Rick has worked in the fitness industry since 2002 as a trainer, licensed massage therapist, college/university adjunct professor, NASM faculty instructor, author, subject matter expert, and talent for fitness industry educational videos, textbooks, and web-based content. He has presented at numerous fitness conferences within the US and internationally. Rick is the owner of Independent Training Spot, NYC-based personal training gyms, and co-owns RēCOVER, a business focused on minimizing physical and cognitive stress. He also developed HMS Resources, a continuing education company for personal trainers. Rick hosts the NASM CPT Podcast and holds a master’s degree in exercise science and a doctorate in health science.