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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ISSA offers lessons of real-world cases and the insights of professionals.

Ilona Kinney

ISSA has remained to be among the leaders of the fitness industry and is still an organization that is nationally recognized and has a good reputation.

Karin Singleton

The ISSA courses are wonderful. I love being able to work at my own pace. They have so many certifications to choose from. ISSA has really helped take my career to the next level.

Tanya Feliciano

Thank you ISSA for giving me this opportunity, I learned a lot, your course is amazing and I will work hard to be a great trainer!

Beata Salwoitis

Not only was the program extremely informative, but the final exam was challenging and really put what I had learned to test.

Chelsea Mitchell

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

Christopher Singleton

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ISSA has given me new knowledge and helped me become a more confident and skilled instructor for seniors.

Pehr Torells

I was extremely impressed with the overall course and materials ISSA provided; now ISSA has truly prepared me for my future as a personal trainer!

Carolyn Ansel

What I loved the most about the ISSA course was that the textbook was very interesting, the quizzes and final exam were thorough tricky, and challenging, and of course the time flexibility for me was priceless...

Roni Ghanem

If I had questions, comments or concerns, I would call and the staff was so very helpful, I was in shock of how much support I got!

Malaika Jacocks

...it was the most comprehensive program with a solid foundation in all the aspects of nutrition that I needed for my practice.

Molly Edwards

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

The ISSA is a good foundation for anybody who starts with a certification in personal training.

Belhedi Alaeddine

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

Brian Kennedy

The knowledge that I received has been extremely helpful in my own weight loss journey where I have lost more than 100 lbs.

Antione Robinson

It’s been a great journey and ISSA has helped this journey and dream become a reality. The information and learning have been rewarding and beneficial in running a business and being a personal training.

Chad Westgate

When I received the course material it was more in-depth than I expected which was good! I knew I was being provided with all the knowledge I need to become the best trainer I can.

Jessica Moyle

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

Maureen Langevin

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