Valerie Zalasar was born and raised in Edison, New Jersey. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Kean University, Valerie went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Injury and Sports Biomechanics from Barry University. She spent time working as an Athletic Trainer at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex as well as with various collegiate teams in Florida, North Carolina, and New Jersey before finding her niche in the Sports Performance Field.
Val specializes in Biomechanical Movement Analysis to improve athletic performance and prevent athletic injuries. She spends her time analyzing athletic movement patterns and drafting individualized exercise prescriptions to help athletes reach beyond their current potential. She has worked with athletes of all sports and levels from youth through professional. Valerie enjoys working with her high school basketball players as much as she does her collegiate football players or professional baseball players.
When Val is not found in the training facility or out at a sporting event watching one of her athletes, she teaches Kinesiology courses at Montclair State University. She also enjoys playing in a local Volleyball league and has hopes to join a kickball league this Spring.
Valerie and her husband shared their love of sports when they tied the knot this past May in a baseball themed wedding ceremony. From a ring bearer decked out in a baseball bowtie and carrying a tray full of peanuts to a customized scoreboard in the background to Valerie wearing Baseball Turfs under her wedding gown; the two celebrated their nuptials surrounded by family and friends.