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Why I Started Sport Fitness Advisor
From day 1 (back in early 2001) my goal for Sport Fitness Advisor has been to offer scientifically-backed exercise tips and training plans.
When it comes to fitness, the Web is littered with subjective opinion, sweeping generalisations and lots (lots!) of hype.
I’m a strong believer in evidence-based content – content that is backed up by scientific research. That’s why you’ll see a list of references at the bottom of most of my articles.
In simple terms, what you read on this site is NOT simply my personal opinion – it’s what I have interpreted as the conclusions of sports scientists around the world. These scientists don’t have ulterior motives, they aren’t trying to sell you a magic pill and they aren’t in the back pocket of a large supplement company. Well, mostly.
I have a degree in Sports Science and have worked with clients around the world as a personal trainer.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with a wide range of people from very different ends of the fitness spectrum. Through promoting positive health changes with diet and exercise, I have helped patients recover from aging-related and other otherwise debilitating diseases.
I spend most of my time these days writing fitness-related content of some form or another. I still like to work with people on a one-to-one basis – I just don’t get up at 5am to see clients anymore.
Lisa Patten is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Level 2 Mad Dog Spinning Instructor, and Certified Sports and Conditioning Coach. She served for seven years as a Command Fitness Leader in the United States Navy and went on to compete in triathlons, ultra-marathons, and powerlifting competitions. Currently, Lisa works as a Corporate Personal Trainer for General Electric.
Oyisa Hackula was born in East London, South Africa where he currently resides working as an Industrial Engineer. He started strength and conditioning training in 2014 for high school rugby. He went on to play professional rugby from 2016 until 2018, but his passion for training continued while he still plays amateur rugby.
He started with a lack of knowledge in health and fitness besides what he heard from his rugby peers, coaches and society. This had lead to him developing a physique that wasn’t efficient or effective for his rugby playing in 2014. He decided to dive deeper into it through research, having one of his best rugby seasons in 2015 .
Oyisa is currently an HFPA Qualified Personal Trainer (REPSSA) specializing in strength training, fat loss and supplementation. He has ambitions of reaching the world in showing how strength training, muscle building and fat loss can be made simple, but not easy and this is what he writes about.