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Team elitefts™ Alumni

Team elitefts™ has been honored to develop, cultivate and affiliate with some of the world’s most successful strength athletes, coaches, trainers and therapists around the world. These relationships have enabled Elitefts.com Inc. to  evolve into one of the greatest strength training resources available today and it continues to provide personal development and reward for its members.

Many team members that have gone on to achieve great things and developed successful careers in a wide variety of areas. Team Elitefts’ alumni work at every level in the industry—from becoming successful business owners, university and professional coaches, and athletes, to private trainers, equipment makers, and beyond.

We take great pride in the work many of our Alumni have gone onto do. While you may not see them on the site, they make themselves known as ambassadors, advisors, contributors, customers, fans and everything else an organization could ask of its Alumni. They have cut the path and increased the standard for all those who have followed.

Our purpose today remains simple: To assemble a group of elite athletes, trainers and coaches for the purpose of making average athletes elite and elite athletes great.

15 members have landed strength and condition coach’s positions at major universities

5 have found positions within the NFL

40 have launched their own product lines

30 have authored and sold their own books on training

32 have started their own training centers or gyms

Numerous have set multiple all-time world records and 47 have been ranked in the top 10 for their weight class

Several have went onto create 7 figure sales within the industry.

More than 50 have been published in major magazines, such as: Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Flex, Muscle and Fitness, Power, Maxim, Powerlifting USA, Penthouse, Muscle and Fitness, Women's Heath, Shape, Muscular Development, Planet Muscle, MMA publications, Boxing journals, and many others

18 have their own successful online training business

More than 40 have conducted and/or spoken at strength and conditioning seminars & clinics

19 have obtained their Masters or PhD.

All have reached the pinnacle in their sport, shared valuable insight and knowledge with our customers, and fully leveraged our resources to help advance their own personal goals and career aspirations.

Alumni includes all past team members of more than one year and current members with one year + time with team.

Name / Year Added

 Dave Tate 2000

Bob Youngs 2000

Danny Blankenship 2001

Martin Rooney 2001

Tom Myslinski 2002

Jim Wendler 2002

Paul Childress 2002

John Bott 2002

Buddy Morris 2003

Sixty Two 2003

Coach H 2003

Mike Ruggeria 2003

Lance Mosley 2003

JL Holdsworth 2003

Thomas Deebel 2003

Donnie Thompson 2004

Travis Mash 2004

Brian Schwab 2005

Marc Bartley 2005

Mark Bell 2005

Jason Ferruggia 2005

Chris “OX” Mason 2005

James “The Thinker” Smith 2005

Alwyn Cosgrove 2005

Joe Defranco 2005

Michael Hope 2005

Mike Johnston 2005

Chad Aichs 2005

Julia Ladewski 2005

Joe Bayless 2005

Matt Smith 2005

Steve Goggins 2005

CJ Murphy 2005

Karl Tillman 2005

Steve McDonald 2006

Ryan Smith D.C. 2006

Matt Kroczaleski 2006

Zach Evan-Esh 2006

Jim “Smitty” Smith 2006

Scott Yard 2006

Hannah Johnson 2006

Chris Clark 2006

Charles Bailey 2006

Mike Szuderek 2006

Ano Turtiainen 2007

Matt Smith 2007

Jani Murtomaki 2007

Dr Micheal Yessis 2007

Mark McLaughlin 2007

Travis Rogers 2007

Justin Harris 2007

Eric Talmant 2007

Jeremy Frey 2007

Jo Jordan 2007

Matt Rhodes 2007

Joey Smith 2007

Charles Bailey 2007

Harry Selkow 2007

Shelby Starnes 2008

Angry Coach 2008

AJ Roberts 2008

Josh McMillan 2008

Landon Evans 2009

Juliet Deane 2009

Josh Bryant 2009

Matt McGorry 2009

Chad Wesley Smith 2009

Vincent Dizenzo 2009

Steve Diel 2009

Al Caslow 2009

Brian Carroll 2009

Matt Wenning 2009

Jason Pegg 2009

Ted Tolston 2009

Molly Edwards 2009

Mike Robertson 2010

Christian Carter 2010

Jen Comas 2010

Amy Wattles 2010

Andy Deck 2010

Clint Darden 2010

Steve Pulcinella 2010

Michael Keck 2010

Adam Driggers 2010

Mike Speidel 2010

Clint Smith 2011

Dave Kirschen 2011

Sam Byrd 2011

Zane Getting 2011

Chad Walker 2012

Marshall Johnson 2012

Mick Manley 2011

Todd Hammer 2012

Jennifer Petrosino 2012

Jonathon Mike 2012

Ashley Jones 2012

John Meadows 2012

Brandon Patterson 2012

Shane Church 2013

Brandon Smitley 2013

Erik Eggers 2013

Alexander Juan Antonio Cortes 2013

David Allen 2013

Coach G 2013

Chase Karnes 2013

Amit Sapir 2013

Ken Hill 2013

Bryan Mann 2013

Eric Maroscher 2013

Gabe Naspinski 2013

Joe Schillero 2013

Scott Stevenson 2013

Casey Williams 2013

Meana Franco 2013

Mark Dugdale 2013

Chris Duffin 2014

Alycia Israel 2014