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Certification: Level 3
Personality: Funny & Friendly
Available Training Time: Early Morning, Mid Morning
- Marathon Training
- Teen Sports Training
Health and Wellness Specialties
- Weight management
- Pre-post natal
- High cholesterol
- Osteoporosis/bone loss
- Orthopedic Rehab - Shoulder, Back, Knee
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Years Training: 14
Born at the age of zero, Aidan Acuff learned early on that his fondness for fitness was rivaled only by his penchant for comically ornate elocution. Never one to take himself too seriously, he enjoys a good laugh as much as a good workout, and shares this attitude with his clients. So how did he become a trainer? Quite simply, he caught the workout bug in his late teens and has not looked back since. Along the way, this has resulted in 7 years of natural bodybuilding (including a state championship in the lightweight division), a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, and currently, the pursuit of a Ph.D. in Health Psychology. But more importantly than all of that, he enjoys the positive daily synergy of working with clients in their quests for self-improvement…and as they say, those who love what they do will never have to work a day in their lives.
- NASM - national academy of sports medicine
- ISSA - International Sports Science Association
Injured or elite, there is no physical state from which a person cannot improve.
I wanted to pursue bodybuilding, but my job at the time (retail manager) kept me from the gym. The situation called for logical reasoning a la Mr. Spock. After much contemplation, I “killed two birds with one stone” by acquiring gainful employment whilst removing any pretext for workout absenteeism.
As a fetus, I enjoyed kicking and thrashing; a trend that continued postpartum. To minimize my hyperactivity, my parents enrolled me in gymnastics. Since then, various athletic pursuits have fulfilled my twin obsessions of physical activity and competition. Over time, I acquired the physiological knowledge I now bequeath to others.
Fitness is neither neurological surgery nor aerospace engineering. Beyond the possession of a functional body, it requires no special skill set. Ergo, it is theoretically attainable by all. By that rationale, there also exists no valid reason why everyone cannot reap its benefits. My job is to spread that gospel.
I am an instinctive trainer who doesn't subscribe to any single template and knows a number of tricks to overcome sticking points. Once proper exercise form is established, the focus becomes achieving client goals by any means necessary. It can be unconventional, but those who are committed will succeed.
Consistency. Period. We adapt to exercise by becoming fit, and so long as a person gives his/her body a reason to adapt in this manner, it will oblige.
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In 12 years, I have witnessed some amazing transformations- everything from 100+ pound weight drops to reversals of type II diabetes to the earning of a pro card by a figure competitor who had never before been athletic. My favorite success story, however, was 76 year-old Alan, an in-home client who was bedridden for 6 months following back surgery. His muscles were severely atrophied, and doctors thought he wouldn't walk again. Our thrice-weekly workouts were sometimes frustrating, but by building on the functional accomplishments of each previous session, he eventually walked unassisted to a normal life in his final years. R.I.P Alan.