Ann MacPhail is a physical education teacher educator in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Her teaching and research interests revolve around physical education curriculum and assessment, teacher education, and curriculum and instruction models.
Kerri Major is a Registered Dietitian and SENr Sports Dietitian. She is also a qualified Personal Trainer and is passionate about combining her professions to help people develop a healthy relationship with food and exercise, motivating them to live well and look after themselves. Kerri holds three jobs, working as an NHS Dietitian, a Freelance Sports Dietitian, and a Personal Trainer. She is an avid CrossFitter and keen runner who loves to cook and bake! She is based in Scotland.
Books: The Dietitian Kitchen
Josep Marmol is an osteopath with over 25 years of experience in the treatment of athletes. He is an active member of a multidisciplinary health team whose involvement with swimmers at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games created new perspectives on how to apply fascial massage therapy.
Books: Anatomy & Massage
Mike McInnes is a retired pharmacist from Edinburgh, Scotland. He has a special interest in cerebral energy metabolism and its modern impairments. Mike has written The Hibernation Diet, The Honey Revolution, and The Honey Diet, all of which argue that human sleep is a high-energy enterprise with respect to the brain and its energy supply. His research into the evolution of the large and greedy human brain led to the conclusion that this is the direct result of our strange selection of upright bipedalism as a locomotive strategy, and consequently this research led to the book on Homo passiens.
Prof. Dr. Daniel Memmert is the managing director of the Institute for Training Science and Computer Science at the German Sports University in Cologne. His work focuses on movement science, sports psychology, and sports informatics. He holds trainer licenses in soccer, tennis, snowboarding, and alpine skiing and is the author of textbooks on modern soccer training. In addition, he works with national and international professional clubs, the German national team, and DAX companies and has organized the first international master’s program in match analysis.
Book: The Penalty Kick
Martina Mittag is a qualified dance teacher, fitness trainer, and yoga teacher BDY/EYU. She has been self-employed with Yoga Werft since 2001, leading relaxation sessions for large companies, yoga prevention courses, workshops, training courses, and yoga trips (www.yogawerft.com). Martina is also a consultant for the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) and the Association for Gymnastics and Leisure (VTF) in Hamburg.
Marco Montanez, also known as “the Big Toe,” is the barefoot expert. He brings the topic of feet forward and onto the big stage. As an expert in biokinematics and fascia training, he has inspired thousands and won over therapists and trainers for his Toebility concept. He currently resides in Germany.
Books: Fit Feet for Life
Divo Mueller is a health practitioner and body therapist. She is known internationally as a pioneer of modern movement programs. Together with Robert Schleip, PhD, a renowned researcher of fascia, and an international team of sport scientists, she has developed the successful training program Fascial Fitness. She regularly gives lectures and workshops and is a teacher in her own studio in Munich, Germany.
Since 2004, Dave Nixon has trained and coached more than 6,000 people in the fitness and health industry. More recently, he has been travelling nationally and internationally to present seminars on functional movement and performance-based mindsets to gyms and personal trainers. Dave has regularly contributed to Men’s Muscle and Health magazine. He has worked with national-level powerlifters and elite international athletes across other sports on their mindsets for performance and mental preparation to help them reach their potential and the podium. In 2012, Dave founded and still operates Functional Fitness Australia, which is a small group coaching gym based out of Canberra, Australia. His 10-minute daily podcast “Mood Prep” receives more then 6,000 downloads a month, and with his Mood Prep U program he educates PTs, athletes, and the average enthusiast around the world.
Book: Minding Yourself
Benjamin Noel has a doctorate in Cognitive and Sports Game Research from the German Sports University in Cologne.
Book: The Penalty Kick
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 mens 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.
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).
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.
Bethany is a recent Mum to twins.
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.
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
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.
Books: The Soccer Games and Drills Compendium; Creative Soccer Training; Circle Soccer Training: 100 Games and Drills to Improve Game Competence – For All Levels;Intelligent Soccer 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
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.
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
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.
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
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.