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MAF Founding Members Directory

Founding Members


Nick Carling


p: +61410094283
f: @teamcarling & @nickcarlingtriathlete
i: @teamcarling & @nickcarling

Bill Coppel

Corporate health & fitness
Read more about Bill in his MAF profile

Ester Galindo

Endurance, health
English and Spanish
Barcelona, Spain
Certified MAF coach
s: ester.galindo
Read more about Ester in her MAF profile

Jaimielle Jacobs

Health & Fitness
Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

Kathy Fulton, NASM CPT
St Louis, MO, USA

Pete Jacobs

Endurance, health
Noosa Heads QLD 4567, Australia

Paul Laursen, PhD

Adjunct Professor, AUT University
Auckland, New Zealand

Kristian Manietta

Whistler, Canada

Andre Obradovic

Endurance, Health & Fitness

As a specialist Endurance and Health Coach, Andre works with you to increase your physical, emotional & mental fitness. As a highly competitive runner himself he knows how to coach, train, and race. Andre has completed a wide range of certifications including the MAF Foundation Course.

Using MAF, Low Carb and Stryd Power as key tools with all his clients. At 55 in 2020 2nd in AG in the Comrades 10km 40m:45s. In October 2020 he completed his 18th marathon in a solo run in a time of 3:27 with an average Hr of 126 a 15min PB.

Katee Pedicini B.Ex.Sci

Specialty: Endurance
Katee Pedicini (head coach)
Australia-wide (Vic & QLD home bases)

Holistic Endurance
p: 0476 078 161 (Australia)

Ivan Rivera

Track & endurance running, team sports, lifestyle, biomechanics
English and Spanish
San Diego, CA/BCS, Mexico

Since he was a toddler, Ivan has been around physical rehabilitation, human development, and a lot of different sports. He specializes in track and endurance running, lean strength training, ball sports like rugby and soccer, and biomechanics. He helps you set specific goals, and implement a clear strategy for getting you from where you are now to achieving what you want. His approach is always to integrate your training with the rest of your life to meet your athletic goals while also living the healthy lifestyle you want.
s: ivanriveradmz
Read more about Ivan in his MAF Profile

Christine Schirtzinger, RN

Endurance, swimming, cycling, running


  • MAF Certified
  • USA Cycling lvl 2
  • USA Triathlon lvl 1
  • USA Masters lvl 2
  • Swim Speed Secrets
  • TrainingPeaks lvl 2 Certified Coach

T2 Coaching LLC
St Charles, IL, USA
Read more about Christine in her MAF profile

Hal Walter

Endurance, track, health
Boulder, CO

Coach Hal has used the MAF principles for more than 20 years of his athletic life. He specializes in high-altitude endurance sports, including mountain and trail running, pack-burro racing, cross-country skiing, mountain-biking and snowshoeing. He also coaches middle- and high-school cross-country and track, and offers programs for young athletes with neurodiversity or special needs. Other areas of focus include fat-burning for waist control, healthy/active aging and endurance for life. Contact:
Read more about Hal in his MAF profile


Dr. Robert M. Blaich, DIBAK

Applied kinesiology, chiropractic
Denver, CO, USA

Your Inner Pharmacy
p: 303-399-5117
425 S. Cherry St. #903
Denver, CO 80246

Dr. Trevor Chetcuti, BCSc, DIBAK

Applied kinesiology, chiropractic
p: 9318 7758 (Australia)
35 Churchil Ave, Maidstone, Vic, Australia 3012

Mark Cucuzzella, MD FAAFP

Professor, West Virginia University School of Medicine
p: 304-596-5038
store/race HQ 304-885-8843
Read more about Mark in his MAF Profile

Dr. Steve Gangemi

Applied kinesiology, chiropractic
Chapel Hill, NC, USA

The Sock Doc
213 Providence Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Dr. Jordi Gutiérrez DC, DACNB, PT, BPEd

Asociación Española de Quiropráctica
Professor of Neurology, Barcelona College of Chiropractic
NeuroQuiro Clinic
Barcelona, Spain
p: +34 639 96 38 27
Plaza Dr. Letamendi 37, entlo 3. Barcelona. 08007. Spain

Mihira A R Khopkar

Sports & Clinical Nutritionist
Founder, MARK; Sports & Therapeutic Nutrition
Mumbai, India

Steph Lowe

Sports Nutritionist
BSpExSc GDipHumNutr NSA

The Natural Nutritionist
p 0407 736 463
f: /thenaturalnutritionist
i: @thenaturalnutritionist
t: @natnutritionist
42 Station St, Sandringham, 3191

Phil J Maffetone

Health coach, massage therapy, sleep apnea specialist, nutrition
p: 973-699-6571
Yorktown Heights, New York

Thérèse Maffetone-Bolat, MSACN

Clinical Nutrition and Herbalism

Maffetone Wellness, LLC
Ridgefield CT, USA
Phone and Video Consultations Available

Ray McClanahan, DPM


Northwest Foot and Ankle/Correct Toes
p: 503-243-2699
2701 NW Vaughn Street Suite 424
Portland, OR 97210

Amanda Sadler, MD

Family & Sports Medicine
Wellness, nutrition, and preventive medicine
Professional Triathlete

Great Plains Family Medicine
3500 NW 56th St
Oklahoma City, OK. 73112
p: 405-951-2855
Read more about Amanda in her MAF Profile