Virgil Aponte received his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Physical Education from Brooklyn College and has been an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Health & Fitness Instructor since 1994.
Currently he continues to study in the field of exercise science through organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine, the C.H.E.K Institute for Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiology, the National Academyof Sports Medicine and the Institute for Human Performance.
His love for sports as a youth led to his passion for the strength and conditioning field. Growing up he played baseball, football & basketball and all its modifications. He still plays 3 on 3 basketball, touch football and his favorite game: WiffleBallTM.
Virgil has been a personal trainer in New York City for over 10 years and a high school physical educator for over 6 years. During these years he has helped hundreds of people from all walks of life reach their strength, fitness and health related goals. Whether it's a 7 year old pee wee leaguer, a high school or college student/athlete, a home-maker, a company CEO, or top flight professional athletes, a plan of action was mapped out and followed towards success.
His career highlights include working as a baseball/conditioning coach with the New York MetsTM Summer Instructional Baseball Academy in Queens New York. Here Virgil got the opportunity to work along side major league baseball coaches and players like Mookie Wilson, Howard Johnson, Bobby Ojeda and Cookie Rojas teaching baseball skills and concepts to kids ranging from 7 to 15 year olds.
In 2002, Virgil served as an assistant with the WNBA New York Liberty's strength and conditioning staff. And what a year it was, as the Liberty won the Eastern Conference Finals and played the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA finals.
Currently Virgil continues to teach, train clients, and has added consulting to his services. He is also working on a conditioning video and book. He is a big believer in keeping an open mind and using an integrative approach in helping people attain their goals. He's learned and been exposed to countless training programs and has come to realize that they all have something to offer.
The key is knowing when to use them and with whom. His favorite Motto is “Tools not Rules” which was taught to him by author and renowned strength coach Juan Carlos Santana. Keep the knowledge of different training systems in your mental tool box and use them when appropriate. Virgil's number one priority is to teach people to train themselves and hopefully they can pass on that knowledge.
His ultimate mission is to give and share knowledge of strength and health with people anywhere and everywhere. Physical Strength, Optimal Health and Mental well being is something that should be experienced by everyone.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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