Formal Stuff

FORMAL EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 1983
  • Specialization and graduate study: Biomechanics (Norman Campus)

LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Physical Therapist, Oklahoma, 1983 – present
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, California, 1987 – present (inactive)
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine, 10/89 (lapsed)
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 6/91 (lapsed)
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (lapsed)
  • IDEA Foundation Certified Personal Trainer 1992 (this would later become ACE)

BUSINESS, CONSULTATION, & PRACTICE 

  • Co-Owner, Contraction Tools, LLC (specialized strength equipment design) – 2014-present
  • Owner, Purvis Properties, LLC (commercial real estate investment) – 2001-present
  • Founder, RTS® – Resistance Training Specialist® Programs – 1996-present
  • Owner, Focus On Fitness® (personal training & rehabilitation) – 1987-present
  • President and Director of Rehabilitation, Focus Rehab, PC – 1990-2011
  • Biomechanics and Design Consultant, Nautilus, Inc. 1999-2009
  • Infomercial Host, Instructional Manual Author, Instructional DVD Writer & Presenter, Design Consultant, Bowflex, Inc. – 1995-2009
  • Co-owner, Artisan Construction, LLC – 2003-2004
  • Co-owner, Focus On Fitness Productions – 1994-1999
  • Consultant, Cybex International, Inc – 1995-1999
  • Head Trainer & Biomechanics Course Developer/Presenter, National Academy of Sports Medicine – 1989-1999
  • Partner, Performance Enhancement Products, Inc. 1991-1993
  • Director of Physical Medicine, Meridian Occupational Health Center (OKC, OK) – 1984-1986 and 1988-1990
  • Director of Physical Therapy, Southland Physical Therapy and Pain Management (Northridge, CA) – 1987-1987
  • Staff Therapist, Oklahoma Memorial Hospital – 1983-1984

EQUIPMENT DESIGN CONSULTATION

  • Nautilus, Inc. 1999-2009
  • Bowflex, Inc. 1995-2009
  • NASA Planetary and Earth Sciences Laboratory Houston, TX, 2001
  • CYBEX International Inc. 1995-1999

ADVISORY BOARDS (Past)

  • Nautilus Institute
  • Resist-A-BallÒ
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Equinox Fitness Clubs
  • Body By Jake Licensing

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARDS (Past)

  • Exercise for Men Only Magazine, Chelo Publishing
  • Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness, Chelo Publishing
  • Men’s Exercise Magazine, Chelo Publishing
  • Rehabilitation Today magazine
  • NASM Journal of Personal Training
  • The Professional’s Journal of Sports Fitness

AWARDS

  • Named one of the “Top 55 Personal Trainers in the Country” as well as “...the personal training guru who changed resistance training…” by Vogue Magazine, 1995
  • NASM Medal of Recognition for Contributions to the Betterment of Sports Medicine Sciences, 1990
  • NPC Oklahoma Bodybuilding Champion – Overall, 1985
  • AAU Mr. Oklahoma – Novice Tall Winner, 1983