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Mike Boyle is the owner of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. Mike and Jon talk about Mike's journey from being an athletic trainer and bartender to world renowned strength coach.

Mike can be reached at http://www.bodybyboyle.com

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Pioneer in the Industry

Michael Boyle is known internationally for his pioneering work in the field of Strength & Conditioning and is regarded as one of the top experts in the area for Sports Performance Training. He has made his mark on the industry over the past 30 years with an impressive following of professional athletes, from the US Women’s Olympic teams in Soccer and Ice Hockey to the Boston Bruins, Boston Breakers, New England Revolution, and most recently the Boston Red Sox. His client list over the years reads like a Who’s Who of athletic success in New England and across the country including legendary Boston names such as Nomar Garciaparra, Cam Neely, and Ray Bourque. 

In 2012, Michael was selected to become part of the Boston Red Sox coaching staff, acting as a strength and conditioning consultant for the team. 

How It All Began...

Mike got his start while studying to be an athletic trainer at Springfield College. While at Springfield, an interest for strength & conditioning sprouted, and Mike became a competitive powerlifter. Deciding to combine his two passions, Mike volunteered for three years at Boston University working primarily with the football team. This was the start of Mike's over 25 year career at BU. Currently, Mike continues to train the BU ice hockey team, winners of the National Championship in 2009.

World Renowned Coach

Mike brings a depth and breadth of knowledge that is unmatched in the industry, with 10 years of experience at the professional level and over 25 years at the collegiate level. Mike’s work has been featured in the media on HBO RealSports, ESPN, CNNSI, as well as in Sports Illustrated and USA today.  In both 2004 and 2005 Men’s Journal named Boyle one of the top 100 trainers in the United States. Mike places great value on continuing education and encourages his staff to always keep learning. His former assistants, students, former players, and interns are sprinkled across the collegiate and professional ranks with teams like the Miami Dolphins, San Jose Sharks, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Anaheim Ducks, and Boston Celtics.

Michael is an international lecturer, author of two books and multiple DVD’s on Strength & Conditioning, Weight Loss, and Reconditioning. Mike’s impact is now being felt globally through his website www.strengthcoach.com, the number one source of performance enhancement information on the internet, and through the translation of his book, Functional Training for Sports into Japanese, Chinese, and German.

In his role as an educational speaker, Mike has address thousands of coaches and trainers all over the World including:

  • Netherlands Olympic Committee - Fall 2006
  • German National Ice Hockey Federation - Spring 2007
  • Major League Baseball Strength & Conditioning Coaches - 2009
  • World Golf Fitness Summit - Spring 2007
  • American Hockey Coaches Association - Spring 2009

Mike's Top Selling Educational DVD Products Include:

  • A Joint by Joint Approach to Warm-up and Training
  • Strength & Power for Sport
  • Fat Loss Secrets
  • Interval Training
  • Power Development for Golf
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Dr. Ray McClanahan, DPM is the founder of Northwest Foot & Ankle (Portland, Oregon) and the inventor of the Correct Toes. Ray and Jon talk about natural foot care and how to determine the right shoe size for your foot.

Dr. McClanahan can be reached at: https://www.nwfootankle.com/scheduling-an-appointment/

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Dr. McClanahan completed his undergraduate studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Next, he attended Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine (now Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine), and graduated in 1995. Upon graduation, he completed a two-year podiatric, surgical residency training in Portland, Oregon, at Legacy Health Systems and Kaiser Permanente as a Podiatric Physician and Surgeon.

Dr. McClanahan’s practice, Northwest Foot & Ankle allows him to care for those who find their highest joy when in motion. In his 18 years as a podiatrist, he has learned that most foot problems can be corrected by restoring natural foot function. His professional goal is to provide quality natural foot health services with an emphasis on sports medicine, preventative and conservative options as well as education on proper footwear.

Dr. McClanahan is an active runner and athlete. In 1999, he finished 14th in the U.S. National Men’s Cross-Country Championships and had a near Olympic Trials qualifying 5,000 meter mark of 13:56 in 2000. He then qualified for the World Duathlon Championships in 2001.

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Drew and Jon drink Tequila and talk about exercise related injuries and making rules for yourself.

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Chuck Schneekloth is the founder of The Garden State Track Club and a runner. Chuck and Jon talk about running, the challenges of running an organization, and the importance of relationships in business.

More information about Chuck can be found at https://www.gardenstatetc.org/services/coach-chuck-schneekloth/

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Chuck founded the GSTC in October of 2010. Under his leadership, the club has grown to twelve training enclaves and over one thousand members of all ages and abilities. Since its inception, the club has won fourteen USATF-NJ team titles, along with the 2013 and 2016 USATF national track and field team crown. The club has also won races at Penn Relays, Millrose Games, and the US Open; in 2013, he negotiated a three-year contract with Adidas. In January of 2015, the USATF appointed him as Vice Chair of the National Club Council, the national committee overseeing Elite Development Clubs.  In 2017, he helped the club sign a contract with New Balance after the club had thirteen compete at the 2016 Olympic Trials.

He has served as a head coach in five schools: Seaside HS (Oregon), Castlemont (CA), SF State University (CA), New Brunswick HS (NJ), and Franklin HS (NJ). In 2013, Seaside inducted him into their Hall of Fame for winning the 2001 3A State Championship; in Oakland, he won four OAL city titles. In the spring of 2014, the Vietnamese Olympic Committee hired him to coach their national women’s 4×400 team in their preparation for the Asian Games. That summer, he coached the Nicaraguan National Team, both athletes and coaches, as an employee of the US Embassy.  As the sprints/hurdles coach at Highland Park HS, he helped the Owls win back-to-back state titles in 2016 & 2017.  While coaching myriad GSTC athletes, he has also been the Rutgers Running Club coach since 2013.

Chuck is the founder and race director of the Road Relays, the College Ave Mile, the USATF East Region XC Championships, and the Garden State 10.

As an athlete, he was a four-time All-Big East half-miler for Rutgers University from 1996-2000.  In 2018, he won the USATF indoor national 800m title (M40-44) and the USATF outdoor national title in the 800m and 1500m (M40-44).  That summer, he ran 2:00.63 at the WMA World Championships, the fastest American at the meet, finishing 11th in the 800m final.  With an M.Ed. from Rutgers and an MA in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley, Chuck is the Literacy Coach at Franklin Public Schools.  He lives in Somerset, NJ, with his wife, Dr. Leah Roberts, and two cats, Inky and Stewey.

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Maxine Presto is a runner and traveller, and she recently completed the 2100 mile hike of the Appalachian Trail. Maxine and Jon talk about her journey and how her body held up (mentally and physically) to hiking 20 miles a day with 30 pounds on her back.

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Kevin Larrabee is a personal trainer, strength coach, and the owner of Allied Strength in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Kevin and Jon talk about becoming personal trainers and strength coaches in the private sector.

Kevin can be reached at http://alliedstrength.com

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Kevin graduated from Keene State College in 2008 with a BS in Health Science. After graduation, he interned for five months at Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts where he had the opportunity to coach and learn under Eric Cressey and the coaching staff.

Afterwards, Kevin joined Boston Sports Club in Woburn, Massachusetts when they opened their doors in December 2008. While there he led the training staff in client retention and personal training sessions.

After one year at Boston Sports Club, Kevin left to accept a position at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (Ranked #1 Gym in America by Men’s Health Magazine) in Woburn, Massachusetts in October 2009. Over the course of almost eight years at MBSC he coached a wide demographic of athletes and clients, from middle school, high school and college athletes to adults looking to maximize their quality of life. While there, Kevin co-founded three companies through MBSC including the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification which has set a new standard for certifications in the fitness industry.

Kevin's coaching career has allowed him to travel the world educating hundreds of other coaches throughout the USA and across the globe from Germany to Japan.

In April 2006, Kevin started The FitCast, a fitness and nutrition podcast while a sophomore at Keene State. Kevin has recorded more than 500 episodes and interviewed the best and brightest in the industry. In 2015, The FitCast was named Best Fitness Podcast by Men’s Health Magazine.
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Drew and Jon drink Tequila and talk life, liberty, and exercise.

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Dr. Peter Aloi, DC, MS is a board certified Chiropractic Physician at Atlantic Medicine & Wellness in Wall, New Jersey. Pete and Jon talk about the benefits of Active Release Technique and common misconceptions about chiropractors.

Dr. Aloi can be reached at http://www.amwwall.com/staff/peter-aloi/

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Dr. Peter Aloi dedicates himself to treating his patients’ symptoms and physical dysfunctions, running the gamut from professional athletes, to weekend warriors, to student athletes of all ages, and, of course, non-athletes alike. Dr. Aloi is certified in Active Release Technique® (A.R.T.); Biomechanics; Chiropractic Management of Golf Injuries; and KT Kinesio® Taping, all of which are the leading soft-tissue diagnostic and treatment protocols that deal with over-use strain/sprain injuries. A.R.T. is a non-invasive technique that been shown to be extremely effective in treating injuries relating to muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.

The A.R.T. Biomechanics Certification allows Dr. Aloi to evaluate patients’ running and walking gait for any biomechanical deficiencies that could lead to altered performance or injury.

Dr. Aloi received his B.S. from Seton Hall University, majoring in Marketing, and his Chiropractic degree at the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, where he specialized in Motion Palpation, biomechanics and functional rehabilitation. Since graduating from Chiropractic school, Dr. Aloi went on to the University Of Bridgeport in Connecticut, where he received a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition.

Prior to joining Atlantic Medicine & Wellness, Dr. Aloi has been serving the Monmouth County community, practicing in Freehold, Wall and Manasquan since 2004.

In addition to his Chiropractic practice, Dr. Aloi is also a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Medical Practioner (Level 2). This certification has trained him to evaluate and prescribe golf specific fitness programs designed for all levels of golfers for performance enhancement and injury prevention. The combination of Chiropractic, A.R.T. and TPI training has allowed Dr. Aloi the opportunity to travel with the PGA and Champions tours as a treatment specialist for a select group of professional golfers.

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Craig Segal is a runner and co-owner of Runner's High in Freehold, New Jersey. Craig and Jon talk about high school and college distance running.

Craig can be reached at http://www.runnershighnj.com/trainer/craig-segal/

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Craig began running at the tender age of 11 and hasn’t looked back since. From humble beginnings, Craig proved that hard work and dedication to running can indeed pay off. He climbed the running ranks through his high school years as a Holmdel Hornet and went on to Villanova University where he continued to thrive and develop as a runner. Competing as a grad student at Monmouth University capped off Craig’s collegiate running career and it was a seamless transition into road racing. Donning the Runner’s High racing singlet, Craig has run numerous races over the past years boasting several PRs, first place finishes, and four top 15 finishes at the Philadelphia Marathon in 2008, 2009, 2013 & 2014. Craig holds personal bests of 14:35 (5k), 30:42 (10k), 1:08:20 (1/2 Marathon), and 2:25:09 (Marathon). Running gave so much to Craig so it was only natural that he ditch the daily grind to pursue his goal of owning and operating a successful running store.

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Jon Rimmer is a personal trainer and business owner. Jon and Jon talk about the trials and tribulations of the fitness industry, big box gyms, and personal training.

Jon can be reached at http://www.trainingrim.com/index.html.

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Drew Seaver is a personal trainer and runner. Drew and Jon talk about the challenges of personal training and convincing people to exercise.

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Jon talks about stretching for back health.

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Jon talks with his friend and client about strength training and fitness.

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Jon talks about the shoulder benefits of the "s-curve".

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Jon talks about the benefits of bench pressing.

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Jon talks about his rules.

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Jon talks about his bike trip to Canada.

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Jon talks about the secret of 5k training.

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Jon talks about how to lose weight easily.

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Jon talks about balance.

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Jon talks about his new favorite core exercise.

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Jon talks about how easy it is to lose weight.

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Jon talks about strength training.

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Jon talks about the characteristics of a well rounded runner.

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Jon talks about the one trick for losing weight.

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Jon talks about how to digress quadruped bracing.

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Jon talks about acute pain and chronic pain.

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Jon talks about different ways to vary the row.

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Jon talks about how to create a good running foundation.

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Jon talks about mental health and meditation.

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Jon talks about 4 different bridging variations.

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Jon talks about elbow pain.

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Jon talks about the deadlift variations.

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Jon talks about why it's so important to build up to racing a half marathon.

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Jon talks about the importance of sleep for recovery.

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Jon talks about different exercises to strengthen the stomach muscles.

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