Adam has 15+ years of experience in the physical fitness field. After graduating from Ithaca College in 2003 with a degree in Exercise & Sports Sciences, he started his career at Equinox Fitness in NYC. After 7 months as a personal trainer, he was promoted to Fitness Manager, where he taught other physical trainers program design, anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics. While working at Equinox Adam became a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified Kettlebell Instructor.

Once Adam became a CSCS he looked to his love of baseball for his next career move. In 2005, he was hired by the Chicago White Sox, and served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in their minor leagues for 7 seasons. Adam is proud to have worked with over 2 dozen players who have reached the Major League level.

In 2011, Adam went back to his original passion of helping people feel better about themselves through exercise. He has been doing personal and small group training ever since.  As a personal trainer, Adam creates programs designed specifically to his clients goals and capabilities, while managing any existing physical injuries. He has trained clients from age 7 to age 85 and at all skill levels from novice to professional athlete.  He also works with teams to improve their athleticism and sports-specific lateral speed and agility.  Adam focuses on using the correct exercise modality for each of his clients to achieve maximal results while minimizing injury risk during the physical training process. He specializes in training clients who have preexisting injuries, are rehabbing from an injury, or have medical conditions.

Adam currently serves clients in Ithaca, Watkins Glen and throughout the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. Feel free to contact Adam if you’re looking for a physical trainer in Ithaca, NY!

Fitness Credentials and Certifications:

  • BS Exercise Science – Ithaca College 2003

  • NSCA CSCS - since 2003

  • Kettlebell Instructor - since 2003

  • CPR AED First AID - since 1998

What is a personal trainer?

A personal trainer is a fitness professional who helps clients effectively and efficiently reach their health and fitness goals .  They will do so by creating an exercise program based on the client's abilities and limitations in relation to their goals.

A personal trainer helps keep clients accountable by encouraging them to strive forward, even if they may regress or hit a plateau.  A key to being a good personal trainer is listening to a client's needs and goals, and supporting them to move towards them.  A personal trainer has to be able to adjust their client's program on a daily basis after receiving feedback from the client on how they are feeling physically and mentally.