Antonio Valladares is a certified holistic nutritionist, correctve exercise kinesiologist and has been a certified personal trainer and licensed massage therapist for 15 years.
Before his fitness & nutrition career, he spent 10 years playing guitar in well known punk rock bands. He maintained his health and promoted a drug free lifestyle while touring the world many times over. He has practiced yoga and martial arts since he was a child and lived in India between tours.
Antonio is the founder of Burn Sports, a high performance fitness, nutrition and lifestyle company based in New York City. Antonio is an outspoken organic foods and natural health expert who takes a strong stance against the corporate-driven nutrition and medical model which has been failing America for more than 30 years.
Unlike most authors and internet 'experts', Antonio has extensive experience working with hundreds of overstressed, underslept, underfed, overweight and overmedicated people in NYC, LA and Miami. His proven approach to nutrition is holistic (addresses the whole person) and based on biochemical individuality. He eats organic, local foods, is dairy and gluten free and has not had fast food since the 1980's.
His nutrition programs address the food allergies, digestive disorders and hormonal imbalances that are common in today's world. He is a graduate of the Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching Program at the CHEK Institute in San Diego, CA and is an advanced Metabolic Typing Counselor.
He has been featured in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Mountain Bike, Paper, Time Out, Woman's Day, NY1 and many others. Antonio is certified by every important organization in the fitness industry including ACE, ACSM, NASM, IYCA, CHEK and others.
His latest book Healthy Urban Kitchen Cookbook is an organic, gluten free whole foods cookbook which provides healthy eating solutions for busy professionals. His upcoming projects include Fat Loss Psychology and his internet TV show The Urban Nutrition Network. More important than all of this are the results he gets with his clients.