ISSA Leadership: Founders, Subject Matter Experts and Program Advisors

The ISSA's advisors and authors are some of the most prestigious and respected names in the fitness industry. The years of scientific research they have conducted, the hundreds of professional publications, and college text books they have authored, is the basis of virtually all exercise, physiology, nutrition, and fitness courses taught around the world.

While others talk about their "experts" we urge you to see for yourself and take an in depth look at their biographies, publications, and accomplishments.

We're confident you'll see why ISSA is truly the World Leader in Fitness Education.

Directors

Josh Bryant Josh Bryant
John Berardi John Berardi
Dr. Karl Knopf Dr. Karl Knopf
Dr. Chad Waterbury Dr. Chad Waterbury
Thomas Fahey Thomas Fahey
Sara Fleming Sara Fleming
John DeFendis John DeFendis
Kim Dolan Leto Kim Dolan Leto
Jane Frederick Jane Frederick
Obi Obadike Obi Obadike

Subject Matter Experts

Dr. Michael Yessis Dr. Michael Yessis
John Schaeffer John Schaeffer
E.J. Doc Kreis E.J. "Doc" Kreis
Charles Staley Charles Staley
Bill Pearl Bill Pearl
LaReine Chabut LaReine Chabut

Program Advisory Council (2017-2022)

Amanda Boyd Amanda Boyd
Carlo Buzzichelli Carlo Buzzichelli
John DeFendis John DeFendis
Lesslee Dolan Lesslee Dolan
Edward Gober Edward Gober
Quentin Green Quentin Green
William Lockley William Lockley
Jason Pierce Jason Pierce
John Rowley John Rowley
Kristi Tauti Kristi Tauti
Brian Theiss Brian Theiss
Courtney West Courtney West
Jason Vaught Jason Vaught
Dr. Robert Wolff Dr. Robert Wolff

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Although English is not my first language, I can tell you all that it was easy to assimilate all the terms and accomplish the course.

Camila Xavier

The ISSA Personal Trainer course explained every chapter very clearly and covered so many areas of health, nutrition, and fitness.

Susan Umstatter

I've always been passionate about fitness, and ISSA gave me tools to build a knowledge base that I can continue to add to.

Ana Victoria Cate

They have been tremendously supportive over the years and helped me to build a very profitable personal training practice!

Todd Kenney

The ISSA certified personal trainer program is the best experience of my life.

Yudishteer Seewooruttun

Personally, I would recommend it to a lot of people. I learn a lot of new things and ways you can train somebody that I'm ready to use the stuff I learned to better people lives.

Diamond Stevens

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ISSA was a great school and has taught me many things about how to do this and the correct ways.

Kathy Hickey

I highly recommend anyone who is in this field or career and to take ISSA, they are very helpful, professional and they help you expand in the personal training, fitness and healthy lifestyle.

Joel Bunche

The course did an outstanding job of addressing issues that arise with the training of seniors.

Brian Kennedy

ISSA helped me transform my own life aside from teaching me how to help others.

Maria Luz Andrea Kjærnet

My experiences with ISSA have led me to be a very successful and respected Personal Trainer and I love Personal Training!

Maureen Langevin

I have already recommended ISSA to people who have reached out to me inquiring about my satisfaction and thoughts and I will continue to do so.

Helene Bingley

ISSA provides its students with relevant science in health-fitness-wellness information and strategies to succeed in our growing and competitive industry.

Clyde Mealy

I am a certified personal trainer. Now I am free to make money doing what I love more than anything, helping others reach the happy, healthy state that I have.

Nickolas Lollar

The exam was very comprehensive and the fact that it was self-paced made it very easy for a full time father like myself.

Brody McMurrian

The studies were easy to understand and never swayed from information actually necessary for personal training.

Christopher Singleton

I feel confident to go into the work force as a personal trainer now, and I'm excited to start this chapter in my life.

Natalie Specioso

Their courses work well with my very busy schedule. ISSA's support team has always answered any questions in a timely manner whether it by phone or email.

Bryant Bundick

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