About Us

male-and-female-personal-trainerOur Story

Ask The Trainer was founded in 2007, built from the ground up for certified personal trainers of all levels to share their passion for and knowledge of health & fitness with the world. Ask The Trainer has since become a frequent destination for people around the globe from personal trainers looking to further their education to individuals looking for informative tips and advice on a variety of health & fitness topics.

Ask The Trainer was built and is maintained by a small core group of personal trainers. Guest trainers and other health and fitness professionals also regularly join us to share their knowledge. In fact, we owe huge thanks to all who have joined us on this awesome journey and we hope that you’ll continue to be a part of our story.


  • Ask The Trainer is for people around the world to gain exercise, nutrition, health, and fitness information which they can have confidence in.
  • Ask The Trainer is for certified health and fitness professionals to connect with and share their knowledge with a large worldwide audience.
  • Ask The Trainer is for certified health and fitness professionals to showcase their personal training, strength & conditioning, or other services.

Join Us by Becoming a Contributing Writer

askthetrainer on ipadIf you have a passionate expertise in a specific area and the credentials to back it up, be sure to send us a message. We do accept guest posts from qualified fitness professionals and this is a great opportunity to tap into a new global fitness audience.  Contributing to Ask The Trainer will boost your Web presence and drive more traffic to your website and social media channels.

Send us a message today, we look forward to sharing your knowledge with our audience!

Benefits Include:

Gain worldwide exposure for yourself, services or website. Each piece of your high quality original writing has a link back to your website and social media networks so interested fans can easily visit your website and social media channels from each and every article you have published.

Topics Include:

Nutrition     |     Sports Strength & Conditioning     |     Sports Psychology

Health & Fitness     |     Bicycling     |     Women’s Fitness     |     Clothes & Gear

Personal Training Profession     |     Exercise Equipment     |     Fitness Books

& More…

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Ask The Trainer Top Contributors

Click any contributor to learn about them, connect on the social Web, or read their latest tips and advice!

Mike Behnken Ask The Trainer Founder
Julian Brown Online Personal Training
Julian Brown, BS, ACE-CPT, NASM-FNS
Mae Barraclough
Mae Barraclough, BS, NASM-CPT/CES
nick prukop
Nicholas S. Prukop, MBA, ACE-CPT

Dr. Erik Uuksulainen, MS
Melissa Rodriguez
Melissa Rodriguez, MBA, NASM-CPT, NSCA-CSCS
Rochelle Ramirez
Rochelle Ramirez, BA, NSCA-CPT
Brian Pankau
Vince Del Monte
Vince Del Monte
Flavia Del Monte
Flavia Del Monte
Sarka Miller
Sárka-Jonae Miller, BS
Shannon Clark
Shannon Clark, BS, AFLCA-CPT

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