Certified American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Specialist, Exercise Physiologist, and Cancer Exercise Trainer
Former Olympic level athlete and Elite Fitness Specialist, Ron McConnell has dedicated the past three decades to developing expertise in all areas of health and wellness. As one of the most-respected pioneers in the field of functional training and post rehabilitation, he is the Creator of three renowned fitness programs: Primal Trainer®, Primal Training® and Primal X™.
His multi-disciplined approach to fitness combines a fusion of progressive therapy techniques, targeted nutrition and lifestyle modifications, based on the Science & Art of Training, which provides each individual a unique experience — as opposed to the typical boot camp style of training. In all, his expertise has led to national acclaim in working with TV personalities, industry-leading executives (including snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton), and individuals from all walks of life (for example, injured construction workers to world ranked Olympians) who desire Optimal Pain-Free Wellness.
Ron has also authored the soon-to-be published book “The Primal Trainer® Solution,” which offers a simple process to reduce pain, reverse disease and improve performance though advanced nutrition, movement, recovery and mindset techniques.
Ron has earned two United States Patents and Library of Congress copyrights and registered trademarks for the Primal Trainer® and Primal Training® Systems, while he has also been a speaker & seminar participant at numerous sports medicine and fitness conferences around the world.
His skills and knowledge of advanced sports medicine training techniques come from a very personal place: Ron suffered a major back injury and spinal fusion, and found that traditional healing methods were ineffective. From there, he researched and developed his own rehab spinal recovery program with a combination of primal movements, healing nutrition and advanced recovery techniques that reduced pain and promoted recovery. As a result, Ron created the world’s first body angulation and integrated core training system: The Primal Trainer®.
Ron is the Fitness Director at The Swimming Hole in Stowe, Vermont, and Owner of JavFit, LLC, which specializes in World Class Fitness Products and Optimal Health Solutions. He enjoys throwing, snowboarding, reading about health & fitness and watching vintage Star Trek episodes with his wife Amy. The couple has lived in Vermont for the past 30 years with their three children Christa, Jeremiah and Chad.
Post rehab conditioning for shoulders, knees & spine
Cancer Rehabilitation (optimize function, reduce pain, and improve the well-being of cancer patients)
Primal Training® (Original Fitness)
Special Populations (orthopedic, metabolic, or neurological disorders)
Integrated Functional Training
Advanced Primal® Fitness Assessments
OPT (Optimal PerformanceTraining – model used by top professional & Olympic athletes.)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health & Fitness Specialist/ Exercise Physiologist
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist Level 3
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
CHEK (Corrective High Performance Exercise Kinesiology) Certifications
CHEK Practitioner Level 1
CHEK Exercise Coach
CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1
CHEK Scientific Core Training
CHEK Scientific Back Training
CHEK Advanced Program Design
First CrossFit affiliate in Vermont
CrossFit Level 1 Instructor (2007 with Greg Glassman, Dave Castro, Kelly Starrett, Nicole Carrol)
CrossFit Movement and Mobility (Kelly Starrett)
CrossFit Nutrition (Robb Wolf)
Personal Training, Rehabilitation & Sports Conditioning experience since 1988
1996 USA Olympic Track & Field Team Trials (Olympic Stadium Atlanta,GA) Javelin
2011 World Champion (World Masters Athletics Championships 1st Javelin)
2015 CrossFit Games Open (Masters) 100 Fittest on Earth (81st)
2x NCAA Collegiate All-American
Limited Availability, $150 per session