About Coach JZ

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I began working in the health and fitness industry in 1984. Over the past 35 years I have worked with thousands of clients in the quest of optimizing physical function and performance. My career as a physical therapist, wellness educator, and coach has provided me with many opportunities for growth and inspiration.

My degrees are Master of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness Education from Arizona State University,  Master of Physical Therapy  from Northern Arizona University, and Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion with a Minor in Business Administration from Salisbury University.

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As a physical therapist, I have specialized in the rehabilitation of sports and orthopedic injuries.  In my quest to become a master clinician I affiliated with the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, USA Track and Field, the American College of Sports Medicine, The National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and the University of St. Augustine – Institute of Physical Therapy.  I have received certifications that include Exercise Test Technologist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, and Certified Manual Therapist (advanced manipulation of the spine/extremities, and other techniques).  I owned and operated a successful sports training and rehabilitation clinic in Bozeman, MT, where I focused on movement analysis and correction for athletes of all levels, for nearly 20 years. I continue to utilize my PT background in my consultative work with The Lifetime Body, and I will be a lifelong advocate for the profession and the important role that PT’s can play in the health of America.

Throughout my career I have also been involved in teaching, training, and presenting in a variety of related fields. This has included teaching health and physical education courses at the college level, conducting employee wellness and ergonomics training, and presenting at professional conferences and in other forums. It has always been extremely gratifying for me to be able to deliver the message of health and empower a group to utilize knowledge.

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My volunteer work has been focused in coaching, sports officiating, and event promotion/direction, both in youth and adult programs. I feel strongly that community service is an important component of optimal living and citizenship. I enjoy seeing people have fun and succeed and I encourage everyone to get involved with something in which their skills and interest can also be of service.

My passions are currently focused in the work I do with The Lifetime Body. I apply my lifelong interest in human performance, and my zeal for sharing information about optimal living with others through writing, speaking, and a variety of media that includes books and e-books, videos, podcasts, and blog and magazine articles. I view this work as a platform for innovation in the delivery of fitness and health education services. I am extremely thankful to be able to work in such a capacity and I truly hope to make a contribution to the health, fitness, performance, and quality of life of everyone I meet.

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