Al Brajnikoff (AlB) Home Page

glass brain   Credit to:
  The Neuroscape Lab at UCSF, The Glass Brain

I've had a diverse career: programmer, writer, and personal trainer.

As a personal trainer, I worked part-time for about 10 years: VASA Fitness (~5 years) and Gold's Gym (~5 years). Overall I trained > 5000 sessions. My current training enthusiasm is Brain Training ( Brain Training)

My training experience runs to:

  • Medical conditions: Diabetes II, Cardiovascular Disease (high BP, post-cardio rehab, a-fib, low-MET), MS, Parkinson's Disease, Fibromyalgia, blind, above-the-knee Amputation, Spinal injuries affecting the lower body, Low Back syndrome, n-Stage Kidney Disease
  • Post-Rehab: Shoulder, ACL, Knee and Hip replacement surgery,
  • Off-beat conditions: Vasovagal syncope, corrected cerebral Aneurysm (coil).

Recently I wrote a book that details exercise protocols for people with chronic conditions for use by trainers on The main conditions discussed: Balance, Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Senior Fitness, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia, along with conditions more briefly: arthritis, aFib, MS, COPD, PAD, PD, Pregnancy, among others.

Programmer and Technical Writer
In a previous life, I worked for International Business Machines (IBM) for about 34 years at virtually every technical level of software product development and technical documentation: systems, middle-ware, and applications programming; web mastering and back-office web support; highly technical writing (user guides and references manuals) and less technical writing (user support and help). I've recently had fun designing/implementing a web business for my brother.


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