W.I.T.S. would like to introduce Thomas Gallagher. We are excited to have such a tremendous Certified Personal Trainer & health educator work with the future fitness leaders of tomorrow.
Thomas Gallagher is a clinical exercise physiologist with over 34 years of work experience. Tom has worked primarily in the health wellness and hospital environments. His primary focus has been therapeutic exercise and fitness for both the well and the medically involved populations.
Tom graduated from East Stroudsburg University receiving both his Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education / Athletic Training and his Master’s degree is in Exercise Physiology / Cardiac Rehabilitation. He has been on the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Registrar for Clinical Exercise Physiology for the past 13 years and has worked as an adjunct Professor at Sacred Heart University, Norwalk Community College and Southern Connecticut State University. He has taught classes such as “Aspects of Strength and Conditioning”, Program and Prescription for Special Populations” and “First Aid and Sports Injuries”. In addition Tom has been a guest lecturer for many community organizations and has spoken at the 2010 Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association Symposium presenting on “Exercise and Cancer Survivorship”.
Tom has been involved with fall prevention programs in both the community and in a skilled nursing facility. His areas of interest are geriatric exercise, bariatric/weight loss exercise programing, personal training, cardiac risk factor management and post physical therapy exercise.
Gallagher will be teaching at the following W.I.T.S. locations in Connecticut:
Manchester Community College
Manchester, CT 06045
World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) took the national stage in 1993 to change the fitness industry. W.I.T.S. develops and administers certification programs for competent practice in personal training. W.I.T.S. is the first in the fitness industry to earn NCCA accreditation for testing the written core knowledge and practical skill competencies of personal training. W.I.T.S. offers fitness courses and certification testing locations in 39 states in the U.S. and in Canada. W.I.T.S. has the largest college and university testing network in the industry.