Sean Connelly


Sean obtained his undergraduate degree in Clinical Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University. He started his career in Cardiac Rehabilitation at Royal Oak Beaumont before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 2010. While there he pursued many of his passions including working as a chef, opening a cafe, starting his own in-home personal training business, working as an aquatic therapist, personal trainer, teaching roughly 20 different group exercise classes, women’s self defense programs, and writing for the paper.

He loves to learn and obtained several certifications including personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, clinical exercise specialist, clinical exercise physiologist, aquatic therapist, and LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s. 

He obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Mary Baldwin University and ran his own clinic in Charlottesville for a national Physical Therapy company. He went through years of his own physical therapy for a variety of injuries sustained in football, basketball, baseball, boxing, and a serious car accident while at Grand Valley. He has worked with patients of all abilities, with an emphasis in the geriatric population, office workers, auto injuries, worker’s compensation, and athletes.

Sean is also currently a professor at Wayne State University, coaches basketball for children at the Troy Community Center, and teaches his specialty Self Defense class around the country. 

Sean Connelly
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