NASM Corrective Exercises Specialist
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Youth Exercise Specialist
NASM Golf Exercise Specialist
NASM Nutrition Specialist
First Aid Certified
Joe Azze - I have been a fitness professional & coach for the past 18 years and an athlete all my life. In 1995 I began working with clients that specialized in power lifting and sports performance, helping many rehab from injuries & imbalances from repetitive and overuse injuries that was associated with their given sport. I learned a lot during this time period and eventually went on to work as the head trainer of one of the top Health & Fitness company's at the time.
This led to management where I focused on revamping their personal training programs and helping each club to be the top tier in the company of over 80 clubs. I educated and guided 15 to 30 personal trainers & coaches at any given time. We focused on the education and knowledge from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, which included their Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist Certifications, as well as teachings from Paul Chek, Gray Cook, Pavel Tsatsouline, Gary Gray and Juan Carlos Santana.
I made the decision to leave the company in 2005 to take the opportunity to embark on some adventures and further my education in corrective exercise and sports performance. During this time period, I competed in many 24 hour mountain bike and adventure races. I started to compete in road cycling, which eventually led to 30+ races a year and racing for the Blue Ribbon Translations Cycling Team out of NYC. I currently compete at the Pro level for mountain biking, and I continue to race for the Blue Ribbon-Pennell Venture Partners Cycling Team as well as the Campmor Mountain BIke Team. The feeling and rewards I gain from challenging myself to dig deep and continue to push myself, gives me the strength and courage that I need to help others to do the same.
In 2007 my wife Elizabeth and I brought Mountain Peak Fitness to life. This allowed us to share our passion for health & fitness, adventure, endurance sports and the great outdoors. We wanted to be able to capture the action of our athletes as they embarked on their training and adventures so I took my hobby of photography & videograph and set out to capture the action. People keep asking me for my photography and video portfolio or tell me to create a website for it all. Mountain Peak Fitness is just that! Everything that I have captured and all of my work is deeply rooted throughout the site so please feel free to explore it and enjoy the adventures!
No matter how busy anyone's life can get, you need to always make sure that you take the necessary steps to create a healthy lifestyle for yourself. By taking care of yourself, allows you to help others, especially the one’s closest to you. Having worked with clients and athletes since 1994, from the ages of 13 to the strong age of 85, I have gained a great amount of experience, inspiration and respect for the physical ability and mental strength that is in each one of us.
Joe's Articles, Photos, Videos & Adventures
Articles, Reports & Adventures Continued...
- Videos, Pics & Thoughts from the 2013 Escarpment Trail Run
- On the Trails with Niner Bikes!
- The 2013 Spring Classic Ride with the RBNY Racing Team
- RPE & The Issues with Solely Relying on Heart Rate
- How to Foam Roll with Video Tutorials
- What is Foam Rolling?
- Exercise Highlight - Training / Battling Ropes
- Runners World Feature Article - Building Balance, Strength & Agility
- The FiveFinger Treks & Running the Harriman Trails of New York