Coaches

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...
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 - 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...
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...
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...
Guest 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 - 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 - 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 - 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...
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 - 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...
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...
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...
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 - 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 - 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
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...
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 - 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...
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
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 - 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...
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 - 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...
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...
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...
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%...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
Featured Coach
James Fitzgerald is the owner and director of training at Optimum Performance Training (OPT), which recently relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona from Calgary, Alberta. The new...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Contributor - Physical Therapy
Meghan Hackler, 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...
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...
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...
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....
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?...
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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 - 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 - 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...
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...
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
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...
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
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 - 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...
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 a two-time graduate from George Fox University. After earning his BS in Exercise Science (2010), he returned to school to earn his Master’s in teaching. In...
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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...
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...
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...
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 - 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...
Contributor - Psychology and Research
Craig Marker, Ph.D., SFG, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. He has been a university professor teaching psychology and...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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 is ranked in the top ten in weightlifting in the United States for the 85kg class. As an athlete, he has been blessed with the opportunity to work with a number of...
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
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...
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 - 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...
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 - 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
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...
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 - 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 - 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 a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified, a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and CrossFit Level 1...
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...
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...
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 and coordinator for Puma...
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 - 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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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 - 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...
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...
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Mans Denton is a health and biohacking enthusiast willing to try just about anything that can improve mental and physical performance. After brief experience in European semi-...
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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 - 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,...
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...
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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...
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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 - 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...
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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...
CrossFit, Masters Athletes
Patrick McCarty is a Level I certified CrossFit trainer and masters athlete. As a masters-level athlete, Patrick competed in the 2011 Reebok CrossFit games in the 45-49 age...
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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 - 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...
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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 - 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...
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...
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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,...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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 - 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...
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...
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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...
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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,...
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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 - 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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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