Joseph R. DeAntonis, MS, RTSM, MAT Certified Specialist, CREA, NASM-PES
Joe was first certified as a personal trainer in 1994. Since then he has
completed a variety of personal training certifications through organizations
such as NASM-PES, ACE, AFAA and NCCPT, as well as more advanced specialty
programs qualifying him as a Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist (RTSM),
Certified Resistance Equipment Analyst (CREA), Resist-a-Ball Master Trainer and
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Certified Specialist.
He is the founder of Educational Training Concepts, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based
company that focuses on educating health professionals in exercise mechanics and
enhancing the overall well being of the general public. Through MAT, personal
training, educational courses and wellness consulting, he hopes to advance the
wellness and rehabilitation industry to a new level.
Joe holds a Masterís degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from
California University of Pennsylvania and has taken courses through the Master
of Sports Medicine Program at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the
Engineering Department at West Virginia University. He plans to use his
knowledge in biomechanics, engineering, sports medicine and exercise science to
further his educational programs, teaching others how to prevent overuse
injuries, joint stress and early onset osteoarthritis.
He was the manager of the wellness center at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for eight years. Due to his extensive training in
biomechanics and cadaver anatomy, he has been asked to be a consultant to
Physicians, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists,
Chiropractors and Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialists, and currently serves as a
biomechanics consultant on two committees at AGH.
Joe has presented information on exercise mechanics at Emory University,
Northwestern University, National University of Health Sciences, Slippery Rock
University and the University of Pittsburgh as well as Allegheny General
Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh and the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center). His programs continue to be well-received at universities,
hospitals, sports medicine clinics, and fitness centers. Through RTS, MAT,
cadaver anatomy courses, and individualized instruction, Joe strives to advance
the fitness and wellness industry with the most comprehensive information on
biomechanics and neuromechanics available.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the
conviction and will to carry on. The genius of a good leader is to leave behind
him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with
- Walter Lippmann