About Bill Leavitt

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Bio

Bill is originally from Calgary, Canada and earned his degree at Concordia University in Montreal. He re-located to the USA in 1990 and has been in Kansas City/Overland Park since 1996. He is owner of Fitness Alliance, a private Personal Fitness Instruction Service that provides fitness instruction both in home, or private studio located in South Overland Park, Kansas and has been in the fitness industry full time for fifteen years. Bill has devoted countless hours to study of the human body sciences, Orthopaedic Medicine, Cadaver Anatomy, Biomechanics of Resistance Training and Exercise Force Mechanics. Education includes Master level Resistance Training Specialist, (RTS), the only certification in the country investigating exercise mechanics from a Physics standpoint and Specialist of Muscle Activation Techniques, which is a bodywork method that identifies and treats muscular imbalances through biomechanical analysis for injury prevention and rehabilitation. As faculty and continuing education provider for both RTS and MAT Bill shared his knowledge with other fitness professionals throughout the USA and Canada. Other accreditations include Elite Personal Fitness Trainer by the International Association of Fitness Professionals, (IDEA) and certified by The American Council on Exercise since 1995.
Areas of specialization include senior exercise instruction, home-gym consultation/design and corporate lectures that educate the general public on the benefits of exercise and consistent eating habits to enjoy a fit and healthy lifestyle.
In his spare time Bill enjoys running with his Dalmatian Marcello, studying wine as an Introductory Sommelier, working on his cars, and is an active member of the Ferrari and BMW Clubs of America.

About Me

Fitness has always been a part of my life. Whether it was soccer games, riding bikes across the city with childhood friends, competing in cross-country and track, pick-up hockey games, or competitive badminton, (yes, it is a sport in most other counties other than the States), staying active was my obsession.

Even during times when other hobbies became prevalent during teen age and collegiate years I made time to exercise, play competitive sports, make pretty descent food choices, and take care of really, the most important thing that I own, my body. During my time as a professional musician I discovered the immense benefits of working out with weights, and how it improved the power and endurance demanded of a lead trumpet player. I took competitive pleasure in various sports such as squash, weekly 10K’s, and especially pushing myself to obtain the optimum frame my body could hold without the use of performance enhancing drugs.

Once a hobby, I turned my attention to fitness in 1995 and am still striving to really understand how the human body functions. Through study of its structure, the properties and ramifications of this thing we call force, and exercise analysis through the study of Biomechanics, I truly am amazed and humbled each day as to the inner workings and outward production capabilities of this wonderful machine. Learning how to systematically identify, analyze, and rectify the injuries it incurs due to force has helped countless people I encounter each week and for that I am thankful to have been drawn to, and taught by, the right people and given the ability to do so.

Now, in my late thirties, I have a passion for what some may call nutrition, but I call responsibility and regeneration. Similar to force, there are inner workings and outward production capabilities of food. Each person’s body has the capability or limitation to absorb nutrients through the choices we make on a daily basis. This journey I have just begun, but my goal is to share what I learn, maybe discover a few things along the way not only to keep my machine running, but help other’s as well. The crusade against poor food choices and lifestyles, pharmaceuticals and their peddlers, and corruption at the government level is my intention. The propagation of misinformation by mainstream medicine and the mass media forms a popular opinion that masks superficial symptoms while totally negating and ignoring the causes of disease. This is a huge, huge area, but hopefully I can add my spec of sand to the pot in order to make things better and educate the public.

In the end, Giovanni, my companion and true best friend is always there as he has been for the past 13 years, watching and observing, yet never judging my interests and mistakes.

Though I may try new, (some call reckless), hobbies, in the end it is really just me trying to understand the working of things. Or, maybe just the workings of myself.

Learn, absorb, share, and grow, that’s my flowchart.