is the owner of Fit and Functional and Consultantto Pure Fitness Group with locations in Westchester and Greenwich. Hiscompany owns and operates personal training and corporate wellnessprograms in these facilities. Charles is also the head consultant toWestchester Sports and Wellness in Eastchester, New York and enjoysworking with many local schools to assist with creating fun and eﬀectiveexercise programs for kids.Charles specializes in trainer education, fuctional assessments, ﬂexibilityand treatment of sports injuries. He is certiﬁed by the National Academyof Sports Medicine (NASM), National Federation of Professional Trainers(NFPT) and Equinox Fitness Group (Prenatal Certiﬁed). He has specialtycertiﬁcates for Functional Exercise Specialist, Cardiac Conditions (AFPA),attended Equinox Fitness Training Institute (EFTI) and has attended andhosted numerous strength and condition seminars.Along with these certiﬁcations, Mr. DeFrancesco is a a contributing authorto the NFPT Certiﬁed Personal Trainer manual (NFPT Study & ReferenceManual: The Fundamentals) and has assisted NFPT with the creation of various courses to include advanced trainer workshops. Charles has alsowritten continuing education courses approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and National Academy of Sports Medicine.Charles is the Director of Continuing Education at NFPT and has been aBoard member for over 4 years.Mr. DeFrancesco is the main author of this book, Functional Foundations: The Principle of Functional Training, and has written numerouse articlesand presented lectures on the essentials of core rehabilitation andﬂexibility. Some of his work can be seen on PTontheNet and Personal Trainer Today.com. Charles’ active research and implementation of rehabilitation and conditioning of himself and his clients has beenessential in the prevention of injuries as well as the preformance enhancement. Mr. DeFrancesco continues to work with clients anddoctors from a number of ﬁﬀerent disciplines to set up programs andappropriate training staﬀ for their respective rehabilitation facilities.
Dr. Robert Inesta
earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at New York Chiropractic College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega Honor Society. He was the recipient of the Frank DiGiacomo Technique Award for distinguished excellence in manual adjusting procedures, and the Levittown Health Center Award for distinguished excellence in diagnosis and case management.Dr. Inesta is a certiﬁed Chiropractic Sports Practitioner and Certiﬁed Strength and Conditioning Specialist. His extensive post graduate training consists of functional rehabilitation, functional soft tissue therapy and biomechanics, clinical neurophysiology and electrodiagnosis and nutrition. He is certiﬁed provider of Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique and Kinesiotaping.Dr. Inesta’s main goal is to help his patients to reach their goals in the most eﬃcient and eﬀective way. He is sonsistently pursuing new information and treatment methods in order to provide the most cutting-edge care package.He has worked with a wide variety of patients, including athletes at the high school, college and professional levels, post operative patients, pregnant women and children. He has lectured on topics including sports medicine, functional training, biomechanics, injury prevention and nutrition and has co-authored articles on functional training.
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