Alexander Pach is the founder of “Artistic Movement”, Germany’s largest platform for Parkour, Freerunning and Tricking and heads one of the largest training centers in Europe.
Athanasios Papageorgiou is a certified sports teacher. From 1970 to 2009, he lectured at the former Institute for Sports Games at the German Sports University in Cologne. He has had numerous successes as a Bundesliga men’s coach and as a coach of the German national volleyball team for the disabled. For almost three decades, he was a trainer at the DVV (German Volleyball Association) as well as a coordinator and main lecturer for volleyball at the Cologne Trainer Academy. Since 1993 he has been a trainer for the International Volleyball Federation and the International Volleyball Federation for the Disabled. He has published numerous textbooks, scientific articles, and educational films on beach and indoor volleyball.
PARKER, Ruth M.
Ruth M. Parker is a primary care physician trained in internal medicine and pediatrics. She is a lifelong athlete who began running marathons at age 52 after editing health content of books for Jeff Galloway. Ruth has completed 26 marathons using RunWalkRun(R). She is nationally known for her work in health literacy, which focuses on making sure health information is understandable and useful for everyone.
Books: The Women’s Guide to Health
PATRICK MOHAN, Carmen
Carmen Patrick Mohan is a primary care physician trained in internal medicine and public health. She serves on the Medical Review Board for the popular website sharecare.com. Carmen was a competitive Division I runner in college who suffered injury after injury until beginning RunWalkRun(R).She regularly wins her age group in local races.
Books: The Women’s Guide to Health
John Pascarella is a first team assistant coach with Major League Soccer’s (MLS’s) Minnesota United FC. John was also assistant coach at Sporting Kansas City (MLS) for eight years, during which he helped lead the club to an MLS Cup Championship (2013), two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Championships (2012, 2015), and a record six consecutive play-off appearances.
John has also served as a head coach for both the North Virginia Royals (PDL) and the Des Moines Menace (PDL). He holds the UEFA “A” License, U.S. Soccer “A” License, and the NSCAA Premier License, and is a frequent presenter at national coaching clinics.
PATINO COLL, Mireia
Mireia Patino Coll is a Professor of Yoga for IYTA (International Yoga Teachers Association).
Stefanie Rahn is an instructor for Pilates Bodymotion and works as a consultant for the Artzt Institute and various gymnastics federations. She owns a Pilates studio, PilatesLesson, is a Fascial Fitness Master Trainer, and has an NLP-Master, certified German Association for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (DVNLP).
Stefan Reinisch is a lawyer and holder of the 4th Dan in Jujitsu. He is an instructor in Jujitsu at the University Sports Institute in Vienna and acts as an advisor covering the areas of security training for businesses as well as teaching self defense to women and young girls.
Books: The Secrets of Kyusho
Paul Robinson is an experienced soccer coach with FA level 3 (UEFA B) and FA Youth Award qualifications. He has previously coached players ages 7 through 21 from foundational to professional development phase. He has also coached in different environments, including a diverse socio-economic American Summer Camp, grassroots teams, and at Regional Talent Clubs.
Book: The Soccer Sessions Book
Wolfgang Rumpf is a holder of the 7th Dan Taekwondo (WTF) and teaches Korean Martial Arts at the Ilyodo club in Bochum, Germany, where children are taught from beginner to Dan grade.
Books: Taekwondo Kids
USA Triathlon coach and author Bethany Rutledge believes that crossing a finish line can change your life in amazing ways. Once an unlikely endurance athlete herself, she and her husband are now co-owners of Atlanta Triathlon Club, a large triathlon community in Atlanta, GA, and Energy Lab, a cycling and coaching studio. Bethany is a two-time Kona qualifier and has worked with hundreds of athletes as a coach. She regularly writes for Triathlete Magazine, Women’s Running Magazine, and Training Peaks. Bethany also co-hosts a weekly podcast, “Grit and Dirt,” showcasing athletes who have made huge life changes.
Books: Courage to Tri
Sonia Sanghani will tell you quite frankly that she has been a rather boring non-cyclist amputee for over 10 years. As a fairly enthusiastic beginner, she decided she wanted to read a book about amputees who cycle. Sometimes, if you want something you have to go out and get it and that is exactly what she did.
Ashvin Saxena has been coaching soccer since 1986 and holds the NSCAA Master Coach Diploma. He has received the USYSA National Girls Coach of the Year Award as well as the USOC National Developmental Coach of the Year Award.
Scheuer works at the University of Luxembourg for the research unit ECCS (Education, Culture, Cognition and Society) at the Institute of Applied Educational Sciences (AES).
He teaches in the primary school teacher education program. His research focuses on basic motor skills of children and adolescents and on active school settings.
Scheuer is a member of the board of the Luxembourg teacher association (APEP) and the president of EUPEA (European Physical Education Association). He is the vice delegate for Luxembourg for FIEP Europe (Federation Internationale de l’Education Physique) and an executive board member in the ICSSPE (International Council of School Sports and Physical Education.
Books: Editor of Schola Ludens Europaeus: Papers Offered to Roland Naul
Dr. Achim Schmidt works as a sport scientist at the Institute of Outdoor Sports and Environmental Science, Cycling Department, at the German Sport University Cologne.
Since 1985, he has been active in cycling and mountain biking. He competes in street races as well as in long distance mountain bike competitions. He works with many cyclists as a coach. He has achieved the status of a cycling expert through his numerous articles in cycling magazines and contributions on national television.
Book: Mountain Bike Training
Stephan Schmidt currently works in the youth academy of FC Schalke 04. During his playing career, he played for Hertha BSC, Preussen Munster, Babelsberg 03, and Tennis Borussia. He was head coach in the second Bundesliga at SC Paderborn and Energie Cottbus.
Books: How to Train World Champions
Tom Seabourne received his PhD in Sports Psychology at the University of North Texas. He was the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Fitness Educator of the Year finalist in 2005 and Guinness World Record holder for indoor cycling in 2009. Tom received the Piper Award in 2014, honoring him as the top professor of all colleges and universities in Texas. He was an International Taekwondo Champion and winner of the Race Across America (RAAM) Open West in ultracycling. He has been featured in Sports Illustrated magazine three times as Athlete of the Month. Tom has also authored numerous articles and books. His focus on core training led him to produce videos, which are available at www.ntcc.edu/live
Books: Your Best Abs
Fabian Seeger is the author of The Soccer Games and Drills Compendium and Creative Soccer Training. Fabian received a master’s degree in sports science from the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, and an A license for coaching from the DFB (German Soccer Association). He is a basecamp coach for the DFB’s talent development program, and he also serves as advisor to the Hamburger Soccer Association coach’s training.
Dr. Guillermo Seijas is a renowned sports scientist. He is a lecturer in sports and health sciences and sports management at the University of Barcelona. He is also a PE teacher for children. He currently lives in Spain .
Gino Singh is a sports scientist and has been working for Rocket Beans TV as a freelancer and presenter. As a personal trainer, he knows what it takes to become fit and gives the Rocket Beans community an understanding of sports-science content in the Rocket Beans series Beat Yesterday.
Gunda Slomka is a physical therapist, sports scientist, Aerobic trainer, instructor in Group Fitness courses, and co-founder of 4more Education.
As well as in his books, Shane Stay’s stories also appear in various online and print publications across the genres of sport, humour, and modern culture.
In the calendar year of 2008, he played professional soccer, co-authored a print book, published a magazine story, bottled Leaf Dressing, worked clubs as a comedian, was a restaurateur, and received a Master of Arts. In 1999, he founded the first online Current Events Game (CE Game). He has appeared on TV and featured on numerous radio broadcasts including ESPN and NPR. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
Books: The Euro 2020, European Soccer Leagues 2019: Everything You Need to Know about the 2019/20 Season, Major League Soccer 2019: Everything You Need to Know About the Teams, The World Cup 2018 Book: Everything You Need to Know About the Soccer World Cup, Why American Soccer Isn’t There Yet, and The Cairo Project
Tim Stegmann holds the German Football Association (DFB) A-License and has been working in the youth academy of VfL Wolfsburg since finishing university. Currently, he is coach and assistant manager of the youth academy.
Books: How to Train World Champions
Bari Stricoff is a Registered Dietitian, duel certified in the US and UK. Originally from New York, Bari moved to London to complete her master’s degree at UCL in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition. Since then, she’s had an abundant career working in private practice and health tech. Bari believes that nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated and focusing on the positives and embracing an all foods fit mentality, is the key to health!
Bari’s an avid recipe developer, of which you can check out on her Instagram page, @barithedietitian. Also, please listen to the Forking Wellness podcast for more nutrition information.
Dr. Deborah Tannehill is an Emeritus Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick and leads the Pedagogy Research theme of the department. She was a teaching faculty member of the department from 2005-2013 and was co-director of the PE PAYS Research Centre at the University of Limerick.
TE POEL, Hans-Dieter
Hans-Dieter te Poel is a soccer coach certified by the German Football Association (DFB) and holds the UEFA Pro Licence. He has worked as a trainer in competitive soccer for many years. As a player, he played in Cologne, Gelsenkirchen, and Bottrop among others. In addition, he is associate lecturer for soccer at the German Sport University in Cologne and worked at state youth training centers in Essen and Straelen and federal youth training centers in Dortmund and Munich. He has written books and articles for numerous journals
‘TOPO’ RODRIGUEZ, Enrique
Enrique TOPO Rodriguez is an Argentina-born rugby union player. He started playing for the Universidad Nacional of Cordoba RC in 1971. Earning 19 caps for Argentina and 26 more for Australia, he represented Australia in the Rugby World Cup in 1987. TOPO played tighthead prop, loosehead prop and hooker. He was known for his hard play and excellent scrummaging technique.
Books: Rugby: The Art of Scrummage
VAN DIJK, Hans
Hans van Dijk is a lifelong runner and scientist. After retiring from his professorship at Delft University of Technology, he has been studying the laws of running and cycling, developing new concepts and models and writing books and columns on running, cycling and other endurance sports. He has developed the running and cycling calculators, enabling the readers to analyze and calculate their own performances.
Book: The Secret of Cycling
VAN MEGAN, Ron
Ron van Megen is a lifelong runner, engineer and managing director. He is keen on quantifying his results and on using all new technologies, including power meters. He took many of the photographs in The Secret of Cycling.
Book: The Secret of Cycling
Guido Vroemen is a cyclist and triathlete and a sports physician. He is the team doctor and coach of the Dutch Pro-Continental Cycling Team Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij. He is the owner of a Sports Medical and Performance Centre and combines this with many training and coaching activities (several elite cyclists, Ironman triathletes, the Dutch Triathlon Association). His expertise is in the field of exercise physiology and also in training and racing with power meters.
Book: The Secret of Cycling
Dr. Michele Ufer is an internationally sought-after expert in sports and management psychology and a successful ultrarunner. As speaker, coach, and mental trainer, he motivates athletes, executives, and other high performers, promoting top performance. As a runner and someone who pushes his own boundaries, he is attracted by challenges beyond the marathon distance or at great heights. Whether it’s a desert, rainforest, Himalayas, or the polar circle, Michele Ufer is at home on the most extreme running tracks. He has regularly achieved top 10 ratings.
Books: Mental Toughness for Runners
Ann Waterhouse started work in 1969 in the UK editorial office of an international oil magazine. A career in the media followed but the arrival of two sons gave Ann the opportunity to pursue her writing activities. Since 1994, she has been writing entertaining and informative guides to sports, aimed at parents, grandparents and friends who didn’t play the sports themselves.
Luciano Wernicke was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied Journalism at the University of Salvador. For 22 years, Luciano worked at the news agency Diarios y Noticias (DyN) and for numerous Argentine media, such as Humor and El Grafico magazines and the sport newspaper Ole. He has also published articles in Colombia, Norway, Chile, Ecuador, Japan, the United States, England, and Scotland. Luciano taught for almost 20 years at the Circulo de Periodistas Deportivos and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).
He has published books in several languages, including Spanish, English, Italian, Czech, Finnish, and Arabic.
Carl Wild is an experienced soccer coach. He is currently the Foundation Phase Lead for one of the prominent WSL clubs in England. Carl also has experience coaching grassroots soccer and supporting grassroots coaches with the English Football Association.
Having previously been a coach mentor, he is now a tutor, delivering on several of the English Football Association’s coaching courses.
Carl also has a MSc in Sport Performance Coaching, and he is the program leader and lecturer for a BA (Hons) in Football Coaching and Management course.
Liv Williams, a Welsh filmmaker in natural disasters and conflict zones, lives a life of extremes. Driven to unearth the motivations behind those who push physical boundaries and with experience in endurance and adventure sports from a young age including Junior Welsh Triathlon Champion twice. With an undergraduate degree in French and Italian, an MA in TV and Film Production and having worked at the BBC in London, Liv crossed into the international disaster relief sector, having worked in Nepal, Malawi, Iraq and on the Syrian border in 2015/16. She travels the world filming and writing.
She lives in the depths of Wales when she’s not in foreign climes. She surfs, runs forest trails and climbs at every opportunity
Temisan Williams is a UEFA licensed coach and MSc sports science graduate and has more than seven years of experience in women’s and men’s soccer across the grassroots and elite levels. He is currently the senior education officer at West Ham United Foundation and also coaches within the Youth Development Phase at a professional soccer academy in England.
Greg Winkler is currently head coach of the boys’ soccer team at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida, where he also serves as a physical education teacher at the Charlotte Campus of Florida South Western State College. Greg was named to the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 and the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017, which recognize a coaching career that includes more than 400 wins at both youth and high school levels. Greg was given the NSCAA Coach of the Year Award in 2012, was recognized as the Wisconsin Large School Coach of the Year in 2004, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coach of the Year in 2005, and the State Youth Coach of the Year in 2006.
Books: The Transformational Coach
Jan Witfeld discovered the Move Artistic platform in 2003, and, two years later, Parkour and Freerunning. He then went on to train as a Move Artistic instructor.
David Wright lives in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an International Level Five American Swim Coaches Association certified coach. For 30 years he has coached national representatives in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, the US Virgin Islands, and Saudi Arabia. His athletes have competed in the Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, among others, and have won 10 medals. His swimmers have won 81 national championships, have broken two master’s world records, and have set 73 national records. In 2007 David was awarded the US Swim Coaches Association Certificate of Excellence.
Lucy Wyndham-Read served in the British Army for five years and has worked as a fitness trainer and nutritionist since then. She has helped thousands of men and women lose weight and stay in shape. She has written several bestselling books on fitness and health for women and appears regularly on TV and radio to share her tips on staying fit.
Master Eyal Yanilov is an Israli Krav Maga instructor. He was the co-founder and chief instructor of the International Krav Maga Federation from 1996 to 2010, and he is currently the chief instructor of Krav Maga Global. He is a graduate of the School for Trainers and Instructors at the Wingate Institute for Sport and Physical Education. He studied with the founder of Krav Maga, Imi Sde-Or, and is one of two Krav Maga practitioners who hold the Master level 3, the highest level granted by Imi Sde-Or, and Founder’s Diploma of Excellence. In 2010, he founded MaxKravMaga.com, an online Krav Maga training program.
Holly Zimmermann is an American extreme sports athlete, taking part in events ranging from mountain and desert ultras, mud runs, and endurance bike races to running a marathon in the Arctic. She holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA and worked for many years in research & development for military applications before moving to Germany where she now lives with her husband and four children.
Holly is an enthusiastic vegan and encourages a healthy lifestyle through motivational speaking in companies and at sporting events.