Craig is a Master Instructor, completing a Stott Pilates certification in all levels and apparatuses in 2001 before moving out to California where he became the director of a Pilates based physical therapy center, Rapid Rehab International. During his eight years as director of Pilates, Craig worked with all kinds of injuries as well as giving seminars on his rehab techniques. Working with doctors from the Spine Institute in Santa Monica California and the Spine Center at Cedars-Sinai, he created a program for spinal injuries, as well as a strengthening and injury prevention program for golfers.
Using biomechanical analysis and kinesiology, Craig constructs specific programs that combine Pilates, Counter Muscle Balancing, cardio, weights, and stability. Combining positive reinforcement and dynamic exercise programs Craig inspires and motivates his clients to heal and improve themselves. He gives master classes and lectures across the nation, along with private sessions in his Santa Monica based studio. Not only has Craig helped people with Parkinson’s, hip and knee replacements, and spinal injuries, he has also trained corporate executives, Olympic athletes, professional golfers, and celebrities.
Craig Zuckerman founded Z-Line Fitness, LLC in 2011, after opening his home based studio. He’s been featured in OK! Magazine and recently he created and co-wrote, The Office Effect Handbook– easy solutions for work-related pain. Using his years of knowledge in personal training and physical rehabilitation, Craig set out to create an easy-to-follow guide, allowing people to take control of their aches, pains, and injuries. Seen on the Doctors Show and the CBS, KCAL 9 News, The Office Effect Handbook has sold copies worldwide.
"Thank goodness I have not had one back spasm since I last saw you. You REALLY helped me once again!!! Thanks!!!" ~ Reesa Niznick
"He’s helped me rehabilitate two hip replacements and gotten me back out on the tennis courts. Working with Craig has given me confidence, made me look fabulous, and kept me from feeling like I’m in my golden years." ~ Peggy Mitteldorf
"I have a desk job, but Craig has taught me how to take care of my body so that I can live without pain, and THAT is a huge blessing. Thank you, Craig! You’re the BEST!" ~ Lisa Williams
"Craig is one of those people that understands the body. He understands there are different shapes, sizes, conditions, injuries, etc. and can adjust his workouts to tailor each individual." ~ Cheri Phillips
"…I keep coming back, because after about a month with Craig, I pretty much forgot that I ever HAD pain." ~ Marsha & Karl Austin
Craig on The Doctors TV Show
What Sets Craig Apart from other Trainers
Not only is Craig fully certified in Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Exercises on the Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels. He not only has been training clients for over 12 years but he has been teaching other Pilates instructors and Physical Therapists, his physical rehabilitation techniques. His Bachelor of Fine Arts background in dance has helped him create over a hundred exercises of his own. Vast knowledge of Biomechanics and Kinesiology gives him an uncanny ability to pick out the bodies imbalances and understand the motion and movement of the body in a way that sets him apart form the usual fitness instructor.