A combination of Southern charm and a passion for health and fitness education has made Rick an entertaining personality in the fitness industry. Rick has been in the fitness industry since 2002 as a certified personal trainer, training manager, educator, orthopedic massage therapist, college and university adjunct professor, fitness industry presenter, as well as a subject matter expert and talent for fitness industry educational videos and written content. He is the 2022 IDEA Fitness Personal Trainer of the Year.
He is the host of the NASM CPT Podcast / Webcast and formerly co-host of the Omnia Fitness Podcast with Rick and Drogo – powered by Everlast for two years. Rick is regularly used by media outlets for quotes and content regarding fitness and wellness. He has also written chapters in the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Essentials of Personal Training textbook and Corrective Exercise textbooks. He has fought competitively in the World Kickboxing and Karate Association (WKA) and has served as a course educator for the NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist and the Everlast FIT certifications.
Rick is the owner of Independent Training Spot, personal training gyms located NYC, and co-owner of Omnia RēCOVER, an orthopedic and stress management facility in NYC. Other fitness brands Rick is associated with creating are The Daily Move Challenge, Human Movement Science (HMS) Resources, and Omnia Wellness. Rick has performed assessments, treatment, and/or training on numerous professional athletes, artists, and performers.
Rick has a master’s degree in exercise science with a focus on performance enhancement and injury prevention and a doctorate in health science and exercise leadership from CalU.