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Larry Fitzgerald

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LARRY FITZGERALD

WIDE RECEIVER, ARIZONA

"YOU NEVER WANT TO GET BORED WITH YOUR ROUTINE."

AFTER 11 SEASONS OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, LARRY FITZGERALD, A CAREER-LONG EAS ATHLETE, KNOWS ABOUT STAYING IN PEAK SHAPE. CREATING THAT BALANCE IS PART OF LARRY’S SUCCESS. HE’S FOUND WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF HIS TIME, EVEN WHEN ON THE GO. BY PLANNING AHEAD AND PRACTICING HEALTHY HABITS, LARRY CONTINUES TO BE ON TOP OF HIS GAME.

Larry Fitzgerald

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BENNIE WYLIE

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH, STRONG SEASON 1 WINNER

"WORK HARD AND BE NICE TO PEOPLE."

BENNIE WYLIE IS A HUSBAND, FATHER, FRIEND, AND COACH. HE’S WORKED AS A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH FOR THE DALLAS COWBOYS, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, AND UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS. BENNIE IS THE WINNER OF NBC STRONG SEASON 1 AND OWNS A SPORTS & FITNESS FACILITY CALLED THE PERFORMANCE LAB IN ABILENE, TEXAS.

Nick Ekbatani

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NICK EKBATANI

TRIATHLETE, STRENGTH TRAINER

"COME BACK… STRONGER THAN EVER."

NICK HAS COMPETED AT AN ELITE ATHLETIC LEVEL HIS ENTIRE LIFE. OVER THE COURSE OF HIS FOOTBALL CAREER AT UCLA, HE GAINED MORE THAN 100LBS TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF THE SPORT. DURING THESE YEARS, HE LEARNED ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IF YOU WORK HARD, PREPARE PROPERLY, AND MAINTAIN POSITIVITY. SO AFTER HIS ACCIDENT, NICK FOCUSED ON THE STRENGTH HE GAINED FROM OVERCOMING ADVERSITY INSTEAD OF THE LOSS. HE IS NOW ON THE LAST PHASE OF RECOVERY WITH EYES ON A NEW GOAL: THE U.S. PARALYMPIC TRACK & FIELD TEAM.

Nikki Walters

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NIKKI WALTER

FITNESS MODEL, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

"DO WHAT MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, AND SPIRITUALLY."

NIKKI, A FIVE-TIME NPC FIRST-PLACE FINISHER, WAS SELECTED IN 2014 AS A TOP 10 FINALIST IN THE U.S. FOR BODYBUILDING.COM SPOKESMODEL. SHE HAS APPEARED AT THE ARNOLD CLASSIC AND MR. OLYMPIA AS A SPOKESMODEL FOR BODYBUILDING.COM, AND IN 2015, WAS FEATURED ON THE SITE AS BODYSPACE MEMBER OF THE MONTH. AS A FITNESS MODEL, NIKKI TRAVELS THE COUNTRY, ALONG WITH HER DAUGHTER, ADDISON, TO HELP CHANGE LIVES THROUGH SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, WORKSHOPS, AND HER COMPANY, CLEAN EATING PARTIES, LLC.

Jason Wittrock

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JASON WITTROCK

PERSONAL TRAINER

"VICTORY BELONGS TO THOSE WHO PERSEVERE."

JASON WITTROCK GREW UP WITH A STRONG PASSION FOR FITNESS AND TRAINING. HIS PURPOSE IN LIFE IS TO HELP OTHERS CHANGE THEIR LIVES AND REACH THEIR FITNESS GOALS. HE ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES AND TAKE STEPS TOWARD CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVING THEIR MIND AND BODY. JASON HAS USED HIS PASSION AND FITNESS KNOWLEDGE TO HELP PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD BECOME STRONGER AND MORE CONFIDENT, INCLUDING CHILDREN WHO SUFFER FROM MENTAL ILLNESS.

Steven Lopez

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STEVEN LOPEZ

TOP 5 NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMPETITOR

"THE TRUE MEASURE OF A MAN IS NOT HOW HE BEHAVES IN MOMENTS OF COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE BUT HOW HE STANDS AT TIMES OF CONTROVERSY AND CHALLENGES."

STEVEN LOVES TO EXCITE AND HELP OTHERS IMPROVE THEIR FITNESS AND NUTRITION. HE’S ALWAYS LOVED SPORTS, AND GOT INSPIRED TO GET INTO BODYBUILDING BY A FRIEND AND COWORKER, BUT HE THEN SUFFERED A DEBILITATING ARM INJURY FROM A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT. THROUGH PHYSICAL THERAPY AND DETERMINATION, STEVEN EMERGED STRONGER THAN EVER, AND NOW INSPIRES HIS SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS WITH POSITIVE AND MOTIVATING POSTS.

Annie Parker

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ANNIE PARKER

IFBB BIKINI PRO; MS, NUTRITIONIST AND FITNESS TRAINER

"YOU NEED TO MAKE GOOD HEALTH A HOBBY."

HEALTH AND FITNESS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF ANNIE; IT JUST BECAME MORE VISIBLE WHEN SHE STARTED COMPETING IN FEMALE PHYSIQUE COMPETITIONS. ANNIE WON TWO LARGE NATIONAL PHYSIQUE COMMITTEE SHOWS IN SACRAMENTO BEFORE GOING ON TO WIN NORTH AMERICANS IN PITTSBURGH, WHICH EARNED HER A PRO CARD. WHAT DRIVES ANNIE IS TEACHING OTHER WOMEN HOW TO BE HEALTHY AND STRONG, NOT ONLY PHYSICALLY, BUT ALSO MENTALLY.

Nikki Walters

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NICOLE ZAPOLI

CO-FOUNDER DYNAMIS CROSSFIT, HEAD TRAINER

"EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR WHOEVER BELIEVES."

NICOLE BEGAN HER FITNESS JOURNEY WITH GYMNASTICS AND BECAME A MULTI-YEAR STATE CHAMPION AND JUNIOR OLYMPIAN. SHE THEN TURNED HER FOCUS TO COMPETITIVE CHEERLEADING AND FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL, JOINED PRO SPORTS DANCE AND CHEERLEADING TEAMS IN HOUSTON. IN 2009, NICOLE WAS INTRODUCED TO CROSSFIT AND FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. SHE EMBRACED HER ENTREPRENEURIAL SIDE BY OPENING HER OWN CROSSFIT GYM IN 2012 WHERE SHE INSPIRES AND TRANSFORMS LIVES THROUGH HER COACHING AND TRAINING.

Ramsey Bergeron

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RAMSEY BERGERON

IRONMAN TRIATHLETE, PERSONAL TRAINER

"DON’T BECOME A PRISONER OF YOUR GENETICS."

RAMSEY’S PASSION FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS CAME FROM SEEING FIRSTHAND HOW POOR DIET AND DISEASE CAN DEVASTATE LIVES. HIS DETERMINATION TO BEAT HIS GENETICS LED HIM TO ENDURANCE SPORTS, WHICH HE SEES AS COMPETITIONS AGAINST HIMSELF, HAVING COMPLETED 5 FULL IRONMAN RACES AND HOPING TO FINISH 2 MORE THE SUMMER OF 2016. HIS LOVE OF ADVENTURE AND A GOOD CHALLENGE HAS HELPED HIM LEAD GLOBAL EXCURSIONS RANGING FROM THE INCA TRAIL IN PERU TO THE MILFORD TRACK IN NEW ZEALAND AND HE INTENDS ON PLANNING ONE EACH YEAR.

Pam Nisevich Bede

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PAM NISEVICH BEDE

EAS NUTRITIONIST, REGISTERED DIETITIAN

"TO GIVE EVERYTHING LESS THAN YOUR BEST IS TO SACRIFICE THE GIFT."

AS A MARATHONER, TRIATHLETE, DIETITIAN, AND CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN SPORTS DIETETICS, PAMELA NISEVICH BEDE MS, RD, CSSD, LD KNOWS FIRST-HAND THE VITAL ROLE NUTRITION PLAYS IN ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND HEALTH. PAM HAS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE GUIDING ENDURANCE ATHLETES, FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS, AND GENERAL WELLNESS SEEKERS IN THEIR QUESTS TO GET LEANER, FASTER, AND FIT. THOUSANDS OF ATHLETES HAVE IMPROVED THEIR HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE VIA PAM’S BOOKS, ARTICLES, MEDIA WORK, AND ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELING.

Dave Scott

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DAVE SCOTT

SIX-TIME WORLD IRONMAN® CHAMPION, EAS COACH

"DECIDE WHAT YOU CAN DO AND HOW YOU’RE GOING TO DO IT."

DAVE SCOTT IS THE MOST RECOGNIZED ATHLETE AND COACH IN THE SPORT OF TRIATHLON. HE IS A SIX-TIME IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPION AND THE FIRST INDUCTEE INTO THE IRONMAN HALL OF FAME. HE CURRENTLY DEVOTES HIS TIME TO EDUCATING ATHLETES AND LEADING CAMPS, CLINICS, AND RACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

Elyse Gallegos

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ELYSE GALLEGOS

IRONMAN TRIATHLETE, NURSE

"TRAIN LIKE THERE’S NO FINISH LINE."

IF ELYSE HAS ONE GREAT SKILL, IT’S TIME MANAGEMENT. SHE HAS LEARNED THAT PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO HER RECOVERY AND DAILY NUTRITION IS KEY TO GETTING IT ALL DONE. IT’S BEING ADEQUATELY FUELED TO HAVE THE ENERGY TO NAIL THOSE WORKOUTS THAT GIVES HER THE ENCOURAGEMENT TO PUSH HERSELF.

Matt McCune

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MATT MCCUNE

TRIATHLETE

"PUSH YOUR BODY AND MIND."

IT ALL STARTED IN 2010 WHILE WATCHING THE IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN KONA. MATT WAS MESMERIZED. HE SPENT ALL HIS MONEY ON A BEAT-UP 10-SPEED BIKE THE NEXT DAY. FOUR YEARS LATER, HE QUALIFIED FOR THE IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT HIS FIRST IRONMAN.

Kylie Francis

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KYLIE FRANCIS

CROSSFITTER, ENTREPRENEUR

"SUCCESS ISN’T EARNED, IT’S RENTED. AND RENT IS DUE EVERYDAY."

AS A D1 SWIMMER IN COLLEGE, KYLIE QUICKLY LEARNED THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION TO FUEL PERFORMANCE AND RECOVERY. AFTER GRADUATING COLLEGE, HER ATHLETIC JOURNEY EVOLVED AS SHE TOOK UP CROSSFIT. IT’S BECOME A PASSION OF HERS AND SHE LOVES INSPIRING HER SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS TO PURSUE THEIR FITNESS GOALS.