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James W Camastra

Your Fitness Expert

I've has been a full-time personal trainer since 1995.  My education coupled with over 20 years of full-time training experience in New York City is what makes me an effective top-tier professional.  I believe that smart/progressive training, adequate rest, and well-balanced nutrition, form the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

Currently, I'm an owner, Founder and Program Director at Progressive Personal Training in Manhattan.  Having recently purchased a home in Wantagh, I'm now available to see clients on Long Island.  My credentials:

  • BS in Physical Education, concentration in Adult Fitness from SUNY Cortland

    • Sum Cum Laude

    • National Physical Education and Health Award Recipient

    • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education Inductee

  • MS in Exercise Science: Human Performance and Injury Prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania;

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA);

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM);

  • National Academy of Speed and Explosion (NASE): Certified Speed and Explosion Specialist (CSES);

  • Continuing education and 20+ years experience with:​

    • Increasing Strength and Endurance​

    • Sports Specific Strength and Conditioning

    • Decreasing Body Fat

    • Post-Rehab - All Injuries and Issues

    • Pre/Post Natal Training

    • Functional Resistance Training

    • Balance Training

    • Injury Prevention

    • All Ages and Ability Levels