John Berardi, PhD


John Berardi, PhD is a council member of the True Health Initiative. Founded by Verywell Senior Medical Advisor David L. Katz, MD, the True Health Initiative is an esteemed group of leading experts and influencers dedicated to spreading reliable messages about chronic disease prevention, health promotion, and sustainability.

John is a founder of Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest online nutrition and health coaching company, and an advisor to Apple, Equinox, Nike, and Titleist. Additionally, he was recently selected as one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world by and nominated for the 2014 Fitness Hall of Fame.

In the last 5 years, he and his team have helped over 10,000 men improve their health and fitness through their renowned Precision Nutrition Personal Coaching for Men.


Dr Berardi has devoted his entire career to making health and fitness something that’s achievable and attainable for every type of person, from every walk of life.

It doesn’t matter if you were born an athlete - or you were born without an exercise-loving bone in your body - health and fitness is your birthright. And he's here to help you discover that.

Since 2000, his world-class, multidisciplinary Precision Nutrition Team of counselors, doctors, exercise specialists, naturopaths, and nutritionists have coached and mentored more than 200,000 people in nearly 100 countries through their research programs, professional education courses, and personal coaching groups.


Berardi worked as a research assistant with the University of Pittsburgh’s Behavioral Medicine Group, where he contributed to the Pittsburgh Healthy Heart Project.

He later went on to study Exercise Physiology at Eastern Michigan University (1998-2000), become a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, (2000), and earn a PhD in kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise and Nutritional Biochemistry at Western University in Canada. (2000-2005).

During his doctoral studies he worked extensively with Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Diagnostic Radiology to study muscle carbohydrate replenishment after high intensity exercise using magnetic resonances technologies.

He is a faculty member at the University of Texas and Eastern Michigan University. He has been selected as one of the 20 smartest coaches in the world by, one of the top 100 most influential people in health and fitness by, and was nominated for the 2014 Fitness Hall of Fame.

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