About John Berardi | Precision Nutrition

John Berardi

PhD, CSCS, Co-Founder of Precision Nutrition


"Mentors and coaches have made all the difference in my life. And that’s why I started Precision Nutrition. To pay that forward. To help you find the relationships you need to make meaningful change in your life."

I’ve devoted my entire career to making health and fitness something that’s achievable and attainable for every type of person, from every walk of life. It doesn’t matter if you were born an athlete - or you were born without an exercise-loving bone in your body - health and fitness is your birthright. And I’m here to help you discover that, with the help of the Precision Nutrition team.

Since 2000, our world-class, multidisciplinary team of counselors, doctors, exercise specialists, naturopaths, and nutritionists have coached and mentored more than 200,000 people in nearly 100 countries through our research programs, professional education courses, and personal coaching groups.

In our coaching program, we’ll personally work with you to help improve your health and get you into the best shape of your life. In working with others like you, we’ve generated world-recognized research that’s changing the way fitness and nutrition is taught today. In fact, many believe we’re the largest private nutrition research group in the world.

To spread the word, we also offer a professional certification. Through this program, we teach elite health and fitness professionals (like doctors, nutritionists, physical therapists, and personal trainers) how to use the latest in nutrition knowledge in their own practice. To help change the lives of their patients and clients.

With all that said, if you want to know more about me personally, here’s what I do.

Writer

Writer

Writing about nutrition and fitness is what I love most. I've written countless articles for nearly every site or magazine that covers nutrition. I've written a comprehensive nutrition program called The Precision Nutrition System. A cookbook for the fit food lover called Gourmet Nutrition. And the definitive textbook on nutrition science for fitness professionals called The Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition. You can read my writing in our newsletter, our Facebook page or our blog.


Coach

Coach

Over my career, I've personally coached and consulted with thousands of people from all walks of life. From everyday people who could be your neighbors, right up to athletes at the highest level of sport. I currently lead our extraordinary coaching team here at Precision Nutrition, and co-developed Precision Nutrition Coaching, which broke ground as the first entirely web-based nutrition coaching system. PN Coaching is beloved by our clients and consistently helps people get healthier, stronger and fitter than they ever thought possible. If you would like us to help you personally, I strongly encourage you to check it out. Spots are limited and sell out quickly when opened to the public.


Professor

Professor

Specializing in exercise physiology and nutrient biochemistry, I received my PhD at the University of Western Ontario under renowned sport nutrition researcher Dr. Peter Lemon. I'm an assistant adjunct professor at the University of Texas and a course instructor at Eastern Michigan University. Over the years I've taught university courses in Exercise Science, Nutrient Metabolism, Fitness and Wellness, and Exercise Nutrition. These days, I teach primarily through our Precision Nutrition Certification Program.


Researcher

Researcher

In my doctoral studies, my research focused primarily on exercise nutrition; specifically, what to eat before, during and after exercise to optimize performance. At Precision Nutrition, I've sought to develop a new kind of research that falls somewhere between heavily-controlled, small-scale laboratory studies typically done at universities, and the loosely-controlled, large-scale epidemiology studies typically funded by groups like the National Institutes of Health. Using our medium-scale method, we rapidly test hypotheses with thousands of real, motivated people, collect and interpret the data online, and turn that data into better coaching methods for our clients.


Speaker

Speaker

I regularly travel the world and teach the latest in nutrition science. I've spoken at hundreds of academic, exercise and nutrition-related conferences over the years. If you'd like to be alerted when I add a new event to my schedule, join our newsletter or follow us on Facebook.


Athlete

Athlete

In my personal life, I continue to pursue athletics. I've competed at a fairly high level in track and field, rugby and football; I also won a US national junior bodybuilding title back in 1995. These days, the majority of my athletic time is spent at or preparing for masters-level track and field meets, where I compete as a sprinter.

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