90-3 Cosey Beach Ave.

East Haven, CT 06512

(203) 675-5575


Fitness Facility Consultant: For the past twenty-seven years (1992-2019), I have utilized my experience as a fitness facility owner and operator, my professional personal training experience, and my education, to provide consulting services to owners and managers fitness facilities throughout the United States regarding all aspects of ownership, management and supervision of fitness facilities, including safety protocols and standards, design of work out areas, and spacing of exercise equipment. As part of my training and continuing education as a personal trainer, I have gained education and training to ensure that the area where exercise is performed is safe for exercise and that no accidents or injuries will occur due to an unsafe environment. Therefore, as a Certified Personal Trainer, I have extensive knowledge, training and education regarding ensuring that a safe environment and area during exercise activities is maintained in order to prevent accidents and injuries.

Expert Witness Fitness: (2012-Present) Expert witness for court proceedings involving fitness facility safety.  

Results Plus Personal Training Center: Hamden, CT, Founder, Owner and Operator of fitness facility (1986-2018). Handled all aspects of ownership, operation and management of the facility and its staff.  

As the owner and operator of a fitness facility, I gained experience by doing the following:

  • Establishing and maintaining proper safety protocols and standards to protect members of my fitness facility from accidents and injuries.
  • Establishing and maintaining a safe environment to exercise for members of my fitness facility.
  • Hiring, managing and supervising staff, including personal trainers and cleaning staff.
  • Personal training and fitness education.

Fix My Fitness Club FMFC LLC, Owner (2018-Present).  Analyze current fitness devices that create faulty movement patterns in the human body in order to develop, manufacture and distribute a new device that accomplishes the same goal without the added risk.  Filed for United States patent and trademark. I currently work with over nine international distributors to help create a better environment for coaches and trainers worldwide to train their clients to avoid harm.


Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

Fit-Pro’s Personal Training School (FPTS), Fit-Pro’s Academy, National Education Provider License #540; served as President and Director of Education for Fit-Pro’s Academy

National Academy of Sports Medicine – American Council of Exercise, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dean College, 1982, Exercise Science and Human Performance


The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA)  is a trade association that helps health club owners and operators build and run fitness facilities.  It also serves the global health club and fitness industry by helping to grow, protect and promote the health and fitness industry.  

  • Gained knowledge and education regarding maintaining fitness facility safety and preventing accidents and injuries during exercise.
  • Active member and participant in annual international conventions.
  • Attended workshops.
  • Served as a Presenter.

IDEA Health & Fitness Association:  IDEA Health & Fitness Association communicates with fitness professionals in over 80 countries and is one of the most respected in education and workshops for fitness professionals worldwide.  

  • Attended IDEA Health & Fitness Association hands-on workshops and conferences over fifteen years.
  • Attended IDEA World Fitness Convention
  • Attended IDEA Personal Trainer Institute
  • Author for IDEA Personal Trainers Industry journal
  • Golf Digest, IDEA Personal Trainer Journal – two front covers
  • Featured as Top 15 industry professionals in IDEA worldwide personal trainer journal
  • Named as Top 15 by IDEA President Kathie Davis
  • Flew staff to California for the World Convention; became featured in the world wide personal trainer journal
  • Gained knowledge and education regarding ensuring and maintaining a safe environment and area to conduct personal training exercises to prevent accidents and injuries.

Perform Better Functional Training Institute:  The Perform Better Functional Training Institute in West Warwick, Rhode Island offers cutting edge education for coaches, trainers, and rehab specialists with various seminars throughout the year.

  • Attended workshops.

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

  • Certified at Massachusetts Institute of Technology hands on training summit, along with 3-1 ratio teacher/student.
  • Attended national workshops, all hands on learning by doing.
  • Hired two top NASM presenters in 2000 to present my staff with a private four hour hands-on workshop
  • National Academic Partner for NASM to give educational credits for those students attending Dave Parise’s Fitprospersonaltrainingschool.com  hands-on personal training school/workshops.
  • Academic approved provider for NASM
  • Gained knowledge and education regarding ensuring and maintaining a safe environment and area to conduct personal training exercises to prevent accidents and injuries.

National Federation of Personal trainers (NFPT)

  • Selected by director of EDU to partner with organization to Be There Academic Partner to continue education for trainers worldwide through hands-on lesson plans.
  • Academic approved provider for NFPT.

Receive Continuing Education through the following:


Inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2012.

Designated one of the Top 100 Personal Trainers in America in 2012.

Distinguished Alumni Award – In 2017, I was awarded the Hamden High School Distinguished Alumni Award (1978 graduate) by the Hamden Education Foundation as recognition for my achievements and accomplishments in the fitness industry.  The Hamden Education Foundation is a community organization dedicated to enriching the tradition of excellence in the Hamden Public Schools and seeks to form a bond between community members who care deeply about our students and the educators dedicated to teaching them.

Created lesson plans for personal trainers worldwide in proper training techniques and supervision. 

Created over 1000 exercise videos on the How To’s and Why Not’s of exercise programming.

Own and operate an online, and in-person educational school for personal trainers.

Selected as one of the Top 15 industry leaders from the US and Canada by the Association of Fitness Professionals / IDEA 

Published in or featured in articles: The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Golf Digest (front cover), Connecticut Magazine, Status Connecticut, World Traveler, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, IDEA Personal Trainer magazine, Blogger Huff Post, Better Health Magazine, Personal Trainer Magazine, World Traveler magazine.  In May 2015, I was invited by Arianna Huffington herself to blog on their Huffington Post Healthy Living section.

Spotlighted on WTNH-TV News 8 for three years – Fitness Fridays with Dave Parise.

Fox Network’s “Dave Parise’s Corporate Health Tip of the week”

Wake up your Workout with Dave Parise on WTNH.

Wrote “Certified vs Qualified” and “Anatomical Profitability.” The art of prospecting for Fitness Professionals. 

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Dave Parise, Expert Witness in Fitness, and Gym Injuries.

Dave Parise CPT FPTA, is an expert in the field of Gym, Fitness center operations, personal training, and fitness education. Mr. Parise offers his expert opinion for defense firms regarding toxic tort litigation, insurance defense, as well as the rights of the plaintiff and discovery of causation. Mr. Parise is currently President and Director of Education for Fit Pros Academy, a personal training school since 1999.  He is currently a consultant / founder and past President of Results Plus Personal Training Center since 1986-2018.   Additionally, Mr. Parise is an Academic Approved Provider for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT) under license provider number 540. Dave Parise was presented The Hamden High School Distinguished Alumni Award on May 16th 2017, by the Hamden Education Foundation.  Additionally, Mr. Parise attended Dean College where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in 1982 and studied exercise science, human performance and communication arts.  Over the past thirty years, Parise has studied, applied and currently teaches exercise science concentrating on bio-mechanics, joint relationships and safety standards encompassed with the analysis of exercise and movement, as well as the equipment used in physical training facilities.  Mr. Parise has also continued education through the IDEA Health and Fitness Association, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, IHRSA, Perform better Functional Training workshops, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the National Foundation of Personal Trainers. Mr. Parise concentrates in teaching and developing safe and effective ways to maintain safe application to the human body while exercising. Mr. Parise has been inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2012, and was designated one of the Top 100 Personal Trainers in America in 2012. In addition to being selected as one of the most influential personal trainers of all time in 2012. #69 out of 100. Parise has created lesson plans for personal trainers worldwide in proper  training techniques, and supervision.  Parise has created over 1000 exercise videos on the How to’s and why not’s of exercise programming. 

It is Mr. Parise’s opinion within a reasonable degree of personal training certainty that he is well informed of all proper, customary and applicable personal training facility/industry standards, and guidelines.  Parise states accepted practice mandates pre-activity screening(s) including an exercise readiness plan, with formal reporting done prior to any hands on training. Parise notes screening is to take place prior to any individualized prescription, hands on assessment(s), workout regimen or recommendations for any initial participant in sports, or fitness.  Screening requires the use of a formal questionnaire along with medical history specific to any red flags, orthopedic concerns, and any other relevant specific information prior to touching or hands on assessment. Mr. Parise states “you must  provide a competent, certified and/or qualified personal trainer in order to “personally train”  at said facility, and in fact, those who titled herself/ himself a “Certified Personal Trainer” sometimes fail to have any required skill, or experience that justifies certificates or certifications pertaining to personal training.  Further Mr. Parise will explain there are various programs where it is possible to purchase various titles relating to personal training, or sports coaching without actually receiving any adequate, competent, or proper training that is necessary to perform personal training, guidance, instruction, and/or assessment as a Certified Personal Trainer.

In this regard, Mr. Parise understands proper validation. Many credentials as a personal trainer are improper, without merit and do not certify anyone as a personal trainer. Many fitness trainers fail to properly receive certification and/or continue any education in order to qualify themselves to physically touch, assess and/or perform any hands-on training, or group training.   The American College of Sports Medicine, The American Council on Exercise and/or The National Strength and Conditioning Association which involve, and require more stringent testing policies. Mr. Parise states that working out or being in shape has no relevance to a qualified/certified professional.

Parise states that there is  a lack of safety, standard of care, and/or any other necessary programs or policies in effect at some facilities. The lack of these policies gave rise to this very unfortunate occurrence of harm that occur. On the other side- an overzealous member who uses equipment against the manufacturer’s suggestion, or trainers recommendation can cause an injury to themselves or another member.   This lack of proper training, monitoring, instruction, supervision and advice will lead to dangerous and unsuitable activity. It is simple to ensure proper safety protocol to avoid the occurrence of injuries. Parise says it’s a simple one day assessment to avoid future claims.

Dave Parise’s expert opinions are based upon his expert’s knowledge, 32- years owning a fitness center, training, independent studies, and experience in the fields of personal training, and physical fitness , including his knowledge of anatomy of the human body. In addition to Parise’s education, post-graduate training, practice, experience, and other acolaids related to said field, he owns and operates an online, and in person educational school for personal trainers, as well as a private 5000 sq ft facility with over 200 employees over the past 32 years.

Dave Parise CPT FPTA