Meet the Trainers::
We are a “hybrid” fitness studio/gym that offers both fitness coaching and open gym memberships for our clientele. We specialize in post rehabilitation/injury fitness design, strength development & fat loss for a wide range of ages and abilities. If you are looking to see results, we would love to help you look and feel great. Our goal at Envision Strength Fitness is to provide you with solutions to your health and fitness problems.
:: Meet Jason Karson, CSCS, CES :: Owner and Head Trainer
I graduated in 1995 from the University of Connecticut earning my BS in nutritional sciences with a focus in exercise sciences and am certified through the (NSCA) National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I am also certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). This specialized certification qualifies me to assess, through a movement evaluation, and treat abnormal movement patterns that could lead to injury in both the general and athletic population. During my time at UConn, I assisted the head athletic trainers in helping athletes return to peak physical performance. Upon graduation, I worked as a personal trainer for both Aetna's corporate fitness center and the YMCA. In addition, I spent 4 years in sports medicine, where I worked in conjunction with physical therapists helping the general public and athletes return to their sporting activities. I have been in private practice for over 10 years and have been a consultant to both the Avon and Vernon physical education departments. Currently, I care for a wide range of people from the general fitness client to the competitive athlete. I am affiliated with Westfield State's exercise science department providing internship opportunities for students interested in the field of health & fitness. As an expert in the field of health and fitness, I am often a guest speaker presenting on topics ranging from sports nutrition to strength and conditioning for improved sports performance.
Jason answers a few questions about himself:
Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Pizza (In moderation of course)
Q: Who influenced your life the most?
A: Both my parents who taught me the value of having a good work ethic. My wife, Becky, who despite all my faults loves me without conditions. Jesus Christ who teaches me daily to die to self and be a servant to others. It’s not all about me.
Q: What’s your favorite book?
A: The Bible
Q: What’s your favorite quote?
A: Never, Never, Never Give Up. –Winston Churchill