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About Peter

I love my job because I want to share my passion for fitness with others. When a client tells me they've lost 25 pounds, or that their blood pressure has gone down, it makes my day!

My training philosophy is based on functional strength, an approach that leads to not only to improved muscular strength but also improved stability, flexibility and posture. 

When I meet a prospective client, we discuss their goals and medical history.  Propsective clients receive a complimentary fitness and movement assessment that from which I develop a program that gets them to their goal. Typically, a session begins with mobilization, followed by a workout based on functional movements. As we go through the session, I explain the purpose of each exercise we're doing. We take a few minutes to stretch and cool down at the end of the session.

Among others, my clients include an entrepreneur wanting to improve his fitness; a person needing prehab for hip replacement surgery; a restaurant manager who lost 25 lb; a high school alpine skier; and a runner who wanted to finish the New York Marathon. She did!

My own background is as a runner and cross country ski racer. I've raced in all distances from 5 km to 100 km. Strength training is important even for endurance athletes, and it's been part of my regimen for years.

As of 30 March, my pricing is for virtual sessions rather than in-person sessions.

My favorite client story

It's hard to pick just one. But I had a 93-year-old client who had recently had a hip replacement. Part of his programming was agility drills. At the end of 3 months, he felt safe doing agility drills WITHOUT his walking stick.

My favorite exercise

Single leg, single arm squat to row: a multi-joint movement that distributes force across the body the force is distributed in the real world.

My favorite quote

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're probably right." - Zig Ziglar

My training philosophy

I believe, and I tell my clients, "You're stronger than you realize." I want my clients to leave the gym feeling better than when they walked in.

My training experience

I've worked with a wide variety of clients, from a high school alpine ski racer to a semi-pro football player, to people that need to improve their mobility and cope with various chronic diseases, including diabetes and osteoporosis.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Functional Training
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Senior Fitness Specialist, CPR/AED, Certified Functional Strength Coach


BA in History from University of Michigan

Who I Especially Like Working With

Post-rehab, Rehab, Runners, Seniors

Medical Conditions Experience

Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Depression, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease

A year and a half ago, my right hip was so painful, and I had a bit of trepidation about gyms. You’ve helped immeasurably on both counts. I’m much fitter and happier now, and I attribute it to your training methods and expertise. (Inventory analyst; lost 40 pounds in seven months)

Nancy F.

Peter is a knowledgeable and caring trainer. He’s intuitively addressed my needs, and after working with him for two years, I feel great.

John S.

Peter has been my trainer for the past two years. He is a truly excellent trainer, and an outstanding master of his craft. Peter is passionate about fitness, and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to each session. His easy-going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that allows me to achieve my goals. He makes each workout challenging, creative, and most importantly, fun! He places a high value on correct form with each exercise, and explains the importance each exercise has on the various muscles being trained. Peter motivates me to push past my perceived limits to achieve my best results. He is always encouraging, even when I’m not feeling my best, and has assisted me with my nerve damage, arthritis, and digestive issues. If you’re serious about improving your lifestyle, Peter will lead you every step of the way.

Yvonne W.

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