Overweight and shy as a child, Robert was reluctant to participate in sports and other physical activities. By his early teens, however – partly in response to parental encouragement – he mustered sufficient self-confidence to enroll in a local gym’s boxing classes. Martial arts lessons followed, then the earning of a brown belt in Taekwondo, as well as significant success in the numerous tournaments in which he competed throughout his teenage years. This was the manner in which Robert’s wholehearted interest in health and fitness developed.
Five years of post-secondary education focusing on this area of study resulted in Robert achieving a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Humber College; a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph; Personal Trainer certification from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP); and, most recently, certification as a Kinesiologist from the Ontario Kinesiology Association. The most meaningful result of these five years, though, is that they enabled Robert to formulate the fundamental philosophy that characterizes his work as a Personal Trainer: proper education is the cornerstone of a healthy body.
Robert’s clientele is varied, ranging from people wanting to improve their body composition, to those seeking to hone their athletic skills, to those needing rehabilitation after some kind of physical trauma. To all these clients, Robert offers comprehensive knowledge about the importance of physical activity as a means of improving the quality of daily life; proper instruction regarding exercise-choice and -execution; friendly, respectful interaction; and enthusiastic motivation for success in reaching their goals.
CREDENTIALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Kinesiology (University of Guelph)
• Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma with Honours (Humber College)
• Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) –
Certified Personal Trainer
• Registered Kinesiologist (R. Kin)
• First Aid & CPR-proficiency
• Rehabilitation therapy
• Sport-specific training
• Plyometric training
• Functional training
• Dramatic body recomposition and makeover
• Dynamic flexibility and stretching
• Core conditioning
• General fitness