Glenn Swain

Director of Fitness

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Phone: 978-831-1211

I have worked in this industry for 40 years at 15 different facilities. Facilities ranged from public, hotel, private, and corporate. My experience in medical fitness dates back to 1982 working with many physicians at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington where we pioneered the medical fitness component. I had the privilege of being in the first Special Populations class at Ken Cooper’s Aerobic Institute in Dallas, Texas. Ken Copper who coined the phrase “aerobic” to this day is recognized as the leader in medical fitness. So many of the advancements we have seen in exercise physiology are because of his research.

So why is medical fitness so important? Medical fitness goes beyond general fitness programing. We use scientific tools and a variety of professional evaluations to return the body to optimal efficiency. So whether you are in good health or have a chronic disease or disability we can improve your wellness.

When I am not at Thoreau I enjoy biking outside, sports psychology, numismatics, medical television shows and watching my children train and compete in athletics.

Focus: Medical Fitness. Our focus is not on fitness but overall wellness. We are here to help manage your health through accurate assessments and effective exercise prescriptions.

Education: M.S. Management, Lesley University; B.S. Exercise Physiology, Northeastern University; Coopers Aerobic Institute, Special Populations Certification