Pete McCall is a personal trainer, strength coach, fitness educator and author living in San Diego, CA.
Frequently quoted as a fitness expert in publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, U-T San Diego, Men’s Fitness, SELF, Glamour, and Shape Magazine Pete is a sought-after media resource for accurate, in-depth insight on how to get results from exercise. Besides working with individual clients and teaching group fitness classes Pete has more than a decade of experience educating personal trainers around the world including teaching for both the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Pete’s personal philosophy is that fitness is, “Having the ability to do what you want to do when you want to do it.”
Former Exercise Physiologist for ACE where he helped create the Integrated Fitness Training Model (ACE IFT(TM) Model), write the ACE Personal Trainer Manual textbook, created the Metabolic Conditioning, Movement-based Training and Youth Fitness education workshops as well as creating and delivering both live and online education programs.
A Master Trainer for Core Health & Fitness (Nautilus, Stairmaster, Star Trac and Schwinn Fitness), an education consultant and blogger with ACE, an online educator for NASM and an adjunct faculty in exercise science at both Mesa Community College and San Diego State University.
Experienced public speaker; delivered wellness education talks organizations including the US Navy (Naval Air Station North Island Coronado), the White House, the World Bank, Sharp Healthcare, the International Association of Fire Fighters, Oceanside Fire Department and Reebok.
Education includes Master’s of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Certified Personal Trainer with both ACE and NASM. In addition he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as a fellow in Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute.
Former National Director of Fitness Education for the Millennium Partners Sports Club/LA and Senior Faculty for Town Sports International health club companies.
A semi-retired rugby player; played front row forward (all three positions) for clubs including Santa Monica Rugby, Potomac Athletic Club and the Boston Irish Wolfhounds where he was a member of the 2007 men’s club division three national championship team.
Enjoys mountain biking, obstacle course races, hiking, keeping up with his two children and coaching youth rugby.