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90-3 Cosey Beach Ave.

East Haven, CT 06512

(203) 675-5575


Fitness Facility Consultant: For the past twenty-nine years (1990-2019), 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 of 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. 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 for 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 worldwide 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 to those students attending Dave Parise’s  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 the director of EDU to partner with the organization to be an 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. 

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

Dave Parise CEO FMFC LLC