Training in Gyms and other settings: ACSM CPT: Certified Personal Trainer ACSM HFS: Health Fitness Specialist I also hold the following certifications: ACSM/ACS (American Cancer Society) CET (Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer) Advanced FMS (Functional Movement Screen) CPR and AED AHA (American Heart Association) BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) My professional experience includes six years at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital Therapeutic and Sports Medicine Center as an Exercise Physiologist and seven years with the State of Rhode Island Hospital System as an exercise consultant and fall prevention specialist. In addition, over the past 14 years I have been helping my private clients improve their overall quality of life through my personal training services. I have been teaching tennis for more than 25 years, both one-on-one and in groups. My passion for tennis started when I was very young, continued as I played on a tennis scholarship for a Division 1 college, and extends to over 25 years of playing and competitive tennis experience. In addition, my experience playing other sports also gives me insight into cross-training opportunities and other innovative ways to include specific sport skills in various workouts and exercise prescriptions. I have had research published on low-back pain and disc herniation in the peer reviewed journal, SPINE of the North American Spine Society. My research was conducted with The George Washington University and Dr. Mario J. Sculco, my father, who was then the chief of neurosurgery at the WW Backus Hospital. I have also had research published on the frail elderly in a psycho-geriatric population in a long term care hospital (at Eleanor Slater Hospital). The research was done in association with the University Of Rhode Island. In addition, I was part of the Fall Prevention Committee at Eleanor Slater Hospital, in Cranston, Rhode Island. We were able to show a 50 percent reduction in fall occurrence as well as a lessening of the severity of falls in a frail psycho-geriatric population. This is particularly significant because the frail psycho-geriatric population is the highest risk population of all for fall accident and the severe consequences/complications that result from fall accidents.