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Endurance Planet is the premiere online destination for runners, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes, and adventure racers who want inspiration and education from podcasts, videos, articles and products to fuel their endurance passion. We are owned by Ben Greenfield & Human Wellness Solutions, LLC. Contact us at admin@enduranceplanet.com.

The Voices & Faces of Endurance Planet

 

Tawnee is the voice of Endurance Planet.

Tawnee Prazak brings a vast knowledge base to Endurance Planet: Tawnee is a triathlete living in Orange County, Calif., with a diverse career that includes triathlon/endurance sports coach, freelance journalist, strength & conditioning coach/personal trainer, exercise physiologist, blogger and model. And she’s on track to get her master’s degree in kinesiology. Tawnee loves racing triathlon (focus on 70.3 and Ironman), but she’s equally passionate about helping others with fitness, health and sport, as well as being an active voice in endurance sports media. When she’s not busy training or working, she enjoys cooking, eating, reading and sleeping. Find out more at www.tawneeprazak.com or her blog www.tritawn.blogspot.com.

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield is the owner of Endurance Planet

Coach Ben Greenfield is based out of Spokane, WA, and is recognized as one of the top fitness, triathlon and nutrition experts in the nation. Ben coaches and trains individuals for weight loss, lean muscle gain and sports performance from the website Pacific Elite Fitness. He was voted in 2008 as the Personal Trainer of the Year, by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, an internationally recognized and respected certifying agency.

Ben hosts the popular fitness, nutrition and wellness website at BenGreenfieldFitness.com, which features blogs, podcasts, and product reviews from Ben. He also is the head coach at the Rock Star Triathlete Academy and owns the Endurance Planet sports podcast. He is also the voice of the Get-Fit Guy, the #1 ranked health and fitness podcast on iTunes.

As a triathlon coach and sports nutritionist, Ben competes at Ironman and Half-Ironman World Championships, holds a ranking as of USAT’s top ranked age group triathletes, and competes in 15-20 triathlons each year, both nationally and internationally. Ben sits on the board of directors for several triathlon organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Tri-Fusion Triathlon Club, and is the official coach for the National High School Triathlon Association.

His credentials include:

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology
  • Personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN)
  • Advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta, the “Harvard” of bicycle fitting schools
  • Over 9 years experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports

Click here to view endurance sports coaching or nutrition consulting options with Ben.

Mark Klion

Mark Klion is the "Endurance Sports Doctor".

Dr. Mark Klion is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with specialty training in sports medicine. Dr. Klion performs the newest techniques for cartilage repair, regeneration, and meniscal transplantation. Dr. Klion has extensive experience with arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and shoulder stabilization procedures. His outside interests include triathlon participation that has led him to complete 10 Ironman triathlons including Hawaii Ironman 2000 and 2001. He has completed 15 marathons in addition to several ultra distance races. He serves as the Medical Co-Director for the New York City Triathlon, Toughman ½ Ironman and the orthopedic consultant for the Triathlon Academy, Excel Triathlon Team, and Foundation Bicycle Team. He has published numerous articles on sports medicine issues and has appeared on both regional and national radio and television programs. He is active in the triathlon and endurance community providing lectures about sports medicine related issues to local clubs and groups. With Dr. James Capozzi, Dr. Klion is the creator of bodyworksMD DVD Home Rehabilitation Series. These DVDs were created to provide active individuals physician and physical therapy approved exercise programs for treatment and prevention of orthopedic injuries.

Dr. David Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff, voice of "Ask The Doctor"

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He is board certified in pediatrics and has completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of California in San Diego, which included research in developing new medicines to fight viral disease. As a clinical faculty member at the University, he also served as co-director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Palomar Medical Center.

For 12 years Dr. Minkoff worked in Emergency Medicine at the Community Hospital of New Port Richey, Florida which ranks in the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. This emergency room has a chest pain center considered in the top 1 percent of all such centers in the U.S. In addition to his traditional medical training, Dr. Minkoff has extensive post-graduate training in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. He is an expert in Functional Medicine, Chelation, Allergy Elimination, European Biological Medicine, Neural Therapy, Prolo Therapy, Ozone Therapy, Longevity/Aging Medicine, Enderlein Therapy, Insulin Potentiated Therapy, and more.

With this training, he co-founded LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997, one of the largest alternative medical clinics in the U.S. This wellness center combines more cutting-edge alternative therapies and modalities under the same roof than almost any other alternative clinic in the country.

In 2000, he founded BodyHealth, a nutrition company which offers a unique range of dietary supplements to the public and practitioners, including the amino acid supplement Master Amino Pattern (MAP). BodyHealth’s mission is to educate doctors and the public with the correct know-how to improve the body’s condition, and to provide them with the products needed to do that.

Dr. Minkoff is passionate about fitness and is a 38-time Ironman finisher, including eight appearances at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. He works actively with many world-class athletes to help them improve their competitive fitness and with his first-hand experience, Dr. Minkoff is able to help them achieve optimum conditioning. He also devotes much of his time to writing and research. He also writes two newsletters each week, The Optimum Health Report and the BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter.

Brad Culp

Brad Culp is the voice of "This Week In Multisport" with LAVA magazine

Brad Culp is the Editor of LAVA Magazine. He has been competing in triathlon for over ten years and has been writing about it for almost as long. A native of Chicago, Brad earned degrees in journalism and psychology from Miami University (Ohio), where he played water polo and founded the school’s triathlon club. Brad has spent most of the past seven years in San Diego’s North County, and has no plans to ever leave unless he’s offered a lucrative job in Kona, Hawaii. When he’s not busy overtraining for Ironman, Brad enjoys boating, jetskiing, wakeboarding, surfing, kayaking, or any other sport that involves going fast over water. You won’t find him on Facebook but he welcomes your follow on Twitter (@bbculp).

Tim Wagoneer

Tim Wagoneer, AKA "Lucho", the expert voice of "Ask The Ultrarunner".

Tim Wagoneer, formerly Luchinske, started running at the age of 10 and went on to multiple Kansas state track and field championships and was a two time All-American in college. He decided to drop out after two years and travel eventually settling in the US Virgin Islands where he lived for four years. Tired of the party lifestyle he quit smoking and entered his first triathlon and placed third. Four years later he placed 16th over-all at Ironman Hawaii and was the top amateur. 15 Ironmans later and Tim switched to just running. He ran 2:41 in his first marathon and then 2:30 in his second. Tim and his wife moved up to 8200ft altitude in the mountains and this led Tim to try ultrarunning. In his first race, a 50 mile trail race, he won and broke the course record. He then went on to place 6th at the Leadville 100 in his 4th ever ultra. Next year Tim is planning on racing the Leadman which is all but the 50 mile run in the Leadville race series. Tim is a full time endurance coach and works from home watching his 2 and 4 year old sons.

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Help us reach our fundraising goal of $4,000, which will get Tawnee and Brock to Kona for a full week of Ironman World Championships coverage. Click the button below to make a donation of any amount. Thank you!

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