Michael R. Mantell, Ph.D., earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania after completing his M.S. degree in clinical psychology at Hahnemnann Medical College where he wrote his thesis on the psychological aspects of obesity. He coaches world-class athletes and fitness enthusaists for mental and behavioral performance enhancement. He is Senior Fitness Consultant for Behavioral Sciences for ACE, Chief Behavioral Scientist for Anytime Fitness, on the faculty of the Equinox Fitness Training Institute, a national Community Ambassador for Experience Life Magazine's health initiative, appears weekly on San Diego's CW channel 6, is a consultant to Total Gym and Les Mills International, writes for IHRSA, and is a member of the Sports Medicine Team at the Sporting Club of San Diego specializing in fitness behavioral science. Dr. Mantell has written two best-selling books and provides opinion, commentary and analysis in print and broadcast media throughout the world.