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Dave Parise’s CV-Bio FYI

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Bio: Dave Parise C.P.T. F.P.T.A. M.E.S.

Founder of Results Plus Personal Training Center opened in 1986

Founder of Fit Pros Personal Training / Fit-Pro Academy.

Launched – the How to’s and Why not’s of exercise, with meal prepping in the kitchen with the “Eat Great N 8” program.

Over the past thirty years I have had the opportunity to study, apply, and teach exercise science, with a heavy concentration on biomechanics, and safety standards. I have built my reputation thru my analysis of exercise and movement, as well the equipment used in physical training, developing tools and methods to assure optimal safe forces into the bodies of clients, and athletes. I take pride in being a fitness professional who is up to date and with changing philosophies and my strong attention to detail has helped numerous clients, athletes, and organizations achieve there fitness goals.


-Inducted in to the National Fitness Hall of Fame 2012 Top 20 list

-One of the Top 100 personal trainers in America 2012

-Selected as one of the most influential personal trainers of all time 2012

-Featured in Golf Digest- 2000 / 2001-Front cover- feature story

-Selected as one of the Top 15 industry leaders from the US and Canada by the Association of Fitness Professionals / IDEA

-Published in or featured in articles: The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Golf Digest, Connecticut Magazine, Status Connecticut, World Traveler, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, IDEA Personal Trainer magazine, Blogger Huff Post.

-Spotlighted on

WTNH-TV News 8 – Fitness Fridays- with Dave Parise

Fox Networks’ “Dave Parise’s Corporate Health Tip of the week”

Wake up your Workout with Dave Parise WTNH

-Wrote “Certified vs Qualified” and “Anatomical Profitability” The art of prospecting” for Fitness Professionals.

-Completed numerous advanced level certifications including

National Academy of Sports Medicine – American Council of Exercise,

Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Fit-Pros Academy, Resistance Training School Level 1 and 2 – National Education Provider License #540

What Industry Professionals Are Saying about Dave Parise CPT FPTA MES

Richard Diana, M.D.,
Connecticut Orthopedic Specialists:

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 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. Dave would be my #1 choice to bring a team to the optimal level of human performance without the imbalances we see in today’s athletes. I believe Dave’s expertise and people skills would work well for professional teams, and athletes.

Peter and Kathie Davis, Co-Founders,
IDEA Health & Fitness Association:

“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 28 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.”

Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications:
“Dave Parise of Fit-Pro’s Personal Training School and Results Plus has been an IDEA Health & Fitness Association member for over 28 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.”

Steve Cotter, Director,
International Kettle bell and Fitness Federation (IKFF):

“I am pleased to endorse Dave Parise for his Kettle bell 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 kettle bells 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 25 years, Dave Parise has been on the cutting edge, experienced, and is truly in the forefront of the competition!”

Douglas S. Brooks, MS, Exercise Physiologist,
Moves International Fitness:

“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!”

Chris Poirier, General Manager, and Perform Better:
“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 wants to be a common trainer. Get ready for an eye opening experience!”

Fraser Quelch, Director of Training & Development, Fitness Anywhere, TRX Inc.:
“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.”

What Students Are Saying about Dave Parise CPT MES FPTA

Mark Konopka:
“I most definitely have learned a vast amount of application, more so than any other weekend seminar!”

Greg Murphy:
“Based on the way the body works under resistance, I now know how to create exercises. I walked away really thinking.”

Linda Frost:
“Positively more knowledge about personal training, and joint function than any other course I attended. I now feel more empowered to train my clients, intuitively rather than memorizing an exercise pattern.”

Mark Baselice:
“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.”

Jimmy Cox:
“More informative, the most hands on course I ever taken. I now have a more functional thinking process.”

Michelle M. Coppola:
“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 brought me to a new level.”

Matt Moeckel:
“I’m one of the trainers at Latitude Sports Club. I was going to be attending this past weekend’s FitPro seminar. I must say that I was greatly impressed with what I learned in 8 short hours!

Now, I have a good deal of formal education in the fitness field; more so than any of the trainers I’ve come across. But in all honesty, 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. Since then, I have completely changed my training style, I’ve witnessed great results from all of my clients, I have retained every single one of my clients since, and I’ve actually on several occasions had people come up to me and ask for training. It’s been over a month since I’ve really been prospecting on the floor or making cold calls, and without Dave’s system I would be always looking for a new client!

Thank you Dave Parise

Yours in Fitness,
Matt Moeckel, Quailified by FitPro Academy

Latitude Sports Club, Salisbury

By His Excellency Dannel P. Malloy, Governor:

An Official Statement– On behalf of the State of Connecticut, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor, take great pleasure in recognizing Dave Parise for his induction into The National Fitness Hall of Fame as Top 20 personal trainers in America. For more than three decades, he has been inspiring and motivating people to get fit and stay healthy. The insight and knowledge combined with Dave’s efforts have improved the lives of countless worldwide. I congratulate him on being inducted into The National Fitness Hall of Fame. Therefore, I, Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of the State of Connecticut, do hereby convey honor and recognize upon Dave Parise in the State of Connecticut.

Dannel P. Malloy Governor

Dave Parise CPT FPTA MES

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Cell- 203-675-5575