-Fitness Coach Senior Wellness Certified Personal Trainer
Bud Cosgrove is a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and is currently the Director of Sportset's renowned Total Wellness/Senior Fitness program.
Bud has been a key staff member here at Sportset since 1999.
He has advanced credentials in balance and fall prevention training, and has created the Fall-Safe Program which is a comprehensive education and training program designed to prevent falls and/or mitigate the consequences of falls by older adults.
also specializes in post cardiac/orthopedic, and other post rehab programs, and has crafted pre-operative exercise programs for members preparing for joint replacement surgery
Prior to joining the Sportset staff Bud enjoyed an extensive public service career in the recreation, parks and sports field, serving at the Deputy Commissioner of Recreation and Parks for 25 years; having responsibility for the management and operations of Nassau County's active parks system, and its comprehensive array of programs and services; among which was his role in the establishment of the Long Island Marathon, and the 1984 International Games for the Physically Challenged Athletes of the world.
Another career high light was his
role in the planning , development and operations of the Mitchel Park Sports Complex, that has been an outstanding sports venue success since its opening day.
achieved a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Physical Education from SUNY Brockport NY, and a Master of Arts Degree in Physical Education and Recreation Administration from Columbia University.
He is a full adjunct professor at LIU's, CW Post campus in the Department of Health Care and Public Administration.
He has also taught at Adelphi University, St. Joseph's College and SUNY Farmingdale.
has lived in Rockville Centre since 1969.
and wife Suzie have raised their six children here, and have eight grandchildren all close by.
Suzie is an active member of Sportset, and a number of his local grand children have taken part in Sportset's excellent children's programs.
Bud is a Viet Nam era US Army Veteran, serving with the 269th Signal Company in Europe during the Berlin Wall Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
has been physically active as a former high school and college track athlete; he
had been an elite softball player for 40 years, and has completed 6 full marathons to include New York City's famous marathon twice.
role here at Sportset
as a "calling "an "avocation" and not a job.
is dedicated to helping others to make the necessary "Lifestyle Changes for a Lifetime of Wellness."