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"Extraordinary Fitness for Extraordinary Lifestyles"


17 years of experience

About Bruce Croom

Fitness has been a vital part of Bruce's life for 15 years and counting. Because of his fitness belief's, Bruce plans to have a career in fitness for the rest of his life

His professional experience began on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, U.S.V. I., where he held just about every job position at America's Paradise Gym for almost two years. Upon leaving the island and moving back to the states, he then was employed as the Fitness Director at Bally Total Fitness for a period of a about one and half years. During his time at Bally's, he set profound company sales records in personal training sales in only a few months after receiving the position.

As a fitness professional, Bruce has held positions as Fitness Director, Assistant Fitness Director, Personal Trainer, Group Personal Trainer, and Group Exercise Instructor. As the owner of Fitness Xtra, Bruce has personally overseen a number of outdoor Boot Camp style programs through his company and also through other fitness centers, not to mention the individual personal training of over 1500 clients to date. Throughout his career as a Fitness Professional, Bruce has had the opportunity to change the lives of individuals starting from the age of nine to the age of eighty-four.

Bruce has spoken at seminars on fitness, has conducted workshops on stretching, and has been interviewed for radio and internet. He is a writer for The Urban Voice where he puts out a monthly fitness column and blog. During his management career, has has been responsible for personal training, the development of his staff, running fitness programs, intructing boot camp, teaching HIIT/Tabata Classes, overseeing teen training programs and kids sports specific training.

Bruce's education includes attending Norfolk State University (1989-1993), Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), and Strayer University. Bruce has professional certifications and CEC's through the leaders in the industry to include, the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM), the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA), Crossfit, and the National Exercise and Sports Training Association(NESTA). He holds a Core Fitness Instructor certification along with other fitness class specialties such as BOSU, ABS, BOOT CAMP and CrossFit. Fitness is an ever changing field and Bruce will never stop seeking or obtaining education as a fitness professional.

Since Bruce started his professional experience in the fitness industry, he has adopted fitness and wellness as a lifestyle. He hopes to pass on the vast amount of knowledge that he daily acquires and that he will continue to acquire throughout his career as a fitness professional.

Fitness Background: Basketball, Football, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Endurance Training, Strength Training, Weight Management, Kettlebell, Stag Prep, Core System Workouts, Jump Rope ,Cross Fit, Nike SPARQ, Weddings and Boot Camp.

Philosophy: "What the mind believes, the body will achieve. If you think you can’t, then you won’t. Self-motivation is key to reaching your goals at any level of fitness. I truly believe that fitness is a lifestyle and you should treat it as such.”

Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
Group Fitness Instructor (ACE)
Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
CrossFit Level 1 Certification

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