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Garrett Rasmussen

Garrett Rasmussen

Garrett Rasmussen

Golf Trainer

  • AA Commerical Art, Southwest Florida College

  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional (TPI-F1)
  • ACE Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Garrett Rasmussen

North Naples

 

“I love the team approach of communication; it empowers us to provide the best services for our clients.”

Garrett Rasmussen, CPT, TPI-F1 is a golf trainer based in Naples who specializes in strength and conditioning. He has worked with a diverse population in one-on-one settings as well as small group training, having taught over 10,000 group fitness classes and worked with hundreds individually. He is currently working to achieve the TPI Level 2 Power Certification.

Garrett is a an athlete himself: he is not only an avid golfer, but had played professional volleyball for over 20 years. As a trainer, Garrett's goal is to help clients reach their fitness goals, and he starts off by developing a relationship of trust, working to discover his clients' WHY. From there, they work together to develop a plan and habits that will help them reach their goals and empower them with the tools to live a healthy life.

It takes a team of professionals to help meet the needs and services to his clients, and Garrett relies on the rest of his team, each of whom play a valuable role in helping clients reach their fitness goals, move without pain, reduce stress and live a healthier life.

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    Patrick Vierengel

    Patrick Vierengel

    Patrick Vierengel

    Patrick Vierengel

    Personal Trainer / Golf Trainer

    • BS in Business, Salve Regina University

    • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
    • TPI Fitness Professional (TPI-F1)
    Patrick Vierengel

    Greenwich, New Canaan

     

    “I put my clients needs and goals first, most importantly I listen carefully. I believe in honest communication and transparency as we work together to reach a goal.”

    Patrick Vierengel, CPT, TPI-F1, is a certified personal trainer and golf trainer who trains clients out of Greenwich and New Canaan. He specializes in functional training, weight loss, core/stability training, bodybuilding, strength and conditioning, and has been training clients for over a decade. Patrick also specializes in working with golfers, using his golf knowledge as a golf trainer and Titleist Professional Institute Level 1 Certified Golf Fitness Professional. He is currently studying to achieve the TPI Level 2 Fitness certification.

    After Patrick suffered a hip injury and underwent compartment syndrome surgery due to playing sports in college, he realized how expansive and important the world of health and fitness is. It wasn’t enough to exercise or go to the gym to stay health and injury-free, but one’s recovery, sleep quality, dietary habits and stress management all play a role in feeling good and energetic in one’s day-to-day life.

    Outside of work, you can find Patrick spending time with family or on the golf course as a third-generation member of Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck. He also enjoys going on the boat/water sports or going to the beach with his dog in the summer, but in the winter, you can find him in the rink playing ice hockey.

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      Michael Semancik

      Michael Semancik

      Michael Semancik

      Michael Semancik

      Physical Therapist

      • BS in Exercise Science, Sacred Heart University
      • DPT, Sacred Heart University

      • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
      • Certified in Dry Needling
      • HSS Hip Preservation Specialist
      • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical and Power Professional — Level 2 (TPI-MP2, TPI-PP2)
      Michael Semancik

      Greenwich

       

      "I empower people to live better by giving them the tools and motivation to do so. I believe that teaching someone and expanding their knowledge is the best way to help them achieve their goals and live a better life."

      Michael Semancik, PT, DPT, OCS, TPI-M2, specializes in working with young athletes, specifically with rowers, hockey players and football players. Michael also brings this passion with him outside of the clinic: He formerly served as the physical therapist for various teams at Princeton University, including men’s hockey and football as well as women’s lightweight crew and volleyball. Michael is also a Level 2 TPI Certified Medical and Power Professional, allowing him to specialize in working with golfers.

      As an athlete his entire life, Michael has always had a natural inclination towards the field of sports medicine and was fascinated by the rehabilitation process. He played Division I football at Sacred Heart University, but when he tore his ACL, Michael was introduced to the rehab process, reinforcing his decision to pursue a career in physical therapy.

      Michael believes that knowledge is one of the most powerful tools people have at their disposal, and he considers himself to be a lifelong learner. Whether this is through teaching patients, learning from colleagues or staying up to date on the newest research, Michael is constantly trying to learn something new each day, which allows me to be the best clinician he can possibly be and empower his patients to live better.

      When he is off the clock, Michael enjoys going to the beach, taking his dog for a swim, watching football and playing golf.

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        Larry Piretra

        Larry Piretra

        Larry Piretra

        Larry Piretra

        Physical Therapist

        • BS in Health Science, Springfield College
        • DPT, Springfield College

        • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
        • Golf Programming Lead
        • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
        • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional — Level 2 (TPI-FP2)
        Larry Piretra

        Naples

         

        “I enjoy challenging my body physically and mentally, seeing what we are truly capable of when we set our mind to something. There's no better feeling than accomplishing goals you never thought were possible.”

        Larry Piretra, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, TPI-M2, is a physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist who serves as the Naples Site Lead. As a Titleist Medical and Fitness Professional, Larry also serves as the Golf Programming Lead for Performance.

        His experience includes working at outpatient orthopedic-focused clinics, treating patients of all ages as well as clinic affiliations with veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and high-level athletes in Birmingham, Alabama. Larry has also worked with local high school sports teams to implement ACL injury prevention programs and with local senior citizens’ centers to screen for and reduce risk of falling.

        As an athlete, Larry has always had tremendous respect for physical therapists that helped him overcome injuries and get back to playing collegiate basketball. Now, he is able to return the favor and help people get back to the sport they love. He particularly enjoys working with golfers, both on the physical therapy and fitness sides. As a TPI Professional, Larry bridges the gap between rehabilitation, staying pain-free, and improving strength, power, and performance.

        Larry does not believe in a one-size-fits-all philosophy, and instead takes care to listen to his clients and alter his approach to meet their specific needs and goals. He is also a strong proponent of taking ownership, both as a therapist and as a client. Being proactive and taking ownership not only improves outcomes, but builds up those around you.

        In his free time, you can either find him trying a new local restaurant or playing golf.

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          Kirsten deBiasi

          Kirsten deBiasi

          Kirsten deBiasi

          Kirsten deBiasi

          Golf Trainer

          • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
          • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional — Level 2 (TPI-F2)
          • TPI Power Level 2 Certified
          Kirsten deBiasi

          Westport

           

          “I value ownership and accountability because I know no one can do things for me. Results come from a consistent exercise work ethic and healthy choices.”

          Kirsten deBiasi, CPT, TPI-F2, is a TPI certified golf trainer at Performance based in Westport. She specializes in golf corrective exercises that are based on balance stability and mobility, as they are crucial foundations to speed, strength and power in the game of golf.

          As a personal trainer, Kirsten came to realize that she could apply her skills in a specific niche: golf. This married her love for sports fitness and the game of golf. As a golf trainer, Kirsten is passionate about motivating people to move better, perform to their best ability and use proper form. This is important not just for achieving results, but for preventing future injuries, as well.

          Kirsten sets up her clients for success with personalized fitness plans include proper nutrition, adequate sleep and sufficient recovery — it’s the quality, not quantity that makes the biggest difference.

          In her free time, Kirsten is all about competitive rowing (she’s a sculler). But in her actual free time, she likes to snowboard, bike, play golf (of course), do some gardening and bake sourdough bread.

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            Brian Kuruc

            Brian Kuruc

            Brian Kuruc

            Brian Kuruc

            Physical Therapist

            • BS in Athletic Training, University of Connecticut
            • DPT, Sacred Heart University

            • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
            • Certified in Dry Needling
            • Licensed Athletic Trainer, Certified (LATC)
            • HSS Hip Preservation Specialist
            • Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical Professional — Level 1 (TPI-M1)
            Brian Kuruc

            Westport

             

            "I have a passion for making people better, starting with educating them. I give them the tools they need to be effective in reaching their goals."

            Brian Kuruc, PT, DPT, OCS, TPI-M1, is a physical therapist, dry needling specialist, and TPI certified medical golf professional. He has completed several advanced clinical rotations, including Spring Training with the San Francisco Giants. Brian enjoys working with athletes of all ages; he used to work with minor league players on injury rehabilitation programs and currently serves as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for the Westport PAL Youth Football League.

            Brian makes it his mission to educate his patients. He helps them understand not only what he is working on, but why certain exercises and treatments help more than others. His clients are part of their own treatment every step of the way and enjoy a collaborative environment where everyone recognizes the importance of working as a team to achieve individual goals.

            Anyone that is highly motivated and is looking to get better is a good match for Brian, who has a passion for helping others improve their lives, especially athletes. When Brian is not outside staying active through tennis, running and basketball, he enjoys mind puzzles, video games and fantasy sports.

            Publications:
            Reliability of elbow extension, sensory response, and structural differentiation of Upper Limb Tension Test A in a healthy, asymptomatic population (2019).

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