Fishers Trainer Named Judge for Online Reality Competition
Writer / Pat Carlini
Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) co-owner Bill Hartman is enjoying his role these days as a judge for an online reality competition series called “The Next Top Trainer.”
Hartman is one of the nation’s leading physical therapists and sports performance coaches and was recruited by the series creators, Men’s Health magazine and EAS Sports Nutrition, to judge eight contestants in an eight week series to find the next top trainer.
The competition is looking for the most skilled, most inspiring and most talented fitness expert in the country!
“It’s a lot of fun, but it’s hard work for the contestants!” says Hartman.
“They have to be able to think fast and be effective. They are handed pieces of equipment which could be anything from a rubber band to a set of weights, and they have to come up with an instructional video using their piece of ‘equipment’ on the spot.”
The series also features some physical challenges for the contestants such as carrying a 75 pound dumbbell 20 yards while balancing a cup of water on the other fist.
The judges watch and critique.
The winner of “The Next Top Trainer” will star in their own fitness DVD and be a fitness/training advisor to Men’s Health magazine.
This season’s “Next Top Trainer” kicked off in March with a nationwide call for entries and a live casting event and is set to kick off online June 16.
You can watch the series by tuning into MensHealthNextTopTrainer.com where the contestants will be going head-to-head in challenges with the best fitness pros in the business.
Hartman specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine and has received advanced training in treatment of spinal disorders, shoulder and knee rehabilitation, core conditioning and soft tissue disorders.
Hartman says whether it is physical therapy you need or just looking for a good exercise routine, do your homework when shopping for a trainer.
“Look at education first of all,” says Hartman. “Certification does not equal qualification.” A degree would be preferred, and they should be able to determine your individual needs. Cookie cutter programs reduce the chance of success.
They also should provide you a low risk opportunity to try out their services before you sign up.
Visit IndianapolisFitnessAndSportsTraining.com/ifast-physical-therapy for more information on Hartman. You can also follow Hartman on Twitter @BillHartman_net and on Facebook, IFAST Physical Therapy.
IFAST is located at 9402 Uptown Dr., Suite 1600, in Fishers, or call 317-578-0998.