Fitocracy Ambassadors are a group of healthy lifestyle experts within the greater Fitocracy community who are dedicated to sharing what they know to make the world a healthier, more awesome place. Are you a fitness fanatic, a weight loss expert, experienced yogi, long-time runner, nutritionist, overall health fiend? We’d love to hear from you! Click here for more about the Fitocracy Ambassadors program and how to apply.
Alan Aragon has over 20 years of success in the fitness field. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science in Nutrition with top honors. He is a continuing education provider for the Commission on Dietetic Registration, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and National Strength & Conditioning Association. Alan has lectured to clinicians at the FDA and the annual conference of the Los Angeles Dietetic Association. He maintains a private practice designing programs for recreational, Olympic, and professional athletes, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Alan is the nutrition advisor of Men’s Health magazine.
Leo Babauta is a simplicity blogger & author. He created Zen Habits, a Top 25 blog (according to TIME magazine) with 260,000 subscribers, mnmlist.com, and the best-selling books focus, The Power of Less, and Zen To Done.
Babauta is a former journalist of 18 years, a husband, father of six children, and in 2010 moved from Guam to San Francisco, where he leads a simple life.
Adam Bornstein is a New York Times best-seller author and an award-winning fitness and nutrition writer and editor. Bornstein is the founder of Born Fitness, LLC, a health and fitness publishing and consulting company. Named ”one of the most influential people in health,” Bornstein was previously the editorial director for LIVESTRONG.COM, where he helped grow the site into the largest in the health category and also won a prestigious Webby Award for Best Health site. Previously, he was the fitness editor for Men’s Health magazine. He is also the author of 6 health and fitness books and has been published everywhere from Forbes and The Wall Street Journal to ESPN the Magazine, SHAPE, and Men’s Fitness. Bornstein has appeared on Good Morning America and E! News.
Eric Cressey is the President of Cressey Performance, located near Boston, MA. An author, presenter, consultant, and powerlifter, Eric has worked with clients from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks, but is best known for his extensive work with baseball players; more than 80 professional players travel to Massachusetts to train with him each off-season. He is the creator of Show and Go: High Performance Training to Look, Feel, and Move Better, and published a free blog and newsletter at EricCressey.com.
Kellie Davis is a fitness coach and writer living Northern California. She published short fiction and essays in anthologies and literary magazines before starting a full time career as a health and fitness writer. She currently works as a contributing author to several online fitness publications and corporate wellness blogs, and is the owner of MotherFitness, co-owner of GetGlutes, and co-author of Strong Curves, and also coaches online and private clients in her home studio. Davis is currently a graduate student at George Washington University.
Visit Kellie on her Blog, Workout Site, or on Fitocracy. For more, check out her book, Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body.
JC Deen is a personal trainer and writer out of Nashville, TN. He’s been seen in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Forbes.com, Bodybuilding.co
Self proclaimed Architect of Aesthetics, Blackout Trainer has dedicated his time and energy into helping the masses get pretty as hell. Personal trainer for the past 4 years and motivator for life, he wants everyone to look and feel the best they can. He uses the tag of the Blackout Trainer as a way to show focus, and believes everyone should be able to hyper-focus their attention (through blacking out their surroundings) when it comes to taking care of their body.
Fitness coach, writer and mom, Neghar Fonooni is passionate about helping people transform their lives and become the best possible version of themselves. A Los Angeles native who spends most of her time split between New York City and Baltimore, Neghar is the owner of Eat, Lift and be happy-an online presence that encourages readers to find complete happiness though a fit lifestyle. She brings her 12 years of training experience to worldwide workshops, numerous fitness publications and her exclusive online coaching program. An unabashed scifi and fantasy nerd, Neghar snorts when she laughs and loves pullups, deadlifts, red wine, dark chocolate, traveling, yoga, shopping, collecting books, reading with her son and cuddling with her french bulldog.
Dr. Yoni Freedhoff
Yoni Freedhoff, MD, is an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa, where he’s the founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute—dedicated to non-surgical weight management since 2004. Considered to be Canada’s most outspoken obesity expert Dr. Freedhoff sounds off daily on his award-winning blog, Weighty Matters and is also easily reachable on Twitter. Dr. Freedhoff’s latest book “The Diet Fix: Why Everything You’ve Been Taught About Dieting is Wrong and the 10 Day Plan to Fix It” will be published by Crown in 2014.
Joan Hyman is a distinguished YogaWorks Senior Teacher, who weaves her personal yogic journey into popular teacher trainings, workshops and retreats around the world. Her teachings come from an organic, intuitive place as she draws upon the joyful study of Ashtanga, Ayurveda (the science of life), chakras and meditation. With over 20 years of experience, Joan’s extensive travels and openhearted approach to teaching yoga illuminates her energetic spirit and uplifts all students to continuously evolve.
B.J. KEETON is an author, teacher, runner, and lifelong geek. After being too big to fit on a roller-coaster in 2010, he decided that he wasn’t going to let his weight keep him from living his life and has since lost nearly 150 pounds. When he isn’t trying to think of a way to trick Fox into putting Firefly back on the air, he is either writing science fiction, watching an obscene amount of genre television, or looking for new ways to integrate fitness into his geektastic lifestyle. B.J. is also the author of Birthright and co-author of Nimbus: A Steampunk Novel, and he adores the online indie author community.
Rog Law is a nerd, Dragon Ball Z philosopher and the Sultan of Sexification at RogLawFitness.com where he writes weekly fitness advice, blending hilarity, gaming references and an unyielding sense of positivity with the goal of Sexifying the world mentally and physically one person at a time. Legend has it that if you turn off the lights and say “Rog Law” in the mirror three times, he will show up and eat all the food in your refrigerator. You may have spotted Rog on Forbes, LifeHacker, or PAX.
Sohee Lee graduated from Stanford University in June 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Biology (Psychosocial and Biological Determinants of Health). After completing a summer internship at Cressey Performance in Hudson, Mass., she is now a NYC-based strength coach who works out of Peak Performance. She is also a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certified personal trainer. Sohee faced anorexia and bulimia in the past, thus her main interests include eating disorders and the psychology behind relationships and decisions that we make as humans. She loves to talk fitness and admires those fit-minded people who can push and pull heavy weights.
John Phung, NSCA-CPT is a 5’4″, 200 lb fitness blogger and strength evangelist with a focus on building strength through barbell training. He has a simple, yet effective approach to strength training & nutrition using minimal equipment and a handful of exercises to achieve maximum results. John is training to get stronger and inspires others to do the same.
John Romaniello is a highly regarded fitness brothority, angel investor, and all around nerd. As the founder of Roman Fitness Systems, Roman maintains a popular blog and runs and online coaching business that helps thousands of people around the world get sexy. As an aspiring wordsmith, he is the author of numerous best-selling programs and the co-author of Engineering the Alpha: A Real World Guide to an Unreal Life, to be published on April 16th, 2013 by HarperOne. He’s all up in the Fitocracy, where you can follow his workouts and talk to him about his Dungeons & Dragons experiences.
Anna Sward holds a PhD and is the founder of www.proteinpow.com – the fitness world’s number one resource for protein powder recipes. Besides uploading daily new content on her website, Anna is a columnist at bodybuilding.com and a writer at Muscle & Fitness magazines where she runs a monthly Protein Pow! cookery column. Anna’s recipes have been featured in some of the industry’s leading websites and magazines including Oxygen, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Grocer, Fitnorama, and Cutandjacked.com. In addition to writing, Anna presents at fitness expos, runs seminars, and host Protein Pow Cooking workshops with pro athletes and members of the general public alike. She recently released her first cookbook: “Protein Pow(d)er: The Cookbook.”
Angeline Talens is a wannabe bodybuilder who’s passionate about the pleasures of good food. She is a self taught home cook, amateur food photographer; and the creator of epicureanbb.com, a blog focused on first-class high protein foods.
Dan Trink, CSCS is a strength coach, personal trainer and nutritional consultant. Dan is the founder of Trink Fitness and the Director of Training for Peak Performance in New York City. He holds over a dozen fitness and nutrition certifications and has written hundreds of articles on the topics of training and nutrition for magazines and websites such as T-Nation, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, LiveStrong, Greatist and The Huffington Post.
He has presented at international fitness conferences and is the author of an upcoming book for Human Kinetics. Dan continues to work with a roster of athletes and clients both in-person and online specializing in performance and body composition transformation.
Mike Vacanti is a NYC based fitness pro. He blogs – mostly on diet, training and psychology – and also runs a successful coaching business. Part head in the clouds, part nose to the grindstone – Mike believes owning your fitness regimen will blur the line between dream and reality as every area of your life is enhanced.
Joy Victoria found her passion for fitness earlier on in life. Her love for the field and an obsessive drive for the best information has quickly made her a trusted source in the world of fitness. She is also the mother of two beautiful kids, Charlotte and Reilly. Always the constant student, Joy is mentored by some of the best in the fitness world including Alan Aragon, and Bret Contreras. She is known for her work ethic, no-nonsense attitude and exceptional ability to meet the personal needs and goals of her clients and athletes. Joy now lives in Toronto, and works as a personal trainer at the exclusive Equinox gym. She was the Strength & Conditioning Coach at St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, VT for 2 years and is an online diet and training coach. She is a certified personal trainer with CPTN, Toronto and a Level 1 Crossfit Trainer. Besides coaching and training she was a competitive powerlifter, and most recently won her division in the USAPL Massachusetts State Powerlifting Championship of 2012.