Team EliteFTS Creates Holiday Tips Book to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

London, OH, December 13, 2008 --( Elite Fitness Systems ( has gathered its team of some of the world’s top personal trainers, coaches and strength athletes to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, creating a 94-page e-book for athletes of all levels entitled “Team EliteFTS 2008 Holiday Tips.”

This book features 136 tips for athletes of all fitness levels and 10 workout plans, including a circa-max raw bench program.

Elite Fitness Systems, which sponsors Team EliteFTS, is giving these books away on its website at in return for a $10 donation with all net proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“The holidays are about sharing,” said Elite Fitness Systems Founder and President Dave Tate. “This book enables us to not only share with our readers the same advice that has helped our team members reach elite levels in their respective fields, but also give back to a great organization like the Make-A-Wish Foundation.”

Tate added that Elite chose to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation because this organization and the children whom it serves share many of the same values that our team members have spent their lives striving toward.

Overall 24 writers contributed to the book, including several who have had their work published in national magazines. Writers include:

Dave Tate—Founder of Elite Fitness Systems; renowned speaker and author and professional powerlifter

Mike Hanley—President of Hanley Strength Systems, LLC and Owner of The Training Studio in Morganville, NJ

Jim Wendler—Senior Editor and Sales Manager of Elite Fitness Systems

The Thinker—Parts Unknown, but a student of Soviet and Eastern Bloc training methodologies.

Alwyn Cosgrove—International Tae Kwon-Do champion; Renown personal trainer, writer and motivational speaker

Zach Even-Esh—Personal trainer and operator of Underground Strength Coach

Jim “Smitty” Smith—Strength Coach with the Diesel Crew

CJ Murphy—Owner and Head Instructor at Total

Shelby Starnes—Nutritionist at Troponin Nutrition

The Angry Coach—When someone is this angry, you learn not to ask questions

Brian Schwab—No. 1 ranked powerlifter at 148 pounds; WPO Lightweight Champion

Marc Bartley—Owner of Total Gym in South Carolina; One of the premier powerlifters at 275 pounds

Chad Aichs—WPO competitor in the super heavyweight division; Holds AWPC records in all three lifts and the WPO three-lift bench press record

Julia Ladewski—Sports performance coach and No. 1 ranked female powerlifter at 132 pounds

Matt Kroczaleski—One of the top powerlifters in the world at 220 pounds; 2006 WPO World Champion

Scott Yard—Top bench press and world record setting powerlifting competitor

Chris Clark—Super heavyweight division competitive powerlifter

Justin Harris—Owner of Tropinin Nutrition and the reigning Jr. USA Super Heavyweight Bodybuilding Champion.

Jeremy Frey—Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the collegiate level; champion powerlifter

Scott Cartwright—Competitive powerlifter who has achieved Elite status in both the 275- and 308-pound weight classes

AJ Roberts—Director of Personal Training and Youth Fitness at a health club in Owensboro, Ky.; Ranked among the top powerlifters in the world in two weight classes.

Jason Ferruggia—Renowned strength and conditioning specialist in the New York/New Jersey area; has trained more than 700 athletes from over 90 different NCAA, NFL, NHL and MLB organizations

Rob Pilger—Known for producing winners and champions in several sports; people seeking fat loss and lean muscular gains have enjoyed much success with his methods

Mike Szudarek—Elite-level powerlifter in the 220-pound weight class; serves on the advisory board for the American Powerlifting Federation.

For more information on Elite Fitness Systems’ efforts, or to donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please go to or call 888-854-8806.

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Michael Ingberg