Meet Your Facilitators
At Exercise Professional Education, we’re proud to present a team of highly skilled experts who guide our students to their professional goals. These individuals help us present some of the best personal trainer courses in the business!
Andrew Hoppert earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2009. Shortly after his undergraduate studies, Andrew earned his certification and license as an Athletic Trainer (LAT,ATC). He also earned his personal training certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He then was able to have the knowledge and skill set to work with clients who have pain or an injury.
Andrew continually strives to improve upon his practice by continuing to improve on a more in-depth thought process and becoming more precise with his skill set. As a result, he is able to evaluate, discover, and address low quality muscular contractions with great proficiency. He is then able to progress a client’s muscular system through an array of strategies.
Andrew opened Muscle Dynamics in 2016 and set out a goal to help all his clients to move, feel better and get stronger all at the same time. Andrew has experience working with all sorts of individuals ranging from all walks of life. Ranging from people who feel that they can’t exercise anymore to people who are confused on where to even start their exercise journey. He also works with elite athletes who are looking to take their game to the next level.
As Founder and CEO, Greg’s vision for Physicians Fitness was shaped over 29 years ago, while he was working as a lay assistant to physicians in a sports medicine clinic. It was during this tenure that he became aware of an unfortunate reality: Most of the patients of the clinic were there as a result of poor physical conditioning. He observed that the patient base consisted of individuals who would return to the clinic for treatment of re-injury to a problem area, or the development of new symptoms, possibly due to compensation patterns created by the original pathophysiology. The medical and chiropractic staff encouraged these patients to participate in exercise and fitness programs but had neither the time nor the resources to effectively assess, develop, and implement a safe, global health-fitness plan.
Greg’s Education & Formal Training
As a graduate of the Navy’s Nuclear Engineering School, Greg used his foundation of engineering skills, his enthusiasm for fitness, his academic certifications – ACE–Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES), ACE-Personal Trainer (CPT), (American Council on Exercise) and Resistance Training Specialist Mastery (resistancetrainingspecialist.com) – and his extensive experiences working with a wide variety of medical professionals to develop the Muscle System Specialist™ Certification Program and the Mobility Profiling Method of pre-exercise physical assessment.
Experience to Lead, Awareness to Guide
Greg’s experience in working in such diverse venues as community gyms, chiropractic facilities, and medical practices enhanced his awareness of the wide gulf that exists between the medical community and fitness facilities, particularly for those individuals trying to recover from, and manage, diagnosed diseases. This led to the development of a comprehensive documentation and communication system that coordinates exercise and fitness programs for individuals with diagnosed diseases from the medical community, the core of Physicians Fitness operations.
Publications & Memberships
Greg’s involvement in the fitness industry includes authoring articles for fitness and medical publications, presenting relevant topics to fitness professionals at continuing education conferences, and achieving the “Master Level” designation as a personal fitness professional from IDEA. Greg received the IDEA International Personal Trainer of the Year Award for the year 2003 and was the Chairman of the IDEA Personal Trainer Committee, an influential body steering important issues related to fitness professionals.
Hope is grateful to make her passion for exercise mechanics her profession. Hope graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Neurophysiology and Sports Psychology. She is a certified in Resistance Training Specialist (RTS), and as a Medical Exercise Specialist. Hope has a love for education and is committed to advanced training in biomechanics, musculoskeletal anatomy, and human movement.
With more than a decade of experience in the exercise industry, Brandon is an internationally recognized muscle specialist, exercise specialist and educator. Strata Internal Performance Centre was established as a result of Brandon’s recognition of a significant gap within the physical health-care continuum between medical/acute injury rehabilitation and exercise and long-term fitness strategies.
As a widely respected educator and consultant, he has had the opportunity to teach biomechanics, exercise science, and muscle health to some of the world’s top physicians, rheumatologists, psychotherapists, chiropractors, athletic therapists, professional athletes, massage therapists, and fitness professionals. His reputation as a highly professional communicator, trainer, and expert has resulted in him consulting for some highly recognized fitness stars.
Tim’s passion for health, exercise, and fitness started when he was young. He considers himself incredibly fortunate to assist others in achieving their fitness and health goals every day. He has wholeheartedly dedicated nearly 20 years in mastering Muscle System Care and Resistance Training so that he can serve people in need of injury rehabilitation or elite training.
In addition to being recognized as a Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist, he is the only recognized Muscle System Specialist in New England. With all of this masterful education in Muscle System Care, his wish is to bring healing, comfort, and health to all who need assistance.
When he is not assisting others in working toward their health goals as a Muscle System Specialist, Tim is an avid cyclist and who competes in mountain bike competitions.
Dominick Nusdeu is the Director and Lead Instructor for NPTI (National Personal Training Institute) Cleveland Campus, as well as the owner and founder of Motion Mechanix & MMX Exercise Education Academy. These two companies were formed out of a need to give fitness enthusiasts and exercise professionals quality, high-level, science-based education.
Dominick has been a personal trainer for over 20 years and studied Exercise Science with minors in Nutrition and Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University. He is a Muscle System Specialist, Resistance Training Specialist and ACE Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, and was one of only 85 Master Level Muscle Activation Techniques Specialists in the world.
A former instructor for Muscle Activation Techniques, Dominick has completed more than 2,000 hours of advanced course work in biomechanics, exercise mechanics, neuroscience, anatomy, physiology, and muscle function. He has appeared on ESPN radio as well as written several articles about exercise mechanics. A third-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt, he is also a 15-time North American Grappling Association Champion, two-time A.G.C. Team Tournament Champion, and two-time Grapplers Quest Champion.
For the last 18 years, Brandon has been helping people live a better life through resistance-based exercise and Muscle Restoration. His passion for exercise started at age 15, when he began lifting weights for sports. That passion grew to the point that he wanted to help others reap all of the benefits he found through regular strength training.
As Brandon’s personal training practice grew over the years, he discovered his niche: helping those who were suffering the effects of traumatic injuries, surgeries, and disease states. This led him to found Austin Muscle Restoration in 2009 and the Autoimmune and Injury Gym in 2015. This is where he and his team put their knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics to work on a daily basis. As a course facilitator for the Muscle System Specialist program, he hopes to help others in the exercise and wellness fields learn new concepts of neuro-muscular sensation, communication, and control, to better serve their clients.
Past certifications: Master Level Muscle Activation Techniques, ISSA CPT, NASM CPT, NASM PES, Cooper Institute CPT.
Charlie Rowe joined Physicians Fitness in the fall of 2007 after spending nine years as the Senior Personal Trainer at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. He has also worked within an outpatient Physical Therapy Clinic coordinating care with the Physical Therapist since joining Physicians Fitness. Charlie has earned the Cooper Clinic’s Certified Personal Trainer, the NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, the American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health Fitness Specialist, Resistance Training Specialist Master Level, and American Council on Exercise Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist certifications.
Curtis Van Wyck
Curtis Van Wyck
A muscle detective: There is no other way to explain Curtis. He has unceasingly pursued his passion in education, which has permeated throughout the entirety of his career. Education, coupled with his innate desire to help his clients achieve their goals, lends itself to a client-centered approach. In other words, he’s obsessed with learning more and more about muscles, so he can help his clients get better, better, and better.
Exercise Professional Education’s core values and education material have intrigued Curtis to share and educate other fitness professionals. EPE provides the ability to have more tools and a better thought process to help clients reach their fitness, athletic, recovery, maintainance, or injury prevention goals.
Jay is driven by a passion to help his clients move better and feel better. While his career began in 1999 as a personal trainer, today he spends most of his work days as a Certified Muscle System Specialist, helping clients with musculoskeletal and movement issues.
Jay holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in Exercise Science/Human Performance with an emphasis on exercise physiology. He is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist through the American Academy on Exercise (ACE). Jay became the second Certified Muscle System Specialist by way of Greg Mack of Exercise Professional Education. Jay is an instructor for the Rethink Your Career by Rethinking Exercise course, which is the introduction course to the Muscle System Specialist program.
Clients range from kids to seniors, office workers to active athletes, and everyone in between. When clients are not moving freely or held back by pain, stiffness or injury – and are not satisfied with the medical outcomes or options they have been given – Jay is ready to help.