In the world of strength training and personal training when it comes down to it I am a newbie. I have gone from the corporate world of corporate real estate development to becoming a fitness coach and yoga teacher and then running my own business for the past 6 almost 7 years now.
Let me tell you, the last thing I would have ever expected that one of my teachers, Dan John from Judge Memorial in Salt Lake City, Utah to become one of the most respected men in the fitness industry. He spent his life in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games, and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record.
I was floored when I started hearing his name bantered about everywhere in the fitness industry..and I thought no way is this the Dan John that was my teacher in high school..then I heard his voice and saw his pictures..holy sh*t!
So Breaking Muscle recently released an article trying to justify their choice of Greg Glassman as the coach of the decade. Greg Glassman is the founding father of CrossFit. I have no issue with crossfit but I do have an issue with how liberally they certify a person to be a CrossFit coach Level I and even Level II. Aside from all that I firmly believe Dan John should have been nominated as the Coach of the Decade. A coach who is not only extraordinarily educated, an athlete since his teen years but a man who is pedigreed in strength and conditioning and can provide a scientific reason behind all things that involve lifting weights. He, unlike Glassman is not a salesman, he backs his information with actual data and does not thrive on the glory of popularity.
Those who speak the loudest often have nothing to say...
- John ReyesThose who speak the loudest often have nothing to say...
Please read more on the man who has influenced me and continues to educate and push me in my field. He is indeed the real deal, no fluff, no media BS.