Zuleyha Avsar is a physical education teacher educator in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey. Her teaching and research interests are physical education teacher education, curriculum development in physical education, standards and accreditation in PETE.
Tracey Ayton received the Austswim Teacher of the Year for infant and preschool swimming for two consecutive years, the Swim Australia Meritorious Award for outstanding service in the Learn to Swim program, and many other community service awards.
She has developed an award-winning baby program and the current curriculum at Little Heroes Swim Academy, a swim school that specializes in teaching students with disabilities.
Dr. Berndt Barth headed the DFB’s (German Fencing Federation) committee for education and training science, and served as the DFB’s secretary general. His teaching activity at the Coaches Academy Cologne and the College of Sports Management in Potsdam, Germany, and being on the editorial board at the magazine Leistungssport, allow him to stay current on all the latest sports science research.
Katrin Barth, born in 1966, has been a teacher of elementary education for many years. She has personally completed the basic education, as well as the fundamental and advanced training in fencing.
Emil Beck passed away in 2006. Still, today, his name is considered a trademark in the world of fencing.
Alberto Bertolazzi has collaborated with many newspapers and created numerous illustrated books. In 2011, he launched his writing career with the novel Il rugby salver il mondo (Rugby Will Save the World). He has practiced many types of sports, some at a competitive level, others as an amateur. Alberto has been a diving instructor, the president of an amateur soccer league, and the coach and trainer of junior soccer and rugby teams. He also contributed to drafting educational and informative books about sports.
Book: Basketball for Kids
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Dr. Maya Bhave is an adjunct professor of Sociology at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Her expertise is in a wide range of topics: gender relations in the US; immigration patterns, particularly those of female African migrants; and contemporary race relations. She has published scholarly articles and book chapters on the struggle for work-life-family balance of working women, the qualitative gendered narratives of middle and high school soccer players, the silence of stillbirth research around the globe, as well as several book reviews on feminist books and poetry. She lives with her husband and two sons in New England.
Tudor O. Bompa, PhD, has revolutionized many aspects of periodization of training starting with periodization of strength and power in 1963. He has published 16 books on training, planning, political science, and social anthropology. Most of them were translated into 19 languages. He has received 23 international awards in 21 countries.
Books: Functional Training Bible
Orlando Chapa is an entrepreneur and visionary for exercise, health, and environment. He has been involved in the sports industry for more than 35 years and has studied strategic management, economics, marketing, and hermeneutics in the United States, Germany, and Mexico. Chapa has developed products and brands in Europe, Asia, and the US and has been in more than 80 international trade shows and expos. He founded the NGO “World Wellness Network” that aims to bring an end to the estimated 3 million deaths per year caused by physical inactivity. He currently resides in Mexico City, Mexico.
Books: Chapa Wellness Map
Graeme Copas is a sports journalist and editor with over 25 years of experience of regular reporting on rugby and other sports at all levels from grass roots to major international events.
Whilst his knowledge of other sports such as rowing and cricket is encyclopaedic, rugby is his passion, and this shows in his writing. He is a regular contributor to various sports journals, a competent broadcaster and creator of a sports podcast.
Graeme has lived and observed rugby in Australia and New Zealand as well as all over the UK, and now lives in his home town of Maidenhead in Berkshire, UK
As well as his books, Edward Couzens-Lake also contributes as a feature writer and weekly blogger to a number of both print and digital publications as well as several high profile websites. These include lifestyle and music magazines as well as both sport and business websites. He is also a regular contributor to local radio as well as a hospital radio presenter.
Norfolk born and bred (and proudly so) he currently lives ‘in exile’ near Chichester with his wife, a musician, and numerous cats. Edward has several projects under way for 2019/2020.
Mike Diehl is a certified trainer for performance sports as well as health, fitness, and sport rehabilitation. He is also a mental and relaxation trainer and sports instructor for stamina and fitness in the German armed forces. As an active soldier, he has been with the special unit for years.
Since 2007, Diehl has been the fitness coach of the German Fed Cup team (Women’s national tennis team) where he trains top players such as Angelique Kerber and Julia Gurges. Diehl also works for the Tennis Association Mittelrhein as a fitness trainer. In the past he was responsible for the Fortuna Dusseldorf soccer players and the DEG Metro Stars ice hockey team.
Mike Diehl, born in 1966, lives in Cologne.
Carsten Draheim is considered one of the most experienced and successful Krav Maga instructors. He is the owner of the Krav Maga Institute, one of the largest Krav Maga schools in Europe, and is a founding member of the internationally active KRAVolution Krav Maga Association.
KRAVolution comprises a team of more than 150 trainers and schools worldwide and is the official trainer of the French Foreign Legion.
Appointed by the German Ministry of Defence, Carsten and his team of instructors support police and military members in the field of professionally related close combat, arrest, and self-defence techniques. He also teaches men, women, and children in civil self-defence.
Long-time columnist for Ultrarunning magazine and author of The Tao of Running, Gary Dudney is thrilled to share his hard-won understanding of the mind of the runner from being ‘out there’ himself during 40 years of running.
He has also written advice pieces and adventure stories for all the major running magazines.
Gary has completed over 200 marathons and ultramarathons, including over sixty 100-mile races. His home base is Monterey, California.
Tony Englund is a United Soccer Coaches Master Coach and the inaugural Jeff Tipping Award recipient. He is the assistant director of coaching and technical director at Sporting St. Croix Soccer Club in Minneapolis. Tony’s teams have earned more than 500 wins, including multiple state cup and regional championships.
He is the author of more than a dozen soccer coaching books, including best-seller Style and Domination: A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona.
After an active career as a professional soccer player, Andree Fincke works as a teacher and trainer at the Eliteschule des Sports Alter Teichweg in Hamburg. He is responsible for the school’s soccer project and is also the chairman of the school soccer committee for Hamburg. Together with Fabian Seeger, he is interested in modern and innovative training content at school, club, association, and talent promotion level in order to inspire players in training and develop talent.
Books: Intelligent Soccer Training
Barbara Galloway has been a serious runner for years and was on the Florida State women’s track team. Barbara runs practically every day and has competed in over 30 marathons. She has a master’s degree in physical education and conducts running clinics during running vacation retreats at Lake Tahoe and Athens, Greece.
Jeff Galloway was an average teenage runner who kept learning and working harder until he became an Olympian. He is the author of the best-selling running book in North America (Galloway’s Book on Running) and was a Runner’s World columnist for over 20 years, as well as an inspirational speaker for more than 200 running and fitness sessions each year. Galloway is the designer of the walk-run, low-mileage marathon training program, Galloway Run Walk Run (R), that has an over 98% success rate.
Book: Galloway’s Book on Running; Run-Walk-Run Method; Running Until You’re 100: A Guide to Lifelong Running; Half Marathon: A Complete Training Guide for Women; Mental Training for Runners; Running – A Year Round Plan
Aris Gatas is a sports editor and reporter for the state-owned public radio and television broadcaster of Greece, ERT (EPT). He has collaborated as a reporter with several other Greek television stations and the state-owned sports radio station ERA sport 101,8. In 2014 and 2016, he conducted exclusive interviews with Claudio Ranieri on behalf of ERT. Gatas has had exclusive interviews with some of the greatest football players in the world such as Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, all of whom were broadcasted globally on channels BBC, CNN, Reuters, and TVE.
Michael Gleeson is Emeritus Professor of Exercise Biochemistry in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University (UK). He is a world authority on exercise biochemistry, immunology, and nutrition.
He has published over 250 scientific papers, 30 book chapters, and has co-authored textbooks on exercise metabolism, exercise immunology, and sport nutrition.
He is the former president of the International Society of Exercise and Immunology and a Fellow of the European College of Sport Science and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. He has been a member of several IOC expert groups and contributed to scientific consensus papers on the overtraining syndrome, training load and illness/injury risk, sport nutrition, immunonutrition, and exercise and immune function. He has provided advice on minimizing risks of infection and nutritional strategies to improve performance and maintain health for numerous professional sports clubs and organizations, including the English Institute of Sport and several English premier league football clubs, including Leicester City FC (the 5000-1 outsiders that won the premier league title in 2016).
Following his retirement in 2016 at the age of 60, he has turned his attention to how ordinary people can achieve optimal health and live healthier for longer. Michael lives in Burbage, Leicestershire, with his wife, Laura.
Felix Grew was born in 1985 in Hamburg, where he still lives today. He studied sports journalism and sports management and was a reporter for the trade magazine tennis MAGAZIN for many years. Today he heads the media and public relations work at the DTB (German Tennis Federation). Grewe is a tennis and fitness expert and puts Diehl’s exercises and methods into words. Of course, he also trains regularly using Diehl’s methods.
Karin Hertzer is a health journalist, PR consultant, and author. She has been engaged in several books and a number of publications, has successfully run the PR for the Fascial Fitness Association and closely works together with Divo Mueller and Robert Schleip, PhD.
Ben Holden has managed award-winning Learn to Swim programs and pioneered low buoyancy swimming equipment through the revolutionary Bolsta kickboard.
He holds a bachelor of Sport Science, with an emphasis on swimming, and has collaborated with the industry and a host of international swimming coaches.
Scott Howell, MD, PhD, is the international director of the Tudor Bompa Institute. His current research involves inpatient morbidity and mortality associated with androgens. He educates sports professionals on applied periodization theory and methodology and is a recipient of the APU Academic Scholar Achievement Award.
Artur Jacomet qualified as a physiotherapist in 1991, subsequently completing a postgraduate course in osteopathy. He has taught for many years at La Escuela Universitaria de Fisioterapia de Salt in Girona, Spain, where he also has lectured in specialized courses at graduate level. Artur currently combines his clinical practice with university teaching.
Books: Anatomy & Massage
Claus Janka was a successful long-time association coach for the German Fencing Federation in former East Germany. He was a category A international umpire, served as president of the FIE’s promotion committee and the FIE’s Fencing Officials Commission.
Asker Jeukendrup is a Professor of Exercise Metabolism at the university of Birmingham. He is the director of the Human Performance Laboratory, heading the Exercise Metabolism Research Group and the Exercise and Nutrition theme within the Center for Obesity Research. Asker has published over 150 papers and book chapters in his career and has published four books, including a textbook on Sports Nutrition.
Elizabeth Jorgensen is a Wisconsin high school English teacher published in Azalea (Harvard University), The Wisconsin English Journal, and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Named Carroll University’s Graduate of the Last Decade, she presents at conferences including National Council of Teachers of English, Wisconsin State Reading Association, and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. When she’s not teaching or writing, she can be found working out, watching Bravo with her dog, or playing violin.
Book: Go, Gwen, Go
Nancy Jorgensen has co-written two choral education books, Things They Never Taught You In Choral Methods and From The Trenches: Real Insights From Real Choral Educators. She recently retired after 35 years teaching choral music in Wisconsin and now writes, pursues collaborative piano opportunities, and spends time with daughters Elizabeth and Gwen and grandson Stanley. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Prime Number Magazine, Smith Magazine, Cagibi, and Coffin Bell.
Book: Go, Gwen, Go
Irina Kartaly was born in Venezuela. She works as an early childhood education specialist. Kartaly became an enthusiastic pole dance performer in 2012, and she has continued her training in Italy and Egypt. Committed to professional pole dance and personal fitness training, she has her own studio, Pole Prive, where she also teaches studio management and instruction. Kartaly aims to invite all enthusiasts to perform this life-improving sport and to support challengers and instructors in the learning and training process. She lives in Monza, Italy.
Jack Kelly is one of the most successful coaches in trampoline gymnastics and has, with his innovative thinking, led his athletes to European and World Championship success. He has pioneered many of the techniques that are used at world level today.
Stephan Kerber is an association sports instructor in the Hamburg Football Association e.V. As a DFB (German Soccer Association) soccer teacher, he is responsible for coaching education, talent development, and for the selection process in Germany.
Lennart Krohn-Hansen is a physiotherapist and works as an international sling training course instructor. Previously, he developed the educational program for an international sling training company. Anders Berget is a physiotherapist and has worked with sling training through gyms, rehab centers and teaching personal trainers.
Michael Limmer has been working internationally as an independent personal trainer since 2011. In doing so he often worked with women just before their Big Day and guided them to their dream figure with a special fitness program. Michael shares his tips and tricks in his first book, The Perfect Wedding Workout.
Books: The Perfect Wedding Workout
Michael Lloyd is based in London, UK. He is a keen fitness blogger with a passion for creating new and exciting simple food recipes.
Books: Men’s Fit Kitchen
Chris Lowery found his way to strict and effective fitness training through his father Lamar. He pursues functional training with the same enthusiasm as his father, Lamar. Chris is the expert for functional training bootcamps at Lamar’s fitness academy.
Lamar Lowery was born in New York City, received sports scholarships for multiple colleges, and graduated as a mental health specialist. In the late 80s, he was transferred to a U.S. Army base in Germany and worked as Army Physical Fitness Master. After he left the army, he stayed in Germany and built his own fitness academy, Lamar Functional Fitness.
Christian Lutz is a non-medical practitioner and Pilates Bodymotion instructor, and works as a consultant for various therapeutic training institutes and various gymnastics associations. He has been practicing Pilates since 1998 and has his own Pilates studio, Pilatespeople.