Heather Eastman, NSCA-CPT


A native of Santa Cruz, California, Heather happened upon a life-changing opportunity while earning her bachelor's degree from UCLA. Though her course work prepared her for a life in the medical field, Heather left it behind to pursue her love of exercise and fitness, earning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American Council on Exercise. She finished her degree while working for the university at the renowned John Wooden Center as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor.

In her 12 years' experience training clients and teaching classes, Heather went on to work with health and fitness professionals from around the country and mastered everything from competitive bodybuilding to CrossFit to aerial silks. She enjoys art and travel, having already visited 28 countries on 5 continents, and when she's not exploring the world or attempting new challenges she loves to be home where she can cook healthy meals, spend time with her pets, and watch movies.

Heather's mission is to use her passion for fitness and her knowledge of training and nutrition to educate and motivate others to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.



  • PB Crunch Popcorn Recipe for a Healthy Snack

    How do you make a healthy snack like popcorn even better? By adding peanut butter and protein, of course! This quick, easy recipe adds an extra pop of flavor to your favorite popped treat.

  • Cinnamon Toast Protein Pancakes for a Healthy Breakfast

    We all love the warm nostalgia of cinnamon cereals and fresh, hot pancakes. Now you can enjoy both at the same time with this easy protein pancake recipe.

  • 4 Healthy Shake Boosters You're Not Using

    What you add to your protein shake can be just as important as the protein powder itself. Shake things up with these health-boosting ingredients and take your post-workout nutrition to the next level.

  • Is Powerlifting OK for Beginning Lifters?

    We asked Megan Gallagher, aka Meg Squats, if powerlifting is suitable for beginners and how to know when you're ready for a meet.

  • Regan Grimes Has Your New Favorite Back Workout

    Add thickness and mass to your back with this beast-tested, pro-approved back blast from Primeval Labs-sponsored athlete Regan Grimes.

  • Crispy Fruity Cereal Waffles

    Finally! A healthy protein powder recipe that combines your favorite cereal with the cozy warmth of homemade waffles. Get your breakfast fix in a unique and delicious way with a fruity cereal protein powder that tastes like the real thing.

  • 3 Game-Changing Powdered Peanut Butter Post-Workout Shakes

    Love peanut butter but wouldn't think of putting it in your post-workout shake? Think again. As it turns out, PB and post-workout go together like, well, PB and J. Here are three delicious shake recipes to fuel your recovery.

  • Supplement Company of the Month: Optimum Nutrition

    The most iconic supplement brand in the industry didn't get to the top by accident. Here's what powers them to keep innovating over three decades into the game!

  • PBfit: The Secret Ingredient for Incredible Treats

    Craving something sweet but don't want to sacrifice your meal plan? These delicious peanut butter treats are lower in calories than their counterparts and fit even the strictest dietary restrictions.

  • Crave-Worthy Peanut Butter Recipes

    From smoothies to burgers, pancakes to pad thai, you can build a complete meal plan to satisfy your peanut butter craving with these healthy low-fat recipes!

  • Podcast Episode 61: Nick's Quest to Get a Grip

    Is this the human race's most unlikely contender at a world championship strength event? Nick tells Heather how he happened into the sport of Armlifting and ended up representing the USA on the global stage.

  • 2019 Arnold Amateur Championships Winners

    You already know who won the Arnold Classic, but did you know there's a whole amateur division as well? Check out the list of amateur winners who've now earned their spot on the IFBB Pro League main stage!

  • Build a Full Chest with Gavin Matthews

    Pumping his pecs at one of the most iconic outdoor gyms in the world, Muscle Beach Nutrition athlete Gavin Matthews takes you through his full chest workout.

  • Build a Wider, Thicker Back with Osamoje Imoohi

    How do you get a massive back? With a lot of sets and reps. MusclePharm-sponsored athlete Osamoje Imoohi shows you how to build a broad back from every angle.

  • Total-Body Kettlebell Workout With Tanner Hobbs

    Learn how to get a full-body workout that builds muscle and burns fat using only one piece of equipment.

  • Ike Catcher's Chest-and-Shoulder Workout

    Earning a Muscle Beach-worthy physique takes hard work and sacrifice. And an awesome chest-and-shoulder workout from a guy who knows exactly what it takes to make it in "The Pit."

  • Abel Albonetti's Meanest Chest Workout Yet

    MuscleTech-sponsored athlete Abel Albonetti runs you through his meanest chest workout yet to help you build size and mass in your upper chest.

  • Muscle Beach Arm Workout With Ike Catcher

    If you want big arms, you must earn them. And what better place to build your biceps and show off your guns than the original iron paradise called "The Pit" at Muscle Beach Venice.

  • The Ultimate HIIT Landmine Workout With Tyler Holt

    Keep your training program fresh and your body lean by combining high-intensity intervals with a classic barbell setup in this strength-building, full-body conditioning workout.

  • No-Frills Glute-and-Hamstring Workout With Tanner Hobbs

    Do this sculpting session at least once a week to lift, tone, and shape your glutes and hamstrings.