About Our Authors

All authors and contributors to our articles include leading industry professionals who enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion for health, fitness and adventure, in hopes of bringing together a community of people who strive to accomplish healthy goals and find exciting adventures! We promise to bring you the latest news, updates and information.

Ariel Santillan, Wellness Advisor and Coach

thumb_IMG_2794_-_Version_2Coach Ariel Santillan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), consultant and educator within the Sport and Wellness industry. With his major in Nutritional Science and specialization in Exercise Physiology, he became one of the first pioneers in developing an integrated personal training and nutrition system to the general public.  He has published many papers on sports conditioning and wellness and has served as an advisor for various industry practitioners, universities and corporate wellness programs throughout North America.  Ariel’s science based approach, cutting-edge research and thirst for knowledge has enabled him to implement informative and effective wellness programs, as well as serve as an advisor to various univerisites, industry practitioners, athletic and private organizations and law enforcement agents through North America.

Brad Edelson, Travel Expert

bio_thumb_hatBrad Edelson has been planning and implementing luxury adventure travel programs around the world for over 10 years.  He has traveled to over 40 countries, lead tours for over 2,000 people and is a respected travel writer for The National Geographic,  Travel + Leisure, Global Traveler and other respected travel publishing companies.  Brad is an Honors graduate from Michigan State University’s Commercial Recreation and Tourism Management Program and was an All-American competitive soccer player.  In addition, he received a tourism certification from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In 2003, Brad launched Student Abroad Travel, an adventure based travel company that tours university study abroad students through Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.  Brad is currently the Travel Program Director at Exploration Fitness.

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