Robert Linkul MS NSCA-CPT*D
Robert Linkul is the owner of Be STRONGER Fitness, a personal training studio for older adults in Sacramento, California and an internationally known career development presenter for personal trainers and studio owners. Robert has a bachelors degree in kinesiology, a masters degree in personal training and is an NSCA-CPT*D and CSCS*D since 2007. Linkul is the NSCA's 2012 Personal Trainer of the Year award winner and a 2017 NSCA Fellowship inductee. His volunteer work with the NSCA spans over the last decade serving as the career development columnist for the NSCA Personal Trainer Quarterly publication, the NSCA's personal trainer special interest group chairman, and in the NSCA State Provincial Director program volunteering as a state director and regional coordinator. Currently, Robert is pursuing the NSCA personal trainer board of directors position in the voting class of 2018.
Robert's passion for working with older adults started in the 2005 as his hammer throwing career came to an abrupt end due to an injury. With mounting physical limitations, including lower back surgery, lung cancer, thyroid cancer and three hip replacements, Robert found himself connecting with his older populations even more as these physical limitations are more often found with aging clients. In 2017, he started a continued education course utilizing a demographic specific blue print program design called "Training the Older Adult." Robert educates other personal trainers on developing a philosophy for training older adults and creating a blue print for exercise selection, progression and cueing.
More information can be found at TrainingTheOlderAdult.com.