Profession & Organization

  • Owner, Independent Training Spot Faculty Instructor, National Academy of Sports Medicine

Rick Richey, DHSc


A combination of Southern charm and a passion for health and fitness education has made Rick Richey, DHSc, a premier personality in the fitness industry. He is a national and international speaker, providing solid evidenced based education for personal fitness trainers, sports medicine practitioners, and strength and conditioning coaches to better assess clients, prevent injury, enhance performance, and reach goals for their clientele.

Rick is the owner of Independent Training Spot in NYC, where he provides personal training, wellness coaching and orthopedic massage. He is a senior faculty instructor for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and adjunct faculty at the California University of Pennsylvania: Exercise Science and Sports Studies undergraduate and graduate programs.

Rick has worked with numerous film and television personalities, fashion models, professional athletes, and traditional clients to help reach their goals.

Rick has a master’s degree in exercise science with a focus on performance enhancement and injury prevention and a doctorate in health science and exercise leadership from CalU.