Founder and CEO
Ron started his life’s journey when he moved from a small farming community in Indiana to the big city of San Diego, California (specifically, Camp Pendleton) where he served in the United States Marine Corps as Staff Sergeant from 1974-1978. He studied at Saddleback University in Mission Veijo during his enlistment, but a field training accident sent him home early. But that didn’t stop him, he continued his study of Biology, Anatomy, Physiology and Applied Nutrition at Ivy Technical College when he returned home. He studied hard and he trained harder, to rehab his injury, at first. A couple of years into it, he was a full time competitive bodybuilder, winning Hoffmiester, Mr. Indiana, Mr. Purdue, AAU and NPC titles. You could say he got ‘addicted’ to weight training. He was already intrigued by the science behind what the human body can do, but now he knew how to do it better. He made quick order of getting certified as a personal trainer and turned his passion for training into The Fitness Clinic, a private personal training studio in Lafayette, Indiana, 1982-1991. Years after opening the studio, his ambition evolved into NFPT. Ron has never been known to do anything half way. He started the Ethics and Safety Compliance Standards Committee and was the sole Owner and Publisher of Personal Trainer Today Magazine. He is a nationally published author (over 30 feature articles: 1988-92): Ironman, Muscle Media 2000, MuscleMag, Muscular Development, Men’s Health, EMO and others. And, in his spare time, he put in 20 years on the Lafayette Fire Department. Ron has since retired from fire fighting and personal training, but he’ll always be the Father of NFPT.