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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the Editor of Early to Rise. He took over after Michael Masterson in 2011 and is doing a good job carrying on the legacy that is Early to Rise.

He’s also a Strength & Conditioning coach in Toronto, author of Turbulence Training, a contributing author to Men’s Health magazine, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines. Craig’s fat loss, muscle-building website features his best-selling Turbulence Training for Fat Loss program and offers access to all of Craig’s Turbulence Training workouts and video clips (for men, women, mass-building, athletes, and bodyweight-only workouts).
Craig also has an advanced research background, completing a Master’s of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Craig continues to study the latest training, supplementation, and nutrition research that will help improve client’s health and wellness as well as their physical and mental performance.



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5 Minute Cardio and Abs with 8 Unique Exercises


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10 Secrets From Mastermind


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6 Minute Circuit Workout to Kick-Start Fat Burning


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