AJ McDaniel, leading fitness expert in the health industry, is I.F.P.A. (International Fitness Professionals Association) and N.A.S.M. (National Academy of Sports Medicine) trained. He is a former competitive body builder who trained under the guidance and tutelage of Mike Katz, former Mr. World, of Hamden, CT.
A.J. has worked in the personal training and fitness industry since 2002 and has been a strength and conditioning consultant since 2006. His expertise comes from his involvement in weight training and fitness training since the age of 13. A.J. was 13 when his great-grandmother, who understood the importance of exercise, gave him his first weight set.
A former fitness director for World Gym in Oakville, CT (2008 - 2009), A.J. has received several coveted fitness industry honors including Bally's "Elite Trainer" 2006 & 2007. Bally's Elite Trainer Award winners are chosen from a field of more than 1000 trainers in the Bally's Fitness Corporation worldwide. Only five winners are chosen annually out of entrants from the entire New England region.
A.J.'s fitness expertise has also been aided by more than 14 years of experience working in emergency care and with persons affected by early stages of multiple sclerosis, stroke, and quadriplegia. A.J.'s background in the medical field and in exercise physiology have allowed him to develop effective fitness programs for beginning exercisers to competitive body builders.