Cleveland State University

Recreation Center

James Kopniske

Level 1

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Certifications and Experience
James earned his associate’s degree in sport and exercise studies in August of 2013. He is a certified personal trainer through the Na-tional Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is working on his NASM corrective exercise specialist certification as well as course-work toward a physical therapy assistant degree. He specializes in body weight, boot camp-style and high-intensity interval training. James gained experience designing exercise programs by working with a wide range of clients from those post-op, to individuals train-ing to meet or exceed safety forces fitness standards, to those com-mitted to making a healthier change in their life. James continues to challenge himself as a trainer and as a fitness enthusiast by in-structing our 158 program and incorporating a wide range of exer-cise styles and techniques to challenge the body and keep your workouts fresh.
Fitness Philosophy
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and pre-serve it.” - Plato