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Good things come to those who wait…No, good things come to those who work their buts off and never give up! – Daniel DiLuccio, Bodies By Design Trainer
I am a Certified Exercise Physiologist (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology) and Certified Kinesiologist (OKA), specializing in weight loss, body toning, muscular hypertrophy, athletic conditioning and rehabilitation. My certification comes from a university degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences with a specialization in Fitness Assessment and Health Promotion which I completed at York University.
I started playing competitive sports at a young age, with my focus on soccer and hockey. I played on provincial soccer and Single “A” hockey teams, and at this caliber of play resistance training and athletic conditioning became part of my everyday life. It instilled a constant desire to be the best of the best and “daily enhancement” (exercise) was my way of achieving this…
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I became a personal trainer because I wanted to pass my knowledge, my passion and my intensity on to my clients. When I was four years old, I started playing soccer, just absolute soccer. Over the years, it developed into a passion. I loved it. I started playing rep soccer. Eventually, by the age of 14, I was playing provincial soccer as well as single A hockey.
Athletic training, conditioning, weight training became part of my life style, day in, day out. I was competitive. I love training. I wanted to be the best of the best. Later on in my athletic career, I was sidelined by a pretty big injury. I was doing rehab three times a week. I had a hard time getting back into it, but I realised that rehabilitation was a big part of the process in getting back into sport and just everyday life.
My choice to go to York University and pursue Kinesiology and Health Sciences was based around that. I wanted to be able to show people how to get fit and recover from injuries. The program at York was amazing. It was a four year program. I got certified as an Exercise Physiologist, as well as a Kinesiologist. Both of those designations allowed me to work with symptomatic populations who have injuries, and work with them on rehabilitation, as well as athletic populations, which I can help with performing in sports.
During the last couple of years of university, I was able to actually work with some high level teams. I was able to work with the Toronto Make Beliefs, the NHL, the Toronto FC, just doing athletic testing, VO2 max testing, strength testing. I loved educating and teaching my clients about training principles, nutrition, all the stuff that is necessary for a client to succeed.
I love seeing the first few pounds come off individual clients. Just seeing the look in their eyes is amazing. Within the first three sessions I can usually tell who’s going to succeed. It’s all about the mental mind set of that client. If they are serious and they want to succeed, they will. Not many people succeed. They need to have the right attitude. They have to have the right work ethic. It’s a reciprocal relationship between the trainer and the client that makes them succeed. It’s not a one way street. Both of us have to give and take, all day, every day. It’s not just about the trainer telling you to do what you have to do. You have to bring your A game every day.
The BB program is perfect, because it encompasses everything that a client needs to succeed. The training principles, the nutrition logs, logging of food day in, day out, making sure that clients are accountable to their actions and their training, making sure they come in the appropriate amount of times per week to achieve success. It’s all of those factors together that make the program successful.