What makes a good physical preparation coach? A passion for helping people train, not only their bodies, but also their minds. A deep desire to help people break out of perceived limitations and achieve their goals, to help move them along the path from “I can’t” to “I DID!” A good coach does not try to motivate, but inspire one to find the drive within himself to do what he didn’t think was possible.
My journey into physical preparation coaching began after achieving for what many years I didn’t think was possible -getting healthy and fit again. You see I was thin in high school, too thin actually. I played sports through school and then my tour with the Army made sure my weight didn’t get too out of hand, even though I struggled even then to maintain standards.
After I left the service, my troubles really begin. Over a number of years I ballooned to 260+ pounds, was having challenges with my blood sugar, out of energy all the time; all the classic symptoms of being vastly overweight and unhealthy. When Nancy and I started having kids again, the realization hit me that if something didn’t change, they wouldn’t have dad around for very long. The result of this realization is a stronger, healthier, leaner and fitter me – 185 pounds and feeling great!
I now have the privilege of sharing my passion with others, from athletes striving for better on field performance to frustrated dieters who just want to get off the diet roller coaster. But my most important client, and the one who deserves to achieve all their goals, is you!
Dean Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association, a Level 2 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association and is a Level 1 Certified Precision Nutrition coach.
Dean was recognized in 2010 and 2012 as Best Fitness Trainer in Concord by the Hippo Press and in 2010 as Best Fitness Trainer in the Capital Area by the Concord Insider.
Often the most challenging part of losing weight and staying fit is just getting started. Life is busy, and setting time aside to “work out” is just one more thing to add to the list. As a mom of six, with a high maintenance husband (see above), I have this challenge as well. Frankly, like most people I know, I am a work in progress. I believe this is part of what makes a good trainer – the ability to relate to clients and understand the need to integrate an exercise program into a busy lifestyle, without neglecting other responsibilities.
I can relate to late nights and early morning due to a baby in the house or a sick preschooler. I understand relaxing my food standards at the Fourth of July picnic and at Christmas. And I understand being mentally exhausted to the point that I don’t even want to THINK about training.
But I didn’t just throw up my hands and give up, and neither should you. It is not only possible to reach your fitness goals – it will happen! I am living proof. I may not be Mrs. Fitness USA yet, but I have reached goals that others said were just not possible after having six kids and crossing the big 4-0.
My passion is teaching and coaching others to think big and reach high. It takes work – hard work – but I am committed to helping you reach your fitness goals and get in the best shape of your life!
Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, and a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association.
Nancy was recognized in 2011 and 2012 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.
CJ is a Get Fit NH Bootcamp instructor. CJ attended the University of Southern Maine, earning his bachelor of science degree in exercise science. Following his time in Maine, CJ moved to North Carolina to take a position as intern strength and conditioning coach at North Carolina State, “Go Wolfpack!” In his time there he coached and programmed for eleven different sports teams from basketball spanning the spectrum to gymnastics.
“My experience coaching athletes has taught me a lot, and one main point is that any person with a specific goal and determination is no different from an athlete preparing for competition. The main focus of my training philosophy is the mental component. Mindset is so important; it’s what steers everything we do – how hard we train, how we listen to our bodies, what we fuel and refuel our bodies with, as a few examples
The best part of being a coach is seeing those ‘lightbulb’ moments that improve mindset. You know, when something that you may have struggled with for a while just *clicks?* Whether it’s a complicated exercise that you finally nail the technique on, or somebody comments on progress you’ve made with your fitness. You can see a whole new perspective come across that person as they fill with motivation and increased focus.
From a coaching perspective it’s just so amazing to see the snowball effect when someone achieves small attainable goals, one after another, and the increase in self-esteem and the improvement in mindset that result. And we can ALL experience that. I still do, even as a coach. Set a goal, and do everything in my power to reach it. It’s empowering, and a good way to live. Ask yourself: ‘What are my goals?’ And then ‘Make It Happen!’”
CJ Best is the owner of Best Performance Strength and Conditioning, and is an avid cyclist and triathlete.
I have always been active and involved in sports. As an athlete, I experienced not only the positive benefits of sports, but also the challenges of multiple injuries (two shoulder surgeries, one knee surgery and back issues). I know how tough it is to recover from an injury and the toll it takes on a person mentally. I knew early on that I wanted to train people to reduce their risk of injury so they don’t have to go through what I did.
My passion is to help others achieve their goals and over come obstacles. I know first hand that it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to “Make It Happen”. I have always struggled with my weight but through working out and really watching what I eat I was able to lose 30lbs. I also know how amazing it feels to achieve your goal and I want other people to experience that as well.
There will always be obstacles in life but if you are prepared for them and have the right tools you will be able to achieve your goal. I look forward to being there to help you along your journey.
Erin earned her degree in Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire and certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Get Fit NH Bootcamp Strategic Health Partners
Dr. Coapland is the founder and clinic director of Performance Health Spine & Sport Therapy. Prior to his expansion into Concord, he practiced as the sole clinician of ActiveCare in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Dr. Coapland studied Exercise Science at Appalachian State University and is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York. He is a licensed chiropractor, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and certified Active Release Techniques® (ART) provider.
Dr. Coapland has completed numerous endurance events including the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run and Ironman® Lake Placid. He enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle – cycling, running, hiking and chasing after his toddler daughter. Dr. Coapland is passionate about his work and the health and wellness of his patients; he is always striving to provide the most recent, evidence-based therapies available. As a lifelong learner in his field he regularly attends post-graduate courses to expand his knowledge and to better serve his patients.
Dr. Coapland can be reached by calling (603) 724-2297 or visit online at http://www.performancehealthnh.com/
Following his uncle, Dr. Paul Molloy developed an early interest in chiropractic care and knew as a teenager that he wanted to be a chiropractor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Oswego and a Doctor Of Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College. Before making the quality of life choice that brought him to New Hampshire, Dr. Molloy practiced in a Connecticut medical and chiropractic center.
A native of Cambridge, New York, Dr. Molloy is an avid snowboarder and hiker.
Following her acceptance to both chiropractic and medical school, Dr. Melissa J. Savicky decided to pursue chiropractic, because of her belief that the body has the ability to heal itself through conservative methods, before the utilization of medications and surgery. Dr. Savicky is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, with an undergraduate degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She left a chiropractic practice in Connecticut to co-found Chiropractic Health Innovations with Dr. Molloy.
The Binghamton, New York native enjoys the community atmosphere and rural environment of New Hampshire.
Dr. Malloy and Dr. Savicky can be reached by calling (603) 415-2100 or visit online for more information at http://www.CHIconcord.com
Dr. Laura Riley Jones earned a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Honors from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Honors from the University of New Hampshire. Her Naturopathic medical practice, Whole Health Concord, is located in Concord, NH.
Dr. Riley Jones is a licensed primary care naturopathic doctor. She treats patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. Her areas of greatest interest are Women’s Health as well as Autoimmune diseases, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Metabolic disorders. Dr. Riley Jones also specializes in the treatment of symptoms associated with Menopause and the use of phytoestrogens and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. She employs several naturopathic modalities when treating patients with a focus on Clinical Nutrition including vitamins and mineral supplementation, Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine. She works with each patient to uncover the cause of their illness and develop a treatment plan using the Naturopathic modalities that best suit their individual needs.
During her training, Dr. Riley Jones was a member of the Diabetes Research Group which focused on treatments for patients with Type II Diabetes, High Cholesterol and Weight gain. Dr. Riley Jones lectures throughout New Hampshire on various topics related to health. She is a member of the New Hampshire Associaton of Naturoapthic Doctors.
Please call Dr. Riley-Jones at (603) 369-4626 or visit online at http://www.naturalmedicinenh.com
Our therapists are nationally certified and state licensed with nearly two decades of combined experience and more importantly we have a passion for what we do.
That manifests itself in our commitment to continued education, attention to detail and dedication to the wellness of our clients.
We believe each body deserves unique attention. Every massage starts with a conversation about you and we’ll customize your session to target your needs and requests. After your massage, we will share self care techniques so you can continue the healing process.
We are conveniently located on Rt. 4 in Chichester and offer flexible hours for even the busiest schedules. For more information visit our website @ http://www.chichestermassage.com or give us a call at (603) 798-4669
Christen is Nationally Certified and licensed in the State of NH for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics. She got her start at the renowned Elizabeth Grady salons located primarily in Massachusetts. She went on to work with physical therapists for a year before taking a job at the Omni Mount Washington Resort where she was able to work with the many athletes drawn to the area by the mountainous terrain.
In late 2009 she moved back to Concord and began working as an independent contractor at Akasha Massage and Bodywork. In 2010 she opened her own business, registering the name Peace & Balance Body Therapies in 2011. While Christen is trained in many different modalities of massage ranging from that which is intended for relaxation to that which caters to specific injury, she loves working with athletes and individuals who have simply adopted a more healthy lifestyle and are looking to truly take care of their bodies!
For more information or to schedule an appointment online visit www.peace-balance.com or call (603) 345-0606
April Begosh, LMT
Abundant Life Massage and Wellness
April Begosh has been licensed as a Massage Therapist in the state of New Hampshire since 1995. She graduated from the NH Institute of Therapeutic Arts in Hudson, NH and is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
April specializes in the therapeutic aspect of massage employing such techniques as Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage and On-Site Seated Chair Massage. She is also trained in the use of lymphatic and circulatory massage as a way of working with specific illness and injury.
In addition to her license to practice massage, April also holds a certificate in Fitness and Nutrition from International Career Schools. She uses a holistic approach to her practice and believes that massage is just one avenue towards achieving wellness and good health.
April is currently working on putting together wellness workshops to offer her clients in addition to massage. Her years of experience have taught her that there are a variety of stressors that can affect a person’s well-being and that, unless all of these stressors are addressed, whole health cannot be accomplished. April’s goal is to coach her clients toward positive choices and to, ultimately, help them build a life of abundance for themselves.
For more information and to contact April, visit http://www.facebook.com/AbundantLifeMassage or call at (603) 674-1176
Many people resist seeking help from a nutrition professional thinking, “what could they possibly tell me that I don’t already know?” The truth is that most of us do know what to do and we need a kind, knowledgeable person to help us make it happen. Hilary Warner is a Registered/Licensed Dietitian, Wellness Coach, and ACSM Health and Fitness Specialist. She has a degree in nutrition from UVM and a degree in public health from UCLA. She helps people of all ages, shapes, and sizes be successful with food and live healthier lives. Her areas of expertise include:
- Helping people reach and/or maintain a healthy weight without hunger or deprivation
- Cholesterol and blood pressure management
- Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity/ intolerance
- Polycystic ovary syndrome and metabolic syndrome
- Eating disorders/ disordered eating
- Prevention (or delay) of diabetes and other chronic diseases
- Sports nutrition
- Optimizing health with state of the art nutrition- “food as medicine”
- Motivational interviewing, coaching, and other tools that help people change behaviors
Many of her services are covered by insurance.