With experience in personal training, sports coaching, and physical therapy, I have a unique background of rehabilitation and fitness credentials and experience. Beginning in 1993, I have nearly twenty years of experience in the healthcare and fitness industries. I am able to deliver services to any age group and those recovering from injury or working with disability. All fitness plans are customized for the individual.
A little more about my credentials... not just a bunch of letters after my name.
Health Fitness Specialist (American College of Sports Medicine):
Considered ASCM’s advanced personal trainer certification, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist are required to have at least an Associate’s Degree and are qualified to work with special populations with medically controlled diseases who have been cleared by their physician for independent exercise.
The ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) is a degreed health and fitness professional qualified to pursue a career in university, corporate, commercial, hospital, and community settings. The HFS is skilled in the following: Conducting risk stratification, Conducting physical fitness assessments and interpreting results, Constructing appropriate exercise prescriptions for healthy adults and individuals with controlled conditions released for independent physical activity, Motivating apparently healthy individuals with medically controlled diseases to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors, Motivating individuals to begin and continue with their healthy behaviors.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association):
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate.
Physical Therapist (Florida Department of Health)*:
Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility - in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices.
* It is important to note that Living Spree Fitness LLC does not provide formal physical therapy services. The information above is provided to demonstrate the experience and qualifications of the staff.