ACE certified personal trainer

Catherine DiDesidero lightening bolt

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About Catherine

Hi, and thank you for taking to time to check out my profile! I have been a CPT for 14 years, and have experience on all sides of fitness, from training to group ex instruction to management. My journey in fitness has been amazing. I myself am not "physically gifted" - so to stay in shape, I work at it just as my clients do. So I understand the dedication and work that it takes to accomplish fitness goals. I believe in a progressive approach - we begin with a thorough assessment and movement/postural screen. We discuss your goals, habits, and current regimen. From there, we plan a program that works for you - in terms of frequency, efficiency, and applicable behavior modification. I believe that we train for health first, aesthetics will always follow. It's important for you, the client, to feel comfortable with your program, and maybe even have some fun with it. Most importantly, you need to see results. We continue to assess every 6 - 8 weeks until we achieve your goals, and afterward for maintaining them. Workouts are centered around healthy progressions, consistent scheduling, and moving beyond your comfort zone. I look forward to hearing from you!

My favorite client story

I've been in this business a long time, so choosing one favorite client story would be tough. What I will say is that I have been fortunate to have built such solid relationships with my clients. I've attended their weddings, witnessed the births of their children, seen them go from frail to strong, and watched them accomplish feats they never thought they would.

My favorite exercise

One of my favorite exercises would have to be the inchworm. Combining core work with strength, it touches on so many major muscle groups.

My favorite quote

Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. ~Albert Einstein

My training philosophy

Train for health, the asthetics will follow.

My training experience

I have been a trainer since 2004. I have worked with all ages, and many different types of people. I've also worked with various different health issues, including heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, brain tumor, knee and hip replacements, shoulder issues, tennis elbow, and more.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Yoga
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer
NESTA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

ACE Senior Fitness Specialist, Prenatal/Postnatal, YogaFit Levels 1-3, NESTA Speed, Agility and Quickness Specialist, Core Training Specialist, Silver Sneakers Instructor, CPR/AED

Who I Especially Like Working With

Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Disabled, LGBTQIA, Men, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Depression, Diabetes, Emphysema, Fibromyalgia, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Kidney Disease, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lyme Disease, Lymphatic, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues

Training Areas Served

Mall Walk

Yonkers, NY 10704

Session Surcharge: $0

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872 Pelham Pkwy

Pelham, NY 10803

Session Surcharge: $0

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