Meet the Staff

 

Jennifer Morin M.S., FitTec exercise physiologist, fitness trainer, muscle therapist


Highlights

  1. Master Degree Exercise Science (Kinesiology University of Massachusetts in Amherst)

  2. 17 years dance career

  3. 2 years experience as a rehabilitation technician

  4. Post rehabilitation certified

  5. 8 years experience as a Fitness and Aerobics Coordinator and Strength Room Manager at YWCA of Central Massachusetts

  6. 8 years experience as a aerobic certification educator for YWCA

  7. 5 years experience as a public presenter for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Osteoporosis team.

  8. 15 years experience as a Personal Trainer/Fitness Class Leader with FitTec

  9. Muscle therapist and massage license


Education


Jennifer began her studies at Ithaca College as a biology student and decided to study exercise science after receiving a bachelors of science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her major was zoology with a minor in psychology. Her interest in science and a 17 year dance career lead her to study exercise science as an elective course at UMASS. Her fascination with how the body reacts under stress and the various neurological, anatomical, and biomechanics principles taught in the course lead to her masters studies. Her area of interest while studying for her masters was in exercise biochemistry, muscle damage, health & fitness, and motor integration. Her graduate research project was a study on the hormone interleukin and its relation to endurance athletes. She has one published abstract in the ACSM’s journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, along with having the honor of presenting at their annual national conference. While attending graduate school she was a teaching assistant for the exercise science department and tutor for the UMASS athletic program.


Professional


Instead of pursuing a Ph.D. she decided to enter the mainstream health and fitness world. Her first position was with NMS Rehabilitation of Worcester County where she was a rehabilitation technician. Thereafter she became the fitness coordinator at the YWCA for the next 8 years. She was the key at totally revising their fitness program with their renovation, which introduced strength and conditioning to hundreds of novice exercisers. She was instrumental in starting senior strength training classes and developed an aerobic certification curriculum which she taught for several years.  After having her second child she joined her husband, Chris Morin, at FitTec as an exercise physiologist. She has a post-rehab certificate. She has been with FitTec since 1998 where she has worked at Pharmaceutical corporate fitness centers teaching classes, testing, educating, and training as well as heading FitTec’s home training program. In 2012 she started working for her full muscle therapy and massage license. She will have completed all of her 1 year requirements in Spring 2013.


Related information


She has received additional certifications one of which is as a post rehabilitation specialist. She was also a member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Osteoporosis team, which had her traveling across the state giving lectures on bone health when at the YWCA. She is an excellent public speaker with numerous radio spots Central New England Channels. She also has been a contributor writer for Corporate Newsletters as well as the Tufts Medicine Newsletter while at the YWCA. She is a former bodybuilder with wins in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine Championships with high placements at regional and national championships.


Recently

She contributed in writing a chapter on Osteoporosis for a Praeger Publication in 2008.


She is currently a hospice volunteer at UMASS Medical.




Christopher Morin M.S., M.Ed., AHFS, CMES, CHC, XPS

FitTec exercise physiologist, health & fitness educator


Highlights

  1. Master Degree Exercise Science (Kinesiology University of Massachusetts in Amherst.)

  2. Master Degree Health & Fitness (Springfield College)

  3. Corporate Health & Fitness Programmer

  4. 2 years experience as a rehabilitation technician

  5. Post rehabilitation certified

  6. Founder of the American Fitness Testing Association

  7. Co-editor of Understanding Fitness: How Exercise Fuels Health and Fights Disease

  8. 3 Published Research Abstracts

  9. Former Fitness and BB Promoter for several regional and national events

  10. Several published articles

  11. Over 25 years owning FitTec Personal Training and Fitness Servicing

  12. United States Patent Holder

  13. 26 years experience in the fitness industry

  14. Certified ACE-Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist

  15. Certified ACE-Medical Exercise Specialist

  16. Certified ACE-Health Coach

  17. Certified EXOS-Performance Specialist

  18. Currently becoming a CEAS


Education

B.A. - College of the Holy Cross-Biology Major - Biochemistry. Hiatt scholar. Member of the football team where he was a back up running back and track & field teams where he was a 2-time college county track champion, power lifting record holder, Eastern States qualifier, and a 3-year letterman. M.S. - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Exercise Science. Studied under P.C. Clarkson at the world renowned exercise nutrition and biochemistry lab. Awarded 4 research and teaching assistantships. Principal investigator on 3 Gatorade funded pilot research studies investigating the nutritional aspects of muscle recovery after strenuous and muscle damaging exercise. Two lead to very important studies. Other projects were for NASA, Aircast, and a Pharmaceutical company. He has two published abstracts in the ACSM's journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, along with having the honor of presenting at their annual national conference in 1990 and 1991. He also received an acknowledgement in another scientific journal on an investigation of the supplement chromium picolonate. M.Ed. - Springfield College - Health & Fitness. Awarded 2 teaching fellowships. Graduate research project was a review of literature on the effects of exercise on the aging process. Graduate school internship included working in LaJolla, CA. with a well known physical therapist. While at Springfield College he focused on all aspects of health & wellness from fitness swimming to advanced exercise testing and prescription.

Professional

Over 20 years of owning a fitness business, 26 years total experience, offering personalized exercise instruction, sports nutrition consulting, advanced testing, post-rehabilitation, and fitness management. Early on his career he was a rehabilitation technician; he gained a lot of knowledge on injuries and their treatment early on and that helped him avoid many of the pitfalls with conditioning. Owner of FitTec Personal Training, where he is currently located at 3 locations in Massachusetts; a personal training center in Southborough, and corporate servicing at 2 Large pharmaceutical companies. Founder of the American Fitness Testing Association in 2001, which is dedicated to increasing exercise adherence and motivation across the USA. Coded several unique fitness oriented evaluations. Writer of several articles related to exercise performance for Chelo publishing and PPF magazines.

Recently


• Co-editor of Understanding Fitness: How Exercise Fuels Health and Fights Disease with Dr. Julie K. Silver of the Harvard Medical School 2008. See Book at Amazon.

• A clinical case study on exercise and type 1 diabetes published in the DESA, summer 2008.

  1. Patent Pending Exercise device winter 2009.

  2. Isenburg School of Management business proposal Spring 2009, Invention Convention.

  3. Pilot Study investigating the effects of myofascial releasing rollers on human performance Summer 2009 in association with UMASS Dartmouth Graduate School.

  4. Cited: The outcomes of deep pressure applied to wrist extensor muscular restrictions during active movement of a patient post wrist fracture. Heather Sheski, SPT Karen Jensen PT, CHT Sara North PT, DPT

  5. Patent Application Winter 2010

  6. Myofascial roller study submitted to NSCA Strength Journal for peer review. Fall 2012.

  7. Patent granted Winter 2013


Related information

Former winner of 10 bodybuilding titles without the use of drugs or bodybuilding supplements whatsoever in the ANBC, NPC, and AAU conferences, which include first place finishes and overall titles at the Mr. Bay State, New England Championship, Natural Atlantic Coast Championship, and Mr. Eastern U.S.A. Former trainer/nutritionist/coach for multiple amateur and some professional athletes, including developing over 40 bodybuilding champions, including 4 national champions and a 2 time world champion. Chris has also trained many high school and collegiate athletes, some professional athletes, as well as a sprinter with Olympic aspirations. Former BB and fitness contest co-founder and co-promoter for one of the largest drug free shows on the east coast, which still occurs annually (NorthEast Classic).


Anthony Damico M.S., Ph.D. C.S.C.S Independent Strength and Conditioning Specialist & Research Associate.


He is an assistant professorat Salem State University after he compled his doctoral degree at Springfield College. He is working with FitTec on various research and writing projects. Anthony formerly an Academic All American has been with FitTec since 2006. He has a vast wealth of experience in all aspects of fitness and sports conditioning. He has helped FitTec in all aspects of the business from corporate work to home training. Recently he completed his Doctoral Thesis which explored the effects of muscle releasing on human performance.


Summary

Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Master’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning

Doctorate Springfield College

Extensive experience as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach in a variety of settings

NSCA CSCS

CPR/AED certified


Experience


FitTec – Southborough, MA – 2006 to present

Research Associate / Personal trainer

Trained and administered fitness tests to individuals of varying ages, physical abilities and levels of health. Trained individuals and taught classes at Astra Zeneca in Westborough, MA in a corporate fitness center through FitTec.


College of the Holy Cross – Worcester, MA – summer 2007

Strength and conditioning coach

Worked for Strength and Conditioning Coach Jeff Oliver’s “Be Athletic” program. Oversaw the organized workouts of groups of athletes ranging in age from middle school to collegiate. Primary responsibility was teaching proper weightlifting and agility technique to athletes.


Fitness Together – Bridgewater, MA – 2008 to present

Assistant manager/Personal trainer

Served as head trainer and assistant manager at a one on one personal training studio. Responsible for program design, nutrition consultation, and fitness testing. Helped grow studio from training an average of 120 sessions a week to training 180.


Education


Bridgewater State College – Bridgewater, MA – 2010

Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning (coursework completed) – GPA 3.94

Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science (Magna Cum Laude) - 2008

Served as faculty appointed teaching assistant in strength and conditioning lab as graduate and undergraduate student. Gained valuable experience lecturing undergraduate students.


Activities

2006 NCAA Academic All American for Bridgewater State wrestling team

2006 Bridgewater State College male scholar athlete of the year

Volunteer coach for Bridgewater youth wrestling


Joshua Morin

Summary

Part-time assistant trainer

CPR/AED certified

Trainer certified

Commonwealth Honors Program at Framingham State University

3.7 gpa

Aspires to become an Osteopathic Physician

Eagle Scout