Train with a Purpose: Personal Training is Old News

Emerge Athletics Drives Athletic Performance Through Tailored Fitness Programs.

New York, NY, March 19, 2012 --( Downtown Manhattan-based fitness organization Emerge Athletics specializes in tailored fitness programs that move a step beyond typical personal training. Instead, Emerge Athletics’ programs apply techniques based on scientific research of athletes and rehabilitation patients to increase performance while reducing injuries for their clients. The organization recently opened its doors to the public, offering personalized sessions for individuals, both athletes and non-athletes, as well as sports teams.

“Everyone should maximize their functional power as it applies to their daily lives,” said Scott Bitterman, Head Coach of Emerge Athletics. “Training with a purpose is a mantra at Emerge Athletics that drives the scientific approach to our programs. There is a dual functionality—one for athletic performance, the other for day-to-day functions like balance and posture.”

Bitterman, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, has experience in the medical field, overseeing patient exercise programs and assisting surgical procedures in a pain management practice. His expertise makes use of the latest exercise research, offering clients programs tailored to each sport or activity and the movements involved. Bitterman has also worked with local schools’ sports teams and individual athletes to improve their performance.

“As a former athlete and patient, I've had similar experiences to many of my students. I understand what is asked of them to perform at their peak, both mentally and physically,” added Bitterman.

At Emerge Athletics, Bitterman and his team help individuals increase their functional power through several services including athletic performance, post-rehabilitation fitness, functional training, and weight loss. The fitness organization offers private training sessions as well as athletic team training. Its philosophy is that each program, each drill, and even each movement should have a goal.

About Emerge Athletics
Emerge Athletics is a New York City-based fitness organization that focuses on athletic performance, post-rehabilitation fitness, and daily functional fitness. Certified strength and conditioning specialists use scientifically proven techniques designed to maximize functional power. For more information, visit

Jade Oliver, Administrative Director
Emerge Athletics
Scott Bitterman