Theresa Cordova, Director of Fitness

Theresa Cordova is a Certified Personal Trainer, Resistance Training Specialist and a Muscle Activation Techniques practitioner, as well as, an exercise science educator, vice president of the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education, President of Changes For Life and Fit Kids For Life. Theresa holds a Master’s of Science in Physiology from Adelphi University;  and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, from Hofstra University

Theresa began her fitness career in 2004 working with a variety of clients. Her passion and desire for education grew into specializations that include exercise physiology, exercise mechanics, neuromuscular aspects of human performance, sports performance enhancement, strength training, fitness assessments, cardiopulmonary function,  and clients of special populations: i.e. orthopedic and cardiopulmonary limitations, hypertension, and metabolic disorders.

As an exercise science educator, Theresa views the fitness industry as an evolving healthcare profession and is very passionate about educating fitness professionals so that they may uphold the highest standard of practice. Theresa has created and currently presents the following coursework for fitness professionals.
  • Musculoskeletal Dysfunction – Pathologies of the Upper Extremity
  • Musculoskeletal Dysfunction – Pathologies of the Lower Extremity
  • Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder and Hip
  • Medical Aspects of Sport
  • Assessment-Understanding-Planning
  • Improving Cardiovascular Function
  • Cardiorespiratory Structure and Function
  • Interactive Exercise Prescription: A Case Study Approach
  • Manipulating Resistance Training Loading Patterns to Optimize Strength
  • Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Performance
  • Youth Fitness Training
  • High-Intensity Interval Training and Steady States Aerobic Exercise: A Science-Based Comparative Approach
  • Threshold Training
  • Foundations of Kinesiology for the Fitness & Exercise Specialist
In addition, Theresa is the president of Fit Kids For Life a 501.c.3. Nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to advancing health and fitness education through collaboration, advocacy, and engagement.