Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami
Jeff began his career at Canyon Ranch as a fitness instructor at the SpaClub® in Las Vegas in 2002. After completing his master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas he moved to Miami Beach to join the Hotel & Spa’s integrative wellness team. A registered clinical exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Jeff is working to receive his certification from the McKenzie Institute – Mechanical Diagnosis of Spinal Care. Once received, Jeff will be one of only two exercise physiologists in the U.S. certified in the McKenzie Method.
Jeff’s special interests include exercises’ many effects on the diseases that plague our society, including obesity and diabetes, and the improvement of sport performance through specialized training. He suggests that guests at Canyon Ranch participate in activities that are out of their comfort zone, as he’s a strong believer than when one is exposed to new experiences, it allows for growth both physically and socially.
During his spare time, Jeff enjoys being outdoors with his wife of eight years, their daughter and his two dogs. Cycling, fishing and camping at the beach are just a few of their favorite family activities. Jeff supports the notion that we are only as old as our body’s think we are, and with that in mind, has a lifelong goal of staying young and healthy in body, mind, and spirit.