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Losing weight. Gaining muscle. Improving definition. Better health. 

Whether you exercise because you want to or you feel that you have to, you want to make sure that you are doing the best exercises for your specific needs and goals and THAT is why you should be listening to the All About Fitness podcast.

I've been a certified personal trainer for more than 20 years and for much of the past 12 years I've been traveling the world to teach fitness education workshops for some of the largest organizations in fitness including certification organizations and equipment companies.

For 2 years I was the director of education for a national health club company. For 5 years I worked directly for the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest non-profit fitness certification organization in the US, to develop education content, since leaving the organization as a full-time employee in 2013 I have produced content and helped with exam development as a contractor. In the early 2000s I taught the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the largest for-profit fitness certification organization, for a health club company and since 2014 I have taught their online education program for individuals preparing to take the certification exam. I am one of a few people who has written textbook chapters and content for the 2 largest certification organizations. In addition, my book, Smarter Workouts: the Science of Exercise Made Simple, was published by Human Kinetics in 2019 and can teach you how to design workout programs for your specific needs.


In addition to contract work for ACE and NASM, currently I develop and teach education programs for Nautilus and StairMaster; this means that I write and develop education for some of the most well-known names in the fitness industry, the point is that if these organizations trust me to develop their content then you can trust that anything you hear on the All About Fitness podcast will be research-based and backed by actual science. 


While I may not have hundreds of thousands of social media followers or have shirtless pictures in a top fitness magazine, the chances are that if you work with a personal trainer or fitness instructor then they have probably been influenced by my work either through an education program I've developed or content I've written for one of the above organizations. 


On the All About Fitness podcast not only will you learn about the best types of exercises for your fitness goals, you will also learn how to use exercise to slow down and manage the aging process. There is an overwhelming accumulating body of evidence to suggest that exercise can help slow down the effects of time and by listening to the All About Fitness podcast you will learn how you can take advantage of that for your personal workouts.


To get a free chapter from Smarter Workouts along with 1 of the 21 workout programs available in the book, go to and sign up for the mailing list.


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