With the continual growth of social media, the public has access to so many health and fitness coaches. However, the below list (in no order or rank), are our favorite Health and Fitness Coaches to follow in 2017 due to three qualities that they all possess:
- The quality content that they post, consistently.
- They have a positive impact on the fitness community.
- They are moving the industry in the right direction in the 21st Century.
We here at Strength Matters love the work that these male coaches do and we hope you agree with our top 10 coaches to follow in 2017.
Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. His books, on training, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline. Dan takes the complicated and breaks it down so it’s easy to understand and implement. This is why Dan is in our top favourite male coaches in 2016. Check out Dan’s blog HERE.
Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Performance. A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric has helped athletes at all levels – from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks – achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season. Check out Eric’s blog HERE.
Dr. Perry Nickelston
Dr. Perry Nickelston is no stranger to the Strength Matters community. Dr. Perry Nickelston is a chiropractic physician with special attention to performance enhancement, corrective exercise, and movement assessment. Dr. Perry is an expert in movement assessment and diagnosis. Certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA). He uses programs designed to find your cause of painful dysfunction and correct it so you feel better. Check out Dr. Perry’s blog HERE.
Tony Gentilcore is a strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and is the co-founder/co-owner of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts. As a former baseball player in college, he has his share of experience as an athlete as well. As a writer, he includes an inordinate number of references to Star Wars while teaching you everything you’d ever need to know to get into incredible shape. Do you need any other reasons to follow him in 2017? We think not. Check out Tony’s blog HERE.
Having been a Master RKC, Andrew Read is recognized as one of the best kettlebell trainers in the world. His specialty is elite performance and he has been involved with training three world BJJ champions. Andrew has a background in competitive martial arts and some time spent in special forces, he still maintains that same passion for increasing human performance. Check out Andrew’s blog HERE.
University of Waterloo kinesiology professor Stuart McGill is one of the world’s foremost experts on spine biomechanics. Here, he discusses several pervasive myths about back injury, exercise, proper lifting, and strengthening the core. We were very privileged to have Dr. Stuart McGill feature in our Strength Matters magazine in 2016. He also spoke on our Podcast. Missed it? Listen NOW! Check out Stuart’s blog HERE.
Dr. Kenneth Jay
Dr. Kenneth Jay is from Denmark, and the author of the Cardio Code. He has consulted with the Danish Special forces, the army, the navy, world wrestlers, athletes, body builders, navy seals, strippers and even the National Ping Pong Association. He is a nationally ranked arm wrestler and all around athlete. Kenneth appeared on the Strength Matters Podcast back in April of 2016. Listen NOW! Check out Dr. Kenneth’s blog HERE.
James Fitzgerald is the owner and director of training at OPEX Fitness. Over the past eighteen years, James has worked in everything from coaching for private institutions, to corporate wellness in the public sector, to working with Olympic-level athletes. James’ belief as a strength coach is against conventional strength and conditioning wisdom. He believes that improvements in strength, speed, short term anaerobic power, and long term aerobic power can all be achieved concurrently if coaches have an understanding of how to blend energy system and proper strength protocols. Check out James’s website HERE.
Tim Anderson is the founder of Original Strength, a partner of ours here at Strength Matters. Didn’t know about the partnership? Read about it HERE. Tim has worked in the health and fitness industry for almost 20 years. In that time, Tim has had the privilege of learning from some of the most gifted leaders in the fitness industry. He has co-authored Becoming Bulletproof, and authored Pressing Reset, Fitness Habits Made Easy and The Hope of Movement. Tim has also starred in and produced Beyond Bodyweight Training with the creator of The Battling Ropes and strength legend, John Brookfield. Check outO riginal Strength’s website HERE.
Max Shank is the owner of Ambition Athletics, a gym located in San Diego, California. Max has also written 3 books, including Ultimate Athleticism, Simple Shoulder Solution and Master the Kettlebell. Max is a firm believer that everyone should be strong, capable, and confident to handle any situation regardless of age or gender. Apart from being very active in Martial Arts, Max competes in the Scottish Highland Games and recommends that adults spend more time in physical “play”. Max appeared on the Strength Matters podcast back in 2015. Missed it? Listen NOW! Check out Max’s blog HERE.
Now, stay tuned for the female edition that will be coming your way very soon….
The Top 10 Health & Fitness Coaches To Follow In 2017: Male Edition
The list (in no order or rank), are our favorite Male Health and Fitness Coaches to follow in 2017 due to three qualities that they all possess: The quality content that they post, consistently. They have a positive impact on the fitness community. They are moving the industry in the right direction in the 21st Century.