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IXL RHINEBECK PERSONAL TRAININGMeet our trainers!
Kurt Swanson

Kurt Swanson
Personal Trainer
Kurt has dedicated his professional career to helping individuals improve their health, fitness and athletic performance. He has worked in the private, corporate, and collegiate sectors of the fitness and wellness industry. This has provided him with the opportunity to work with people faced with chronic health-related illnesses, post orthopedic rehabilitation, senior adults, physically challenged, children, and athletes of all ages. He has been working at IXL since 2003, and continues to grow his personal training clientele.

Kurt coordinates the Young Athletes Performance Training (Y.A.P.T.) program, to assist teenage boys and girls to become better athletes and reduce the risk of injury during training and competition.
Kurt enjoys facilitating change in people’s lives and improving their health and fitness.

Education:
M.S. in Exercise Science: Health Promotion and Injury Prevention-California University of Pennsylvania
B.S. in Exercise Science – Adelphi University

Certifications:
● American College of Sports Medicine: Health/Fitness Instructor
● National Academy of Sports Medicine:
Performance Enhancement Specialist

● APPI Pilates for Rehabilitation: Mat Work Level 1
● TRX Suspension Training

Carol Stracher

Carol Stracher, Personal Trainer
Carol holds a MS in Elementary Education and Special Education and has been teaching group fitness classes and personal training for over 24 years.  Carol previously owned her own fitness studio where she taught kickboxing classes, cardio & strength training classes and provided personal and small group training. Carol has established herself as a fitness instructor and personal trainer that has built a strong and loyal clientele base. Carol also serves as the Director of the Group Fitness Programs at IXL Health & Fitness Clubs.

Carol knows the importance of health and nutrition and has made it part of her life plan to motivate others to cultivate a healthy, balanced lifestyle where fitness is a key component.  Core Training, Functional Exercise, Strengh & Conditioning, H.I.T.T. and Tabata training are among some of Carol’s key tools in aiding people to realize their fitness goals.

Carol’s professional teaching background has lent itself nicely to both the individualized personal training she provides and in the group fitness & specialty classes she leads (TO THE CORE, BUILD & BURN, RIPPED and Get Booted, BOOTCAMP!). Her skills as a former high school teacher and now currently a  college professor have allowed Carol to draw on these skills to provide organized, creative and structured fitness plans that are both motivating and results driven. Carol’s energetic personality allows her to work with clients looking to reach goals that range from marathon training, sports & strength training to weight loss and lifestyle fitness goals. Carol regularly attends continuing educations workshops in order to keep her skills honed and current in all the new fitness findings that focus on CORE strength and functional training.

“My goal is to improve the quality of life of those whom I interact with and empower them with the tools they need to achieve their goals.”

Certifications:

● AFFAA Personal Training & Group Fitness
● NFTA Group Fitness and Strength Training
● TRX Level 1
● Schwinn cycling
● Kickboxing
● WillPower & grace®

Ralph Bosco

Ralph Bosco
Personal Trainer

Ralph holds a BS in Kinesiology: Fitness Development from SUNY Cortland. After leaving Cortland he worked with Marist College, a D-1 school, as a Strength & Conditioning intern. There he worked with athletes from 23 different sports, leading team lifts and coaching one on one. Ralph rowed crew at FDR High School for four years, winning multiple New York and New Jersey State Championships. In addition, he coached High School crew for four years, leading teams to a New York State Championship, as well as multiple top 10 New York State finishes. Ralph also works as a trainer and medical aide in a physical therapy & chiropractic office, assisting patients in rehabilitation from back, neck, shoulder, and knee injuries.

Ralph's education and wide range of experience enables him to work with clients of all kinds, including those desiring weight loss, athletic development, injury rehabilitation, and getting in the best shape of their lives. Ralph has been working at IXL since 2010, and continues to grow his personal training clientele. Ralph also enjoys lifting, running, and playing softball.

Certifications:
ISSA: International Sports Science Association

Adrianna Conklin

Adrianna Conklin
Personal Trainer
Adrianna loves working out and introducing fitness in fun ways, so that everyone learns to enjoy it. She constantly gives her clients new exercises and routines so that they don’t get stuck or bored. Adrianna loves cooking and tweaking recipes to make them healthier, and to make healthy eating tasty and enjoyable. She enjoys outdoor activities in the summer and is always looking for new trails to run, mountains to climb, and obstacles to incorporate into fun bodyweight routines.

Adrianna has worked as a physical therapy aide in Hyde Park. While there she worked closely with patients showing them exercises and helping with their rehabilitation process. She worked with all ages from 8-85 years old. Adrianna also works at a special needs camp teaching adolescents, with different forms of autism, the fun of working out and the importance of proper nutrition. She has been working at IXL since 2012, and continues to grow her personal training clientele.

“The greatest thing to hear from anyone is that you have made a positive change in their lives.”

Certifications:

National Counsel on Strength and Fitness (NCSF): Personal Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine: Personal Fitness Training