We’re a team of dedicated personal trainers
The staff at the Personal Trainer Development Center isn’t just fitness professionals. We’re also specialized experts within our fields. Whether that’s social media or curriculum development, we ensure you get the absolute best support, training, and education available for personal trainers.
Jonathan Goodman is the creator of the PTDC. He is the author of several books on personal training and creator of the first-ever certification in Online Training (Online Trainer Academy). Originally from Toronto, Jon and his wife Alison spend their winters traveling the world.
Mark Young is the community manager of The PTDC's Professional Trainer Society. During his career as a trainer, he has focused on both in-person and online training with a special interest in helping people with obesity.
Stephanie Lee is The PTDC's Content Overlord and go-to for all things related to content you see on The PTDC. She oversees publishing, sourcing expert writers to contribute to The PTDC's various advice columns, and generally ensuring that the advice and content you find on The PTDC live up to our standards for accuracy, detail, and helpfulness.
Alina Paredes assists with the formatting, editing, and publishing of The PTDC's wide array of content. She's passionate about business, new information, traveling, cooking, and dogsI Alina currently lives in Spain and is also an American Tribal Style® and Tribal Fusion Bellydance instructor and performer.
As the Operations Overlord, Nikki Mcknight is tasked with keeping The PTDC ship and its crew on task and in line with Jon's Master Plan (tm) for the company. With a background in corporate consulting as well as personal training, Nikki loves color-coded file folders, Excel spreadsheets, and working with the daily craziness that is The PTDC team.
Alex Cartmill serves as The PTDC's Social Media Overlord and manages the Online Trainer Academy. Alex was a personal trainer for three years before joining The PTDC and has a passion for making regular movement a habit for everyone.
Joshua Duvauchelle has a background in publishing, marketing, and startups and is The PTDC's Strategy & Promotion Overlord. He helps find the best ways to deliver The PTDC's information to personal trainers. In his spare time, Josh does yoga and tries to find ways to make his green smoothies a little more palatable.
Ricky Ormsby is a community manager within The PTDC's Professional Trainer Society. He manages the forums and ensures that all members are happy and getting the right answers they need. Ricky is also a body composition and lifestyle coach based in South Africa and runs a successful online business. He not only creates bespoke plans, but also surrounds the client with a team of professionals that makes failure impossible.