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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.



10 Minute Christmas Calorie Burning Workout


Bark, Bark! Woofy Christmas to you! Ol’ Bally the Dog here today with your 10-Minute Christmas Calorie Burner. I’m subbing in because my human, ol’ Craiggy the TT Trainer, is out turbulently racing around town Read More >>


3 Steps To Get Exactly What You Want Online


I love it when a plan comes together…just follow these 3 steps, as outlined by our good friend, Bedros, and you’ll be up and running and making tons of sales in the next 30 days. Read More >>


21 Top Nutrition and Diet Tips from 2014


Over the last 3 days, I’ve been listening to the Rat Pack Christmas Album over & over at my kitchen table. I sit there and create workouts, stopping briefly to stare fondly out at the Read More >>


The Big 5 Steps to Success in 2015


This is killer…and quick to the point, to the point no fakin’, Rick is cookin’ MC’s like a pound of bacon. (Sorry, a little Vanilla Ice flashback there from Christmas 1989!) Today you will hear Read More >>


10 Minute Belly Fat Blaster and 3 Rules of Exercise When Sick


She was pretty cute, maybe a few too many tattoos for my liking, but working hard, super-setting box jumps with pulldowns. And then… …she sneezed. On her hands. And grabbed the pulldown bar for her Read More >>


3 Keys to Your Product Launch


This was the biggest surprise of the year. And it was the Product Launch of the year, as far as I’m concerned. Last week my dear friend, Diana Keuilian, took the online world by storm Read More >>

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How to Get Back on Track


“Slip slidin’ away, slip slidin’ away, You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip slidin’ away” – Paul Simon This happens to all of us in one facet of life or another. We build Read More >>


The 3rd Annual Denver Marines Toys for Tots Drive with Early to Rise


Even President Obama is getting into the Christmas spirit, joining in a Marines Toys for Tots drive. The President and his wife, Michelle, distributed toys in Washington, D.C., and praised the event. “Since the 1940’s,” President Obama said, Read More >>


Dangerous Holiday Drink From Starbucks


“You better watch out, You better not let Starbucks make you cry, You better not pout, because ol’ CB is telling you why…avoid this … one drink … today!” Hey, you wouldn’t eat 13 candy Read More >>


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