Westcott, Wayne L. 1949-
WESTCOTT, Wayne L. 1949-
PERSONAL: Born May 17, 1949, in Waverly, NY; son of Warren and Eva Westcott; married Claudia Gance (a director of a fitness center). Ethnicity: "White." Education: Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 1971, M.S., 1974; Ohio State University, Ph.D., 1977. Politics: Independent. Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Strength training, running, cycling, gardening, skiing.
ADDRESSES: Home—18 Pine St., Abington, MA 02351. Office—South Shore Young Men's Christian Association, 79 Coddington St., Quincy, MA 02169; fax: 617-471-2590 or 617-479-0257.
CAREER: South Shore Young Men's Christian Association, Quincy, MA, fitness research director. Also worked as teacher and track coach at public schools in Vestal, NY; as instructor and track coach at Pennsylvania State University, University Park; as professor and track coach at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, and as professor at Florida State University, Tallahassee. Presenter of weekly radio fitness program. National Youth Fitness Foundation, member of advisory board; consultant to National Young Men's Christian Association, National School Fitness Foundation, American Council on Exercise, National Academy of Sports Medicine, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports.
AWARDS, HONORS: Association of Professional YMCA Directors service award, 1983, Roberts-Gulick Memorial Award, 1998; recognition award, American Heart Association, 1992; honor award, Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1993; lifetime achievement award, International Association of Fitness Professionals, 1993; Healthy American Fitness Leader Award, President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1995; lifetime achievement award, Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1999; fitness industry leader award, National Strength Professionals Association, 2000; presidential award, National School Fitness Foundation, 2001.
Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques, Allyn & Bacon (Newton, MA), 1982, 4th edition, W. C. Brown (Dubuque, IA), 1995.
Building Strength at the YMCA, Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL), 1987.
Keeping Fit, George W. Prescott, 1987.
Be Strong: Strength Training for Muscular Fitness forMen and Women, W. C. Brown (Dubuque, IA), 1992.
Nautilus Strength Training Certification Textbook, Nautilus (Vancouver, WA), 1995.
Building Strength and Stamina, Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL), 1996, 2nd edition, 2003, U.S. Navy edition, 2003.
Strength Training past Fifty, Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL), 1998.
Strength Training for Seniors, Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL), 1999.
(With Pete Draovitch) Complete Conditioning for Golf, Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL), 1999.
(With Avery D. Faigenbaum) Strength and Power forYoung Athletes, Human Kinetics (Champaign, IL), 2000.
Specialized Strength Training, Healthy Learning, 2001.
(With Avery D. Faigenbaum) Youth Fitness, American Council on Exercise (San Diego, CA), 2001.
(With Rita la Rosa Loud) No More Cellulite: A ProvenEight-Week Program for a Firmer, Fitter Body, Berkley (New York, NY), 2003.
(With Tracy D'Arpino) High-Intensity Strength Training, Coaches Choice (Monterey, CA), 2002.
Contributor to books, including Personal Trainer Manual, American Council on Exercise (San Diego, CA), 1991. Author of a weekly newspaper fitness column. Contributor of more than 400 articles to professional journals. Member of editorial board, Fitness Management, Prevention, Men's Health, Fitness, American Fitness Quarterly, Club Industry, Shape, and Nautilus.
SIDELIGHTS: Wayne L. Westcott once told CA: "My writing is an extension of my research, and my motivation is twofold. First, I want to learn more about exercise and its effects on youth, adults, and seniors. Second, I want to share relevant fitness information and tested training programs with people who can benefit from exercise participation. All of my books are essentially 'how-to' books designed to help individuals improve their physical fitness with safe, effective, and efficient training programs.
"My work is influenced most by the thousands of participants in my research studies. Their training results are the basis for my program design and exercise protocols. My writing process is to revise my research articles, combine the information in a logical manner, and present the most relevant material as clearly and concisely as possible. My main objective is to 'write tight' and present information that has practical application for the reader.
"I have always placed a high value on physical fitness as an athlete, coach, teacher, professor, researcher, and lecturer. It was therefore natural for me to write on this topic."