An Ohio-born athlete who is just as accomplished off the field as on, Joshua was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, where he led the team to the first-ever College Football Playoffs championship, cementing his place in Buckeye history.
Joshua uses Adaptogen's products like Tasty Whey to help prepare for the NFL Combine and NFL Draft.
Dave Palm is one of the best beach volleyball players in the world. Dave won his first NVL tournament at the 2015 Panama City Beach Championships. He was awarded the NVL’s 2014 Breakthrough Athlete of the Year. Dave is currently training to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, while Adaptogen is helping with all of his nutrition and supplementation needs.
Laura Naranjo is a Colombian Sensation. Aside from being a great athlete, she is an entrepreneur and fitness model, at only 26 years old, she is projected to become one of the best images of the fitness industry. Since her early childhood she has been passionate about sports. Laura captivates all eyes and inspires us to lead a healthy, sporty and stylish life.
As the most sought-after and exclusive trainer in Miami, Matt Wismer is an expert in both fitness and nutrition.
Working with A-list celebrities has allowed Matt to use the most advanced workout and nutrition techniques, with Adaptogen Science products being a staple of his supplementation regiments.
Matt is the founder of the leading healthy dining app, SkinnyTable.
Taylor Crawford is an NPC Competitor and Fitness Enthusiast. At a young age she started going to bodybuilding shows to watch her uncle compete. She was also active in cheerleading, dance, and track. After high school she focused her energy in the gym where she fell in love with bodybuilding. “I thrive off helping others overcome their fear of the gym and helping them achieve their goals any way possible.
Taylor has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. “My heart will always be in fitness. My goal is to educate and inspire others to become healthier and happy.”
Naveen Mewani is 21 year old fitness enthusiast who resides in the New York / New Jersey area. He’s in his final year as a computer science and finance major.
His passion for fitness began in high school where he played soccer and basketball. In his senior year, he took his fitness and nutrition regimen to a new level studying extensively and testing theories over the past five years that led to his lean, strong physique. Today, Naveen provides online coaching on diet, nutrition and fitness.
Naveen became an Adaptogen Science athlete in 2015. “Tasty Whey is by far the best tasting protein on the market and they make the HIGHEST quality products. They do not hide themselves behind advertising and poorly made products. They want what is best for the consumer and that is clearly evident in their products!”
Personal Trainer & Triathlete
Jim Sayih, a Police Lieutenant (Ret.) from the Miami Police Department, retired after serving 20 years to spend more time with his family and specifically Michael to navigate the unfamiliar special needs world. He is co-author with Jack Canfield of the Best Seller, Success Secret, the owner of 911 Crossfit and an Orange Theory Franchise in Palm Beach.
A USAT Triathlon Certified Level 1 Coach with a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. He was recently inducted into the Personal Trainer Hall of Fame and is a College Professor of Physical Science.
Amanda Ferreira is a certified fitness trainer and WBFF Pro Fitness Diva. She started competing in Brazil two years ago and recently moved to Miami to develop her career and achieve greater goals. With very true and genuine posts she tries to show the world that it´s possible to live a healthy, athletic and happy lifestyle, with lots of humor!
Joram Clervius is a native of the Dominican Republic and resides in South Florida. He started bodybuilding in 2011 with little knowledge of gym equipment or fitness. In three years, he went from an asthmatic completely reliant on his inhaler to being a 1st place and Overall winning NPC Men’s Physique competitor. “It’s a joy spreading what I’ve learned to people in need of guidance, I learn a lot that way too. I think the best things are created by people with intense passion, a persistent drive for completion, and an insatiable desire for perfection.”
By day, Joram is a software engineer and big fan of technology.
Katel & Gezary
Dynamic Fitness/Fighter Couple
Gezary Matuda, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under the legendary Ricardo Libório and a top competitor of her generation, known for having one of the most exciting styles of fighting in the women’s divisions, a style that earned her numerous titles, such as the pan american and world championships in the black belt category.
Her husband is legendary fighter and American Top Team Muay Thai coach Katel Kubis. Together they are a formidable duo in the world of fitness and martial arts.
Bryant Hernandez is an NPC Bodybuilder and police officer who resides in South Florida. Growing up he participated in multiple styles of martial arts and practiced several sports including aggressive inline roller blading and skate boarding. In high school, he competed as a wrestler and was the Commander of the Army JROTC program. After high-school he joined the military where he did two tours overseas. “Weights became a huge stress relief causing me to fall in love with body building.”
As an NPC national level bodybuilder, Bryant most recently competed at the USAs in Las Vegas where he placed second and nearly earned his pro card. “Being part of the Adaptogen family has helped me take my body to the next level as well as my personal being. Striving for gold in everything we do in life from work, home, and family to the sport of bodybuilding. I love the concept of Adaptogen Science: “Adapt or Die”, it's something I would have definitely lived by in the military. My goals are winning my pro card and representing Adaptogen at the highest level also taking the brand to all Latin America and the world.”
Lauran Ziegler a highly accomplished, all-around athlete. She plays football and is team captain for the Athlete Steam in the Legends Football League. Throughout her LFL career, she has been selected five times for the All-Fantasy, All-Star Team as well as the 2015 All-Fantasy MVP, and is a 2016 Hall of Fame nominee.
As graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, she played softball (2008-2010) and was the recipient of the 2010 Scholar Athlete of the year and a nominee for the 2010 NCAA Woman of the Year. Lauran enjoys staying active and playing all sports. She trains regularly at her Crossfit Gym in Tampa where she resides in LFL off-season.
Fitness & Nutrition Expert
A certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist from Miami, Gary Putti helps his clients achieve their best by creating specialized training programs and nutrition plans.
Recently, Gary helped train the Echo Fox League of Legends team, as he is an expert at helping gamers reach their fitness goals. Gary is the owner of goFIT Miami, and is an avid gamer, comic fan, and dog lover.
Lauren Monday, resides in southern California where she is a full time model and NPC bikini competitor. Her modeling career takes her across the globe where she’s been featured in national magazines including Maxim’s Top 100, calendars, video games, music videos and more. “Fitness has created a healthy way of being in my life. I believe in the importance of taking care of myself, while also inspiring friends, family, and others to obtain a better lifestyle. Competing in the NPC has taught me many lessons in patience, dedication, willpower, and strength. Set a high goal for yourself, achieve it, then set the bar higher.”
Pilates Instructor & Fitness Model
Originally from Finland, but now residing in Miami Beach, Julia LaCour has appeared in fitness shoots for the leading athletic brands, as well as appearing in numerous television and film projects.
Julia's love for fitness extends to her instructing some of the top Pilates classes in South Beach, where she helps and motivates all ranges of people, including A-list movie stars and other top fashion models.
Nutrition Consultant/Bodybuilding Coach
NPC Bikini Competitor
Meet Arlette Kelley, an NPC bikini competitor who lives an active lifestyle in and out of the gym.
“I have a huge passion for fitness. I am a dedicated wife and mother, entrepreneur, soccer athlete and bikini competitor. My goal is to shine my light from within so bright that all I can do is lift you up and motivate you in your journey. I'm very passionate about Adaptogen Science and believe in the company and product. It has been a huge blessing to be a part of an amazing team."
Eduardo Santoro de Camargo
Jiu Jitsu Champion
Also known as Eduardo “Português” (Portuguese), Eduardo Santoro, is one of the top medium heavyweight jiu jitsu competitors of his generation. A Blackbelt under Fabio Gurgel who went on to form his own school ESJJ, Eduardo Santoro won some of the most important Brazilian jiu jitsu tournaments in the world, such as the Brazilian National, the Pan American and the World Championships.
NPC Competitor Fitness Model
Stefani Gianni is our southern sweetheart from Nashville that shows no mercy in the gym. She started working out from a young age with gymnastics and carried her passion for fitness into her adult years. Her love for the outdoors takes her on rock climbing, hiking and rollerblading adventures. Her fitness journey led her to competing on the West Coast and sent her along her way to nationals a few short months later. You can expect to see her compete again in 2017, but right now she is prepping for her wedding.