Brian’s Professional Credentials:
- National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Senior Fitness Specialist
- Z-Health®: Movement Re-Education Specialist, Movement Integration Specialist, Exercise Therapy Specialist, Movement Performance Specialist
- YMAA International: Tai Chi Instructor, Qigong Instructor
- Kettlebell Certified Instructor
- Mind-Body Consultant to Tufts Medical School
- Tai Chi Consultant to VA Boston Healthcare System
His specialties include corrective exercise, senior fitness, and athletic training. He also is a certified Z-Health® Practitioner. Z-Health was developed by Dr. Eric Cobb and is a holistic and scientific approach to training. One of the things that is markedly different about Z-health is that it puts the client’s nervous system at the center of training, rather than a pre-determined program.
Training sessions are assessment based and tailored to the needs of the client. Brian’s specialized training includes: dynamic joint mobility, neural “re-education”, injury rehabilitation, visual/vestibular (balance) exercises and corrective techniques, as well as sport specific training.
Over the past fifteen years, Brian has trained individuals of every age; ranging from 10-96 years old. The rewards from his work come from seeing the positive changes in strength, balance, agility, endurance, and body composition. He thrives on getting results for his clients and seeing
the impact in their daily lives.
In addition to being a personal trainer, Brian is also a certified Tai Chi instructor, and has been teaching Tai Chi for over fifteen years. He works as a consultant to Tufts University Medical School, where he’s involved in “mind-body” research in the Department of Rheumatology and works with patients and clients that have osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and various other health conditions. In 2014, he began work on a pilot study at the National Center for PTSD research at the VA hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA; that is studying the impact of Tai Chi on veterans; in 2017 he also began a four-year study working with veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness.