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Zachary Pierce

Zachary Pierce, M.S. Nutritional Immunology, MPH, CPT (NASM) – CES

Professions: Clinical Research; Certified Personal Trainer; Nutritionist; Health and Wellness Writer

Expertise: Public Health; Nutrition; Strength + endurance training; diet + gut health; Immunology

Highlights: NASM CPT + CES; Freelance Health Writer

Education: MS – Nutritional Immunology, UC Davis; MPH – UC Davis; CPT/CES – NASM

My approach to fitness is simple and enduring – explore the fundamentals of exercise to help understand how the body moves in and out of the gym. I want to teach people how to embrace a training routine, learn to love cardio in all forms, and (most importantly) how to eat what for health without sacrificing what they love. There’s nothing worse than compulsive dieting or inconsistent training.

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Zachary Pierce​ Experience

Zach found an interest in health and fitness during his 5-year stint in the Army Infantry. He found the body was capable of quite a bit of abuse, and exercise was a means to rally troops and boost morale. After the military, he pursued formal training in nutrition and immunology as a means to understand the connection between diet and immune function. He became a CPT shortly after to help bridge the gap in knowledge between formal nutrition and practical fitness. He currently works in clinical research and trains individuals and small groups at the YMCA. He prefers to focus on beginner fitness enthusiasts, traditional strength training, and endurance performance. He also works as a nutrition consultant and freelance writer and has published for Cornell and Set For Set. 

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