Bio: Takashi

Takashi

As a fitness coach and native of Japan, I take what may be a slightly different approach to fitness than many people. I believe that most people don’t spend enough time for preparation. It may be an American trait where the entrepreneurial spirit is well cultivated. It is like “Ready, Shoot, Aim!”. It works well for some people, but for the ‘rest of us’, it is very frustrating since our efforts won’t produce any results. In Japan we take the approach that the best results are gained by starting slowly and making a step by step improvement (“Kaizen”). One reason is that if it is once done, anyone can follow the steps and achieve the same result.

As an over-weight kid, I had never dreamed I’d be able to run more than a of couple of miles or become fit enough to get a black belt in martial arts. Still, I ran the Boston marathon 5 times, and I now have a 5th degree black belt in Aikido. I am a very average guy, and if I can do it, anyone can. If you are interested in working with me, please check My Home Page.

Background

  • He is an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer and has helped many people to achieve their health goals based on a life management system he developed.
  • He is an avid Argentine tango dancer, and helps many Argentine tango dancers to improve their dance by improving their physical fitness specific to the dance.
  • He is a certified Kokikai Aikido (Japanese martial arts) instructor. He also works with people who want to achieve balanced mind-body coordination.
  • He is a graduate of coaching educational institution CoachU.
  • He obtained his Ph. D. in Astrophysics and has worked for NASA scientific space projects for more than 20 years at MIT, Harvard University, and Smithsonian Institute. He also has his Master’s degree in Management.
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