About Joe

Joe Carr has been involved in physical fitness his entire life.  From the myriad sports teams on which he played, to the teams he has coached, to his vocation and avocation as a personal trainer and fitness instructor, Joe has immersed himself in the world of exercise and fitness.

The groundwork of all happiness is health. — Leigh Hunt


Joe has spent over 25 years leading and coaching individuals and sports teams.  He strives to transmit to others the beauties of discipline, trust, responsibility, accomplishment, and fun.  Joe started coaching basketball at the age of 18 with St. Anthony’s Church (Oceanside, NY), and returned to coach football with his hometown Oceanside Stallions Athletic Club.

Joe has also guided high school age and older students through strength-training programs at Iron Island Gym.  Seeking to challenge himself to improve his “personal best,” Joe was a competitive powerlifter for three years throughout Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. He worked with the Cardiovascular Fitness Unit of the New York Police Department at One Police Plaza, NYC.

His focus on fitness assessments and blood pressure readings have enabled dozens of police officers start on the path to better health by reducing their weight, lowering their blood pressure, and setting fitness goals.  He has been a personal fitness trainer to individual clients for the past 14 years.

Philosophy and Approach to Fitness

Joe values integrity, hard work, and striving for excellence.  He brings a meticulous focus on form so that clients can avoid injury while enjoying exercise and its benefits.  He is skilled in fitness training and evaluation, exercise program and training session design, and client education on training techniques.  The dedicated trainees who want to make positive changes to their health and lifestyle are an ideal fit for Joe’s background and style of training.

“Time And health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.” — Denis Waitley


  • Certified Personal Trainer

    National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

    Specialties in senior, youth, and pregnancy/postpartum training

  • Fitness Instructor Certification

    Marymount Manhattan College

    Areas of concentration include anatomy and kinesiology, exercise

    physiology, and nutrition.

  • Personal Training Certification

    Marymount Manhattan College

    Proficiency in fitness evaluation, exercise program and training session design, and demonstration of training techniques.

  • CPR Certification

    American Heart Association

Contact Joe Carr Personal Training:

joecarr11@yahoo.com or (917) 207-0902

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