Robert W. Johnson II, NASM Elite Trainer

Bio

My name is Robert Johnson.  I am an NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist.  After serving ten years in the US Navy, which included a tour of duty in the Red Sea during the first Gulf War, I returned home, and focused on a new mission - earning my degree.  I earned bachelors degrees in Education with a focus in Psychology from Georgian Court University. I’ve always enjoyed an active lifestyle.  But after suffering an injury, I lost my ability to remain active.  I gained weight.  I lacked energy. But most importantly, I lost self-esteem and confidence.  I decided it was time to do something about it.  My initial goal in becoming a certified trainer was to develop tools and knowledge that would help me get healthy again. But not surprisingly given my background of service and education, I soon developed a passion for teaching others to change their lives through physical fitness.
 
For seven years I have been working with a very diverse group of clients, designing individualized programs using NASM’s  OPT (Optimal Performance Training) model. I am also an experienced and certified TRX Trainer. When I am not training clients, or spending time with my baby girl, I love to mountain bike and ski.

I believe that everyone can be healthy, but sometimes, like I did, people need some instruction, and some help.  I can help teach you how to take control of your health, your fitness, and your life.  Thank you.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a modest amount of nuts appears to lower the risk for teens of developing conditions that raise the chances of heart disease later in life, new research suggests.

    By "modest," investigators mean eating at least three small handfuls of nuts ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If you start an exercise program, it might inspire your spouse to do the same, a new study says.

    "When it comes to physical fitness, the best peer pressure to get moving could be coming from the person who sits across from you at the breakfast tab...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may increase the size of brain regions that contribute to balance and coordination, preliminary research suggests.

    The small new study in twins found that those who exercised more had increased brain volume in areas of the brain relate...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have trouble coping with stress may face an increased risk for future heart trouble that even exercise can't erase, a new study suggests.

    "It looks like the inability to cope well with stress contributes to the risk of heart disease,"...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who are fit in their 40s seem to retain more brain volume two decades later and also perform better on decision-making tests, new research suggests.

    The analysis of more than 1,200 participants who were tracked for more than 20 years sho...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Friends play a major role in youngsters' levels of physical activity, new research indicates.

    "Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the family and encouraging the patient to be more active, but this stud...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim belly fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that when they got middle-aged, obese adults regularly moving -- ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

    The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adu...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the days and weeks following a concussion, it's often tough to give patients a clear sense of their recovery time.

    Now, a new study of college football players suggests that measuring blood flow in the brain might hel...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Football helmet add-ons may not reduce players' risk of concussion, a new study suggests.

    These safety products include items such as soft-shell layers, spray treatments, pads and fiber sheets.

    "Our study suggests that despite many prod...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Light physical activity may benefit older adults' hearts -- even if they have mobility issues, a new study suggests.

    It's well known that regular exercise can do a heart good, at any age. But there's little evidence on whether light activity ca...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With increasing evidence that sitting for long periods isn't good for your waistline or your health in general, efforts have begun to focus on ways to shake up the traditional American workplace.

    One such innovation that's been touted as a poss...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Physical Medicine/rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Achilles tendon can handle downhill running better than previously thought, says a study that offers good news for distance runners.

    The key is to transition gradually to downhill running, the Brigham Young University researchers noted.

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even a few bouts of moderate exercise each week can cut a middle-aged woman's odds for heart disease, blood clots and stroke, a new study finds.

    The British study also found that exercising more frequently didn't lead to greater reductions in hear...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients struggling with chronic kidney disease who routinely consume meat-rich, highly acidic diets may boost their risk for kidney failure, a new study suggests.

    According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, kidney dysfunction can hamper ...Full Article