Joel Harper - Elite Trainer

Bio

Celebrity trainer Joel Harper has been developing custom workouts for the past 20 years. Clients ranging from Dr. Oz and Olympic Medalists, to 10-year-old kids just learning to appreciate their health, actors preparing for a new role, and business executives desiring increased energy.

Joel has been featured in various publications, from “O” Magazine, Esquire and SHAPE Magazine to Bottomline Health, and has appeared on numerous television programs such as ABC & Fox News, Oprah, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, and Access Hollywood.

Joel is the creator all of the New York Times best selling YOU books, workout chapters, and accompanying DVDs with Drs. Oz and Roizen, and successfully created his own workout DVD series, FIT PACK, as well as PBS’ best selling DVDs, SLIM & FIT, and the currently running FIRMING AFTER 50.

Most recently, Joel Harper published his first book with Harper Collins, MIND YOUR BODY, detailing an effective approach to long-term weight loss and how a powerful mindset is the key for an optimally balanced you.

Specialties:

  • Fitness

Affiliation:

  • Joel Harper Fitness

Location:

  • New York, NY

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Activity

  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - New York, NY - Fitness

    What is a good workout for my back?

    Many people hold stress in their lower backs. In this video, personal fitness trainer Joel Harper demonstrates some stretches and exercises that will help release that pent-up lower-back tension. Read More
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    What stretch can relieve hunched shoulders from working at a computer?

    Do elbow circling a couple of times a day while you are seated at your desk. Elbow circling releases tension in your shoulders and neck.
    Bring your fingertips onto the top of your shoulders and bring your elbows together in front of you. Move your elbows up and around in opposite directions making...Read More
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    How can I exercise if I don’t like the gym?

    There are hundreds of ways. Where do I start? First off this is what I specialize in-"using your body as your gym." You don't need any equipment to accomplish your goals. Try some of the numerous videos I have posted on my profile. You can do them in the comfort of your own home. They are short,...Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - New York, NY - Fitness

    What can I do at home to improve my balance?

    Balance on one foot or on your toes. This is great to do when you are on the phone or waiting for something. Be sure and watch the video for tips. 
    ONE LEGGED BALANCE-Bring your feet together, slowly come onto your toes, stand ballerina straight and hold for 30 seconds. Make sure you have a sturdy...Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - New York, NY - Fitness

    What is cardiovascular (cardio) exercise?

    Cardio exercise is at the top of my list and what I get all my private clients to do in every workout. Why? Because I watched Sylvester Stallone in ROCKY as a kid and it is imbedded in my brain. Well.... not really, it is all of the ENORMOUS benefits cardio offers. Cardio is any exercise that increases...Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - New York, NY - Fitness

    What are some exercises I can do in my den in the winter?

    You can start with your feet only and do cris-crosses, imaginary jump rope, cross country skiing, Turkish getup or jumping jacks and then a push up. On all of these remember think floating and not pounding, use your ankles and knees as springs. Read More
  • Joel Harper - Elite Trainer - New York, NY - Fitness

    My knees hurt a lot after jogging, am I doing something wrong?

    I am not big on jogging. Why? Numerous new clients have come to me with knee problems that they blame on years of jogging and not stretching out. I am not totally against jogging, but if you do it, you must learn how to stretch properly. Make sure your lower body is tension free. I also jog behind...Read More
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    Side Plank

    Strengthen your obliques with this side plank yoga move.
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    Roll with It

    Smooth out any kinks in your shoulders by doing this shoulder rolls warm-up.
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    Energy-Boosting Workout

    Feeling sluggish? Try this energizing workout from fitness trainer Joel Harper.
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    Stretch It Out

    Wind down and melt away stress with this 20-minute stretch routine, great for the whole family.
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    20-Minute Cardio Workout

    Burn calories and get your heart rate going with this choose-your-level 20-minute cardio workout.
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    What Exercise Can I Do At Home to Strengthen My Back?

    The rickety table is an excellent exercise that can strengthen more than just your back. It can strengthen your arms and butt as well. Watch this video and learn how to do it.
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    What Is a Workout I Can Do That Takes Less Than 10 Minutes?

    Dr. Oz and Joel Harper demonstrate a yoga-based workout that just takes seven minutes a day. Watch how easy the workout can be to do in this video.
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    What Exercises Will Help Me Get Rid of Belly Fat Post-Pregnancy?

    Getting rid of fat is difficult after pregnancy. In this video, Dr. Oz and trainer Joel Harper offer exercise tips to trim the tummy that are easy to do at home.