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  • Luke Fitness Personal Trainer Code of Ethics

    At Luke Connell Fitness, we focus first on health and function, then appearance. Regardless of age, stage of life or fitness level, our goal is to create a respectful, professional, safe and ethical environment where every client can grow, learn and enjoy all aspects of fitness in a variety of fitness disciplines.

    1. We will always keep you safe in your exercise training program. Programs are designed according to your lifestyle, age and physical condition.
    2. We will always have a plan in fitness services. Luke Fitness respects the investment you have made in us and repay it with proper fitness programming and application.
    3. We will not trade integrity for money. We do not sell any client something they do not need for a personal or financial agenda. Integrity and client privacy is the backbone of our business.
    4. We will give as much effort as you, but probably more, because we are a team.
    5. We will respect your time and we ask that you respect ours and others who share it.
    6. We may not be able to answer all of the questions asked, but instead of making something up, we will research a credible answer and get back to you.
    7. We will never forget that our job exists because others trust us to change their lives. Our mission is changing lives through exercise.
  • Our code of ethics is to provide to our greatest capability the best health, fitness and educational experience for clients in the most respectful, supportive, safe, ethical and professional manner. Our primary responsibility is your safety, health and welfare; we will never compromise this responsibility for our own self-interest, personal advantage or monetary gain.

    • Always respect your right to privacy. All conversations, behavior, results and identity will be kept confidential.
    • For health screening, fitness assessment, prudent progression and exercise technique, I will follow the standards outlined by professionals in the fields of medicine and health and fitness.
    • Clearly demonstrate and support honesty, integrity and trustworthiness.
    • Never discriminate based on race, creed, color, gender, age, physical handicap or nationality.
    • Continuously strive to keep abreast of the new developments, concepts and practices essential to providing the highest-quality services to you.  We will maintain the education and experience necessary to appropriately train you as our clients; will behave in a positive and constructive manner; and will use truth, fairness and integrity to guide all professional decisions and relationships.
  • About Luke Connell, MS, CSCS

    Luke Connell is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer for Main Line, PA professionals. Customized, fitness and wellness programs focus on your individual health issues and goals. Luke Connell is a fitness and wellness expert with broad experience working with clients of all ages and life stages. Luke's passion is to improve his clients' health & fitness levels so they can lead their best lives. He also holds:

    • Level 1 United States Weight Lifting Certification
    • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Professional
    • Adult Development Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

    Luke Connell has personally trained executives, celebrities, professional and performance athletes from Division I, NFL, MLB, and WNBA, celebrities, pregnant women and people preparing for joint replacement as well as those in post-surgery recovery. Working with people of diverse backgrounds, Luke's personal experience with clients with medical conditions include:

    • Total or Partial Knee Replacement
    • Pre and Post-Op Recovery from ACL Surgery
    • Pre and Post-Op Hip Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Impairments and Injuries
    • Bulging or Ruptured Lumbar Discs
    • Compressed Lumbar Spine
    • Cervical Spine Impairments

    Having successfully run multiple commercial gyms, fitness facilities and rehabilitation practices, he is accomplished in exceeding sales, facilities set-up and operations management, finance and customer satisfaction targets. Working as a fitness professional since 2000, his goal is to help people safely meet and exceed their fitness goals. Luke understands health and fitness are not always easy, but by being proactive about your diet and getting proper exercise, you can live a longer, have a healthier life……and Luke Connell is just the person you can trust to guide you through it.

    Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®)

    The CSCS is a certification provided by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) that is generally regarded as the "gold standard" of training certificates. CSCS Certification requires a minimum of Bachelors Degree who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. The nature of a CSCS’s job is working with sports teams to develop safe and effective strength and endurance training programs. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists have an extensive knowledge of nutrition, training techniques and injury prevention methods. Compared to Certified Personal Trainers, CSCSs have tougher standards when it comes to certification. CSCS may also work as strength coaches, physical therapists and CPTs.

    Background and Education

    Luke's solid education formed the foundation of his success. As a college football athlete, he was motivated to graduate with a B.S. in Exercise Science from East Stroudsburg University and then continued his education with a M.S. in Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning from East Stroudsburg University.

    He published his Masters Thesis - Gait Training in the Elderly - to educate health practitioners on how to work with the elderly to effectively improve balance and strength and correct walking technique to prevent falls.

    Luke started his career in the fitness industry as a floor instructor at the Main Line YMCA, moving on to working at health clubs where he worked his way through positions such as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and fitness director. He has hired and trained instructors, also promoted popular weight management programs/seminars and expanded membership sales in the facilities where he has worked.

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