Master Fitness Trainer Rich Freedman is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association. A graduate of Rutgers University in Economics, he retired from Shell Oil Company after a 32 year career in business and finance. He held a variety of executive positions with Shell Oil & Subsidiary Companies including Assistant General Auditor, Shell Oil Co., Vice-President Finance and New Business Development – Billiton Metals, Inc., Managing Director- Billiton Commodities, Inc. and Controller for Coral Energy. He has been a registered commodities trader as well as serving on the Boards of Billiton Metals Inc., Billiton Commodities, Inc. and Coral Energy, Inc.
Rich was introduced to the world of professional training by former Washington Redskins’ and Houston Texans’ strength coach Dan Riley. In 2003, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest where his wife finished out her working career with the Portland Trail Blazers and he obtained further insight into professional sports training. In 2006, Rich received additional training under U.S. Olympic Coach, John Schaeffer, and received his ISSA certification. Since then Rich has also become a certified specialist in Fitness for Older Adults, Sports Nutrition, Exercise Therapy, Youth Fitness, Golf Fitness, and Advanced Sports Conditioning. In November, 2011 he was awarded the title of “Master Trainer” by the International Sports Sciences Association. In May 2013, he became a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Fitness Instructor.
For the past 7 years Rich has trained both professional and amateur golfers at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, WA. An author of several articles on health and wellness, he has served as a fitness consultant to the First Tee of Portland, OR and is currently on the Board of the Summit Golf Foundation which seeks to promote academic and life skills for children under state care in Southwest Washington. Rich also serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the Warner Pacific College Golf Team in Portland, OR. His book on health and longevity (including D’Golf Diet Plan), “The Fountain of You: Getting Stronger/Living Longer” is now available here and in digital form on Amazon.com.
Rich and his wife Linda reside in Vancouver, Washington and have thirteen grandchildren.
“I’ve lost 20 pounds and gained 20 yards off the tee. I look better, feel better, and have more endurance to finish 18 holes. Rich’s program is second to none.” ~ Steve B. Vancouver, WA
“Rich designed a workout plan specifically for me which made it much easier to be motivated.” ~ Mike S., Portland, OR