Mr. Schaeffer began his career in sports and fitness as a teen. During the past forty years, he was an accomplished professional athlete, including being a World Champion in both powerlifting and professional kickboxing. He has held numerous world records in powerlifting and a Masters Super Heavyweight World Championship in professional kickboxing.
Mr. Schaeffer is a professor for the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and travels both nationally and internationally teaching certification courses to fitness professionals. Certified courses included: Fitness Trainer courses, Sports Conditioning, Performance Nutrition, Youth Fitness, Law Enforcement Strength and Conditioning, as well as about six other certifications. He has received ISSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the fields of nutrition and fitness.
Mr. Schaeffer has authored several books, articles, fitness informational materials, and sport and fitness related software programs. His unique training program structure and solid approach to nutrition and athletic performance has made Mr. Schaeffer a key factor for the achievements of many top ranked High School and Collegiate athletes, as well as hundreds of World-Renowned, Professional, and Olympic athletes, such as Apolo Ohno, Allison Baver, Louie Vito, Liam Ortega, Giddeon Massie, Mark Fretta, and Wayne Johnsen. Mr. Schaeffer is frequently called upon for speaking engagements, television interviews and radio talk shows. He has been featured on: the Discovery Channel, NBC Sports, Black Belt Video Magazine, Powerlifting Video Magazine, John Farley’s Health Crusades, Chicago Town Fitness, Hugh Simpson Show, and even interviewed on the popular “Dancing with the Stars” TV show regarding Apolo Ohno, as well as many other local and regional television and radio shows and numerous major magazine articles.