Leisure Fitness Trainer Network includes a variety of fitness professionals and in this MEET THE TRAINER segment we would like to introduce you to Joe Green.
INTERVIEW w/ Joe Green, Personal Trainer.
Training Location: Harrisburg,PA
Meet Leisure Fitness Wellness Partner & Featured Trainer: Joe Green
-At what age did you become physically active?
I became physically active at the age by participating in organized sports.
-Did you play sports in high school and/or college?
I played football in high school.
-Did you study health and fitness in an academic setting?
While working in insurance I was sent to the home office wherein I studied and received training equivalent to a degree in exercise science.
-How do you seek out continuing education?
I utilize Cross Country Education because it allows me to focus my attention on very specific areas relevant to the populations of clients that I work with.
-Do you specialize in a training style?
I utilize the skills and principles associated with corrective exercise and functional movement.
-What is your coaching style? (Cheerleader vs. drill sergeant)
I am very teacher oriented. I enjoy explaining and teaching my clients while empowering them with the skills and knowledge to participate in improving their health and fitness.
-Do you include a health assessment prior to beginning a fitness program?
All clients must participate in a health and fitness assessment and obtain their physician’s written approval.
-How frequently do you see your clients? (Once a week, twice a week?)
Majority of my clients are scheduled twice a week.
-What kind of clients do you usually work with and what results were they trying to attain?
I primarily work with women, mature adults including seniors, youthful athletes, post rehab referrals and those facing chronic pain or illness. The clients I see are interested in restoring and/or improving their health.
-Where did you get certified to be a personal trainer? (Americal Council on Exercise – ACE, N.S.C.A., N.A.S.M., and A.C.S.M. are the gold standards)
I am certified through AAAI-ISMA.
-How do you program and track the client’s progress?
I create individual programs for each and every client based upon the results of the initial health and fitness assessment. This gives me the ability to customize and adapt exercises to meet the needs of each individual with the highest degree of accuracy and specificity possible. When it comes to tracking my clients progress… It’s all about the systems. I have a system for each of the populations that I work with which is comprised of exercises, exercise goals, monitoring and tracking results, follow up and evaluation. I refer to it as a “Healthy Report Card.”
-What is your strategy for preventing and dealing with injuries?
I work with injury on a regular basis and I always start with a health and fitness assessment along with written approval from my client’s physician. I supply an approval form which asks the doctor to note any limitations, concerns, etc relative to the health and/or participation of their patient in an exercise program. The health and fitness assessment helps me to evaluate and determine the exercises that will work best to help prevent or resolve injury.
-Do you stay on top of the latest fitness trends and related research?
I do stay on top of those trends that are especially relative to the populations I work with. I feel it is part of my responsibility to be informed so that I can answer questions and make true and accurate recommendations. I research, network with complimentary professionals, attend seminars, workshops and read publications and news pieces to stay current.
-Do you hold liability insurance?
Absolutely, professional liability insurance is a must.
-Why did you embark in this profession?
I decided to pursue this profession as a full time career because I knew that I could make a difference in the lives of those searching for a better quality of health and fitness. I felt as though my unique integrative approach was needed and that it would be embraced in the medical community. Glad I did.