Jay Weitzner MS

Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Muscle System Care Provider

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After working in larger gyms, and smaller studios, he realized that if he wanted an atmosphere where education and learning never stopped, where decisions would be made not on what would sell the best but rather on what would help the most, he would have to start his own business.  Symmetry was created in 2013 and the tag line – NO FADS.  ALL FITNESS. – was born.

Jay holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Exercise Science/Human Performance with an emphasis on exercise physiology.  He is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist through the American Academy on Exercise (ACE).  He earned his Muscle Activation Techniques certified specialist through Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) and a Resistance Training Specialist (RTS) through the Resistance Training Specialist program .     He currently is a student through Greg Mack of Physician’s Fitness in Ohio and the Muscle System Consortia http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/.

Jay is a Muscle System Care provider.  he specializes in working with clients with musculoskeletal issues.  His clients range from teen to 90+; sedentary to the professional athlete; healthy to those with Cerebral Palsy, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s and more.  When someone is not moving well and consequently doesn’t feel well they contact Jay.  His skill set lies in a process of identifying aspects of the muscle system where muscle contraction quality is low, then restoring that quality and ultimately limiting the chance of that quality diminishing.

A detailed list of his studies is below.

Date, locationTitleDescription
Aug 1999, New Haven, CTEarned Bachelor’s of ScienceMajor in Exercise Science/Human Performance.
Minor in Psychology
Jun 1999, New York, NYNSCA Certified Personal TrainerCertified as a Personal Trainer via National Strength & Conditioning Association
September, 2000, Milford, CTRTS – Lecture and Practical
RTS123.com
Became certified as a Resistance Training Specialist via Institute for Exercise Mechanics
Feb 2005, Sarasota, FLRTS – Lecture
RTS123.com
This course was attended to maintain my RTS certification. It’s focus was on physics, progression, and prescription
May 2005, Sarasota, FLRTS – Practical
RTS123.com
This course was attended to maintain my RTS certification. It’s focus was the hands on application of physics, progression, and prescription
May 2005, Trumbull, CTLower Extremity Mechanix and Cadaver Study Via Bio-Dynamix
RTS123.com
This course focused on advanced biomechanics application and included a cadaver study
Jun 2005, Tampa, FLPaul Simica on Functional Exercise & Training
muscleactivation.com
This course focused on the application of MAT
Nov 2005, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.RTSM (mastery) Science – Physics, Biomechanics, Progression, prescription, & Cadaver
RTS123.com
This four day course focused on the science of Physics, biomechanics, progression, prescription, as well as thought process development
Dec 2005, Tampa, FLGreg Roskopf on Functional Exercise and Training
muscleactivation.com
This course focused on the application of MAT
Feb 2006, Cambridge, MAMAT Jumpstart – Upper extremity
muscleactivation.com
This course teaches how to objectively evaluate, identify and eliminate biomechanical imbalances
Feb 2006, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, RTSM (mastery) Spine and Trunk – Physics, Biomechanics, Progression & Prescription
RTS123.com
This three day course focused on the Physics, biomechanics, progression, prescription, as well as thought process development associated with the spine and trunk
Aprril 2006, Cambridge, MAMAT Jumpstart – Spine and Trunk
muscleactivation.com
This course teaches how to objectively evaluate, identify and eliminate biomechanical imbalances
May 2006, New Haven, CTEarned Master’s of ScienceExercise Science/Human Performance with a focus in exercise physiology
July 2006, Miami, FLMAT Jumpstart – Lower Extremity
muscleactivation.com
This course teaches how to objectively evaluate, identify and eliminate biomechanical imbalances; Became certified as a Jumpstart Trainer
Sep 2006, Oklahoma City, OklahomaRTSM (mastery )Lower Extremity – Physics, Biomechanics, Progression & Prescription
RTS123.com
This three day course focused on the Physics, biomechanics, progression, prescription, as well as thought process development associated with the lower extremity
Apr 2007, Trumbull, CTLower Extremity Mechanix and Cadaver Study Via Bio-Dynamix
RTS123.com
This course focused on advanced biomechanics application and included a cadaver study
2007 Internship, NY, NYMAT Internship –
muscleactivation.com
• To educate all segments of the health industry on the benefits of Muscle Activation Techniques™
• To offer new opportunities for advancement of careers within the health industry
• To train specialists across the country in order to make Muscle Activation Techniques™ available to anyone that experiences pain or injury
Sep 2008, Shelton, CTRTS 1 "Strategies, Precision, and the Functional Continuum®"
RTS123.com
• Becoming an expert is ALL in the details.
• See why there's much more to exercise than just training motions.
• Learn which "functional" exercises are not functional at all.
• Learn why all types of exercise boil down to joints, resistance, and muscular response!

Oct 2008, Shelton, CTRTS 2 "Strategic Resistance™"
RTS123.com
• Every form of exercise is resistance exercise.
• Learn why a 10 pound weight is not 10 pounds of resistance.
• Experience how the numbers on the weight are no indication of the forces on your body.
• Improve joint forces, optimize outcomes, and enhance the Exercise Experience.
Nov 2008, Shelton, CTRTS 3"The Exercise Experience™"
RTS123.com
• The value of your training sessions is directly related to the experiences you provide.
• Master the customization and strategic manipulation of all the factors that comprise the Exercise Experience™.
• Explore the surprising myths and realities of kinetic chains, muscle imbalances, and stretching.
• Master Strategic Variation® and hone the skills of teaching exercise to increase your value as a true Exercise Professional.
Jul 2009, OnlinedotFIT Certified
ditFIT.com
• Science & application of weight control (gain, loss, and maintenance.
• Science & application of nutrition.
• Science & application of dietary support
Jan 2010, Centennial COAdvanced Attachment Site Exploration & Navigational
Positioning: Upper Body
muscleactivation.com
This course places an emphasis on an advanced exploration of the specific attachment sites of each area of the body and learning how to navigate boney landmarks to ensure specificity when doing Digital Force Application to Muscle Attachment Technique (DFAMAT). The majority of this class will be hands on practical application and exploration of boney landmarks and attachment sites.
Jan 2010, Centennial CO Master Workshop: Upper Body
muscleactivation.com
This course places an emphasis on the advanced evaluation of the Upper Body using the MAT knowledge and skills obtained in the JumpStart and Internship courses. There will be a good mixture of lecture and practical application.
June October 2012, SarasotaRecertified through NSCA Certified Personal TrainerNational Strength & Conditioning Association
Jun 2013Evidence-Based Strength and Conditioning:
The Who, What, Where and Why of Exercise and How to Prescribe and Administer it successfully
• Strength, power development.
• Aerobic/Anaerobic metabolism
• Exercise prescription
• Special Populations, Injury rehab
• Nutrition and weight management strategies
• Coaching and administration
• Physical Fitness testing
Jul 2013, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.RTSM (mastery) Science – Physics, Biomechanics, Progression, prescription, & Cadaver
RTS123.com
This four day course focused on the science of Physics, biomechanics, progression, prescription, as well as thought process development
May 2014, Centennial COAdvanced Attachment Site Exploration & Navigational Positioning: Lower Body
muscleactivation.com
This course places an emphasis on an advanced exploration of the specific attachment sites of each area of the body and learning how to navigate boney landmarks to ensure specificity when doing Digital Force Application to Muscle Attachment Technique (DFAMAT). The majority of this class will be hands on practical application and exploration of boney landmarks and attachment sites.
May 2014, Centennial CO Master Workshop: Lower Body
muscleactivation.com
This course places an emphasis on the advanced evaluation of the Lower Body using the MAT knowledge and skills obtained in the JumpStart and Internship courses. There will be a good mixture of lecture and practical application.
Sept 2014, Centennial COAdvanced Attachment Site Exploration & Navigational Positioning: Foot
muscleactivation.com
This course places an emphasis on an advanced exploration of the specific attachment sites of each area of the body and learning how to navigate boney landmarks to ensure specificity when doing Digital Force Application to Muscle Attachment Technique (DFAMAT). The majority of this class will be hands on practical application and exploration of boney landmarks and attachment sites.
Sept 2014, Centennial CO Master Workshop: Foot
muscleactivation.com
This course places an emphasis on the advanced evaluation of the Foot using the MAT knowledge and skills obtained in the JumpStart and Internship courses. There will be a good mixture of lecture and practical application.
Feb 2015, Centennial CO Master Workshop: Spine and Trunk
muscleactivation.com
This course places an emphasis on the advanced evaluation of the spine and trunk using the MAT knowledge and skills obtained in the JumpStart and Internship courses. There will be a good mixture of lecture and practical application.
March 2015 Columbus, OhioMuscle System Consortia/Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/
Week 1. Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management Course. This course covers advanced thought process from the initial client phone call to treatment prescription Week 1. Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management Course. This course covers advanced thought process from the initial client phone call to treatment prescription and post treatment strategy. http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/client-intake/nd post treatment strategy. http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/client-intake/
April 2015 Columbus, OhioMuscle System Consortia/Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/
Week 2. Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management Course. This course covers advanced thought process from the initial client phone call to treatment prescription and post treatment strategy. hWeek 2. Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management Course. This course covers advanced thought process from the initial client phone call to treatment prescription and post treatment strategy. http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/client-intake/ttp://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/client-intake/
May 2015 Columbus, OhioMuscle System Consortia/Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/
Week 3. Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management Course. This course covers advanced thought process from the initial client phone call to treatment prescription and post treatment strategWeek 3. Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management Course. This course covers advanced thought process from the initial client phone call to treatment prescription and post treatment strategy. http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/client-intake/y. http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/client-intake/
June 2015 Columbus, OhioMuscle System Consortia/Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/
Week 4. Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management CourseWeek 4. Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management Course. This course covers advanced thought process from the initial client phone call to treatment prescription and post treatment strategy. http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/client-intake/. This course covers advanced thought process from the initial client phone call to treatment prescription and post treatment strategy. http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/client-intake/
Sept 2015, Columbus, OhioMuscle System Consortia/Force and the Nervous System 1: Principles of Human MotionClick for course description.
Nov 2015, Columbus, OhioMuscle System Consortia/Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/
This 6 hour one-on-one class focuses on advanced thought process and application of Muscle System function improvement.
February 2016, Columbus, OhioMuscle System Consortia/Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/
This 6 hour private class focused on advanced thought process and application of Muscle System function improvement.
April 2016, Columbus, OhioMuscle System Consortia/Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/
“Manual Muscle Testing” - Art and Science: An Exploration of its History, Physics/Mechanics, and Utility in Practice.
July, 2016 2016, Columbus, OHMuscle System Consortia/Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/
Weekend four of Muscle and Exercise Specialist Client Intake and Practice Management Course. This interactive weekend covers respiratory function, eye function as well as decision making and data collection.
Dec 21, 2016American Council of Exercise (ACE): Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES) CMES specializes in training clients who oftentimes suffer from a variety of chronic medical conditions. The CMES certification provides specialized, comprehensive knowledge in medical fitness. This helps guide clients to more effectively prevent and manage disease. The CMES is positioned as a critical link between clinic and community. Clients include post-rehabilitative clients recovering from cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic and musculoskeletal conditions. The CMES is trained to identify postural imbalances and implement programs that train the body to overcome, and in many instances, prevent conditions from occurring.
Jan 27-29, 2017Client Intake Graduate Class
Greg Mack/Physician's Fitness
http://www.musclesystemconsortia.com/

A deeper exploration of decision making, session strategy and planning.
April 22-23, 2017,
Columbus Ohio
Motor Control: Intervention Strategies for the Exercise Professional1. “Manual Muscle Testing: Art and Science" review
2. Qualitative Manual Assessment of Motor Control (QMAMC) review.
3. Isometrics, miometrics, and pliometrics review.
4. Practical Application of the QMAMC.