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Jeffrey T. Godin Ph.D., CSCS, HFPD, CISSN

Jeff has been active in the fitness industry for more than 20 years. Prior to earning his doctorate in Kinesiology/Exercise Science at the University of Connecticut he was a personal trainer in the Boston area. Presently he is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Fitchburg State University, where he has also managed the Fitness Center and designed strength and conditioning programs for the athletes. 

In the last eight years, Jeff has completed 3 Ironman riathlons, 7 ultra marathons including the Leaville 100M and Hellgate 100K (two of the toughest), 20+ marathons, 12+ adventure races, 10 half ironman triathlons, 4 ultra distance mountain bike races and numerous bicycle century rides and shorter distance runs and triathlons.




 Education: Degrees in Exercise Sport Science

Ph.D. University of Connecticut

M.S. & B.S. Bridgewater State College

  • American College of Sports Medicine – Health Fitness Instructor, Health Fitness Program Director
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • International Society for Sports Nutrition – Certified Sports Nutritionist
  • USA Cycling Level 2 Coach
  • USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach
 Professional Memberships

American College of Sports Medicine – www.acsm.org

National Strength and Conditioning Association – www.nsca-lift.org

IDEA Professional Fitness Organization – www.ideafit.com

European College of Sport and Exercise Science - www.ecss.de

International Society for Sports Nutrition - www.sportsnutritionsociety.org

USA Triathlon – www.usatriathlon.org  

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Training Programs

Lactate Threshold      $120.00

If you are looking for precise heart rate or power training zones, this is the preferred method. This test includes drawing blood samples from a finger stick that is analyzed for lactate. The test begins at a relatively low workload and is progressively increased every 4 minutes. The typical blood lactate response during an incremental test is represented by small increases in lactate with an increase in workload until the athlete reaches the "threshold". At the "threshold" blood lactate increases greatly. This is an indication of an increase in the recruitment of muscle fibers, specifically type II or fast twitch muscle fibers and signals higher reliance on carbohydrate as a fuel. Typically, activities done at the "threshold" can only last 45 -60 min. Heart rate and power training zones are calculated based off of this knowledge so that "easy" and "hard" intensities are quantified and easily identifiable.


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