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Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 2:00pm CST

Adaptive Personal Trainer

Always Moving Forward with Zachary Lipson


Hey there, I'm Zachary, your adaptive personal trainer! With a passion for helping individuals of all abilities reach their fitness and wellness goals.

It has been my mission to reshape the perception of disability. Together, our focus is on celebrating achievement and tailoring exercises to match your unique needs. We consciously stay away from a focus of limitation- and instead we celebrate your strength through positive progress. By nurturing an inclusive environment, we work with you to embrace your abilities and surpass the beliefs of what you think to be possible.

Starting from when I interned with an adaptive fitness organization, which transformed into the adaptive fitness coordinator at the YMCA of Delaware, I have spent years refining my approach to make adaptive fitness accessible and enjoyable for individuals of all diverse abilities.

Now based in South Florida, I've taken it upon myself to immerse myself in the world of disability culture! From leading high-energy workouts to calming yoga retreats, I believe that staying active should be as fun as it is beneficial. Let's break a sweat, have a blast, and make every moment count on our fitness journey together!


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Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 2:00pm CST


After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. in May of 1973, I became Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology and licensed to practice Medicine.  I've seen inpatients and outpatients from ages 5 to 95 during 50 years of practice in both the public and the private sectors, including psychiatric and non-psychiatric hospitals, several mental health centers, and the VA. 

I resigned after 26 years as Medical Director of a sprawling Colorado Mental Health Center, and shortly thereafter retired from psychiatric practice.  Now, I hope to return to teaching mental wellness and illness, which I've sporadically enjoyed over the years.  My experience treating patients includes all the major mental illness categories and personality disorders, with emphasis on psychotherapy, psychiatric medications, and the enormous impact non-psychiatric illness can have on mental and emotional well-being.

My interest in the psychiatric impact of motor neuron disorders is enhanced by my love for my wife, Nina . . . because I'm directly exposed to how progressive neurological illness can affect a person's life.  By caring for and helping her, I'm fortunate to have direct experience with not only the major effects of this disorder but also the more nuanced challenges she faces every day.  


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