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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.



My Spiritual Experience in Rome (not what you think)


Rome was simply another city on my to-do list…or so I thought. The plan, as it is with every other European city I visit, was to walk around and check off the major attractions. “Look Read More >>


6-pack abs workout from Bally the Dog (and how to deal with a NEGATIVE spouse)


Woof, woof, Ol’ Bally the Dog here, and this is a true story. One time when I lived in the big city of Toronto, ol’ Craiggy the Human dragged me to a place called “The Read More >>


5 Rules For Promo Emails


You’ve got your product done. Your website is up. You even have lil’ ol’ email list. And that’s where the money is. So let’s give you the 5 PROVEN rules for creating an email that Read More >>


My Personal Weekend Message to You


Every day at 4am I sneak out of bed, no matter where I am in the world, sit down at my kitchen table or hotel room desk, and write 1000 to 2000 words for my Read More >>


4-Step Secret to Success Plan


What do Ryan Deiss, Suze Ormand, Frank Kern, Ramit Sethi, Brendan Burchard, Jason Ferruggia, Mike Whitfield, Isabel De Los Rios, Vince DelMonte, and so many other world-famous experts have in common? They all have information Read More >>


#1 Factor Email Marketing


Heeeeeey, Jimmy Vegas! He’s back. My good friend, Jimmy “Vegas” Sweeney, is here to tell you how to improve your email marketing. When you have the right subject line and the right link, you can Read More >>


4-Minute and 770 Rep Bodyweight Workouts


NOTE: There are only 3 days left to enter for your chance to win $1000 of my money in the 21st FREE Turbulence Training Transformation Contest. There is no cost to enter. Read the details Read More >>


More Online Success Stories


I meant to send these… …on Monday because these success stories are even BETTER than those of Dr. Mark Costes and Dr. Peter Osborne. My top 3 coaching clients have achieved so much in just Read More >>

How to Live Your Dream Lifestyle


On Monday I returned from the trip of a lifetime to Rome & Prague. It was my 5th “Trip of a Lifetime” in the past 14 months, including: 1) A 10-day journey to London, Barcelona, Read More >>


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