When it comes to achieving goals, Joseph Boegemann believes it is never too early to start and always too early to stop. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in speech pathology and audiology from Richard Stockton University, and his personal training certification from the American Council on Exercise. He is CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association. Currently, Joseph is studying fitness nutrition through the American Council on Exercise.
Joseph Boegemann specializes in preventative and corrective exercises to improve functional fitness. He customizes fitness routines based on each client’s individual goals and abilities. His programs focus on improving lean muscle mass, lowering body-fat percentage, and improving range-of-motion and flexibility.
Personal Trainer Joseph Boegemann keeps his clients motivated, eager to pursue their healthiest, happiest lives.
What Joseph’s Clients Say:
I’m a relatively new member at RWJ as such was assigned a personal trainer when I joined back in March. My experience with Joe has been so positive that I wanted to make sure that you, as his employer, knew how much of a difference he has made in my physical health.
I should first mention that I’m not an easy client – I was born with one leg longer than the other which eroded the hip joint on the opposite side so significantly that I had replacement surgery at the age of 50. The surgery didn’t address the length discrepancy but post-replacement I got orthotics that make up the difference. I have arthritis in my knees and lower spine. I have flat feet and supinate, and chronic tendonitis in my right hand due to a repetitive motion injury at work. Not to mention that I’ve been working at a desk job for more than 30 years.
I liked Joe right from the start – he’s very knowledgeable about training and anatomy and I consider his interest in physical therapy an added bonus. He possesses a friendly, easy-going and fun personality that makes the hour sessions go by relatively quickly.
I initially thought I could follow the floor routine he’d developed by myself but I was a lot weaker than I thought and the tendonitis in my hand flared up. Joe suggested we try working out in the pool and I was immediately hooked. I signed up for personal aquatics training with Joe and we made awesome progress. Since starting, a large amount of the pain I felt on a daily basis is now gone – the tendonitis in my right hand, the stiffness in my neck, and I no longer need to brace myself when sitting down or getting up. However the best was the day I complained to Joe how tired I was of the pain in my lower back. He noticed that I tuck my lower hips in and suggested I un-tuck them to allow the natural curve in the lumbar portion of my back to resume. Over the past month I paid close attention to my posture when walking, sitting and bending over and am amazed at how much less back pain I experience when I follow Joe’s advice (and how quickly it comes back when I don’t!). I am so thankful that he noticed it was a simple matter of bad posture and suggested the change that has made such a difference in my pain levels.
I’m still working with Joe twice a week but we’re back on the gym floor (we made the switch when the aquatics center was closed for maintenance). He developed a new routine for me that I’m really enjoying. Another reason I like working with Joe is that he offers immediate feedback when I’m doing well which is very encouraging. On the other hand, Joe’s keen eye catches when my posture or body movements are incorrect so I don’t hurt myself. He’s also very supportive whenever I feel intimidated by an exercise and makes modifications to suit my limitations. I consider myself very lucky to have a trainer that looks after me as well as Joe does.
I’m just about at the end of my second 16 session package with Joe and will be signing up for another 16 sessions in the near future. I’ve got a long way to go until I reach my goal, but with Joe at my side, I know I’ll make it.