Len GlassmanVerified 3 Reviews
Len is a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Health Nutritionist with over 20 years of fitness professional experience. He works extensively with medical, health and wellness professionals, including cardiac and internal medicine physicians, gynecologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and other health and wellness facilitators to develop a coordinated and comprehensive approach to working with clients, especially those dealing with soft tissue conditions, such as lower back, shoulder, knee and neck, as well as chronic health issues, such as cancer, arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure, in addition to women’s health issues, such as menopause, osteoporosis, thyroid, pelvic floor and stubborn weight loss.
He also conducts in-person and virtual workshops addressing, self-care, joint and soft-tissue pain and discomfort prevention, muscular imbalance, breathing techniques, stretching/flexibility training, strengthening of the core, improved concentration, and emotional coping techniques.
He is an Author and independent publisher of 'Soul Trainer' a fictional fitness series of short stories, where fictional characters with troubled lives. 'find fitness' as a way to overcome insurmountable obstacles, while challenging readers to gain control over their lives 'from the outside in'. Available on Amazon
He also is the Creator of the 'Fitness Fundamental's Personal Training 2-set inter-active Personal Training Series.
Len's passion for fitness and compassionate manner has helped people of all ages, abilities, lifestyles and personalities, incorporate and stick to a positive health and wellness lifestyle.
From elite athletic training and mentoring experience to contributing fitness expertise to Men's Fitness Magazine and serving as health advisor for the NJ State Police & Benevolent Association (NJPBA) & NJ State Firefighter's Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA), Len's background and experience is as varied as his passions.
Publications & Appearances:
*Fitness Advisor - NJ State Policeman Benevolent Association Convention, Atlantic City
*Fitness Advisor - NJ State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Convention, Atlantic City
*Designer & Publisher - Personal Best 'Fit & Healthy' Recipe Book
*Creator - Fitness Fundamentals Personal Training Inter-Active 2-Set Exercise DVD Series: *Click Here To View *Personal Best's 'Fitness Fundamentals' 2-Set DVD On-Line
*Contributor - "The Pilates Advantage" - Consumer Health Digest (2017)
*Contributor - "Foods That Hit the 'Reset' Button"- Men's Fitness Magazine (2012)
*Contributor - "Foods That Help Prevent Hair Loss"- Men's Fitness Magazine (2012)
*Contributor - "Spices With Surprising Health Benefits"- Men's Fitness Magazine (2012)
*Author - 'Achieving Your Personal Best' Westfield Life Magazine Article Jan 2013
*Author - "Interval Training - It's Effective, Efficient & Exciting"
*Author - "Sensible Strength Training for Young Athletes" Kids Sports Magazine
*Author - "Get Your Game On" Kids Sports Magazine
*Author - "Hit the Weights Before Hitting the Slopes" Kids Sports Magazine
My favorite client story
I've been fortunate to work with people from all types of backgrounds, abilities, ages and lifestyles. All my clients are like family to me and I celebrate each victory and lend a hand with every struggle.
My favorite exercise
Compound, multi-dimensional, core based movements.
My favorite quote
'Health and Fitness is a journey, not a destination'
My training philosophy
If you want people to move and feel better then you must create a sense of purpose, pride and passion.
My training experience
I've trained elite athletes to children with Down Syndrome. I always try to think out of the box and combine ingenuity, compassion, common sense and meaning to body movement, body awareness and mindfulness.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Sports Performance Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
- Myofascial Release
NCCA Accredited Certifications
AFTA Certified Health Nutritionist
Who I Especially Like Working With
Cancer Survivors, Disabled, Men, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Cognitive Delays, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Diastasis Recti, Downs Syndrome, Emphysema, Fibromyalgia, Hearing Impaired (Deaf), Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, IBD, Infertility, Joint Pain, Kidney Disease, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lyme Disease, Lymphatic, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neuropathy, Osteoporosis, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Visually Impaired (Blind)
A few years ago I was diagnosed with Arthritis in my hip, I was referred to Len at Personal Best and he came highly recommend that he had the perfect training technique for this type or injury/issue. I've been seeing Len at Personal Best now for almost 3 years and I'm pain free. I see him along with some group/cardio exercise and I'm 110% better and remain in great health! Super professional matched with amazing knowledge has me continuing to be very athletic pain free!
I was never someone who enjoyed working out or who would commit to a steady exercise routine. I came to see Len at Personal Best to rehab a back issue. The list of things I can do now that I could not do before starting with Len at Personal Best could go on and on. The most important has been an understanding of what it means to commit to making exercise a part of my life.
Personal Best is the only place I will go for training! Len the owner is absolutely awesome! People might say it is a bit expensive but they don’t realize it is more than just a guy yelling at you to sweat more. Len does way more than that. We talk about what food to eat and when. Go over different exercises. How to exercise at home. Generally, life coaching. How to change your life to involve fitness. I went to Personal Best 8yrs ago but lost everything I gained from them. I decided it was time to return and they were the first and only company I called!
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