Angelelli Fitness, LLC
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.
FROM ENGINEER TO PERSONAL TRAINER...
I am a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). After 34 years of corporate life, split between working for an international manufacturing company and later one of the largest non-profit companies in the world, I decided to change my career direction to pursue my new found passion – personal training.
Through extensive preparation and study, I successfully passed the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) examination on my first attempt.
I have also attained credentials as a NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) and can provide nutritional guidance, as it pertains to achieving your fitness goals. (However, as I am not a Registered Dietitian,
I am not allowed to develop individualized meal plans.)
NASM (www.nasm.org) was established in 1987 and is a world leader in fitness certification, education, and performance. NASM certifications are the most sought after in the personal training industry, as its evidence-based systems and methodologies represent the gold standard in fitness programs. The NASM-CPT certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
...AND HOW THEY RELATE
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 effect on a body, whereas personal trainers deal with forces and their effect 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).
My main reason for becoming a personal trainer and establishing is to help mature adults have 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 probably 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, being a baby boomer myself, I may be able to better relate to what a mature adult’s body may be experiencing than a much younger trainer.
Mark K. Angelelli, NASM-CPT, FNS, PE, PMP
Owner, Fitness and Nutrition Consultant
Angelelli Fitness, LLC
Phone: 704.575.8208 Fax: 704.545.1940
Helping you live a more functional, participative life.