Chad Tackett

Chad Tackett RunningChad Tackett, CPT
GHF's Fitness Expert

President and Creator of Global Health & Fitness

Chad Tackett, creator of GHF, is an innovator in the integrated, non-diet approach to health and fitness. President of Global Health & Fitness, he is the author of all five Global Health & Fitness components ("on-line books") and has designed all the customized strength training, flexibility training, and cardiovascular exercise programs. He has trained and educated people in exercise and nutrition for more than eight years.

Chad Tackett - Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Management Specialist

Chad has BS degrees in Exercise and Health Science and Nutrition from Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) and is certified as a professional Personal Trainer and Weight Management Specialist by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Additional professional education has included several dozen personal trainer/health-and-fitness seminars taught by professionals from around the world, including Heart Zone Training from Sally Edwards (see Edwards bio) and Shaping the Future of Exercise (Drs. James Peterson and Cedric Bryant).

Chad Tackett - Guest Lecturer on Fitness and Nutrition

Chad is also a regular guest lecturer to professional and lay audiences on the principles of effective exercise and eating habits and has personally worked with more than three thousand men and women of all ages, interests, and special limitations, both on- and off-line. Chad also writes fitness articles, fit tips, exercise instructions, Q & A columns, and healthy recipes for more than 300 health-related magazines, newsletters, and web site's.

Chad Tackett - Philosophy

"As a child, I always wanted to be a physician, to help people and make them feel better. As I grew older, I realized that physicians are trained to treat and fix people, not necessarily to help them live longer, healthier, and happier lives. I turned my interest to health and fitness, and my mission evolved into teaching people how to make gradual, realistic changes so that healthy eating and activity become a real pleasure, a permanent part of their lives.

Over the years, I have worked with more than 3,000 men and women of all ages and experience levels, people with different goals and interests, people with different time and physical limitations, people with disabilities. My greatest rewards come from clients who reach their goals, be it the 25-year-old athlete whose game improves, the 45-year-old who finally feels comfortable and confident in a swimsuit, or the 75-year-old retiree who says, "I have more energy and feel stronger now than I did 30 years ago!"

I believe that focusing on improving day-to-day behaviors instead of relying on cures can not only help people live longer and enjoy life more but also drastically cut the billions of dollars that Americans spend annually on health care.

I believe that much of what most people consider the normal aging process is actually the result of abusing or neglecting our bodies and the result of a poor attitude. Consider a 40-year-old who eats poorly, who doesn't exercise, and who believes that they have no control over their health. Now think of someone the same age who eats a healthy, well-balanced diet, who does regular strength training and cardiovascular exercise, and who believes themselves to be an active participant in their health and well-being. Which person feels better most of the time? Or has fewer colds? Which person has more confidence? Which one looks younger?

I believe that we cannot afford NOT to take care of our bodies. Whatever our age, what we do now affects how we'll look and feel in the years to come. Studies consistently show that how we eat and how we exercise play a major role in how our bodies are affected by most chronic and age-related diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Smart nutrition combined with strength training, stretching, and cardiovascular exercise can help each of us develop a permanent, realistic lifestyle that will translate into better health and more peace of mind. That's why I developed the Global Health & Fitness On-line Fitness Program."

To learn more about Global Health and Fitness and Chad Tackett go to http://www.global-fitness.com.

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