Strong For Life Founder Marcel Salazar
My name is Marcel Salazar and I am a Physical Therapist by training but have worked in the health industry since graduating in 2005 from Sports Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention BSc (Honours) Degree. I spent time during my degree working in the UK with a high profile physiotherapist in Athletics (Chris Allen of Battersea park) and in the US in the University College of San Diego, which had a fantastic rehabilitation and sports department which provided on site therapists for all of the collegiate athletes. This experience allowed me to work with athletes of varying disciplines ranging from football, to softball to volleyball. Each presenting with their own unique injuries and imbalances of which it was my (our) job to manage and improve injuries as well as prevention in future. On the conclusion of my degree I underwent an additional diploma for strength and conditioning.
Following graduation I started my own business in North Greater London which began to show momentum and growth however I felt that I required further learning especially in business and management. I then chose to close my business to pursue my goal of continued professional development (CPD) in business.
I was successfully selected to begin working for Kieser Training as General Manager which gave me the skills and understanding that musculoskeletal training is essential for well being and health, in this role I was responsible for recruitment, training, daily operations, marketing and finance. After 5 years of employment I felt that more could be done to provide a complete service and concept for customers. Since leaving my position as General Manager I have spent the best part of the last 12 months looking after my 2 young children and developing my concept of Strong For Life. I plan to continue growing my concept to include specialist machinery imported from Finland and unique to the UK for the treatment, prevention and protection from muscular degeneration and many other physiological limitations.