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Coach RJ Bohnert



Richard (RJ) Bohnert: RJ is a graduate of West Chester University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a graduate from Stockton University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. His direction into the field came from an upbringing of being involved in multiple sports. If you do not find RJ in the gym, he enjoys playing golf, or the beach along the jersey shore. 

During his undergraduate studies, RJ was able to assist in programming for some of the collegiate athletic teams. RJ completed internship at Maplezone Sports Institute (MSI) under Rob Rabena overseeing training regiments of high school, collegiate, and professional overhead athletes. Following graduation, doing another internship at Reach Your Potential Training (RYPT) under Bobby Smith and Adam Feit. These two experiences jumpstarted RJ’s career right out of the gate and he is forever grateful for both of these opportunities to learn from some of the best in the business.

These internships initiated sitting for and passing the NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as receiving the USA-Weightlifting Level 2 certification. Using the training principles from continuing education, he started training athletes of all ages and sizes allowing them to increase strength & power and overall resiliency to handle the demands of any task outside of the gym. 

The combination of physical therapy and performance training with a high level of empathy towards clients & athletes allows for the ultimate training experience.​ RJ’s aspirations are to spread the notion that movement is medicine ; find strategies to allow everyone to enjoy the process of training so that they can enjoy the many health benefits and optimize their quality of life through movement. RJ joined forces with Coast Rehab to provide the highest quality of care for those in need of Physical Therapy services. 

Education and Certifications

  • SPT Student Physical Therapist - Doctorate of Physical Therapy Stockton University Class of 2023

  • B.S. in Exercise Science West Chester University, PA

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA

  • USA-Weightlifting Level 2 Coach through USA Weightlifting

  • First Aid / CPR American Red Cross

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