Gregory Taper

Certified personal trainer, Lifetime student and researcher. I enjoy cooking and reading. Below is a quote I admire and aspire to live by. It explains more about me and how I feel more than I could ever explain in my own words. I hope this helps learn more about me. "Having your own mind, a critical and constructive ability, makes you aware of possibilities and threats. The “go along to get along” attitude represents a denial of your mentality. Recognizing the reasons for the evils and obstacles is an intrinsic part of moving toward your goals. Without a realistic view of where you are, you can’t expect to go anywhere." —Ray Peat, PhD. // “Each time you learn something, your consciousness becomes something different, and the questions you ask will be different; you don’t know what the next appropriate question will be when you haven’t assimilated the earlier answers.” —Ray Peat, PhD. // "I start with trying to make a context clear, because everyone’s context is different, and meanings change when they are learned. Ideally, things should make no sense until they make the right sense. People often tell me their diagnosis, and want to know what they should do for it; they want to set the context. Very often, the most important thing is to diagnose the diagnostician. When people used to come to my house for consultations, they would mention how they heard about me. When the medical society would send their agents posing as people with health problems, the people they chose were cultural clichés, who wanted “a diagnosis and a prescription.” I would tell them they should see a doctor if that was what they wanted. Sometimes they would record my classes, and the things they took out of context didn’t mean anything. Since the contextuality of communication is always in the foreground when I talk or write, you know that someone is confusing me with an authority when they talk about my “protocol” for something. Context is everything, and it’s individual and empirical." —Ray Peat, PhD.

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About Me

Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree, Health Science, Slippery Rock University

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Verified
Expires: Mar 31, 2020

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Jan 07, 2020

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: Jan 07, 2020

Liability Insurance

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience

11-15

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Awareness

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Male

2 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Lauren Watkins on Jul 18, 2014

    After moving and working with another trainer for a little over a year, I went through 7 trainers until I was satisfied. Greg happened to be the 7th trainer I tried, and he was the one I stuck with. I was really looking for someone who knew what they were doing and and would be able to correct my form and really teach me. Not only does Greg know what he's doing and why he's recommending programs, he really cares about his clients and their success. He is always researching nutrition and exercise in order to become the most valuable trainer in terms of workout routines and performance success. Though I've moved to a new state, my one regret is not being able to work with Greg. He's extremely experienced and motivating which equals results. If you're willing to put in the work, you'll be extremely satisfied working with Greg, and you'll learn a ton!

  • by Darlene Williams on Jul 18, 2014

    Greg has helped me tremendously in reaching my fitness and health goals over the past 2 years. He taught me that I don't need to work out 7 days and week and eat little to attain my health and weight goals. He's taught me balance and how to maximize my workouts. I was able to work out for 2-3 days a week and look better than I ever have. I would highly recommend Greg.