Cord Prettyman is an IDEA Master Personal Trainer, who has been certified by the American Council on Exercise, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine and the YMCA. He has worked in the fitness industry since September of 1988 and has served over the years as a Fitness Center Supervisor for the YMCA, Health and Fitness Director for the Laguna Hills Chiropractic Center, General Manager of Nautilus Aerobics Plus, Strength Trainer for the Accident Rehabilitation Center, Co-Owner of the Personal Touch Health Club and Rehabilitation Center and Owner and Personal Trainer for the Absolute Workout Fitness and Post-Rehab Studio.
Cord designed and directly supervised the fitness training program for Mrs. California 1992 in preparation for the 1993 MRS. USA Pageant, which she won. He served as her personal trainer throughout her reign as MRS. USA.
He has lectured extensively on health and fitness throughout Colorado and California and has taught certification workshops for the American College of Sports Medicine in Denver. Since May of 1998, Cord has written a weekly column entitled “Fit & Healthy” for the Pikes Peak Courier newspaper (http://pikespeakcourier.net/e-edition/), which serves all of Teller County and parts of El Paso Counties in Colorado. He has, also, been published in numerous health and fitness magazines over the years.
He has over 40,000 hours of personal training experience working with both the physically fit and the physically challenged. Cord has extensive hands-on experience designing functional fitness and core conditioning programs for those who are training to improve the quality of their life. He has, also, trained professional, recreational and scholastic athletes. In addition, he has designed and trained clients for event-specific programs, such as climbing Fourteeners, the Pikes Peak Marathon and Ascent, mountain and touring cycling events and a wide variety of other fitness events. He has trained clients in doctor prescribed pre- and post-hip and knee replacement, rotator cuff surgery, back surgery, spinal cord injury and auto-accident recovery programs, as well.
Over the years, Cord’s clients have ranged in ages from 8 to 92-years-old. He has had clients lose as much as 100 lbs. in a single year on weight-loss programs and has designed programs for and trained people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Epstein Barr, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Cancer, Chemical Sensitivity and other lesser known auto-immune disorders.
Cord prides himself in being conservative in his training approach, interactive while training his clients and is dedicated to educating his clients in the arena of health and fitness and living a healthy lifestyle. He is passionate in his pursuit of continuing education in an effort to ensure that his clients have access to the very latest health and fitness information and expertise. Cord sees his job as designing, implementing and motivating those in his Studio in safe and effective client specific fitness programs.
Please see Cord’s Resume for references and more detailed career information.