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Joseph A. de Silva, BS, FMS
Joe de Silva
  • President/Owner Natural Fitness
  • BS, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine
  • Functional Movement Specialist
  • 2008 MAHPERD Conference Presenter


Clients can learn more about Joe and his approach to personal fitness training by calling 207.781.3900 or emailing him for more information at

Joseph de Silva works with an array of clients, from youth softball players and figure skaters, to 70 year old clients’ improving their fitness in order to play with their great grandchildren. His primary focus is improving the performance of de-conditioned or injured individuals who are trying to improve their daily activities, but have difficulty exercising because of chronic pain or physical restrictions.

Joe believes that before anyone can start to make a healthy lifestyle change, it is integral to view all aspects of a client’s history as well as how they move. Thus, the 360 Profile evaluation was designed to establish a baseline of performance for each individual client. He starts by discussing clients’ goals, nutrition and medical history. Then, he performs the Functional Movement Screen; seven different movements that are looking for asymmetries, imbalances and weaknesses in order to design a proper individualized exercise program. His philosophy is not to have his clients depend on him, but educate and train them so they can be successful on their own as well as use him as a resource.

Joe has more than 10 years of experience in personal training and professional development and opened his own training facility, Natural Fitness, in March 2006. He is currently one of the few certified functional movement specialists in the state of Maine, through Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Screen. In January 2009, Joe will participate in the Gary Gray GIFT Fellowship program in order to further his knowledge in applied functional science and functional biomechanics.

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"Joe, you know how bad my right shoulder was. The doctor I saw thought there was no reason I should be able to shoot a basketball or throw a baseball being in my late 50's. Through working with you, I can now shoot baskets and play catch with our 10 year old boy." - David Elliot

"After 3 knee and ankle surgeries, and a torn quadriceps muscle, it hurt just to walk. Going up and down stairs was painful. I found myself being much more conservative with the activities I participated in and I was less secure in engaging in anything that required balance, strength or agility. For more than 15 years I had come to expect that any physical activity was going to result in discomfort during and after the activity as well as stiffness. In addition, shortly before meeting Joe, an orthopedic surgeon told me I was a candidate for a knee replacement. When I began training with Joe, he started by evaluating my various physical issues and developed a program which progressively conditioned my entire body with special emphasis on my legs, stomach and back area. Within a relatively short period of time I was able to walk without pain and now I can do some light running. An added bonus was the loss of more than 10 pounds. However, the real testament to the effect of Joe's training program was the 6 day ski trip I took to Utah this spring where I skied every day, all day long without out any discomfort, soreness or stiffness. This winter I'm going to British Columbia for a heli-skiing trip. Joe has definitely improved the quality of my life."

- A former Olympic and US Ski Team Coach, Rex Bell, Northland Enterprises

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