National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.
Hello, my name is John Dempsey. I graduated form Rhode Island College in 1993 with a BS in Physical Education and a certificate to teach Adaptive Physical Education. Upon graduating, I worked for BICO Collaborative for 2 years. During this time, I worked with multi handicapped children and children with behavioral and emotional issues. This work consisted of developing educational plans for the children as well as providing Physical Education services.
Since the fall of 1995, the Town of North Attleboro has been my home. Over the years, I have worked for the YMCA & NA Recreational Department as well. My work has included running an intramural basketball programs, a 5-7 yr. old basketball program as well as directing the Summer Sports Camps. In 2002, I won the YMCA Character Counts Award. Throughout the 14 years, I have taught Physical Education at all levels including Adaptive Physical Education. Currently, I work at the Middle School with grades 6-8. In 2005, I won the MA Teacher of the year and then the Northeast Teacher of the Year.
A love for fitness activities has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I believe all people can benefit from physical activity. I have taken this mindset into coordinating the Special Olympics programs for the town as well as assisting with the Hoops for Heart Program at the Middle School. All adults and children can benefit from the wonders of physical activity and taking care of themselves.
It is my goal to bring my knowledge from school and my personal trainer certification with the National Association of Sports Medicine along with my passion for physical activity to make a positive change in the lives of people. My athletic interests include mountain and road biking, weight training, and martial arts. I look forward to taking all of these experiences to help others. I believe in the old saying that if you take care of your body your body will take care of you.