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
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Doctors should encourage patients to do resistance exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle, rather than emphasizing and monitor...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

    Foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, yogurt and buttermilk can increase the diversity o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes, there are no more excuses.

    New research from Canada contends that just one minute of high-intensity exercise can boost your health as much as 45 minutes of a moderate workout. That means you can't claim that you don't have enou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.

    Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy may be more likely to be overweight, a new study suggests.

    The study also found that mothers who gain too much weight during pregnancy may be more prone to having overweight todd...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Emergency Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Skateboarding can be a fun and challenging activity, but it also comes with a significant risk of injury, researchers report.

    The researchers examined data spanning two decades and found that more than 64,500 U.S. children and teens were treated...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day.

    The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.

    Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American children aged 2 to 19 were o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Emphasizing healthy foods in your diet, not just banishing "bad" foods, may be the key to avoiding heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed the eating habits of thousands of older adults worldwide with heart disease and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests.

    "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness," s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don't forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Some of those dangers include: insects, too much sun, garden tools and chemicals, acc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests.

    Researchers found that when folks retire they tend to increase their physical activity, sit less and sleep mo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you're an American aged 20 or under, your expected life span is now less affected by whether you're rich or poor than it used to be, a new study finds.

    Researchers at Princeton University report that the life expectancy gap between rich and ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When parents believe their children are overweight -- regardless of whether they are or not -- those kids are likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

    "Parental perceptions may be something of a self-fulfilling prophecy," said study co-auth...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Athletes may take longer to recover after a concussion if they had psychosomatic symptoms -- aches and pains caused by mental distress -- before their head injury, new research suggests.

    The study included 127 high school and college athletes ...Full Article