Alan Chasen has 25 years of experience as a personal trainer working in the field of strength and conditioning. Although he has trained people of varied interests, including sport-specific athletes, his true love is introducing the average person to a life of regular exercise, proper nutrition, and general well-being.
His journey started at the University of Texas, where he received his degree in Kinesiology at a time when personal training was still in its fledgling state. With a foundation built around physiology, anatomy, and nutrition, he has owned his own fitness studio since 1989. Alan has spoken to many groups on various fitness topics, including the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the popular RunTex Austin speaker series. In addition, he consults on home and commercial gym designs.
This journey took a turn in 2009, when his dietary beliefs were challenged by what the science at-hand made clear. The lowfat, high-carb philosophy that he learned from as early as 9 years old in Weight Watchers right through his college career was turned upside down when he realized that fat was good and carbs (including the so-called healthy whole grains) were bad. By relating his experiences and the science behind them to clients and others, he has been able to offer people the correct path to improved health and a superior quality of life — one that for most people cannot be achieved through a predominantly high-carb lifestyle.