Staff

Founder
Mindith is the founder of Breaking Muscle. Although she has an MA in clinical psychology, her passion has always been health and wellness. An avid dancer in high school and...
Managing Editor
A lifelong writer, Becca found her way to a career in health and fitness through martial arts and CrossFit. After graduating from the University of Southern California with an...
Contributor - Strength Training, Strongman, and Olympic Weightlifting
Chet Morjaria is a strength coach and a Level 2 British Weightlifting Coach.   Chet is founder and head coach of Strength Education, which focuses on developing strength...
Contributor
Winslow Jenkins is a freelance writer, coach, and life hacker living a life of his own design in McMinnville, Oregon. Combining his passion for knowledge with a desire to live the...
Contributor - Women's, Family, and Kids' Fitness
Nicole's passion is helping women stay active and strong during and after pregnancy.  She is a certified personal trainer and women's fitness specialist (NASM) and a...
Contributor
Shannon Khoury is a cleaning lady/strength coach-in-training at Five x 3 Training in Baltimore, Maryland. The gym has a focus on powerlifting, strongwoman, and...

 

Featured Coaches

Contributor - Yoga
For Alison, teaching yoga brings together elements of her many loves - performing arts, music, movement, quantum physics, mind-body connection, healing arts, and spirituality....
Contributor - Master RKC, Athletic Adventurer
Andrew Read is like that old guy in the Rocky movies - he has a funny accent, hates everyone, and no one ever knows if he's happy or sad. But just like Mickey, he knows...
Contributor - Biology, Gymnastics, CrossFit
Amber Larsen is a massage therapist, registered yoga teacher, biologist, CrossFit Level 1 trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics trainer, and kinesio tape practitioner.   Amber has...
Contributor - Olympic Weightlifting
Bob Takano is a highly respected weightlifting coach who was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contributions to coaching. He has been the coach of...
Contributor - Yoga, Mobility, and Corrective Exercise
Because Brooke Thomas grew up with a variety of physical and neurological challenges related to a birth injury that she had, and primarily because she's been about 98%...
Featured Coach
In the eyes of his colleagues, Charles is known as a visionary, an iconoclast and a rule-breaker. His clients call him “The Secret Weapon,” as he possesses the keen...
Contributor - Psychology and Research
Craig Marker, Ph.D., CSCS, SFGII, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. He has been a university professor teaching psychology...
Contributor - Kids and Teens Exercise, Martial Arts
David Varnes was born in 1978 in Ventura County, California. Growing up, there were a few constants in his life: a love of learning, playing sports, and being the "fat kid...
Contributor - Olympic Weightlifting
Dresdin Archibald is a 63-year-old accountant from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He started weight training in 1963 at age 14, moving over to the Olympic-lifts in 1966, and continues...
Contributor
Eric Auciello is a passionate advocate for personal fitness. He’s been described as part personal trainer, part philosopher,and part drill-sergeant. Eric owns and operates...
Contributor - Martial Arts, Sports Psychology
Eric Stevens is a nationally certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). As a master-level certified personal trainer for the past...
Contributor
Freddy Camacho was born and raised in the East Bay Area of Northern California. A life-long commitment to fitness started at the age of thirteen when he joined the high school...
Contributor - Endurance Sports
Graeme Turner gave up a lucrative IT career to pursue his passion in helping people achieve their fitness and lifestyle goals. Apart from being a nationally accredited triathlon...
Contributor
Dr. Janelle Zacherl graduated in April 2014 from the University of Pittsburgh with a doctorate in genetics. Her thesis was conducted on the reaction of human cells, specifically...
Contributor
Kalli is an entrepreneur, business owner, personal trainer, and among all other things fitness and lifestyle related, a national level figure competitor. Having recently graduated...
Contributor - Nutrition
Kevin has a master’s degree in human movement as well as an undergraduate degree in health and wellness with an emphasis in nutrition. He is a certified holistic...
Contributor
Lee Winer is the owner of Panthera Training Systems as well as being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) through the NSCA. Lee and the team at Panthera...
Contributor - Physical Culture and Acrobatics
Logan Christopher is a physical culture Renaissance man. If it has to do with working out and using the body he’s at least tried it. Still he has a number of specialties:...
Contributor
At the age of 27, Maryann Berry suffered from chronic hip pain that left her in a wheelchair, even after consulting with over twenty healthcare professionals and undergoing...
Contributor - Physical Therapy
Meghan Rovig, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology in 2002 from the University of Oklahoma. She went on to complete her Master of Physical...
CrossFit, Masters Athletes
Patrick McCarty is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and masters athlete. As a masters-level athlete, Patrick competed in the 2011, 2013, and 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games. Patrick’s...
Contributor
Dr. Perry Nickelston, DC, NKT, FMS, SFMA is a chiropractic physician with special attention to performance enhancement, corrective exercise, and movement assessment. He is a...
Contributor
Rachel Hector, ERYT-500, has been teaching yoga since 2002. She holds a Master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she...
Contributor - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gear Reviews
Sally Arsenault was not an athlete growing up and did not begin fitness training until she was 26 years old. Her first love was weight lifting, but after being robbed at gunpoint...
Contributor - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Exercise Science
Samuel Spiegelman holds a degree in Exercise Science and a brown belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. During his time training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu he realized there was a need for...
Contributor - Yoga
Sima is a busy mother with a love for movement (and laughter, music, and nutritional food). Recognizing time is precious, she started a series of YouTube videos for those (most...
Contributor - Cycling
Simon Kidd is a qualified cycling coach, personal trainer, and sports massage therapist. But, it hasn’t always been that way. Starting with a career in electronic...
Contributor - Strength and Conditioning
Tom Kelso is currently an Exercise Physiologist with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He also trains clients through Pinnacle Personal & Performance Training in...
Contributor
After a number of years working in real estate and the private protection industry with Gavin de Becker and Associates, as well as a short professional Mixed Martial Arts career,...
Contributor - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Educational Psychology
Valerie Worthington has been training Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) since 1998. BJJ has had a profoundly positive impact on her life; it has enabled her to learn technique and...
Contributor - Nurse Practitioner
Vanessa Bennington found her way in the health and fitness worlds through a unique combination of education, personal experience, and self-experimentation. During high school...
Contributor - Yoga, Massage & Bodywork
Willow Ryan specializes in helping people rewrite past stories from a present perspective to move forward for personal renaissance. Willow has done so herself both personally and...

 

Athletes Journals

Guest Contributor - Yoga and Kettlebells
After his first experience with a yoga DVD borrowed from the local library, Brandon was hooked. Combined with discovering kettlebells, he had finally found a much better balance...
Athlete Journal - Mature Athlete
In the eyes of his colleagues, Charles is known as a visionary, an iconoclast and a rule-breaker. His clients call him “The Secret Weapon,” as he possesses the keen...
Contributor - Champion Powerlifter
Chris is an accomplished powerlifter, coach, and gym owner. He is the world record holder for the raw squat in the 220lb class. He also holds a Guinness World Record for the most...
Athlete Journal - Olympic Weightlifter, 2012 Olympic Team
Ohio native Holley Mangold is no stranger to elite competition. The daughter of an accomplished swimmer, Holley made her own name for herself when she became the first girl...
Athlete Journal - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Jess Papi got her start in the martial arts world by joining a women’s only muay Thai class when she was fifteen years old. After about a year of striking classes, she...
Athlete Journal
Ryan is a novice powerlifter who found his love for the sport after six years of going to the gym religiously. In the 165lb weight class, Ryan has competed three times this year,...
Athlete Journal - Olympic Weightlifting
Terry Hadlow started lifting in 1970 at the age of thirteen. He was a member of the Canadian Junior National team at seventeen, Senior B team at eighteen, and on...

 

Coaches

Guest Contributor
Adam Hart is bestselling author of The Power of Food, which shares the secrets of achieving optimum health through living, plant-based foods. International speaker, chef, and...
Featured Coach - Bodyweight Exercise
Al Kavadlo, CSCS is one of the world's leading experts in bodyweight strength training and calisthenics. The author of three books, including Raising The Bar: The Definitive...
Contributor - Endurance Sports
Alan Kipping-Ruane is a high-performance triathlon coach, exercise physiologist, and micro-entrepreneur. He’s the founder of TriGuy Multisport Coaching, which offers...
Guest Contributor - Nootropics
Alex Hilton-John is the director of Human Performance Solutions, which provides total body management for the discerning athlete or human being. They offer online and real-world...
Guest Contributor
Alex Zinchenko is a strength addict, coach, and the author of the Rough Strength blog, where he shares his crazy ideas regarding training and nutrition. He is honest to toothache...
Guest Contributor - Endurance Sports
Allan Dowell is a competitive triathlete who made the podium in his first race. He also competes in cycling time trials, road racing, and running events. Not considering...
Athlete Journal - CrossFit and Figure Athlete
Allison Moyer is a nationally ranked NPC Figure Athlete, nationally and internationally published fitness model, an avid CrossFit athlete, BSN, C.P.T, C.S.N, C.N.W.C, and owner of...
Guest Contributor - Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
At the age of 23, Alyssa had to undergo open heart surgery. This began a long list of happenings that would change her view of Western medicine forever. There were so many events...
Guest Contributor
Amber Krzys is a coach, speaker, change-maker and dog lover! Her company, bodyheart, is devoted to liberating women from their body-punishment prison. The bodyheart...
Contributor - Tech Reviews
As someone originally more comfortable in a server room than a weight room, Amber Lee began as a technical support geek and training and development specialist. She started...
Contributor
Amy is an RRCA-certified running coach and an NASM certified personal trainer. Always athletic, Amy grew up playing soccer, swimming for the YMCA, and playing neighborhood...
Featured Coach
One of the two original RKC Masters, Andrea DuCane has been involved in the world of fitness for over twenty years. Before that she was everything from a ballerina to a martial...
Guest Contributor
Andrew was born and bred in Ireland. Having the stature of a leprechaun, he forced himself to learn how to build muscle burn fat and excel at his sport. As a muscle-building and...
Guest Contributor - Physiotherapy
Mr. Andrew D. Lock, (Master of Physiotherapy, and a whole lot more), the self-appraised Genius Physiotherapist and one of the most sought after rehabilitation specialists...
Featured Coach - Powerlifting
Andy Bolton is a powerlifter and strength coach. As a powerlifter he has won numerous national and international titles and was the former record holder in the squat with a lift...
Featured Coach
Andy Petranek is the owner and founder of CrossFit Los Angeles, one of the oldest and most successful CrossFit affiliates. Before finding CrossFit, Andy was an officer in the...
Guest Contributor - Special Populations
Anna Woods is a wife, mom, and CrossFit athlete. She is also the owner of Woods Wellness, a personal training business designed to meet the needs of people with developmental and...
Guest Contributor
Anthony Roberts holds a BA in both English and philosophy, with a minor in women's studies. He is the author of three books on the subject of performance enhancing drugs, is a...
Guest Contributor
Antonio Robustelli is a strength and conditioning coach and sport performance consultant from Italy. He works around the world with semi-professionals, professionals, and Olympic...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition
Arsy Vartanian writes the paleo lifestyle blog Rubies & Radishes. She discovered the paleo diet, shortly after starting CrossFit in 2007. She was hooked immediately, as she...
Guest Contributor
Artemis Thalia Scantalides, NASM-CPT, SFG II, RKC II, CK-FMS   Former ballet dancer turned kung fu black belt, Artemis has been working in the fitness industry for over ten...
Guest Contributor
Card-carrying personal trainer, figure competitor, track runner, powerlifter, yogi, and fitness model, Ashleigh Kast is on the never-ending pursuit of "better." Whether...
Guest Contributor
Ben Greenfield is a coach, speaker, ex-bodybuilder, Ironman triathlete, and author of the new book Beyond Training. His science-based approach to discovering a potent balance...
Guest Contributor
During his childhood, Ben was always the fat kid. He rarely did anything strenuous and was regularly bullied because of his weight. The exact same story for millions of people all...
Contributor - Parkour & Bodyweight Exercise
Ben Musholt is licensed physical therapist who has practiced in Portland, Oregon since 2001. He is a co-founder of Beyond the Clinic physical therapy, and also runs BPM Rx, Inc.,...
Contributor - Yoga
Nicknamed “Taz” as a child, Bethany is a high-energy former collegiate athlete. Despite spending twenty years in a gym or on a soccer field, she never developed a...
Guest Contributor
Bill DeLongis is the Assistant Director of Speed, Strength, and Conditioning at Stony Brook University. Prior to his current position, he was the Head Strength Coach at Converse...
Guest Contributor
Bill Taylor  has over fifteen years of clinical experience as a physical therapist in a variety of clinical environments. He is currently clinical director of an outpatient...
Guest Contributor
Bladen Baird is a certified personal trainer who’s had tremendous successful getting clients and himself in awe-inspiring condition, naturally. After selection in various...
Guest Contributor
Brad Chase is a Catholic, a husband, a father, and a former Boise State football player (1998-2002). Shortly after getting married in 2007, he cheated on his wife with his new...
Contributor - Nutrition
Brad Sly is passionate about nutrition and fitness. He is a nutritionist and a certified personal trainer. Brad struggled with his weight for years, but it wasn't until seeing...
Guest Contributor
Brandi Ross, a certified athletic trainer at the University of California at Santa Barbara, is primarily responsible for the health, safety, and rehabilitation of their men’...
Guest Contributor
Brandon Richey has been in the strength and fitness business for over thirteen years. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified through the NSCA and...
Real Athletes. Real Coaches. Real Knowledge.
Breaking Muscle is team of experienced professionals dedicated to providing comprehensive strength and conditioning, and mind/body wellness programs. We draw from our education,...
Guest Contributor - Endurance Training and Nutrition
Brendan is a former professional Ironman triathlete, a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products...
Contributor - Beginner Workouts
Bret Hamilton is the owner of Constant Forward Progress LLC and operator of the website Constant Forward Progress. Constant Forward Progress started as a blog dedicated to the...
Guest Contributor
Brooke Nepo first stumbled upon strength sports as a high school shot put and discus thrower. She later discovered the high school weight room where the varsity football team...
Guest Contributor
Carl Putman is the Program Director for the Parisi Speed School in Melbourne, Florida. His mission is to develop and utilize his skills, knowledge and energy to educate and...
Guest Contributor - CrossFit
Carla Nunes da Costa was born in 1976 in Luanda, Angola. Her life was spent in Angola, the Netherlands, and South Africa. As a result she likes to call herself a hybrid.  ...
Guest Contributor
Carrie Cariello is the author of What Color Is Monday, How Autism Changed One Family for the Better. She lives in Southern New Hampshire with her husband, Joe, and their five...
Guest Contributor
Casey Thaler, B.A., NASM-CPT, FNS is an NASM certified personal trainer and NASM certified fitness nutrition specialist. He writes for Paleo Magazine, Dr. Loren Cordain,...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition and Gardening
The two things Casey Weaver enjoyed most from an early age were good food and hard-nosed sport. He grew up in Long Beach, California, playing baseball, surfing, and spending time...
Contributor - Physical Therapy
Cassie is the lead physiotherapist at Taylored Training Fitness Studio in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where her goal is to change the way physiotherapy is done. Tired of hearing...
Athlete's Table
A lifelong food lover, Cassy took control of her wellbeing in early 2009 after discovering the healing and transforming power of a Paleo lifestyle when combined with her CrossFit...
Featured Coach - Olympic Weightlifting
Chad Vaughn is a two-time Olympian, nine-time National Champion, multi-time international medalist, and an American record holder in the sport of Olympic-style weightlifting....
Contributor - CrossFit, Gymnastics
Charles “Chuck” Bennington has been intimately involved in the CrossFit community since his CrossFit Level 1 Certification in 2009. His interaction is not with just...
Guest Contributor
Originally from Kinnelon New Jersey, and residing in North Port Florida, Cheryl is a licensed massage therapist, mother to her three-year-old daughter Adriana, and wife to her...
Guest Contributor - Hockey and Golf
Chris Costa has participated in hockey as a coach, player, and official for 22 years. Growing up, he found a passion for sports through baseball, soccer, and hockey. As his hockey...
Guest Contributor - Kettlebell Sport
Chris Doenlen is an athlete, coach, personal trainer, yoga instructor-in-training, and doughnut enthusiast. He is a Master of Sport ranked Kettlebell Sport competitor, multiple...
Contributor
Chris Garay is a trainer, educator, athlete, and musician based out of Annandale, Virginia. He grew up playing sports (soccer, basketball, and wrestling) in grade school, and then...
Featured Coach
The surname LaLanne is a well-known one, not just in the field of fitness, but in the world beyond. Most of us have some exposure to the teachings of health-and-exercise guru,...
Gymnastics Workout
Chris has been a competitive gymnast, diver, baseball player, CrossFitter, and Olympic weightlifter. He did competitive gymnastics for over ten years, during which he also started...
Guest Contributor
  Chris Mello is the CMO (Chief Motivating Officer) and Coach at CrossFit 818.   Chris was founder and co-owner/coach of CrossFit Sioux Falls in South Dakota. Chris...
Guest Contributor
Chris Slone is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. His love for training was built in elementary school, when his dad brought home a weight set for him...
Guest Contributor - Kids Fitness
Christian Marchegiani is a strength and conditioning coach with a degree in exercise and sports science. He currently works with the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League...
Guest Contributor - Endurance Sports
Christine Dahl is an American expat living in The Netherlands, where she practices international law. She is the mother to two teenage sons and has been married for 27 years. For...
Guest Contributor
Cindy Johnson is a freelance writer with a passion for healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. Check out Cindy's blog for recaps from the Dr. Oz show. When she’s not...
Guest Contributor
Clint Nielsen, a born and bred Aussie, has been in the fitness game for over ten years now. Starting as a "slightly" overweight teenager, he's tried more supplements...
Guest Contributor
Conor Doherty has been an elementary teacher for seven years. In 2004 he graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and in 2005 with a Bachelor of Education degree....
Guest Contributor
Conrad Stalheim, DC, CSCS is the owner of Iowa Chiropractic and Performance Center. His practice consists of treating a variety of patients for acute and chronic pain due to...
Guest Contributor
Craig Hysell is the founder and owner of Conviction Training Facility (CTF) in the beautiful resort town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He has taught thousands of people...
Guest Contributor
Curt is the founder of Stayfit Central, a website which features reviews, guides, and other information to help people buy the right nutritional supplements and fitness products...
Featured Coach
Dan John has been teaching and coaching for well over thirty years. He is the former Strength Coach and Head Track and Field Coach at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper,...
Guest Contributor
Dan Vinson is the president and co-founder of The Wild Gym Company, LLC. The company is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for their product - monkii bars.   He holds a...
Contributor - Vegan CrossFitter
Danette “Dizzle” Rivera, from Santa Monica, CA, was once a salsa dancer, an ocean swimmer, a street baller. She can still beat the neighborhood in HORSE because her...
Sport Specific Workout - Rugby, Rowing
Daniel Lonsdale first started coaching during his early years at University, where he coached rugby union at a number of primary and secondary schools. He soon progressed to...
Guest Contributor
Daniel Payseur, is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator of the United States Performance center in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, he develops athletes of all backgrounds,...
Guest Contributor
Danielle Harlan is the founder of Rules For Alphas, an organization devoted to helping leaders and entrepreneurs be exceptional and maximize their impact on the world - while also...
Guest Contributor
Danielle West was born in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. She has lived in forts in the woods, cardboard boxes on the streets of Toronto, gym sofas in Singapore, fancy high-...
Guest Contributor - Physical Therapy
Danny Matta is a coach, physical therapist, and educator. He is the founder of Athletes’ Potential, a physical therapy and human performance practice specializing in working...
Guest Contributor
Danny Takacs is a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a degree in Health Education: Exercise and Fitness from the University of...
Guest Contributor
Darian Primeau is a nineteen-year-old blue belt from Ribeiro Jiu-jitsu Association of Plymouth under Elihu Ledesma, a Saulo Ribeiro black belt. Darian started jiu-jitsu as a child...
Featured Coach
Darryl Edwards, founder of Fitness Explorer Training & Nutrition based in London, England is a blogger, international speaker, and author of Paleo Fitness: Primal Training and...
Contributor
Dave was not born with natural athletic ability. Everything he has achieved has come from hard grinding work.   His love of physical training has led him to participate in...
Featured Coach
Committed to spreading a message of strength and redefining impossible, Iron Tamer Dave Whitley is StrongFirst Master instructor and performing strongman based in Nashville,...
Guest Contributor
Cape Town-based British expat and Strength and Conditioning coach David Cross, with his passion for strength, nutrition and transforming lives, devotes his time to the physical...
Guest Contributor
David Osorio comes to the CrossFit community with over ten years of coaching experience ranging from physical therapy clinics to competitive speed schools. David holds a B.S. in...
Guest Contributor
Having been involved in several areas of athletic development, David Potach is uniquely qualified as a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapy Specialist and Certified Strength...
Guest Contributor
Denis Faye been a professional journalist for twenty years, writing for Surfer, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, Outside, Wired, Men's Health,...
Guest Contributor - Vegan Bodybuilder
Derek Tresize is a competitive vegan bodybuilder residing in Richmond, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology, is a personal trainer through the American Council on...
Guest Contributor
Devin Harper is a writer for House of Pain Ironwear, CrossFit fanatic, and nutrition convert. He's an avid mountain biker during the summer and gym rat in the winter. He...
Kettlebell Workout
Originally from San Paulo Brazil, Dini now resides in Ventura, California. Dini's desire to live a healthy, active lifestyle motivated her to become a certified kettlebell...
Guest Contributor - Olympic Weightlifting
Don coaches weightlifting at Waxman's Gym, in addition to being a member of the gym's competitive weightlifting team. He is also the founder and coach of DEUCE Gym’s...
Contributor - Powerlifting and Mobility
Donnie Thompson works for Progressive Sports Physical Therapy in West Columbia, South Carolina. He is the Strength and Mobility Director for the 22 clinics statewide. He insures...
Contributor - Health and Fitness News, Reviews
Having grown up at the foot of a forest covered mountain in rural Vermont, Doug was active from a very young age. Hiking, running, and climbing were a part of everyday life in the...
MMA/BJJ Workout
Having grown up at the foot of a forest covered mountain in rural Vermont, Doug was active from a very young age. Hiking, running, and climbing were a part of everyday life in the...
Guest Contributor
Doug Fioranelli is the owner of Rise Above Performance Training where he uses personal progressive programming to increase his athlete’s performance and reduces their risk...
Guest Contributor
Dr. Dozie Onunkwo is an independent nutritional consultant, writer, and entrepreneur. Since attaining his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Purdue University in December 2010,...
Guest Contributor - Olympic Weightlifting
Drew Dillon as an athlete, is a state record holder and so far has finished as high as fourth in the United States at Nationals as an 85kg lifter.   As a weightlifting coach...
Contributor - Gymnastics
Dusty is the co-owner and head gymnastics coach of DogTown CrossFit in Culver City, California. By the age of seven, he had started an active athletic regimen that has continued...
Contributor - Rowing Workouts
Ellen Tomek and Meghan O’Leary are currently training and competing as members of the United States National Rowing Team in the women’s double sculls event. They began...
Guest Contributor
Eric Bach, CSCS and PN1, is a sought after trainer in Denver, Colorado. Eric has a BS in kinesiology, with an emphasis in sports performance and coaches at the renowned Steadman...
Guest Contributor
Eric Chessen, M.S., is the founder of Autism Fitness and co-founder of Fitness Anchor, and an amateur Olympic lifter for Team Titan New York. He is the creator of the PAC Profile...
Guest Contributor
Erica Saint Clair found her way to CrossFit while obtaining her PhD in physics. On a whim one night she created a journal to help members at her gym track their progress. It was a...
Guest Contributor
Erika is a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, and fitness writer. She holds certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), TRX Suspension Training Systems,...
Featured Coach
Born in the French countryside, Erwan Le Corre's youth was filled with outdoor activities. This was the gym where Erwan learned physical fitness through running, climbing,...
Guest Contributor
I have, apparently, been laboring under a great misapprehension. I thought my stay here was intended as only a temporary post. But the sad, calamitous truth is that I am still...
Featured Coach
Eva T. is a two-time Olympian in Alpine Skiing (Albertville and Lillehammer ) and a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team. She has won six National Championships, won a world...
Guest Contributor
Flavia Del Monte is a registered nurse, certified physical trainer, certified nutritionist, and fitness model. Having always been into sports such as soccer and running, she...
Contributor - Fitness for Kids and Teens
Fred Fornicola, B.A., is the owner of Fit By Fred in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Fred is a fitness professional, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, fitness consultant...
Guest Contributor
Gene is the founder of Flow Athletics, an NYU wrestling coach, and a BJJ blue belt. When not training, he writes for the Flow Athletics blog. If you want to get better at getting...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition, Supplementation
Geoff Howard is the founder of one of the United Kingdom's largest sports supplement retailers, Mutant Nutrition. He’s also the founder of Protalean Nutrition, and has...
Guest Contributor - Law Enforcement Training
George Vrotsos is a law enforcement officer and fitness enthusiast. George graduated from the police academy in 2006 in excellent shape and started working in law enforcement...
Guest Contributor
Gil Blander is a scientist with a PhD in biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, who did postgraduate research on aging at MIT. An expert in nutrition, biomarker analytics...
Featured Coach
Author of one of the best books on Olympic weightlifting, Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches, Greg Everett found the sport as an adult, but didn...
Guest Contributor - Strength Training
Greg is a strength coach finishing a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. He's a competitive powerlifter with several all-time, drug-free records in the 220 and 242 weight...
Contributor - Swimming, CrossFit
Since returning to swimming in 2010 after an 8 year retirement, Hannah Caldas has claimed FINA masters world records in 3 different relays and USMS National Records in the 50m...
Frogman Workout
Since returning to swimming in 2010 after an 8 year retirement, Hannah Caldas has claimed FINA masters world records in 3 different relays and USMS National Records in the 50m...
Contributor - Cycling, Olympic Weightlifting
Harvey Newton, the 1984 USA Olympic coach for weightlifting, was an active road and track cyclist for over twenty years in Florida and Colorado. From 1982 through1992, he served...
Guest Contributor
Hayden hasbeen fascinated by science since he was a toddler playing in his backyard. His steadfast interest in wildlife and ecology as a child and teenager expanded to encompass...
Guest Contributor - Athlete's Table
Hayley and Bill are the dynamic cooking duo behind Primal Palate. Their lifelong passion for food and cooking has led them to write an internationally recognized blog, three...
Guest Contributor
Heidi "chocolate puma" George grew up in Ohio, but really found her roots when she moved out to Northern California and adopted the "not-so" hippie lifestyle...
Contributor
When Helena was seven years old, she already demonstrated the inherent stubbornness and drive for continual self-improvement that would help her throughout the rest of her years....
Guest Contributor
Ian King was born and raised on an island in the Pacific. It was there he developed a passion for sport. For the bulk of his adult life, Ian has been committed improving the...
Athlete Journal - CrossFit Athlete
Ingrid Kantola studied Sociology at UCLA and was an All-American pole vaulter. After graduating in 2008, she made her way through local 5k’s, and old strength training...
Guest Contributor
Jack Wilson is a health and fitness writer, a lifestyle fitness instructor on Udem, and an ACE Certified personal trainer in Los Angeles, California. His specialties are foam...
Contributor - Swimming Workouts
Jake Shoemaker has been involved in athletics his entire life. Growing up as the youngest of four, Jake played every sport imaginable, but eventually gravitated toward...
Contributor - Business
Tech geek, avid fitness fan and lover of the outdoors, James can often be found deep in the backcountry of the Alps in search of that perfect powder trail on his snowboard....
Guest Contributor - CrossFit and Surfing
James Buchanan owns and coaches at CrossFit Edinburgh. He started coaching at a beachside gym over twenty years ago whilst competing at a high level in triathlons. A knee injury...
Guest Contributor - Strength and Conditioning
James Cerbie is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Precision Nutrition, USA Weightlifting, and CrossFit. He has worked with athletes from the middle...
Featured Coach
James Fitzgerald is the owner and director of training at OPEX Fitness (formerly OPT), which recently relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona from Calgary, Alberta. The new research and...
Guest Contributor
James Garland is a strength and conditioning coach, pseudo-writer, fitness entrepreneur, blogger, and lover of all-day breakfasts, as well as a terrible poker player. His love of...
Guest Contributor
James Heathers is a research scientist and PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. He also writes compulsively, most of which is archived at www.jamesheathers.com. In his spare...
Athlete Journal - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
James Kearns is a Brazilian jiu jitsu competitor and former United States Marine who began training martial arts in 2005. Starting in Taekwondo and boxing in his hometown of...
A fitness enthusiast, Jane is a freelance writer and PR consultant, and writes with knowledge and experience about today’s fitness issues, particularly how they affect the...
Contributor - Running
Jannine is an RRCA-certified women’s running coach, living in Okinawa, Japan. Originally from New Zealand, Jannine moved to Okinawa in 2000 to initially teach English, but...
Guest Contributor
Jarell Lindsey is an avid physical culturist, and owner of Lean Functional Muscle, a physical training blog. He focuses on fitness, diet, mental health, interviews with fitness...
Guest Contributor - Physical Therapy
Jason Burtchell is a physical therapist with fifteen years of experience, and he practices in a hospital-based outpatient clinic in central Maine. He is a certified MDT...
Contributor - Biomechanics
Jason was born and lives on the south coast of England. Following a five-year stint with the finest regiment in the British Army (1st Battalion Coldstream Guards), Jason dabbled...
Guest Contributor
Jason Maxwell, of J Max Fitness, is a Certified Personal Trainer under the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a certified FMS practitioner. Helping people lose...
Guest Contributor
JC Deen has been called the fitness consumers advocate, and it's for good reason. For the last three years, he's built up his backlog of No-BS articles on his site JCD...
Contributor - Adolescent Fitness & Sports
Originally hailing from New York, Jeanne Goodes is a recent transplant to the beautiful state of Wisconsin. As the strength and conditioning coach for Homerun Sports and Fitness,...
Contributor - Health and Fitness News
Jeff Barnett is a CrossFit affiliate owner, mechanical engineer, and former Marine. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He holds specialty certifications as a...
Triathlon Workout
Jeff Kline has been coaching runners and triathletes since 1999. At the end of his competitive running and triathlon career, he knew there was only one direction to take his life...
Contributor - Corrective Exercise and Outdoor Fitness
Jeff Kuhland is a fitness professional who is living the dream. He is the owner and author of Athletic Human. He also works as a Certification Team Instructor for MovNat, and...
Featured Coach
Jeff Martone has been working with kettlebells since before they even existed in the United States. In fact, he made his first kettlebell himself using his blacksmithing skills. A...
Contributor - Nutrition
Jeff Taraday is a reformed junk food addict and barbecue junkie who discovered the power of a whole foods, plant-based diet in in 2010. Prior to his dietary change, he was thirty...
Featured Coach
Jeff Tucker grew up a football player in Texas. He also rode broncos and played baseball. In middle school he discovered gymnastics and thought his path was set, but a dune buggy...
Guest Contributor
Born and raised in Montana, Jen has always enjoyed an active, outdoor lifestyle. She earned a degree in Exercise Science from Montana State University and is currently a certified...
Featured Coach
  Jenna Torres Throughout high school, Jenna Torres heard the term “big boned” to describe her all too often. Although she was an athlete, she was overweight...
Guest Contributor
Jennifer Bayliss, MSEd, ATC, CSCS, Manager of Fitness for Everyday Health Calorie Counter, has sixteen years of experience as a certified athletic trainer and certified strength...
Guest Contributor
Jennifer Higgins is an owner of CrossFit Works in Tucson, Arizona and the Director of Barebones Barbell Club of Tucson. She has been coaching CrossFit for nearly five years. Her...
Guest Contributor
Jeremey DuVall is a fitness writer and personal trainer based out of Boulder, Colorado. His works have been featured in Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, Greatist, and...
Guest Contributor - Kids Fitness
Jeremy Frisch is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Massachusetts. He also serves Director of Athletic Development at the New England Sports Center...
Guest Contributor
Jeremy Scott - creator of jeremyscottfitness.com and Prolab sponsored athlete – is a lifelong fitness junkie who earned his B.A. Degree Cum Laude from Waldorf College,...
Guest Contributor
Jeremy Striffler is a market analyst for Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq and a member of their retail advisory practice based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He provides consulting...
Guest Contributor
Jerred Moon is a CrossFit addict, wanna-be adrenaline junkie, heavy lifter, loving husband, and proud father. He is the founder of End of Three Fitness and End of Three Fit a...
Guest Contributor
As a trainer and lifter himself, Jesse loves to teach the craft of strength training and easy fitness to students, weekend warriors, and enthusiasts. He is also the founder of The...
Contributor - Creative Movement & Beginner Workouts
Jessica is a lifelong athlete. Her truest passions are movement and creativity. She is currently studying under Suhaila Salimpour and is a member of her internationally-acclaimed...
Guest Contributor - Running
Jil Kerkman has a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Illinois State University and is a certified personal trainer through ACE fitness. Running track competitively from...
Sports Specific Workouts - Golf
Dr. Jimmy Yuan is chiropractic physician who practices at Warrior Restoration in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the...
Featured Coach
Joel Jamieson is widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength and conditioning for combat sports, having trained many of the sports best athletes...
Contributor - Fitness for Military and First Responders
John Annillo has worked everywhere from the corporate gym in NYC to the Strength and Conditioning Department at Ohio State University. He's been featured in all of the major...
Guest Contributor - Business
John Burch has a degree from the prestigious school of Knocked-down-but-got-back-up-swinging University. After starting a business at the age of twenty and quickly realizing he...
Featured Coach
John Farr has recently completed his tenure at UCLA after 5 years on staff as a strength and conditioning coach with UCLA Athletics. Farr was directly responsible for the strength...
Featured Coach
John Hackleman began training in martial arts at the age of 9 and began his fighting career at the age of 14. An accomplished professional boxer and kickboxer, known as "The...
Guest Contributor
John Mallon is approaching the age of fifty in better shape than he was at thiry. He works in sales and travels a good deal throughout the West Coast. John is unfortunately...
Guest Contributor
John Rusin is strength and conditioning coach specializing in sports performance physical therapy and rehabilitation. John’s single-minded goal is to gap the ever-...
Guest Contributor
John is a serious nerd. The kind of person who just can’t rest until he finds the answer to his question. He’s also the kind of nerd to likes working out so much he...
Featured Coach
The exploits of World Record-holding strongman Jon Bruney have been immortalized in Ripley's Believe it or Not and shown nationwide on NBC's The Today Show. Thousands of...
Featured Coach - Master RKC
Jon Engum is an enthusiastic, motivating, and inspiring instructor. The energy he transfers onto his students encourages self-belief while instilling the importance of positive...
Guest Contributor
Jonathan Goodman was a personal trainer in Toronto. Since writing his first book and starting his first blog he got dragged deeper down the Internet marketing rabbit hole....
Contributor - Health, Wellness, and Yoga
Jon Kolaska is a Registered Yoga Teacher and licensed Acupuncture Physician. He incorporates his passion for fitness with his knowledge of health and wellness in order to help...
Guest Contributor
Holding more than 25 U.S. patents, inventing the marque feature in Microsoft Office 2010, starting two successful companies and the non-profit nutrition education effort Slim Is...
Guest Contributor
Jonathan FitzGordon is a yoga teacher and the creator and founder of Core Walking, a program designed to teach a natural walking technique that has been highly successful in...
Guest Contributor
Jonathan Precel is a personal trainer who has tried it all. From throwing up after completing a sub-four-minute Fran during his CrossFit days to working through periodized...
Contributor - Martial Arts
Raised in the beachside town of Ventura, Calfornia, Jonathan Puu began his muay Thai training as an eighteen-year-old with a clean slate and no previous martial arts experience....
Guest Contributor
From an early age Josh Bunch ventured into fitness, eventually finding his way to personal training and nutrition. For years Bunch dabbled in competitive bodybuilding personally,...
Guest Contributor - Sandbag Training, Senior RKC
Josh Henkin is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with twenty years of experience in the fitness and sports performance industry. He began his sporting career in...
Guest Contributor
Josh has been a lifelong athlete and has worked for over a decade as a professional in the fitness and sports rehab industry. After graduating from Linfield College with a...
Contributor - Health and Fitness News
Joshua began lifting in high school, but really doesn’t consider his effective training to have begun until the last few years. Joshua was always very strong for his...
Contributor - Yoga
Julie first discovered yoga and meditation as a teenager, using it to enhance sports performance. These tools helped Julie perform at the collegiate level, earning All-American...
Athlete Journal - Endurance Athlete
Julie Warren is a small town girl who dares to dream big. Coming from a Midwest farming community, she declared at age ten to her parents that she would earn a college basketball...
Guest Contributor
Justin Grinnell is the Owner of State of Fitness in East Lansing, Michigan. State of Fitness opened up just five years ago and is already one of the leading training facilities in...
Guest Contributor
Kadya was born and raised in Bethesda, Maryland. Growing up, she was surrounded by male siblings and cousins, and was constantly playing pick-up soccer games, basketball, and...
Guest Contributor
Katelyn DeVarennes grew up in Minnesota and for the past four years has been attending West Texas A&M University pursuing her degree in biology. She doesn’t refer to...
Contributor - Health and Fitness News
Katherine Derbyshire combines her training as an engineer with her vocation as a writer to explain scientific and technological issues for non-specialist audiences. A fulltime...
Contributor - Strength and Conditioning
Katie Chasey is the founder/head trainer for the RXBound training team and serves as a coach, programmer, and instructor. Katie specializes in Olympic lifting, the Russian...
Guest Contributor
Katie's goal is to provide her family with the healthiest foods and lifestyle possible and help you do the same. Her pursuit of health for her own family has led her to some...
Guest Contributor - Biomechanics
A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy Bowman, M.S. has earned an international reputation for achieving unprecedented results in reducing pain, increasing...
Guest Contributor
At age fifteen, Texan Keith Norris was already involved in one of the premier fitness and weight training scenes in the country - Powerhouse Gym, a legendary bodybuilding,...
Guest Contributor - Registered Dietitian
Kelly is a registered dietitian who works for a prominent fitness and nutrition company in Santa Monica. She is currently working on her credentials to become a Board Certified...
Guest Contributor - Martial Arts
Kendall Giles is an author, engineer, teacher, and researcher. He has worked in a variety of fields and industries, including medical imaging, defense intelligence, and...
Featured Coach
For over twenty five years, Kevin Kearns has been professionally involved in the fitness industry. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he was trained...
Guest Contributor
Khaled Allen is a MovNat Level 2 Certified Trainer with the Combatives Speciality. Khaled’s passions include exploring the outdoors up close and personal and writing to...
Guest Contributor
Krista Scott-Dixon finished her PhD in 2002. She taught at York University and did a brief stint in public health, publishing three books along the way. She escaped academia...
Guest Contributor
Kyle Arsenault, CSCS, is a strength and conditioning coach and human performance specialist, author and former intern of the renown Cressey Performance. Now working with Momentum...
Guest Contributor
Kyle Hunt is the owner of Hunt Fitness, a highly sought after online strength and conditioning and nutritional consulting business. He specializes in custom nutrition and workout...
Guest Contributor
Kyle Williams is an Australian adventurer, fitness and nutrition coach, and motivational writer. A former Australian Army medic and physical trainer, Kyle has twenty years...
Guest Contributor
Lacy Shannon, of Washington D.C., is a CrossFitter by morning and a professional number cruncher by day. She never envisioned she would trade her running shoes and the sidewalks...
Contributor - Firefighter Workouts
Lars became interested in fitness at an early age. Growing up with three older brothers who always wanted to play sports and challenge each other, he developed a strong desire to...
Guest Contributor - Recipes & Nutrition
When Laura started college, she began to fall into bad habits of constantly refilling her Coke at the soda machines and eating the corn dogs, macaroni, and ramen that seem to be...
Contributor - Physical Therapy
For years, Lauren Beasley, MS, PT, OCS, NKT worked in high-volume clinics where traditional care met the needs of her patients - until her first CrossFit athlete sought her help,...
Guest Contributor - Kettlebells
Lauren Brooks is the owner of On The Edge Fitness and BuggyBellz and is the creator of the highly acclaimed  three-volume DVD series, The Ultimate Body Sculpt and...
Guest Contributor
Dr. Levi Harrison earned his medical degree at the University of California at Davis, School of Medicine and completed fellowship at the internationally renowned Indiana Hand...
Featured Coach
Liam “Taku” Bauer is the co-founder of HybridFitness.tv. “Truth, Not Trend” is the slogan for Hybrid Fitness and Taku takes a thoughtful and scientific...
Guest Contributor - Chiropractic, Pregnancy Fitness
Lindsey Mathews is a chiropractor who specializes in the biomechanics of the body and balancing the musculoskeletal system. She focuses on women’s health, perinatal...
Guest Contributor - Chiropractic
Dr. Linsay Way is a Doctor of Chiropractic at Wellness Way Chiropractic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recognized for her work training and treating Milwaukee-area gymnasts, she strives...
Contributor - Coaching, Baseball, and Reviews
As a catcher with the University of San Diego and the San Diego Padres, Logan saw training simply as support for his athletic endeavors. Now, however, he enjoys its more universal...
Guest Contributor - MovNat
Lori Crock is founder and owner of MovNat Ohio, the first MovNat affiliate gym in the world, located in Dublin, Ohio. She is MovNat Level II certified, RKC, FMS-certified, and TRX...
Guest Contributor - Endurance Sports
Lucy Smith is a professional athlete, coach, and writer. She is a 19-time Canadian Champion, 2-time World Championship Silver Medalist, and was internationally ranked in triathlon...
Guest Contributor
Madelyn Moon is a Holistic Health Coach, specializing in nutrition, fitness, and body image. She has spent the last several years training for fitness competitions and modeling...
Contributor - Yoga
Mahala was exposed to yoga in the early years through her mother. She began her own journey as a yoga instructor with the 200-hour teacher training at Three Sisters Yoga in New...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition
Born and raised in Minnesota, Maria’s love of health and wellness was discovered when she moved to Colorado in 2000. That fall, she became a certified personal trainer. In...
Guest Contributor
Mariah Heller is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 coach, TRX instructor, second-degree black belt, and professional singer with a bachelors degree in dance...
Guest Contributor
An exercise enthusiast from way back, Marisa first got into personal fitness training in Perth, Australia back in 2001, after becoming qualified at the Australian Institute of...
Featured Coach
 Known to some as "Smelly" because of his brother's documentary, Bigger, Stronger, Faster, Mark Bell is the owner of Super Training Gym in Sacramento, CA. He is...
Guest Contributor
Mark is a trainer and creator of the free Targeted Hypertrophy Training. Join his community of over 60,000 readers who are making gains like never before at absolutely no cost....
Guest Contributor
Matt Albrizio is the Vice President of Sales at Forever Fierce. Matt is passionate about working along side other small businesses. His focus is working with CrossFit owners to...
Guest Contributor
Seven years ago Matt’s first daughter was born and he realized quickly that 6’4” and 160lbs was not going to be sufficient to keep his little girl’s future...
Guest Contributor
Matt Palfrey is a strength and conditioning coach, health and fitness consultant, and the founder of the Sandbag Fitness blog. He believes training should be simple but effective...
Guest Contributor
Matt Riemann is an author, educator, and leading expert in personalized health and the prevention of chronic pain. He holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in...
Contributor - Tech Reviews
Mauricio Balvanera is the producer and editor of AppJudgment over at Revision3.com/appjudgment. He completed his first marathon in October of 2011 and is his first triathlon...
Guest Contributor
Born in Monza, Italy, Maurizio began the sport of judo at the age of seven, and went on to become a national athlete for the National Judo Federation. He competed as an athlete...
Contributor
Megan ventured into her first CrossFit box in 2011, and it was love at first sight. Having played every sport on offer as a child and teenager, the variety and challenge of...
Guest Contributor
Melissa Joulwan is the author of the popular paleo recipe and lifestyle blog The Clothes Make The Girl and the cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. After a...
Guest Contributor
At 5’0” and 100lbs of vegan fury, Melody Schoenfeld is a certified, highly educated personal trainer with almost 20 years of training experience in many different...
Guest Contributor
Michael began writing and studying nutrition at or about the age of seven. He wrote and read his first poem to his second grade class and it was not well received. His mother read...
Guest Contributor - Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit, Strength Training
Michael Rutherford (a.k.a. Coach Rut) has over a quarter century of fitness coaching experience. His experiences include working with competitors from the ranks of international,...
Athlete Journal - CrossFit Athlete
Michael Winchester was born and raised in Houston, Texas - though now he calls beautiful Austin, Texas home. He was recruited to Stetson University out of high school where he...
Guest Contributor
Michael Zweifel is the owner and head of Sports Performance at Building Better Athletes, a premiere 3,000-square-foot sports and fitness training facility in Dubuque, Iowa. He is...
Contributor - Cycling, CrossFit, and Fitness News
Michelle Baumann first learned the value of having an inspirational coach in high school as a member of the Los Gatos Rowing Club. Her coach taught her that success comes with...
Guest Contributor - Baseball
Mickey Brueckner is the owner and director of training at the ANNEX Sports Performance Center, a sports performance and CrossFit facility located in Chatham, New Jersey.  ...
Guest Contributor - Fitness and Travel
Mike Choi blogs at the Fit World Traveler about his travel adventures, sports, fitness. He’s been into the CrossFit scene for about the last two years and loves the results...
Featured Coach - Kettlebells
Mike trains whole-body fitness skills with the focus on functional training, specializing in kettlebells, Indian clubs, the mace, sledgehammer training, suspension training,...
Featured Coach
Author of Live Life Aggressively, Kettlebell Instructor, and hormone optimization researcher. Since the age of sixteen Mike Mahler has been pursuing a life of fitness and passion...
Contributor - BJJ & MMA Workouts
Growing up as a child who struggled with weight issues and overeating, and then as an athlete who was constantly pushing himself to reach new levels both on the field and in the...
Guest Contributor
Mike is a personal trainer and diet coach, based in Southampton, England. He qualified as a level 3 trainer with Premier Global in 2008, and achieved Dr. John Berardi's...
Guest Contributor
Mike, a graduate of Occidental College, spent three years playing for the SCIAC Champion Tigers, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in 2005. In the summer of 2005, Mike...
Guest Contributor
Mims Boyce is a physical therapist by day and a pursuer of all things difficult and challenging by night. Always a competitive athlete as a child and young adult, Mims graduated...
Contributor - Triathlon Workouts
Mischele Stevens has been helping beginners fulfill their dreams of completing a triathlon for the past decade. A former Ironman athlete, Mischele has coached athletes to the...
Guest Contributor
Mitch Calvert, a born and raised Canadian, has been a fitness buff for eight years. His life came to a crossroads as an overweight teenager, and luckily for him he took the...
Guest Contributor - Women's Fitness
Molly Galbraith is a certified strength and conditioning coach and co-founder of Girls Gone Strong, a website dedicated to providing women with the best nutrition, training,...
Athlete Journal - Marathon Runner
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Narisa is a wife and mother of three living in Westchester, New York. A keen runner for almost thirty years, she still remembers her first...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition
As a recent graduate of Baylor University’s Nutrition Sciences program, Natalie is pursuing a career in nutrition and dietetics for two reasons. First, her overall goal in...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition
Nate Miyaki is a fitness author, athlete, and coach. He has run a private personal training and nutrition consulting practice for the past twelve years, working with a wide...
Guest Contributor - Bodyweight Exercise
Neil Bednar began martial arts training in 1990 while in college, and has earned a fourth degree black belt in Aikido, a first degree black belt in Okinawan Uechi-Ryu Karate, a...
Featured Coach
Nia Shanks is a personal trainer dedicated to showing women how to build a better body and be even more awesome, the sane and simple way, without resorting to dieting, OCD...
Athlete's Table
Nichole Rheiner is a full time surgical RN to a progressive women's health physician, a mother of seven children, a paleo blogger at CaveMomma, a life coach, and speaker....
Contributor - Olympic Weightlifting, Sports Psychology
Nick Horton is not your average Olympic Weightlifting coach. He's been practicing Zen meditation for over a decade and applies the lessons he's learned to both his...
Featured Coach, Guest Contributor
Nick Tumminello is known as the “Trainer of Trainers.” He’s the owner of Performance University, which provides hybrid fitness training for...
Muay Thai, Boxing, Kettlebells
Orion Lee is a martial artist with two decades of experience. Beginning training in the martial arts at eight years old, Orion from an early age held a passion for fitness and...
Featured Coach - Gymnastics
Pamela discovered gymnastics by happenstance. She was six years old and loved playing around the empty living room in her house. Her mom saw her doing splits and signed her up for...
Featured Coach - Kettlebells
Pat Flynn is a fitness minimalist and believes any exercise program will improve in direct ratio to the number of things you can leave out of it that shouldn’t be there....
Sport Specific Workout - Tennis
Paul Pisani is originally from upstate New York where he attended Binghamton University and Santa Barbara Junior College.  His formative tennis and cycling years were spent...
Featured Coach
While we normally interview our featured coaches, that was not possible with Paul Wade. In fact, Paul Wade does not do interviews and does not allow photographs of himself. Why?...
Contributor - Registered Dietitian
Peter Curcio is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He wears many hats in his professional life, as resident sports dietitian for Portland...
Athlete Journal - CrossFit Athlete
Peter Egyed started CrossFit Jan 2007 while studying physics in college. He started at the suggestion of a physiology professor and trained on his own. For two years he would...
Contributor - Sport Specific Workouts
Phil Tognetti works with athletes of all sports and ages as a a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). He works to increase the strength, speed, agility, power,...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition
Phil Tucker is a novelist and freelance writer who is currently based in Western Massachusetts. Of Brazilian British descent, he grew up in various countries throughout South...
Guest Contributor
Reggie Johal is the founder of Europe’s leader in sports nutrition, Predator Nutrition, and owes much of his extensive strength and fitness knowledge to his former career as...
Contributor - Olympic Weightlifting
Rich Kite is a British weightlifting coach, Greenwood Weightlifting coach, strength and conditioning coach, and the director of the website UK Olympic Weightlifting (UKOW). As an...
Guest Contributor
Rich Thomas grew up as one of the little guys. Still a very athletic individual, he played and excelled at many sports growing up. Soccer, track and field, football and basketball...
Featured Coach - Running
Rich Airey is a running and strength coach hailing from the Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Rich got his start as a runner at the age of five, running his first five-mile race. As a...
Guest Contributor
Richard aka Ham is known as a survivor and a stubborn bastard. Everyone who lifts to get better has to start from a point of weakness and spend years building themselves up to...
Guest Contributor - Kids Fitness
Rick Howard is currently working on his doctorate degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, earned his masters degree in education from Wilmington (DE) University...
Guest Contributor
Robert "Maximus" MacDonald is the General Manager and Training Director at Gym Jones which is an elite strength and conditioning facility in Salt Lake City, Utah....
Contributor - Strength and Conditioning, Injury Prevention and Rehab
Robert was something of an odd child. Not particularly athletically gifted, he instead spent most of his time reading comics and watching martial arts movies. Slowly but surely,...
Featured Coach
Roger Harrell has over 20 years of gymnastics experience and over 15 years of coaching experience. He was the captain of the UC Davis gymnastics team for two years and is the Co-...
Guest Contributor - Endurance Sports
Ruggero Loda founded Running Shoes Guru in 2009, while on a break from his career in sport companies such as Nike and Reebok/Adidas. A passionate runner and triathlete, Ruggero...
Athlete Journal - CrossFit Athlete
Ruth is a 28-year-old New Zealand representative CrossFit Athlete. She has represented the Australasia region at the World Reebok CrossFit Games in both 2011and 2012 (placing 31st...
Guest Contributor
Ryan Hurst is one of the founders of Gold Medal Bodies, a fitness company dedicated to helping people get stronger and move better for their daily lives. He practiced for ten...
Guest Contributor
Ryan Kish has been working with athletes in the strength and conditioning aspect for two years. He played football at Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, where he started...
Guest Contributor
Ryan McRae currently works in Afghanistan and runs the website Surviving College Book. He has written a book: A Quick and Easy Parent’s Guide to College that you can find...
Featured Coach
Sabina Skala hails from Poland and is a certified and highly experienced Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sports Massage Therapist. Sabina has trained under numerous worlds top...
Featured Coach
Sally Moss is the most influential female strength coach in the United Kingdom, with a global reputation as a champion of women’s lifting. In 2012, she was named one of the...
Guest Contributor
Sarah Anne Stewart brings her down-to-earth wellness wisdom all the way from the Midwest. When her father cured cancer with alternative medicine, the experience sparked a...
Guest Contributor
From age 8 through 18, Sarah struggled with her weight in some way or another and had the curse of curves before it was attractive and twigs were still a catch. Growing up in...
Contributor - Recipes
Savannah Wishart is a commercial photographer specializing in primal arts: paleo food photography, yoga photography and CrossFit photography. While studying the art, science and...
Guest Contributor
Scott Abramouski is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise Science. He also holds specializations in Health...
Guest Contributor
Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS, CISSN, SFGII, CK-FMS, PN-L1 has a long history in the field of health and fitness with nearly thirty years of experience. He has an extensive background...
Guest Contributor
Sean Manseau, CSCS, is founder of Pioneer Valley CrossFit in Hadley, Massachusetts. He has been training CrossFit since 2005, and by his best calculations, has taught a little...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition
Sean, a Pittsburgh native, has spent his adult life involved in a healthy lifestyle. While attending Northwood University on a golf scholarship he began to study sports...
Featured Coach
Sean Waxman comes from a family three generations deep of national and world level athletes. Adept at football, baseball, and track, it was in college that Sean truly fell in love...
Guest Contributor
Shannon Joyce Neal is a freelance writer who lives in Centerville, Ohio with her husband and two children. She started CrossFit three years ago at Centerville CrossFit. To learn...
Guest Contributor - Military Fitness
A member of the Canadian Forces for nine years, Shawn was born and raised in a small town in Ontario called Brockville. He left for the Forces in 2003 and was stationed in Alberta...
Guest Contributor
Shawn Gerber is a nerd-in-disguise who fell in love with fitness and health early in his life and never looked back. He is the founder and head coach of Rare Air Fitness and...
Guest Contributor
Shawn Mozen is the owner of Agatsu, Inc. - the company that first introduced kettlebell training in Canada. Agatsu has thousands of trainers in countries around the world who...
Guest Contributor - CrossFit and Bodybuilding
Shayna grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was raised by her awesome single father. She moved south as a young adult and now resides near Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Shayna is...
Guest Contributor
Spencer Nadolsky is the current Director of the website Examine and a practicing physician in Virginia. He is currently working on his board certifications in family medicine,...
Guest Contributor
From an early age Stefan Gehrig has had a keen interest in all manner of sports, with a particular focus on health and fitness. While growing up, Stefan competed in a number of...
Contributor - Recipes
Steph Gaudreau combines twelve years of science teaching experience, a certificate in holistic nutrition, and an unabashed love of tasty paleo food on her blog, Stupid Easy Paleo...
Guest Contributor - Running
Stephanie Case, 29, is an avid ultrarunner who discovered her love of the sport from her very first race…and has not taken her running shoes off since! In February 2008,...
Guest Contributor - Registered Dietitian
Stephanie Greunke is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer, and Whole Health Educator® specializing in paleo nutrition, fitness, and holistic wellness. Her...
Contributor
Dr. Steve Gangemi is a chiropractic physician in his seventeenth year of practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He specializes in holistic therapies for patients dealing with a...
Guest Contributor
Summer Innanen is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner through the Institute of Holistic Nutrition and a Body Image Coach, specializing in emotional eating issues. She’s a...
Guest Contributor
Tami Bellon is a certified personal trainer and nutritional consultant, and has twenty years experience in the gym. She has been a personal trainer, nutritional consultant, and...
Guest Contributor
Tanner Martty is a strength, nutrition, and body transformation coach in Santa Monica, California. He works with clients at his gym in Santa Monica or at one of the beautiful...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition
Tara Goodyear is a poet, playwright, writer, photographer, and account manager at Barlean’s Organic Oils. She has published both poems and plays in various literary journals...
Contributor - Business
Teddy is a lawyer, software engineer, and serial entrepreneur who has bloodied his knuckles in a wide variety of industries including healthcare technology, commercial real estate...
Contributor - Sport Specific Workouts
Terrance Gant is the assistant varsity football coach and defensive coordinator at Tempe high school in Tempe, Arizona. He also doubles as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach...
Featured Coach
Tim Anderson is co-author of Original Strength: Regaining the Body You Were Meant To Have and Original Strength Performance: Becoming the Superhero You Were Meant to Be. He is...
Athlete's Table
Girevik Chef and SFG1 Certified Kettlebell Instructor Tim Harrison is a former fatty dyslexic Fitfood writer who likes a challenge.   At the age of thirty, Tim had already...
Guest Contributor
Tim Huntley is a part-time farmer, a husband, a dad to twin boys, a pursuer of a sub-60 second 400m dash, and the editor and curator at My Athletic Life.   In a past life,...
Contributor - Business
Tom is one of the owners of CrossFit Ireland, but he started out in the fitness industry by participating in CrossFit classes in a club-like setting and developing from there. A...
Mature Athlete Workout
A 23-year veteran of the collegiate ranks, Tom first started in the strength and conditioning field as an Assistant Strength Coach at Florida in 1984, where he also was a weight...
Guest Contributor
Tom has a long history with sport and exercise, starting in the fourth grade when he touched his first barbell and stepped on the wrestling mat for the first time. He was a three-...
Guest Contributor
Tommy Baker grew up both in South America and in the Northeast United States. Moving back and forth while growing up playing sports, he noticed he couldn’t keep up with his...
Guest Contributor - Nutrition, Supplementation
Tommy Wood, BA, BM, BCh, completed a degree in biochemistry at Cambridge University before studying medicine at Oxford University. After working for two years as a doctor in the...
Guest Contributor - Recipes & Nutrition
Tori Garten graduated from Bowdoin College in small town Brunswick, Maine with a degree in South Asian Religion and a passion for food. While in college Tori managed the Bear Buns...
Athlete Journal - CrossFit Athlete
Travis Holley grew up in the wonderful and exciting town of Evanston, Wyoming (look it up). It was a great town to grow up in, but with not a whole lot to do he...
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Dr. Tyson Austin grew up in Idabel, Oklahoma where he graduated in 2004. In the fall of 2004, he started his undergraduate education at Oklahoma State University in...
Featured Coach - Olympic Weightlifting
Ursula Garza Papandrea has been nicknamed the Queen of Olympic Weightlifting. And this is why: She has been an athlete and coach in Olympic weightlifting for over 25 years. Her...
Athlete's Table
V Capaldi, aka PaleoBOSS Lady™, has a master of arts in psychology with a focus on community. She considers herself a miracle since self-healing from secondary progressive...
Athlete Journal - CrossFit Athlete
Valerie Voboril is a CrossFit Games veteran having first qualified in 2009 when the Games were still held in Aromas, California. She placed third in the 2010 CrossFit Games but...
Featured Coach - MovNat
Cedric “Vic” Verdier, aka “Man In Black,” is one of those larger-than-life characters, determined to live life to the fullest. He has been a sport...
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Walter Urban is an American born powerlifter and Guinness World Record holder and challenger living in Canada. He is a member of one of the strongest drug-free powerlifting teams...
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Wayne Fisher (also known as both “Fish” and “Scrapper” if you ever talk to him) has done a lot of things. He was a Navy diver for ten years, worked with...
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Wayne Griffins is an ex-skinny guy who went from 121lbs to 175lbs, and can now bench 300lbs and do thirty pull ups. Currently a personal trainer, he helps skinny guys gain muscle...
Contributor - Special Forces Workouts
Wes developed his passion for fitness during his eight years in the Canadian Forces. He spent the last five years as a Special Forces Operator, which required him to develop...
Featured Coach - Olympic Weightlifting
Wil Fleming is the co-owner of Force Fitness and Performance, in Bloomington, Indiana. Force Fitness just turned five years old and is already one of the most successful training...
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Will is a personal trainer, a self-confessed fitness geek, a Dragonball Z fanboy, and a MMA armchair expert, living in Melbourne, Australia. After a youth spent as a mediocre...
Featured Coach
Zach Even-Esh still has his copy of Arnold's Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding in his office today. He first read it while in middle school, from start to finish in one...
Contributor - Nutrition and Fitness
An ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, Zen has spent over twenty years helping thousands of people get fit around the country: from showcasing her...