Susanne Alberto has been a Titleist Performance Institute – Certified Golf Fitness Instructor/Fitness Professional Level 3 (TPI-CGFI/FP3) since 2008 ... a Kettlebell Athletics Certified Trainer – Level 2 (KBA-L2) since 2006 ... and a National Strength & Conditioning Association – Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) since 2004. As of October 2018, she has added Titleist Performance Institute World Golf Fitness Summit Presenter to her list of credentials.
Susanne has been a devotee of the martial arts since 1986, when she took a 1-day rape prevention class that parlayed into becoming an assistant instructor for a 16-week self-defense course. She continued formal studies in: Wing Chun, Hung Gar, Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Arnis/Kali/Escrima (Filipino Stick & Knife Fighting), Penjak Silat Mande Muda, Thai Boxing and Western Boxing (for conditioning), Yang Style Tai Chi/Chi Gung, and is a Chinese Lion Dance team performer. In addition, she has been a life-long athlete, competing in: precision cheerleading and gymnastics in elementary school, swimming in high school, collegiate rugby and league soccer post-college, and was a two-time girevoy (kettlebell sport) first-place medalist when she was in her ‘40s.
Using this extensive, real-world experience, Susanne has helped athletes and weekend warriors – especially clients with musculoskeletal concerns – achieve their fitness goals at prestigious performance enhancement facilities such as: Momentum Fitness NYC (in tandem with MICCASS Physical Therapy) on Manhattan's Upper West Side ... Drive 495 in Manhattan's SoHo ... Golf & Body Huntington Village, Long Island, NY ... Life Clubs Limited in Lawrence, Long Island, NY ... as one of the club-opening trainers at Equinox Roslyn, Long Island, NY (in tandem with Professional Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy) ... and with clients in their homes or private facilities.
As a former professional journalist, Susanne's tenure as the Editor of Health Products Business magazine and web site – where she wrote features and monthly columns – has added to her credibility as a health and fitness professional. Currently, she is a monthly columnist for www.NeighborhoodTrainer.com.
Susanne's favorite client is the one who wants to do the work and have fun while doing it! Her favorite mottos for living life are attributed to one of her idols, the legendary martial artist Bruce Lee: "Knowing is not enough, we must do." ... "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it." ... "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own."
FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS & SPECIALTIES
• Titleist Performance Institute World Golf Fitness Summit Presenter - 2018
• Titleist Performance Institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor/Fitness Pro Level 3 (TPI-CGFI/FP3) - 2008
• National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) - 2004
• ELDOA (Longitudinal Stretching with Osteo-Articular Decoaptation) Level 1/2 Intensive with Guy VOYER, DO - 2019
• ViPR Pro Level 1 Certified Instructor - 2019
• NSCA Performing Artists Special Interest Group (SIG) Member - 2018
• Club Bell Strength Certified Instructor (pending) - 2018
• Dynamic Variable Resistance Trainer/Level 2 (DVRT/L2) - 2016 (aka Ultimate Sandbag)
• IMX Pilates Reformer & Mat - 2007
• Kettlebell Athletics – Certified Kettlebell Coach/Level 2 (KBA/L2) - 2006
• Annette Lang Pre-/Post-natal - 2004
• Functional Movement Screen/Level 1 (FMS/L1) - 2004
• American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified - current
PARTIAL LIST OF PAST/PRESENT CLIENTS
Cindy Barshop - star of The Real Housewives of New York City; owner of Completely Bare Spas
Brett Blass - international hotel chain executive; golfer
MaryEllen Bonomo - owner of MEB Stables/owner of 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming; golfer
Ryan Chin - two-time USGA Mid-Amateur Qualifier; 2015 New York City Amateur Champion
Lia Edwards - wife of former NFL player & head coach Herman (Herm) Edwards
Michael Elzay - independent financial services executive
Kerry Gleason - award-winning screenwriter & author
Joshua M. Greene - best-selling author & film producer
Michael McCormick - partner/investment executive; golfer
Deb Poppel - music theatre lyricist
Adam Shefter - sportswriter, TV analyst & NFL insider for ESPN
Elton Strauss - chief of adult reconstruction & orthopedic trauma at Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Debora Thivierge (Giberstein) - founder & executive director at The ELIJA School for Autism
Jacqueline Wachsman - Vanderbilt Track Team (when she was a student there)
Marc Chase Weinstein - owner of Chase Marketing International