Board of Education Member
Charles DeFrancesco is the owner and founder of the company, Fit and Functional; and co-founder of Greenwich Sports Medicine. Charles is a consulting partner with a number of public and private training and rehabilitation facilities, to include Pure Fit Club, LLC and Westchester Sports and Wellness, and Phoenix Fitness.
Charles is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and by the National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT). He is also USAW Olympic lifting certified and Equinox Fitness Group Prenatal certified. Charles has completed specialty courses for Functional Exercise Specialist, Cardiac Conditions (AFPA), attended EFTI, and has over 5,000 hours of clinical experience.
Charles has been working alongside NFPT for over 15 years. He is the creator of continuing education courses that are published and distributed by NFPT, ACE, NASM, and NSCA. In addition, Charles has written numerous texts, articles and has given presentations on various topics, including: basic movement screenings, essentials of core training, flexibility and strength & conditioning. Charles is a published author and continues to consult for many fitness facilities, commercial gyms, corporate parks and medical practices.