Fredrik Hahn Profile
Fred started his exercise instruction career in 1985 working for the New York Health and Racquet Club as an instructor and floor manager. Between 1985 and 1992 Fred worked for various different health clubs in NYC and in Aruba. From 1992 -1994 Fred worked as a physical therapy aide at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Sports Medicine Center where he helped design and supervise most of the rehabilitative exercise programs. During this time, he trained private clientele at the Equinox Health Club and was an assistant Karate instructor for the world-renowned Seido Karate School.
In 1994 Fred, along with one of New York’s leading orthopedic surgeons, co-founded a private physical therapy clinic located inside NY Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. As director of clinical exercise, he ran the clinic until the fall of 1996.
In September of 1996, Fred began building a private client base at on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. With the desire to give his rapidly growing client base completely undisturbed and focused instruction, he sought to build his own facility where people could receive quality instruction in an ideal exercise environment. In June of 1998, Fred founded and established Serious Strength, Inc. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Fred has lectured extensively on exercise including Princeton University, Chelsea Piers, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Mt. Sinai Hospital, as well as in England. He was a senior staff writer for Women’s Basketball Magazine and has his articles published in numerous fitness publications. He has appeared on The Today Show, National Public Radio, and many other media venues.
He studied at Castleton State College and Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY and has an extensive continuing education resume. He played collegiate baseball, is an advanced SCUBA diver and a retired advanced brown belt in Seido Karate. Fred is also President and co-founder of The National Council for Exercise Standards an organization of exercise professionals dedicated to raising the standards in the fitness industry.
Fred is professionally certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the American Heart Association in advanced CPR and first aid. He is the co-author, along with NY Times best selling authors Michael and Mary Dan Eades MD, of the book The Slow Burn™ Fitness Revolution (Broadway Books 2003). His new book Strong Kids Healthy Kids is now available. www.strongkidshealthykids.com