Dan Ritchie, PhD Dan is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a FallProof Balance and Mobility Enhancement Specialist and an Enhance Fitness Master Trainer. He has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial, university and hospitalbased fitness centers. He is currently owner and manager of Miracles Fitness, a successful small group and personal training facility specializing in mature adults. His primary area of expertise is functional assessment and exercise for older clients. Additional areas include training for special populations (Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, etc.), pregnancy and athletes. He has worked with Division I athletes including some that have been drafted to their professional sport. Dan regularly presents at national and regional conferences including DCAC, ICAA, Athletic Business, ACSM, National Council on Aging and others.
Dan Ritchie, has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial and university/hospital-based fitness, for-profit, notfor-profit and educational facilities. His primary areas of expertise are in personal training for special populations: athletes, pregnancy, blind, stroke recovery, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, etc.
He has worked with Division I athletes some of whom have been professionally drafted. He has also worked on state funded research on exercise for severe dementia alzheimers type. He regularly presents at national and regional conferences and has been active on committees for the American College of Sports Medicine.
PFP Trainer of the Year 2014
Lynn Fellow, Purdue University 2003-2004
NSCA Research Grant Recipient, 2005-2006
Fall Proof Instructor Certified, from California State, Fullerton, 2006
2005-2007 Student Affairs Committee, ACSM
2005-2007 Board Member Midwest American College of Sports Medicine
2008 Nominated for ACSM Board of Trustees
Enhance Fitness Master Trainer for State of Indiana 2007-current
Regular Contributor to the CBS Local Morning News 2012
Nominated for Small Business Owner of the Year 2012
Has presented at Athletic Business, ACSM, NSCA, DCAC, NCOA
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