ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Fabio Comano is fulltime faculty at San Diego State University where he teaches multiple courses in Exercise Science, including Exercise and Aging; serves as a faculty instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); scientific advisor for OrangeTheory Fitness (OTF), Stroops and Turbostrapp; and a master instructor and workshop developer for Core Health and Fitness (Stairmaster, Nautilus, Startrac and Schwinn).
Previously, with ACE as the certification manager and exercise physiologist, he was the original creator of ACE’s Integrated Fitness Training (IFT)™ model which serves as the basis for their entire personal training credential and was the developer of all their live educational workshops.
His prior experiences include serving as a Division I Collegiate Head Coach, a University Strength and Conditioning Coach; and wellness manager – opening and managing clubs for Club One. He is an accomplished speaker, presenting at numerous national and international conferences each year; serves as a media spokesperson for various organizations; and is an accomplished writer, authoring over 2 dozen articles, text book chapters and books.
A combination of Southern charm and a passion for health and fitness education has made Rick Richey a premier personality in the fitness industry. He is a national and international speaker, providing solid evidenced based education for personal fitness trainers, sports medicine practitioners, and strength and conditioning coaches to better assess clients, prevent injury, enhance performance, and reach goals for their clientele.
Rick is the owner of Independent Training Spot in NYC, where he provides personal training, wellness coaching and orthopedic massage. He is a senior faculty instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and adjunct faculty at the California University of Pennsylvania: Exercise Science and Sports Studies undergraduate and graduate programs.
Rick has worked with numerous film and television personalities, fashion models, professional athletes, and traditional clients to help reach their goals. He has his undergraduate education from the University of North Alabama, and his Master’s in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania with a focus on Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Swedish Institute of Health Sciences for Massage Therapy in NYC.