Edward Smith is a licensed massage therapist, born and raised in Briarwood, Jamaica in Queens New York. Edward has been athletic and creative throughout his life and understands overcoming struggle growing up in a poor family. His family was small and they learned to help each other out. His upbringing has created a passion for helping others and for being strong in the face of challenge.
Edward’s dreams included becoming a professional boxer. He was an amateur Golden Gloves boxer and trained with Olympic and elite boxers. He fought professionally but only for a short time due to knee injuries and subsequent surgery. This inspired Edward to become a personal trainer. He received his personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He also has certificates as a nutrition coach and exercise science from NASM. He also continued his certifications to include group training, corrective exercise, youth exercise, weight loss and wellness. He later became a licensed massage therapist to learn about treatments to the body through therapeutic touch and the different massage modalities.
Edward’s passions include cooking, healthy eating, listening to hip hop and inspiring others to get into shape, live a healthy life and reach their fitness goals. He is eager to learn, improve his skills and build his practice at ActiveCare Physical Therapy.
Visit Edwards website to learn more about him and his massage therapy services: https://www.esmithmassage.com/