Dr. Dan Ritchie has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial and university/hospital-based fitness, for-profit, notfor-profit and educational facilities. His primary areas of expertise are in personal training for special populations: athletes, pregnancy, blind, stroke recovery, Parkinsons, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, etc. He is the co-founder and President of Functional Aging Institute, an organization focused on educating professionals to effectively work with older adults.
Dan is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a FallProof Balance and Mobility Enhancement Specialist and an Enhance Fitness Master Trainer. He has a broad background in the fitness industry including training and management in commercial, university and hospital based fitness centers. He is currently owner and manager of Miracles Fitness, a successful small group and personal training facility specializing in mature adults. His primary area of expertise is functional assessment and exercise for older clients. Additional areas include training for special populations (Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, etc.), pregnancy and athletes. He has worked with Division I athletes, including some that have been drafted to their professional sport.
Dan regularly presents at national and regional conferences including DCAC, ICAA, Athletic Business, ACSM, National Council on Aging and others. He has also worked on state funded research on exercise for severe dementia.