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John Platero

johnplatero@verizon.net

Experience June 1995 – Present

CEO of the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers

The National Council For Certified Personal Trainers (N.C.C.P.T.) delivers education for fitness professionals online and conducts Personal Training Seminars and workshops for certification both nationally and internationally. John oversees all aspects of the business. The NCCPT is nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the National Board of Fitness Examiners, (NBFE).

 

June 2004 – July 2007 – Owner and General Manager of Newbury Park Athletic Club

(Sold  the gym)

Oversaw all aspects of all operations of a full service, 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Newbury Park, California: budgets, payroll, programming, advertising and marketing, maintenance and repairs, equipment purchasing, etc.

 

December 2003 – April 2004

Director of Personal Training at Bodies in Motion

(Company was sold)

Managed all aspects of personal training for Bodies in Motion, a small chain of six clubs in southern California.

December 2002 – April 2003

National Director of Pro Results

(The personal  training rights was sold to an outside company).

Managed and responsible for all aspects of personal training for LA FITNESS nationally. Recruited, staffed and provided education for all their Personal Trainers.

 

December 2001 – June 2002

Fitness Consultant to LA Fitness

(It was a 6-month contract )

Helped create all the systems and procedures for a new venture into personal training for LA Fitness called Pro Results. It was a six-month consulting job.

 

August 1996 – June 2000

Fitness Coordinator for LA Fitness

(They sold  the personal  training rights to an outside company)

Managed and responsible for all the fitness trainers for all 30 locations of LA FITNESS in Southern California. Recruited, staffed and provided education for all their Personal Trainers which amounted to over 500 trainers. Conducted weekly educational workshops for the continued education of the LA FITNESS staff.

 

June 1995 – August 1996

District Manager for LA lifestyles

(The company changed programs)

Responsible for all aspects of the training departments at 10 LA FITNESS locations, including personal training, nutrition programs, supplements, accessories and tanning. Hired the fitness manager for each location and monitored all systems and operations at each center. He was also involved in the design and concept of the policies and directives as well as the systems and protocols of the business. This included all payroll, inventory, data entry, client tracking, computer training, sales training plus the design, marketing and regulation of prices, specials and promotions.

Designed all systems including:

<              trainers’ rules and regulations manual

<              appointment book

<              personal training brochure and advertising campaign

<              corporate trainers uniform

 

April 1995 – June 1995

Owner of LA Lifestyles

(I was bought-out by LA Fitness and hired to manage their personal  training)

LA LIFESTYLES was a personal training franchise purchased from LA FITNESS. John was in charge of all aspects of the business, such as: personal training sales, weight loss programs, sales of personnel, administration, payroll, inventory control, purchasing, marketing, administration of all offered programs, and training clients. John also provided sales training for the staff and educational seminars for the club.

 

July 1976 – 1979

Personal Trainer

I was the only personal trainer at World of Health Spa in North Miami, Florida. I was responsible for training all the orientations and any man who needed training.

 

           
Accomplishments Consulted for:

GYM MANAGEMENT SERVICES – Northridge, Ca.

ATLANTA FITNESS HOLDINGS – Atlanta, Ga.

ASPETAR Hospital and Rehabilitation Center – Doha, Qatar

SBPT -Sociedade Brasileira De Personal Trainers

LA FITNESS, LLC – Irvine, California

GOLD’S GYM INTERNATIONAL, LLC – Washington DC

GOLD’S GYM – DOHA QATAR

BODIES IN MOTION – LA, California

HOLISTIC FITNESS, INC – Malibu, California

CHAMPNEYS – London, England

ANGEL CITY FITNESS – Marina del Rey, California

HORIZON FITNESS – Del Ray, Florida

 

q   National Fitness Hall of Fame – 25+ years of service Master II Achievement Award

q   4th in Los Angeles Men’s Physique contest.

q   Wrote, produced and featured an infomercial entitled “How to become a Personal Trainer.”

q   Presentation experience – See attachment

q   Technical advisor for the “ Ab Revolutionizer” infomercial

q   Continuing education provider for ACE, AFAA, FIT, ISSA, NASM & NSCA

q   Original Board member of the first IDEA Personal Trainer Committee

q   IDEA Presenter

q   36 medals in cycling. See last page

q   Voted Player of the Year by the faculty at P.I.T.

q   IFBB Mr. South Florida

               3rd place at the Mr. Teenage Florida Bodybuilding Championships

 

 

 

           
Education Graduated United States Sports Academy – MSS in Sports Medicine and Health & Fitness with an emphasis in Personal Training.                                                                                                  Daphne, Al.

Graduated Ashford University – B.A. in Sports and Recreational Management    Clinton, IA                                                                              Graduated Miami Dade Community College                                                          N. Miami, Fl

Graduated Percussion Institute of Technology (P.I.T)                                            Hollywood, Ca

Graduated Tabor Academy                                                                                      Marion, Mass.

 

 

         
Certifications, Courses

Obtained

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AAHFP > American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals > Post-Rehab

                 Conditioning Specialist

AAHFP> Medical Exercise Specialist  Cert. # 4JP6-97

AFPA > American Fitness Professional & Associates – Member ID. 3203c

AIFE > American Institute Fitness Educators

ACE >American Council on Exercise >Personal Trainer

ACE > Clinical Exercise Specialist, Certified Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist

ACSM > Health and Fitness Director – cert.# 190 ACSM ID #539922

AFAA > Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

ANA > American Neutraceutical Association/DSHEA/Dietary Supplement Health &

             Education Act

California State Post Secondary Vocational Instructor/- Cert. No: 127385

Cooper Institute > Health Promotion Director

CHEK Institute > Completed Care Conditioning, Program Design and Scientific Back  correspondence courses

CREA > Certified Resistance Equipment Analyst- Resistance University

FITOUR > Primary Personal Trainer

FITOUR  > Advanced Personal Trainer

ISSA > International Sports Sciences Association > Personal Trainer

IYCA > International Youth Fitness Association >Youth Fitness Specialist Level 1

GMP Fitness > Postural Analysis and Development Specialist

MAD DOGG Athletics > Johnny G. Spinning Instructor

NASM >  National Academy of Sport s Medicine – Personal  Trainer – cert #1339604

NASM  > Personal Trainer Advanced  Level  – cert. #4998132

NASM > Advanced Integrated Flexibility,

NASM > Corrective Exercise Specialist  – cert # 178499

NBFE > National Board of Fitness Examiners – Personal Trainer

NCCPT > National Council For Certified Personal Trainers

NCCPT > Cardio Specialist,

NCCPT > Post-Rehab Fitness Specialist – cert. # PRHS-0001

NCCPT > Weight Management Specialist

NCSF > National Council of Strength and Fitness

NFPT > National Federation of Professional Trainers

NSCA > National Strength and Conditioning Association – cert. #16710296

NSCA > Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

NSPA > National Strength Professional Association – Certified Conditioning   

              Specialist

Red Cross > CPR and First Aid instructor

RTSM > (Resistance Training Specialist- Mastery level) – Resistance University –

                 cert . # 02-M-16

Senior Fitness Association > Personal Trainer

USA Cycling > Level 3 Certified Coach

USA Weightlifting > Club Coach

 

           
Authored and

Published Articles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OC Metro – January 1997, “Stress and exercise”

Brentwood Magazine – March 1997, “Staying in shape in LA”

IDEA Personal Trainer – June 1997, Fitness videos

Oxygen Magazine – Premier Issue, November/ December 1997

Ladies Home Journal – January 1998, “Fitness Myths”

Oxygen Magazine – January/ February “Shaping up for a fitness career”

Oxygen Magazine – July/ August 1998, “How to become a Personal Trainer”

Muscle & Fitness – June 1998 “Hotline”

Muscle & Fitness – July 1998 “Hotline”

Source – February 1998, “How to become a Personal Trainer”

Entertainment Today – February, 1999, “Training the Trainers”

Oxygen Magazine – March/April,, 2000 “10 minute upper body blast”

Shape Magazine – May 2000, “One on One Butt lifter”

MAX Magazine – May 2000, “Training with Carpal Tunnel”, “How to avoid the late night munchies”

MAX Magazine – July 2000, “What to look for when  hiring a Personal Trainer”

Shape Magazine – September, 2001, “How to become a Personal Trainer”

Exercise for Men – October 2001, “Alternative Full Body Onslaught”

Muscle Mag – April 2002, “Training the Obliques.”

Seal Beach Sun – April 18, 2002, “Which should come first cardio or weights?”

The Acorn Newspaper – October, 2004, “How to avoid the late night munchies.”

Wake up, Live the life you love – An inspirational book, “Your last day.”

Conejo Valley Examiner – March 1, 2005 “Training with Carpal Tunnnel”

Physical Magazine – March, 2005 Peak Training

MAX Sports and Fitness – May, 2006, “10 Weeks to Great Abs” and “Go Wide”

MAX Sports and Fitness – June, 2006 “Save time with medicine ball training” and “Build your                                

                                               treasure chest”

MAX Sports and Fitness – July, 2006, “Kids and Exercise” and “Build Bigger Better Back       

                                               Muscles”

MAX Sports and Fitness –  August, 2006, “Pump up your heart” and “Get lean and strong”

MAX Sports and Fitness – September, 2006, “Core Training” and “A conservative approach to    

                                                Relieving back pain.

MAX Sports and Fitness – October, 2006, “IronMan tough” and “Circuit Training”

MAX Sports and Fitness – November, 2006 “Killer Quads” and “Working out the kinks.”

MAX Sports and Fitness – Dec. 2006 “Got 12 minutes,” and “Beat Stress with Exercise.”                                            

MAX Sports and Fitness – February, 2007 “Cat Like Reflexes

MAX Sports and Fitness – April, 2007 “Don’t bench yourself” and “How to build better

                                              balance”

MAX Sports and Fitness – May, 2007 “Six pack abs in 6 weeks,” and “Tricep Toning”

MAX Sports and Fitness – February, 2009 “High Achiever”

The Firemen’s Grapevine – September, 2009 “Tired of your exercise routine then  try   

                                                Alternative Training

 Natural Solutions Magazine – April, 2011 “Moving from Zero.”

The Voice – Sept/Oct, 2011 “Consistent Quality Service = Increased Retention & Sales”

LOS ANGELES SPORTS AND FITNESS MAGAZINE – January/February, 2012

                                                                                      “Integrating Kettlebells into your Training”

The Voice – March/April, 2012 “What is Functional Training and when should trainers

                      implement it?”

The Voice – May/June, 2012 “Group Training – Is it Personal Training or Group Training?”

Modern Drummer Magazine – February, 2013 – “Physical Hazards of the Throne.”

Diets in Review.com – September, 2013 “Floyd Mayweather Stays on Top by Training Like a   

                                       Champion”

Fitness Trainer Magazine – April, 2014, “Counsel from the Council”   

                                                http://fitnesstrainermag.uberflip.com/t/47105/9

Fitness Trainer Magazine – June/July, 2014, “Counsel from the Council”   

                                                http://fitnesstrainermag.uberflip.com/t/47105

Fitness Trainer Magazine – April/May, 2016, “Counsel from the Council”   

                                                http://fitnesstrainermag.uberflip.com/i/665644-fitness-trainer-april-may-2016/?utm_content=5159e44962f8ae0ae5dcb7c8f7b4b9bd&utm_campaign=FTM-2016-04-05-Digital-Edition-1&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

 

 

Expert Beacon – “How to pick the right trainer to help you work out most effectively,” https://expertbeacon.com/how-pick-right-trainer-help-you-workout-most-effectively/#.VE6tJdR4qbl

LA TIMES – January 3, 2015, “Build your core by making a splash”

The Costco Connection – January 15, 2015 “Exercising Your Rights”

http://www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201501#pg1

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-treadmill-safety-20150516-story.html

NCCPT Personal Training Newsletter – Authored 116 issues

Personal Training Textbook – Authored “The Power of Personal Training”

Indoor Cycling Certification

Femoracetabular Impingement

Rock Hard Series

Quadriceps Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation

Yes You Can – A New Beginning – Fitness After 40 – A fitness book for the over 40 crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured

 

Team Up for a Healthy America with Jake Seinfeld – January 21, 2014 http://www.myhealthpledge.com/jambanews/public/video/Jake-Jamba-John-P.mp4

 

KABC Segment with Lori Corbin – March 13, 2014, “Happy Hips.”

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/video?id=9465712

 

Fitness Trainer Magazine – April, 2014, “Trainer Spotlight.”  http://fitnesstrainermag.uberflip.com/t/47105/9

 

LA Times – Four pool moves that can be cool summer exercises – September 5, 2014

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-trythis-platero-pool-20140906-story.html

Recovery exercises are also a controlled workout

 http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-try-this-platero-circuit-20141011-story.html

Pool exercises help joint recovery, overall fitness

http://www.bendbulletin.com/lifestyle/2555163-151/pool-exercises-help-joint-recovery-overall-fitness?entryType=0#

Fitness Trainer Magazine – February, 2015  http://fitnesstrainermag.uberflip.com/i/455962

KABC Segment with Lori Corbin – December 16, 2015, “Top Fitness Trends for 2016.”

http://abc7.com/health/here-are-the-top-fitness-trends-for-2016/1125202/

 

 Cycling Highlights

 2013

Road Racing

Gold Medal in the Time Trial at Master’s Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico

4th Place in the Road Race at Master’s Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico

Overall Winner in Cycling at Huntsman World Senior Games

Gold Medal in Road Race at Huntsman World Senior Games

Gold Medal in Criterium at Huntsman World Senior Games

Silver Medal in 40k Time Trial at Huntsman World Senior Games

Silver Medal in Hill Climb at Huntsman World Senior Games

Gold medal in 40k Road Race at Nevada Senior Games

Gold Medal in 20k Road Race at Nevada Senior Games

Silver Medal in 5k Time Trial at Nevada Senior Games

Silver Medal in 10k Time Trial at Nevada Senior Games

Gold medal in the Road Race at the Utah Summer Games

Gold Medal in the Criterium at the Utah Summer Games

Silver Medal in the Hill Climb at the Utah Summer Games

Bronze Medal in the Time Trial at the Utah Summer Games

Silver Medal (overall) at the Utah Summer Games

 

Track (Velodrome)

Gold Medal in the Points Race at Master’s Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico

Gold Medal in the 2000 meter pursuit at Master’s Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico

Silver Medal in the 500 meters at Master’s Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico

Silver Medal in the Scratch at Master’s Pan American Games, Guadalajara, Mexico

Silver Medal in the 500 meters at Master’s Worlds in Turin, Italy

Silver Medal in 2000 meter pursuit at California State Championships in Encino, Ca.

Silver Medal in points race at California State Championships in Encino, Ca.

Bronze Medal in the 500 meters at California State Championships in Encino, Ca.

 

 

Mountain Biking

Overall Winner (expert) at the Huntsman World Senior Games

Gold medal in the Hill Climb (expert) at the Huntsman World Senior Games

Silver medal in the Down Hill (expert) at the Huntsman World Senior Games

Gold medal in the Cross-Country (expert) at the Huntsman World Senior Games

 

 

 

2011

Road Racing

Gold medal in 5k Time Trial at Pasadena Senior Games

Gold medal in the 40k Road Race at Pasadena Senior Games

Gold medal in the 10k Time Trial at Pasadena Senior Games

Silver medal in the 20k Road Race at the Pasadena Senior Games

 

 

2010

Road Racing

Gold medal in 10k Time Trial at Pasadena Senior Games

Silver medal in the 40k Road Race at Pasadena Senior Games

Silver medal in the 20k Road Race at Pasadena Senior Games

Bronze medal in 5k Time Trial at Pasadena Senior Games

3rd in 2-Man Time Trial in Deutchslandsberg, Austria

5th in Gianni Motta Road Race in Deutchslandsberg, Austria

5th in Sprint competition in Deutchslandsberg, Austria

5th in Road Race in Deutchslandsberg, Austria

Silver medal in the Time Trial at the UCI Master’s Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba

Silver medal in the Criterium at UCI Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba

Gold medal in the 5k Time Trial at Nevada Senior Olympics

Gold medal in the 40k Road Race at the Nevada Senior Olympics

Gold medal in the 10k Time Trial at Nevada Senior Olympics

Gold medal in the 20k Road Race at the Nevada Senior Olympics

4th in the 40kTime Trial at Huntsman World Senior Games

Bronze medal in the criterium at the Huntsman World Senior Games

 

Mountain Biking

Gold medal in the Hill Climb (expert) at the Huntsman World Senior Games

Silver medal in the Down Hill (expert) at the Huntsman World Senior Games

Silver medal in the Cross-Country (expert) at the Huntsman World Senior Games

 

Track (Velodrome)

Bronze medal in the 2000 meter Pursuit at the UCI Master’s Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba

 

2009

Road Racing

Gold medal in 5k Time Trial at Pasadena Senior Games

Gold medal in 10k Time Trial at Pasadena Senior Games

Gold medal in the 20k Road Race at Pasadena Senior Games

Silver medal in the 40k Road Race at Pasadena Senior Games

Gold medal in the 5k Time Trial at Nevada Senior Olympics

Gold medal in the 40k Road Race at the Nevada Senior Olympics

Gold in the 20k Road Race at the Master’s National Senior Games (National Champion)

Gold in the 40k Road Race at the Master’s National Senior Games (National Champion)

Gold medal in the criterium (expert) Huntsman World Senior Games

Silver medal in the Road Race (expert) Huntsman World Senior Games

Bronze medal in the Time Trial at Master’s UCI, Pan American Games in Dominican Republic

 

Mountain Biking

Silver medal in the Down Hill Mountain Bike Race (expert) Huntsman World Senior Games

Bronze medal in the Hill Climb Mountain Bike Race (expert) Huntsman World Senior Games

Bronze medal in Cross Country Mountain Bike Race (expert) Huntsman World Senior Games

 

2008

Road Racing

Gold medal in the Hill Climb (experienced) Huntsman World Senior Games

Gold medal in the Time Trial (experienced) Huntsman World Senior Games (course record)

Gold medal in the Criterium (experienced) Huntsman World Senior Games

Gold medal in the Road Race (experienced) Huntsman World Senior Games

 

Mountain Biking

Silver medal in the Hill Climb Mountain Bike Race (sport) Huntsman World Senior Games

Silver medal in the Down Hill Mountain Bike Race (sport) Huntsman World Senior Games

Bronze medal in the Down Hill Mountain Bike Race (sport) Huntsman World Senior Games