Acea R. Theroux is the Creator and Founder of Plyo Power® the Athletic based cardiovascular legs program that focuses on the precision of sports conditioning exercises.
He is a Senior Course Instructor for TRX and a Continuing Education Provider for NASM, NSCA, ACE, Spinning, AFAA & SCW. Acea is also the Director of Staff Development at the Mount Auburn Club in Watertown MA.
He grew up in Massachusetts as your typical 3 sport jock, excelling and loving football, basketball and baseball throughout his adolescent years. Acea earned a baseball scholarship to college, but after two years he decided to concentrate on his studies instead. During a semester off from school he got a job at a fitness center and was introduced to natural bodybuilding, were he won his first local show. This sparked the start of Acea's journey into health and fitness. He immediately got back into school and headed to University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned his a BS in "Exercise Physiology and Health Management" and was named the Junior All Natural USA Bodybuilding Champion in 1997.
Over the last 15 years Acea has continued to educate himself in a variety of specialties and certifications including: National Academy of Sports Medicine, APEX Nutritional Consultant, Nordic Pole Walking, TRX, Zumba, Pre & Post Natal, Advanced Plyometrics Trainer, Core Training, CPR and First Aid.
Over the years Acea has worked in just about every aspect of the Health and Exercise Industry, from the front desk to sales, fitness manager, group exercise director, fitness radio host for WEEI (catch his podcasts on ITUNES), etc... Along with that he produces, directs and hosts a weekly health and fitness television (www.cheshiretv.org) and WCAT Winthrop Cable TV called "Fitness & Fiction", which take a unique look at health, fitness, nutrition and overall wellness.
One of the things that Acea prides himself upon is practicing what he preaches. "If I give a client or participant something to work on, such as a progression to a movement, stretch or different food to use as an energy source... you can bet the house that I've performed it, tried it and/or mastered it first!" Acea currently lives life one day at a time and loves to share his experience, strength and hope with his clients, participants, friends and family.
Merrithew™ - Halo
I360 - Ignite Performance Training Certification
Expires: Apr 03, 2013
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: May 07, 2020
NAFTA - Certified Advanced Primary Group Exercise Instruct
Expires: Jan 29, 2020
EXEL - Certified Nordic Pole Walking Guide