Rick is the co-owner and co-creator of The Dynamic Advantage: Your Professional Fitness Team based in Eagle Rock, CA. He is a graduate of Citrus College in Azusa, CA with an Associate of Arts degree in Design. In 1992, Rick’s fitness career began with a personal trainer certification through the Aerobics and Fitness Association (AFAA). In 1994, he became certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
As a staff instructor for NASM from 1996-1999, he helped over 300 fitness professionals in California and the New York City metro area attain advanced certifications from the organization with his teachings on safe, effective, biomechanical applications of exercises. In 1998, he successfully completed the Resistance University mastery course in Oklahoma City, OK, earning the designation of Resistance Training Specialist (RTS).
Inspiring Others to Get Active For Life
Rick enjoys working with a wide range of fitness training clients including seniors, corporate executives, student athletes, cancer survivors and weekend warriors. Those he serves have goals including increased functional strength, improving sport performance, post-rehabilitation, body-fat reduction, stress reduction, increasing postural awareness and living a healthier lifestyle.
A bicycling enthusiast, Rick is certified as an indoor cycling instructor through the Spinning organization. He creates specific programming for targeted heart rate training with multiple forms of cardiovascular exercise.
Specialized Programming and Community Service
Rick co-created and designed special programming including the Dynamic Strength Training personal fitness program for small groups using primarily elastic resistance tubing to create the appropriate challenges. Through this, he has been helping cancer survivors at the Cancer Support Community in Pasadena, CA as a volunteer since October 1996. From 1998-2012, breast cancer survivors along with others battling kidney, prostate, colon and lung were coached and educated at grant-funded Dynamic Strength Training programs at several Los Angeles-area hospitals including St. Vincent Medical Center, Arcadia Methodist Hospital, Glendale Memorial Hospital, St. John’s Medical Center in Santa Monica and Torrance Memorial Hospital.
In 2005, Rick co-developed “Fitness Anywhere in the World”, an instructional exercise video promoting the use of elastic resistance tubing for any population. He and business partner, Brandon Flowers have recently developed “Where The Rubber Meets The Road” a new series of Dynamic Strength Training e-books for elastic resistance tubing plus “Get On The Ball” for safely, effectively using air-filled stability balls.
Rick resides in Eagle Rock, CA and is a life-long resident of the San Gabriel Valley. He is a proud father of six and a grandfather of five.