About Trainer Academy
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We adhere to the high standards that we set in the creation and administration of our Trainer Academy CPT, as well as throughout each and every fitness article our team comes together to create.
It is essential that Trainer Academy live up to this mission and provide each and every one of our learners and readers with quality studying and writing from the minds of fitness professionals.
Below the mission statement, you will find the team which upholds these standards and lead the site on this mission.
Martin (AKA the Truth)
President of Trainer Academy
Martin has over 25 years of experience working in the personal training industry. He has worked in over five different health club facilities and held positions from a personal trainer, training manager, club manager, and head of personal training sales. Certifications: NSCA CSCS, NASM, ACE, ISSA, NASM CNC.
Ben (AKA Diesel)
Ben has been working as a personal trainer and physique coach for 12 years. He has experience working in basically all modalities of fitness and training during his time in the industry. He has a bachelor’s in exercise science. Certifications: NASM CPT, ISSA CPT, ACE CPT, CSCS, and NASM Nutrition.
Hanna (AKA Bonbon)
Anna has over four years of working as a certified personal trainer and holds a bachelor of science in kinesiology. She is a bikini competitor and does bikini coaching on the side as well. She is an expert in body sculpting, weightlifting, and nutrition. Certifications: NASM, ACE, ISSA.
John (AKA the Professor)
John has over 20 years of experience working as a personal trainer and teaching kinesiology/Biomechanics at a collegiate level. That’s why we all call him the professor. He is an expert in corrective exercise and injury prevention. Certifications: NSCA, CSCS, ACSM, NASM, NASM CES.
Kelly (AKA Kit-Kat)
Kelly is our functional training and Crossfit Guru. She loves creating intense circuits for fat loss and muscle building. She has been working as a coach for over a decade and has a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology (pre-physical therapy). Certifications: ACSM CPT, NCSA CSCS, CrossFit level 2.
Michael (AKA Sizzle)
Michael has 15 years of working as a personal trainer and personal training manager. He is an expert in CrossFit, functional training, and mixed martial arts training. He is also one of our top nutrition experts here at Trainer Academy. Certifications: NSCA, ACSM, NASM, NASM CNC.
Mary (AKA Zelda)
Yoga and pilates specialist
Mary is our yoga and pilates expert. She works With clients that are focusing on flexibility and functional training primarily. Certifications: NASM CPT, NASM CES, Yoga, and Pilates.
Trainer Academy Authors
Kira Spreenberg Bronsoms
Kira Spreenberg-Bronsoms is a bilingual Registered Dietician working at Marin Community Clinics in California. Kira holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition.
Quentin Washington is a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, and the founder of Great Hammer Fitness. Quentin holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas.
Sharrell Porter, M.S. is an adjunct professor for the College of Health and Fitness Management at Clayton State University. Sharrell holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Georgia Southern University.
Darek Valez is a Human Performance Specialist with experience training U.S. Marines, D1 athletes, and fitness clients in a gym setting. Darek holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Dorota is a Sports Rehab Specialist at Plateau 2 Peak Performance and Fitness Coach at F45 Huntington Beach. Dorota holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer.
Elias is a Sports Science Intern, Graduate Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Elias holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Ellen Landes, MS, RDN, CPT is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, and university instructor. Ellen holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in human nutrition and dietetics.
Jessica Thomas is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.
John Lindala is a biomechanics specialist with a Master's Degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.
A.J. Mortara is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Health and Human Performance Department Berea College. A.J. Mortara holds a Doctorate of Education in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Kentucky.
Anna D’Annunzio has an MS in Medical Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina Anna is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Youth Fitness Specialist.
Michael Caceci is a Strength and Conditioning coach, lecturer, and author with over a decade of coaching and teaching experience. Michael has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Queen’s College, CSCS certification from the NSCA, and ACE-CPT certification.
Beau Bernardo is the Fitness Director at Onelife Fitness in Bethesda, Maryland. Beau holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Travis McKinney is the Head Strength Coach at St. Mary’s Highschool. Travis holds a Master’s Degree in Food and Nutritional Science.
Patricia is a Program Specialist at the Weitzman Institute for Research and Education. Patricia holds a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology and is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Tyler Kettle is an Injury Prevention Professional with Health Fitness. Tyler has an MS in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition from Concordia University Chicago.
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