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Nick Dompierre was born July 29, 1986 in New Bedford, MA. He started skateboarding at the age of 12. It became his absolute passion. Nick attended and graduated from Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational High School in the year 2004. His major was carpentry. After graduating he worked for a contractor building houses. Meanwhile still skateboarding when he wasn’t working. Nick would leave MA and go on tours all around the world with his sponsors for events, demos and signings. In 2007 he turned professional.

He is known for his super fast style and and 
smooth performance on big gaps and rails. He has appeared in numerous skate videos such as “The Solstice Video”, Real’s “Roll Forever”, “Since Day 1”, and “Real at the Berrics”. He has had impressive results at large scale national contest such as X- Games, Rob Dyrdek’s STREET LEAGUE, Dew Tour, Tampa Pro, Vans Downtown Showdown, among others. In addition to being a great contest competitor, he gained credibility and a massive fan following due to his natural street skate style. His success has landed him on the covers of Transworld Skate, Thrasher and Slap Magazines.

Nick has grown up pushing the limits, whether on a skateboard or racing his Camaro (it’s been said that he drives like he skates -FAST!). He had his first career setback after a motorcycle accident in 2010, sidelining him for a good portion of the year. Upon recovery he was invited to compete in the exclusive ESPN Street League contest
series, which is the brainchild of world-renowned skater and MTV personality Rob Dyrdek. Shortly after his second appearance in the Street League 2011 series he returned to Massachusetts to prep for upcoming video parts and contests, where he took an unfortunate accident fracturing his vertebrae in 2 locations, C6 and T1.

After breaking his neck he started therapy to rebuild strengthen in his back/neck. It was by far the worst injury he ever experienced. He was unsure if he would ever be able to skate again. With months and months of therapy and rehabilitation he was recovering. During the rehabilitation Nick developed a love for strength training. Noticing the changes in his body and feeling of being stronger. After his injury completely healed he continued skateboarding as a professional while strength training too. He then later got his ISSA (International Sports Science Association) Personal Trainer Certification. He’s designs individualized Online Coaching programs and diets for each one of his clients. His goal is to help everyone reach their desired physique and to be as healthy as possible!

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Patrick Vellner - One of the top CrossFit athletes in the sport of CrossFit. Before he became a CrossFit athlete he was a competitive gymnast and lacrosse player. Additionally, he played rugby when he was young. Patrick did gymnastics with his older brother and played lacrosse with his younger brother. After competing nationally for several years, he retired from gymnastics in 2010. He continued to play lacrosse until 2015.

In 2012, Patrick moved to Montreal to study Kinesiology at McGill University. At this point, he was only trying to keep himself fit. He went on to win the Open in 2019 and podium three out of the last 5 years. With Mat Fraser retiring 2021 could possibly be the year of Patrick Vellner.

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Ryan Hall - is a retired American long-distance runner who holds the U.S. record in the half marathon. With his half marathon record time (59:43), he became the first U.S. runner to break the one-hour barrier in the event. He is also the only American to run a sub-2:05 marathon (2:04:58 at the 2011 Boston marathon). However, this time is not eligible to be a record due to the course being point-to-point and a net-downhill course. Hall won the marathon at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials and placed tenth in the Olympic marathon in Beijing. He is now coaching other runners and heavily into strength training.

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Marcus grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. He played multiple sports as a child including soccer, baseball and golf, which eventually led to a collegiate career in soccer at the University of California, Berkeley. There he earned his degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Nutrition and Physiology. After Berkeley he complete a year of graduate work at the Ohio State University School of Medicine.

His interest in both athletics and human health and performance eventually led him to CrossFit in 2007. He has gone on to compete at the CrossFit Games 6 times, three times as an individual (2016 12th fittest) and three times as a team member (2012 6th fittest team). Marcus is also the captain and member of the Phoenix Rise in the NPGL. For two years he has been voted to the all GRID league team, in 2016 earning 1st team honors, and in 2015 earning the award for leadership excellence.

Marcus has been a health and fitness coach for 8 years since leaving Medical School in 2009. He was formerly a CrossFit facility owner for 5 years, has completed all 5 of the OPEX CCP courses, and has coached clients remotely from all over the world. He has coached athletes at the CrossFit Games as well as several Regionals athletes.

He lives with his wife Megan, and two daughters. He lists his parents, Barbara and Roy, as his role models and drive to succeed

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Eamon has been Crossfitting for 11 years. He is a Navy veteran, has an MBA, a CrossFit Level 2 Cert, was on the training staff of CrossFit Gymnastics and has a wife that is a veterinarian for exotic animals. He also was one of the founders of the Master's Fitness Collective. We talk about all that and more.

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Mike is a good friend of the show. Not only does he own and operate one on the best CrossFit gyms in Southern California, but he has figured out how to stay open and be successful during this pandemic. We talk about how gym owners can navigate through these difficult times. That and a whole bunch of other awesome stuff.

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Anthony Roberts (Anthony Robert Connors) is the author of the books Generation S, Anabolic Steroids, Ultimate Research Guide, in addition to being the co-author of Jekyll to Hyde, Physique Transformation from Both Sides of the Force, and the e-book Beyond Steroids. As an expert in anabolic steroids and related compounds, he has been quoted by The NY Times, The NY Daily News, the BBC, and numerous radio shows and websites.

He has worked for every major online steroid website in the English-speaking world, and has coached athletes at all levels of competition.

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