Generation X Fitness
Gen Xers are the ones who created the whole extreme sports category. As we’re aging we want to maintain the fitness and ability to enjoy our favorite past-times. Don’t let age slow you down, the right exercise program can help you maintain the ability to enjoy your favorite activities. The purpose of this blog is to provide education and insight into how to use exercise to maintain youthful energy and appearance.
Pete McCall, MS, CSCS
You only have one body that has to last you for your entire lifetime so don’t just trust it to anyone when it comes to working with a personal trainer.
As a trainer, group fitness instructor, educator and strength coach, for fifteen years Pete’s personal philosophy is that fitness is “having the ability to do what you want to do when you want to do it” and has helped numerous people to live healthier lives through physical activity.
Pete is not only dedicated to helping clients improve their fitness levels; he has spent a large portion of his career educating and training personal trainers.
Prior to starting his own personal training and consulting business Pete was an Exercise Physiologist for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest personal trainer certification organization, where he created and delivered fitness education programs to help personal trainers earn and maintain their professional credentials. Frequently quoted as a fitness expert in:
- The New York Times
- The Washington Post
- UT San Diego
- A variety of national and local news broadcasts including WRC-NBC (DC), Fox News, Fox 5 San Diego, and NBC7 San Diego
Pete is a sought-after media resource for accurate, in-depth insights on how to get results from exercise.
Previous work experience includes:
Director of fitness education for Millennium Partners Sports Club Management, operators of the elite Sports Club/LA and Reebok Sports Club/NY locations.
Master Personal Trainer at the Washington Sports Clubs in Washington, DC where he was responsible for educating fitness staff company-wide.
Pete’s clients included former White House officials and media correspondents, political consultants, business executives, busy professionals and numerous brides training to impress on their wedding day. Not only did he work with clients in a one-on-one setting but Pete also taught group fitness classes to Washington’s elite with classes such as Spinning, core strength and sports conditioning where he encouraged participants to “take the work out of working out” and to learn how to have fun through exercise.
Pete is an accomplished fitness educator and public speaker and takes pride in helping other fitness professionals improve their ability to change clients lives. Having been invited to speak at fitness conferences in countries as diverse as Russia, Thailand and Costa Rica Pete has traveled the world to promote fitness and educate personal trainers.
A co-author of the 4th edition ACE Personal Trainer Manual, a chapter author on resistance training for an upcoming textbook on exercise physiology and the author of numerous articles on fitness and exercise Pete has written the book on how to be a successful personal trainer. In addition Pete has been a two-time judge (in 2011 and 2012) for the LifeFitness Personal Trainers to Watch contest where he helped identify the top personal trainers in the country.
Pete has a Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania. One of the first in the country to earn the distinguished credential of Fellow in Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute in Michigan.
A Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) with ACE and holds additional certifications and advanced specializations through the NSCA – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and NASM (CPT, Integrated Flexibility Specialist, and Performance Enhancement Specialist).
A front-row rugby player for the Potomac Athletic Club of Washington, DC where he competed in the Rugby Super League and earned MVP honors as a forward. He also played with the Boston Irish Wolfhounds where he helped win a national club championship in 2007.
Currently Pete competes in the occasional master-level (over-35) rugby tournament as well as mud runs and obstacle course races and coaches youth (U16) rugby for the San Diego Mustangs.