I am writing this in behalf of Dave Parise. As a Coach/Trainer, I associate with a select group of educators, and coaches. I am the owner of Performance University International, which provides hybrid strength training & conditioning for athletes and professional educational programs for fitness professionals all over the world. There are a select few professionals who have impressed me along my career. Dave Parise from CT. is one of the best in my eyes. Mr. Parise is more than an educator, he is innovative, with the ability to provide hands on “Optimal application” solutions for fitness professionals, and athletes. He has the ability to breakdown today’s questionable/ common exercise practices, and teach safer, more bio-mechanically sound techniques based on principles of joint function. Anyone, from a professional athlete to a fitness enthusiast would do very well to train, and learn under the guidance from Dave Parise.
Nick Tumminello Performance University International March 15, 2016
Dave Parise from Results Plus and Fit-Pro’s Academy has been an avid supporter of our company, Fitness Anywhere and our TRX Suspension Training program for some time. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with Dave at a major conference in New York City. Dave volunteered to assist me with a number of my presentations at the ECA Fitness convention. I was highly impressed by his ability to be thrown into a series of unfamiliar sessions and provide outstanding education with minimal preparation. I feel that Dave is an outstanding teacher and educator with a profound knowledge of human function. I would recommend anyone who wanted to excel in the personal training industry to work closely with Dave and tap into his wealth of knowledge.
Fraser Quelch Director of Training & Development, Fitness Anywhere, Inc. September 18, 2015
As General Manager of Perform Better Functional Training equipment, I cannot express how happy I am with the knowledge that Fit-Pro’s Personal Training School has to offer. Dave Parise is a “top notch educator.” One thing that stands out the most to employers, fitness directors, and certified trainers is Fit-Pro’s ability to help the trainer increase revenue streams by motivating the staff. This increase benefits the trainer as well as the club. Dave has taken common perception to a new level of functional fitness. I recommend his course to anyone who no longer want to be a common trainer. Get ready for an eye opening experience!
Cris Poirier General Manager, Perform Better September 18, 2015
Dave Parise of Fit-Pro’s Personal Training School and Results Plus has been an IDEA Health & Fitness Association member for over 24 years. He has assisted us as an editorial resource on many occasions and has always represented the industry at large in a very positive light. He has been generous with his time and has done many good things for his community and for the industry in general. I recommend him as an educator, and a provider.
Sandy Todd Webster Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications September 18, 2015
Dave Parise is an accomplished teacher and an outstanding educator. His creative and leading edge training methodologies greatly influence how professionals teach and coach their clients/athletes. Dave is on the front edge of the functional training frontier and truly knows how to bridge this new information into practical, useable application. Dave continues to build on his twenty-two years of training and education. His body of work represents a major contribution to the fitness industry!
Douglas S. Brooks, M.S. September 18, 2015
IDEA Health & Fitness Association the world’s leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals with nearly 20,000 members in more than 80 countries, highlights Dave Parise of Results Plus and Fit-Pro’s Personal Training School in Hamden, CT. For the past 24 years, Dave Parise has mixed attention to detail with an obsessive focus on nurturing and pampering to keep his business fresh and his clients motivated. On the cutting edge, and out-of-the-box attitude gave Dave Parise a spot light in the winner’s circle! Dave Parise has been voted one of the counties premier personal trainers by numerous publications.
Peter & Kathie Davis Co-Founders, IDEA Health & Fitness Association September 18, 2015
I am pleased to endorse Dave Parise for his Kettlebell and Personal Training course at Fit-Pro’s Personal Training Academy (FPTA). Dave is a highly qualified CKT who brings a great deal of practical expertise to the art of teaching kettlebells and physical training. He will show you exactly what you need to do, and will make sure that you are doing it exactly right. For 29 years, Dave Parise has been on the cutting edge, experienced, and is truly in the forefront of the competition!”
Steve Cotter Director, International Kettlebell & Fitness Federation September 18, 2015
Training for athletic performance has evolved considerably over the last 1/2 century. As a former NFLer (Miami Dolphins 1982-3) who lived through the archaic high-risk years of “benching and squatting” and as a present day sports medicine orthopedic surgeon, I know the toll inappropriate training can have on the human body. Fast forward to 2012 and cutting edge athletic training is radically different from the past. Training techniques are intimately coupled to risk benefit analysis in order to help athletes get strong, fast and stay safe.
A well-conditioned, buffed athlete on the verge of injury is exactly what we are trying to avoid. And this is the perfect segue for me to introduce Dave Parise, an experienced strength and conditioning trainer who I have known professionally for over 20 years. Dave is the antithesis to the “bench, clean and squat” trainers of the years past. He is meticulous in his attention to training techniques and a staunch believer in applying risk benefit analysis to the goals of individual athletes. Maintaining flexibility while improving ballistic strength and reaction time is his forte. And he does this while keeping athletes free from training related injuries.
I have lectured as a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Dave’s Training Center and I have trained with Dave on many occasions. I have also seen his expertise work with athletes rehabilitating from orthopedic surgery. Dave is one of those unique trainers who believes in efficient, safe training and has the science background to use state of the art techniques to back up his recommendations. I believe Dave’s expertise and people skills would work well for professional athletes.
Richard Diana, M.D. Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists September 18, 2015
Dave Parise: I come across thousands of educators, at IDEA but your stuff impresses me the most!
The Association Of Fitness Professionals IDEA
Ravi Sharma February 18, 2016
Taking my fitness to a completely different level. Super excited to be working with you Dave Parise. I trust you can take me where I want to be. I got my video and I have been just drooling on it. Learning, digesting it, devouring it. I can’t wait to be fully immersed in it. Thank you Dave.
Dulce Werner September 18, 2015
I’m also the most requested trainer at my gum and have been given all of the clients that need specialized attention — sciatica, joint problems, obese, nerve damage, slipped disks, you name it — because I’m the only one qualified to work effectively and safely with these populations. The managers don’t trust the other trainers with these “high-risk” clients. 3 people (and counting) have requested me personally as their trainer, and I’m starting to build a base of private clients as well all thanks to knowing the science of exercise and shying away from the sensation-based programs!
Kat Rubio September 18, 2015
Ok, I just started watching this and it is GOLD! Unbelievable stuff!!
Bayne Upton September 18, 2015
If you are considering a video I should expand on why I give it a 10. I’m a trainer, even certified by Dave at Fit Pro. I’ve had trainers for over 5 years consistently, yet I continue to invest in Dave Parise’s advice, videos and training because- he knows.He knows and understands how to get results without any risky exercises or diets. So many trainers, food plans and videos are just fads, yet Dave doesn’t hesitate to kick what’s ineffective or harmful to the curb and tell you why (I always need to know why). Fads don’t phase him, he’s not impressionable to what other are doing. He understands one goal, their current health status and physical abilities then customizes the plan. It’s never a one-size-fits-all approach. Which alone should be a draw
Vicki Valenti September 18, 2015
Loving my new adventure If only there was a way I could place my head against yours and suck up all that knowledge!
Yasmin Binns September 18, 2015
Dave Parise I just wanted to say that I am even more excited now after my first day of training and learning from you, you are amazing!!!
Yasmin Binns September 18, 2015
I was once 230 pounds and used to laugh and lie to myself and others and say “fat and happy” which was bullshit! I am living proof that stepping out of your comfort zone and trying hard works.
Tommy Marinaro September 18, 2015
Dave you lay out videos very well, along with amazing info on eating! You sir are a class act!
Jake Edel September 18, 2015
Dave Parise knows his stuff…I will admit i do insanity and p90x videos, but since I started following Dave Parise I now modify the workouts and exclude things like this. My neck and shoulders have thanked me! I have a lot to learn still…but it helps having someone who knows his stuff on my side ???? follow him and get ready to learn!
Anja Mracevic September 18, 2015
Dave, you are the real deal my friend!! Since signing up with you for nutrition component and gym videos, I’ve successfully made that final push over that plateau and sprinting up my mountain. ???? You’re recipes and workouts are spot on, easy to follow and keep me satiated and strong.
Krystal Nobel September 18, 2015
I am so thankful for hired a person like you Dave Parise, the right coach, the right person to help me out to reach my client desires, I did read a lot of your stuff all the passion that you have for doing this. I couldn’t ask for a better coach. Thank you a lot and if you out there looking for some help Dave Parise is the best.
Italo Pedraza September 18, 2015
After only 5 days of being on your meal plan with walking Dave Parise and I am already down 5.8lbs!!! Imagine what’s going to happen when I start the exercise routines. ???? BOOM!!!
Aimee Sinclair September 18, 2015
I am abandoning my ego, and lifting in the ways you’ve shown even though I’m using less weight to maintain proper form gave me better hypertrophy in a shorter amount of time than I think I’ve ever achieved. Thanks for all you do Dave.
Steven Hammond September 18, 2015
Hey Dave I’ve been following your videos and adapting the things you teach to my workouts. I started adapting it into my back biceps workout. I felt so much more muscle activation in both areas and have been pain free in my shoulder! Thank you!
Pat Sigouney September 18, 2015
Dave I don’t like asking kids my age or younger for advice because they to have lack of experience and “true” knowledge of the sport- It is great to have someone like you in my life- Someone who doesn’t go with the flow but analyzes it- breaks it down- and then makes an assessment-in many ways I am like you. My passion is exercising -properly- and making great gains! The big difference is YOU are my teacher- and I thoroughly enjoy learning from you-thank you again Dave
Joe Belowsky September 18, 2015
For any of you serious or novice weight lifter or people that want to exercise- I have been following a man named Dave Parise- Some of his credentials include being voted # 69 all-time most influential trainer and nutritionist EVER to exist! He is on a list that Arnold Swartzengger is on-that’s saying something! This year he was inducted into the hall of fame for trainers- and this man is in incredible shape for being a man in his 50’s. I have been training for 15 years- I believe I am very knowledgeable. In just one week he revolutionized my style of training and my approach to exercising has drastically changed- he posts how to videos- teaches about how the human body is meant to move as opposed to how we think it should move- and he gives great advise on how to intake proper nutrition- please everyone Follow him! He will change your life! Dave doesn’t know I’m writing this- I am doing it because he is an amazing teacher and educator of health and fitness! Love you brother!
Joe Belowsky September 18, 2015
On vacation, brought a few bands, a jump rope, and armed with my workout video from Dave Parise as well as the individual workout we created when I went for my certification from him at Fit Pro’s Personal Training school. No useless exercises to waste your time! I am now able to continue to work out safely without creating any additional pain/damage. Spend your time and money efficiently and contact him should you want to impact your health and fitness at any stage of life.
Vicki Valenti September 18, 2015
Hey, Dave Parise I just wanted to let you know that I have learned so much from you and it has really turned my perspective around about lifting weights. You are truly a great teacher and I would like to get certified to be a trainer by you one of these days. Thank you! ????
Jacob Koeppen September 18, 2015
Hey Dave I just wanted to tell you I’ve learned a lot from watching your videos on useful exercises! I literally still refer to them if I forget a key point to an exercise. Keep up the great work!
David Glotfelty September 18, 2015
The best thing I could have ever done for myself has started and it’s thanks to you Dave Parise!! The difference in how I feel and the results I am seeing already in my body is just outstanding. Just the beginning and still so much more to come. Thank you. So happy!!
Aimee Sinclair September 18, 2015
Dave, you are my idol. It was great touching base with you and you agreeing to come out here and speak to many of our local fitness pros. You have secretly been my go to guy when it comes to busting myths and uncovering the truth about bio-mechanics of the human body. You get it, and people like you will change the industry to a whole new level. I will schedule you to do a 2 day weekend workshop and educating our local fitness pros.
Hristo Hristov September 18, 2015
The seminar that Dave Parise conducted earlier this year was much more useful than any class I’ve taken. I don’t know how exactly to explain it, but that seminar felt almost like a keystone that put everything that I’ve already learned together. Dave Parise is no joke!
Matt Moeckel September 18, 2015
I realized a certification is not as important as really knowing how to train. I have three certifications, however, I never was taught hands on. The knowledge I gained from Fit-Pro’s Academy and Dave Parise brought me to a new level.
Michelle M. Coppola September 18, 2015
More informative, the most hands on course I ever taken. I now have a more functional thinking process.
Jimmy Cox September 18, 2015
More hands on, and that’s why I am a trainer to learn application. I was floored with biomechanics, load lines, opposition, and different movement patterns.
Mark Baselice September 18, 2015
Positively more knowledge about personal training, and joint function than any other experience. I now feel more empowered to train my clients, intuitively rather than memorizing an exercise pattern.
Linda Frost September 18, 2015
Based on the way the body works under resistance, I now know how to create exercises. I walked away really thinking.
Greg Murphy September 18, 2015
I most definitely have learned a vast amount of application, more so than any other weekend seminar!
Mark Konopka September 18, 2015