The National Academy of Sports Medicine

Don't be fooled.  Not all "personal trainers" are created equal.  As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, you can be reassured that my qualifications are second to none.  Backed by science and the latest research, this is one of the highest quality personal training certifications that can be attained in the fitness industry.

The Optimum performance training (OPT) model

The OPT Model is the programming model utilized by NASM personal trainers and is based on the scientific rationale of human movement.  It is a process that systematically progresses any client to any goal and allows them to achieve optimal levels of physiologic, physical, and performance adaptations, including the following:

Physiologic Benefits:

1. Improved cardiorespiratory efficiency

2. Enhanced beneficial hormone and cholesterol adaptations

3. Increased metabolism

4. Increased bone density

Physical Benefits:

1. Decreased body fat

2. Increased lean body mass (muscle)

3. Increased tissue tensile strength (tendons, ligaments, muscle)

Performance Benefits:

1. Strength

2. Power

3. Endurance

4. Flexibility

5. Speed

6. Agility

7. Balance