Faculty Member Speaks at Professional Conference

Published 04.01.2009

Faculty & Staff

Judy QuintiJudy Quinti, assistant professor of fitness and lifetime sports at Pennsylvania College of Technology, was an invited speaker at the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Personal Trainers Conference.

The topic of Quinti's presentation was "Personal Training Your Baby Boomer Client." The baby boomer generation stands at 78 million strong and represents 37 percent of health-club memberships. The baby boomer client comes with limitations all personal trainers should be ready to work with, such as primary risk factors for lifestyle diseases, rate-limiting medications, orthopedic problems and lack of fitness knowledge.

The annual conference was held March 15-16 in Las Vegas. The National Strength and Conditioning Association is an international nonprofit educational association serving nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Quinti has been teaching in the physical fitness specialist major at Penn College for four years. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from East Stroudsburg University. She holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist designation from the NSCA.

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