Dan Ritchie has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial and university/hospital-based fitness, for-profit, not-for-profit and educational facilities. His primary areas of expertise are in personal training for special populations: athletes, pregnancy, blind, stroke recovery, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, etc. He has worked with Division I athletes some of whom have been professionally drafted. He has also worked on state funded research on exercise for severe dementia alzheimers type.
He regularly presents at national and regional conferences and has been active on committees for the American College of Sports Medicine. He is currently a Top 3 finalist for Personal Fitness Professional Trainer of the Year 2014. He received his PhD in Health and Kinesiology with a minor in Gerontology from Purdue University.
Dan recently was named the PFP magazine, Personal Trainer of the Year 2014 out of over 500 Trainers from 8 countries.