During the past eighteen years working in the fitness industry I have had the honor of training every possible type of person and helped them achieve their goals. My clients cover the entire spectrum from fat loss or muscle gain to competitive bodybuilding, from children’s fitness to the elderly, from sports performance at the novice level all the way to the NFL, NBA, MLB, IFBB (Bodybuilding), IOC (Olympics), and NHL. I am currently pursuing my IFBB Pro card in Bodybuilding and training for the 2014 USA Bodybuilding Championships. I love helping people become the very best that they possibly can no matter what their respective fitness goals may be!
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Dr. John F. Murray
Dr. John F. Murray is a licensed clinical and sport psychologist in Palm Beach, Florida who has been in private practice since 1999 working with a wide variety of professional, Olympic and amateur athletes, as well as business executives and corporate groups, to enhance performance and well being. Dr. Murray earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans. Following a 7-year international coaching career, he earned two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida, specializing in both clinical psychology and sports performance psychology. For his doctoral dissertation, Murray examined injury coping responses of the members of the 1996 national champion Florida Gators football team. Murray’s first book “Smart Tennis: How to Play and Win the Mental Game” published by Jossey-Bass in 1999, bears an endorsement by the world’s #1 ranked tennis player at the time. His recently released book "The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History" explores ways to enhance football team performance through mental coaching and sports psychology. The book includes Lesley Visser’s epilogue on coaching great Bill Walsh and Super Bowl winning coach Tom Flores writes the forward. Murray has been described as “one of the major psychologists in sports” (Fox Sports) and “the Freud of football” (Washington Post). He has published hundreds of articles and has contributed to thousands of stories in the popular media. He has been profiled in many publications including ESPN The Magazine and Sports Illustrated and has appeared on many broadcasts such as ABC Good Morning America, MSNBC, FOX, NPR, the BBC, ESPN, CNN Radio, ABC Network Radio, Bloomberg Radio and more. Dr. Murray can be reached by email at johnfmurrayATmindspring.com.
Nich Pertuit, PhD
I have three years experience as a Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at a division II university, three years experience as a consultant to Division I and II entire athletic programs (most recently Stanford University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte), three years as an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology for the University of Texas system, one year as an Adjunct Professor of Health and Human Performance for the Montana State University system, and five years as a professional athlete in two different sports (soccer and now football). Accounting for some overlap in these positions, that gives me over nine years at the university and professional level working with and leading some of the top athletic programs across the nation. Additionally, I have a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences; a dissertation over motivational theories; a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology; a BS in Physical Education; and am a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) as recognized by the NSCA. Currently I have also just taken over the position of Director of Sports Performance in Billings, MT. These broad experiences have given me an all-inclusive insight on the steps that must be taken to create top-level, successful athletes.
Danny Southwick is a quarterback in the arena football league and co-host of a sports documentary series, titled In Search of Greatness (airing on Ora.tv in early 2014). Danny has been a professional quarterback since 2008, playing for arena football teams in Louisville, Tampa Bay, San Jose, Chicago, and Cleveland, as well as a stint in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders. His passion for sports has led him on a life-long path of research in the field of human potential. In 2013, he brought together a group of knowledgeable friends to create a blog entitled “Winning Edge Performance,” which is a resource for athletes, parents, and coaches that want to get the most out of their athletic journeys. Danny currently resides in Provo, UT with his better half and wife of seven years, Tilly Sine-Southwick.