Hello, I'm Mark Angelelli and I established Angelelli Fitness, LLC in December 2016. I initially got interested in personal training in 2009. After my youngest son left home for college and my wife and I became empty nesters, I joined a local fitness center to see if I could get in better shape. Once I saw the positive effects that regular interaction with a personal trainer and attaining a better fitness level had on my body, my health, and my disposition, I was hooked.
I am a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT). Additionally, I have attained credentials through NASM as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS), and Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS).
I'm also a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). After many years of corporate life, I decided to change my career direction to pursue my new found passion -- personal training. Now some of you are probably thinking...going from an engineer to a personal trainer, that's pretty odd...and you may be right, but they're actually more closely related than you might initially think. The way I look at it is, engineers deal with forces and their affect on a body, whereas personal trainers deal with forces and their affect on the body.
A personal trainer typically thinks of three dimensional body movements occurring in the three planes of motion...sagittal, transverse, and frontal. An engineer typically thinks of 3D movements occurring along the three axes, which are perpendicular to those planes...x-axis (perpendicular to the sagittal plane), y-axis (perpendicular to the transverse plane), and z-axis (perpendicular to the frontal plane).
At Angelelli Fitness, we emphasize resistance band training. Sure, we'll use other traditional training modes (like bodyweight, dumbbells, kettlebells, and medicine balls), but primarily resistance bands, because:
The main reason I became a Certified Personal Trainer and established Angelelli Fitness is to help mature adults live a more functional and participative life, so they can remain active as they age. After seeing the positive effects personal training has had on my own life, I wanted to pay it forward and hopefully have a beneficial impact on others' lives.
When you meet me, the first thing you'll notice is I'm not the image you would typically think of when "personal trainer" is mentioned. Meaning I'm not a 20-something guy whose arms are the size of most people's legs. But that's another reason why I wanted to become a personal trainer: to demonstrate that you don't have to fit that mold to be able to help others meet their fitness goals and live a more active lifestyle. In fact, I likely relate better to a mature client than would a younger trainer.