How well do you know the NAC staff? Each week we highlight a different member of the NAC team to help you get to know us better!
This week's #TeamTuesday feature team member is Ron Root. As a graduate from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in exercise science (concentration in exercise physiology), Ron began his journey at the Newtown Athletic Club in January 2017. He obtained his personal training certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ron belives fitness is about having a healthy mind as well as a healthy body, and is currently in the process of developing his own fitness app! He enjoys helping people reach their fullest potential by helping them attain their fitness goals, and is looking forward to doing just that at the NAC.
"[My mission] is to help people gain confidence in themselves through living a healthier and stronger lifestyle by attaining their fitness goals."
- What motivates you or keeps you motivated?
What motivates me is progress and getting closer to the vision of myself that I have in mind. I am motivated to create the best version of myself that I possibly can.
- Personal favorite exercise?
My personal favorite exercise is the close grip seated cable row because this is the exercise where I had an epiphany that mind/muscle connection is a major key to sculpting your body.
- If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
That’s easy. Hawaii, without a doubt.
- Body part that people neglect in training?
Hamstrings! I am personally guilty of this and in the process of correcting it. Tight hamstrings can cause pelvic tilt and lower back pain so make sure you’re training your hamstrings and keeping them loose!
- Biggest misconception about fitness and weight loss?
The biggest misconceptions about weight loss that I’ve heard from my experiences are that you can’t eat carbs after a certain time of day. Another is that sometimes people eat way too little and their body overcompensates and they don’t lose the weight that they want to!
- Specialties in training?
Weight loss, changes in body composition, bodybuilding, and a flexible dieter!
- Advice to those beginning their fitness journey?
My advice is to be yourself and trust in your abilities!