ACE certified personal trainer

Joseph Esler lightening bolt

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About Joseph

I am a computer geek turned gym rat. I used to write C++ and Java programs. I now write exercise and nutrition programs.

My background stems from healthcare IT. As a technical support engineer with McKesson/Allscripts for over eight years, I helped countless doctors and nurses resolve complex patient safety issues in various medical software applications (documentation, medications/IVs, orders, perinatal care, emergency care, health summary, etc.). While in healthcare IT, I realized my true passion was more healthcare than IT. I love helping people...

Now, as a personal trainer and nutritionist, I provide a holistic solution to help people take care of their health. I have a fitness background in powerlifting, bodybuilding, sports performance, tactical conditioning, weight loss, and corrective exercise, among other things. I enjoy helping a wide variety of people from high-performance athletes to the general population to special populations, including those with chronic and temporary health conditions.

My favorite client story

A hockey player was struggling with his deadlift. I helped him adjust the setup and liftoff so the weight was closer to his body from the start and as he lifted it off the floor. Within a few minutes, he could deadlift 315lbs with ease.

My favorite exercise

Deadlift. My personal record is 455lb.

My favorite quote

"What are you waiting for? You're faster than this. Don't think you are, know you are. Come on. Stop trying to hit me and hit me."

-Morpheus in The Matrix

My training philosophy

My training philosophy is based on these three principles: #1 Safety, #2 Efficiency, and #3 Fun.

My training experience

I have been personally training myself for over 20 years. In the past six years I have been periodically training other people while working in my healthcare IT job. Recently I quit my healthcare IT job to become a personal trainer full-time.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Cross Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Muscular Definition
  • Kettlebells
  • TRX
  • Functional Training
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Dance

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ace certification ACE Certified Health Coach
ace certification ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator

Additional Certifications

ISSN Certified Sports Nutritionist, TBMM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist, AHA Basic Life Support, Cross Country Education HIPAA & Medical Records Law Certificate, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, ASFA Certified Group Instructor Dance and Hip-Hop Aerobics, FMS Level 1 and 2, FiTOUR Boot Camp Training , MMA Conditioning Coach, NASM Behavior Change Specialist, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Weight Loss Specialist, Spencer Institute Certified Professional Speaker, Spencer Institute Certified Online Coach, Spencer Institute Certified Sports Psychology Coach, TRX Level 1, ITCA Certified Triathlon Coach, NESTA Certified Triathlon Coach


BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from University of Colorado - Boulder, BA in English Language & Literature from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Bariatric, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Dancers, Disabled, Law Enforcement, LGBTQIA, Men, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Addiction, ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Celiac Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Infertility, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Neck Pain, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Visually Impaired (Blind)

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