Reference for personal trainers, health and fitness instructors, strength specialists, physical and occupational therapists, and International Weightlifting Association members seeking certification.
Known as the trainer's trainer, Douglas Brooks is acknowledged as one of the premier personal trainers in the United States and internationally. He's widely recognized through his numerous appearances on home shopping networks, infomercials, the Cable Health Club Network, and fitness videos. An ACE-certified personal trainer since 1983, Brooks is also the fitness training director at Snowcreek Resort and Athletic Club and the co-owner of Moves International, a provider of educational resources, continuing education, and live workshops for fitness professionals.
Brooks has also authored Going Solo: The Art of Personal Training (a landmark publication written during personal training's infancy), Program Design for Personal Trainers: Bridging Theory Into Application, Your Personal Trainer, The Complete Book of Personal Training, and numerous educational manuals. He is active in many professional organizations, including IDEA-The Health and Fitness Source, the International Sports Trainers Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also conducts lectures and workshops throughout the United States and internationally on the topics of personal training, strength training, kinesiology, and exercise physiology.
Brooks enjoys fitness activities of all kinds. He is active as a cyclist, marathoner, Ironman triathlete, alpine and Nordic skier, in-line skater, rock climber, and mountaineer. He holds a master's degree in exercise physiology from Central Michigan University. Brooks, his wife, Candice, and their two sons live in Mammoth Lakes, California.