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Interview with the Founder of Metroflex Gym Long Beach. Strength & Conditioning Specialist – Eddie Avakoff

ddie Avakoff grew up in the Bay Area as a swimmer and water polo player. Water polo lead him to UC Santa Barbara, where he played as a freshmen. Something magic about that school, because he fell in love with living a fit and active lifestyle: running on the beach, surfing, rock climbing, etc. and went on to earn a degree both in advertising and exercise/sports studies. While in school, triathlons took over as his sport of choice and pursued a sponsored career out […]


Interview with Consultant, Writer, Online Coach & Biochemist – Lauren Jacobsen

Lauren Jacobson grew up in a small town north of Toronto, Ontario. Most of her childhood and teen years were spent playing sports; everything from gymnastics, swimming, to horseback riding. When she wasn’t playing sports, she was playing in the school band and studying my butt off! She excelled in science and math, so after high school, she attended Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, where he focused her studies on Biochemistry, specifically focusing on sports nutrition and supplements. Once done with school, she knew she had to work in the supplement […]


Interview with a Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Fitness Instructor, Author and a IFBB Bikini Pro – Nicole Moneer

Can you briefly tell us about yourself (where you were born, how it was like growing up, profession, education, where you live, etc.)? I was born in Chicago, Illinois, with my father a doctor and my mother a nurse. I had a great life, a big home with a beautiful yard, a car at age 16, and my college education paid for; things so many of us take for granted. I took ballet, tap, and jazz from age 4 until […]