About John
JOHN SCHAEFFER, MFS, MSS, MPN

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, Olympic and World Champion Short Track Speed Skater
   • Allison Baver, 2 time Olympian and National Champion Short Track Speed Skater
   • Louie Vito, 4 Time U.S. Grand Prix Snowboarding Champion
   • Shani Davis, Multi-World Champion and Olympic Gold Medallist Long Track Speed Skating
   • Liam Ortega, Long Track Speed Skater National Team Member and Olympic hopeful
   • Giddeon Massie, 2 time Olympian and 10 time National Sprint Cycling Champion
   • Mark Fretta, Olympian and #1 Ranked Triathlete in the World
   • Wayne Johnsen, Professional Boxer, featured on “The Contender” TV show, in addition to many other world-class elite athletes from all sports around the world.

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.

Certifications

Ph.D. in Nutrition (working on dissertation) – to be completed in near future
Nutrient Consumption and Hormonal Response - A Direct Relationship to Human Performance

MFS (Master of Fitness Sciences)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

MSS (Master of Sports Sciences)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

MPS (Master of Police Sciences)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

MPN (Master of Performance Nutrition)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

CFT (Certified Fitness Trainer)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

YFT (Youth Fitness Trainer)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

SWM (Specialist in Weight Management)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

SFPL (Specialist in Fitness for the Physically Limited)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

FT (Fitness Therapy)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

SFOA (Specialist in Fitness for Older Adults)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

SMAC (Specialist in Martial Arts Conditioning)
ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

Written Works

Winning Factor: Book of Fitness

The Factor: Fitness for Women Only

The Age Factor: Fitness over 40 years old (will be published soon)

Youth Fitness Training (Army Edition)

Law Enforcement: Defensive Tactics Manual

Plyometrics: Keeping it simple manual

Acupressure Using Holographic Technology

Published Articles

ALL STATER SPORT MAGAZINE
(PERSONAL TRAINER SECTION)

G.N.C.
(KIOSK FITNESS TRAINING PROGRAMS)

UNIVERSAL FITNESS
(BENEFITS OF INCREASING STRENGTH THROUGH INCREASED RANGE OF MOTION)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL SEMINARS
(DEVELOPING EXPLOSIVE STRENGTH IN YOUTH) ALL STATER SPORT MAGAZINE (PERSONAL TRAINER SECTION)

Fitness & Nutrition Works

WINNINGFACTOR PERSONALIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS
650 + world class training programs designed and developed on computerized CD-Rom

PROFESSIONAL & WORLD CLASS ATHLETES
Have trained greater than 60 professional / amateur athletes, including Olympians at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

WINNINGFACTOR PERSONALIZED MENU PLANNER
Complete computerized nutrition program with food exchanges and micronutrient values along with standard, pH type, vegan, and vegetarian menus with food exchanges on CD-Rom.

LAW ENFORCEMENT-FITNESS, NUTRUTION, DEFENSIVE TACTICS
40 + CLASSES TO LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENTS NATION WIDE

GLOBAL NUTRITION
Nutrition supplement designed and developed (approximately 40 product formulas)

Media

Featured on Channel 69 in reference to the Olympic athletes he trains.Featured on the

Featured on NBC Universal in reference to the Olympic athletes he trains.

Discovery Channel (The Sweet Science, The Daily Planet Show)

Featured on NBC Sports in reference to the Olympic athletes he trains.

Mentioned in Sports Illustrated as Olympian Apolo Ohno’s strength coach.

Mentioned in People Magazine (nutrition concepts utilized for Olympian Allison Baver)

Interviewed on Dancing with the Stars (in reference to Apolo Ohno)

On tour with Dancing with the Stars road show (training Apolo Ohno on the road)

Entertainment Tonight training Apolo Ohno

Featured in Powerlifting Video Magazine (Phoenix, AZ)

Featured in Black Belt Video Magazine (Venice Beach, CA)

Chicago Town Fitness TV shows (1/2 hr. TV show, Chicago, IL)

Hugh Simpson Show(1/2 hr Fitness TV show in Atlanta, GA)

Channel 8 Live (1/2 hr TV show featuring Anthony Clark and John in Lancaster, PA)

Featured on John Farley’s Health Crusades Show

Featured on Super Human Radio Show

Featured in national TV commercial for Billard Barbell Co. (also wrote and produced, Reading, PA)

Featured in NEW YORK TIMES, WALLSTREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY AND THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, and many others across the US.

Featured in national and international TV commercial for Green Better Living Company’s colostrum (New York City, NY; Seoul, Korea)

2 times featured in the Lifestyle Section of the newspaper (Reading, PA)

Johns book reviews were covered by every major newspaper in the US

Featured guest speaker (World Tae Kwon Do Championships, Fort Hood, TX)

I PA. Founder, Director, Promoter (International Powerlifting Association)

Awards

Recipient Order of Ikkos Medal by the US Olympic Committee

The only non-athlete in the history of the USA Olympics to be commissioned an Olympic Ring

Recipient of I.S.S.A. Lifetime Achievement Award - for his work in nutrition and fitness (I.S.S.A. Sanata Barbara, CA)

2 awards from the City of Reading (PAL/Community Day)

2 awards from the Reading School District (Star Program)

1991 A.P.A. United States Power Lifter of the Year

5 Time World Powerlifting Champion

6 Time National Powerlifting Champion

1991 CAN/AM. Games Powerlifting Champion

25 Powerlifting World Records

3 Dan Black Blet Karate (over 30 years of involvement with mixed martial disciplines)

Professional Kickboxer, Martial Arts Council of Kickboxing - M.A.C.K. Master Super Heavyweight World Champion

Teaching Assignments

Professor for the International Sports Sciences Association - (Teaching over 100 certification classes within the last 15 years)

Courses Include:
   • Certified Fitness Trainers Seminars
   • Specialist in Sports Conditioning
   • Certified Youth Fitness Instructors
   • Certified Performance Nutrition