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Proformance Personal Trainer Carlos Rivas has the prescription for fitness

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May is Exercise is Medicine month and Exercise Physiologist, Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach Carlos Rivas has your prescription for health.

Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. We are now facing what is referred to as an "inactivity epidemic."

During May and June, ProFormance Fitness and Wellness will recognize that physical activity and exercise shown to help prevent and treat many chronic diseases should be part of everyone's health care plan.

"Exercise Prescription Clinic for Physicians"

Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS, ACSM-CPT, ACLS will be teaching physicians on how to make exercise recommendations for their patients. Call 502-895-3472 to get signed up. Registration will close on May 31.

ProFormance Fitness and Wellness is encouraging every physician to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients. ProFormance is committed to the belief that exercise and physical activity are integral to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and should be regularly assessed as part of medical care.

About Carlos Rivas

Carlos Rivas, MS, CSCS is the Director of Fitness and Wellness Operations @ ProFormance Fitness and FitCorp. He holds bachelor's degrees in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine and a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology.

Carlos is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, fitness editor for Kentuckiana Health and Fitness Magazine, conditioning instructor for the University of Louisville Exercise Science Program, Fitness Consultant to Ms. America Program, and has more than 20,000 hours of personal training experience.

Carlos can be reached by e-mail:  or 502.741.9428

For more information regarding highly individualized personal training and wellness programs visit the ProFormance website at

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