Jonathan CasanovaVerified 1 Review
After graduating from Hofstra University in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Science, I went directly into personal training at Therapeutic Solutions rehabilitation center in Merrick, NY. There, I developed a sound foundation for treating a wide variety of people of different conditions and backgrounds. Under the supervision and direction of a highly acclaimed physical therapist, Dr. Jamie Rockwin, I learned the tricks of the trade in injury prevention, rehab training, as well as post-rehab training. After a few years of experience, I developed my confidence as a personal trainer and found myself hungry for more information. I became certified as an Exercise Physiologist and achieved my Masters in Exercise Science (with distinction in my class). I currently hold a position as an Exercise Specialist at the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains where I teach classes and work one-on-one with individuals who come from varying conditions. Some of my personal joys include photography, running, weight lifting, music creation, and reading.
Disclaimer: I like to share. I like to listen. We will become friends and we will get to know each other very well.
My favorite quote
“There is no try. You either do or do not” - Yoda
My training philosophy
1. Stay in constant motion.
2. Believe in yourself
3. NEVER quit.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
BS in Exercise Science, MS in Nutrition and Exercise Science
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Disabled, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Cardiac Rehab, Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Parkinson's Disease, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues, Stress, Stroke
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Training
I'm so glad that I made the choice to prioritize my health and happiness and start working out again and that Jonathan is a part of that journey. I found Find Your Trainer and Jonathan during a period of transition in my life. I was looking for a trainer who would push me outside of my comfort zone, but not make me feel bad if I can't do every exercise since I've been dealing with nerve compression/a repetitive stress injury that's made it difficult to work out. As a result of the burning nerve pain in my elbows, I did not work out for the past year and a half or make healthy food choices because I felt too weak to cook. I've started to feel better but I wanted to get stronger and healthier again. I knew I needed the focus and attention that a personal trainer would provide, especially because I was unsure if I could keep up with the pace of a regular class and I didn't want to do my typical girly workout of going on an elliptical for an hour. Jonathan is professional, respectful, knowledgeable, empathetic and punctual. I am so glad that he's been helping me achieve my fitness goals. I definitely feel better both physically and mentally after having working out with him. I recommend Jonathan to any client who's looking for a trainer who will actually listen to them. He always encourages me to keep him updated on how I feel after a workout since, due to the nature of ulnar nerve pain, I don't feel any pain immediately and it usually occurs in the days following. I appreciate his accessibility and professionalism.
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