Heather Eastman, NSCA-CPT

Background

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.

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Articles

  • Simple Guide To Choosing Complementary Proteins

    A meal doesn't have to include meat to provide you with complete protein sources. Take the guesswork out of mealtime with this helpful guide for creating complementary proteins!

  • Bodyweight Home Workout to Sculpt Your Legs and Butt

    Bodyweight supersets, high-intensity cardio, and follow-along instruction help you sculpt your quads, hamstrings, and glutes while you build muscle and burn calories in the comfort of your own home!

  • What is the Best Calisthenics Workout?

    No gym? No weights? No problem! Take your bodyweight training (and your body) to the next level with the best calisthenics exercises to build strength, add muscle, and lose weight.

  • "I love the way muscle looks and feels, and I love the way my body feels."

    This mom of four used her husband's deployment as an opportunity to surprise him by losing over 40 pounds to completely transform her body.

  • "I Used Every Trick to Hide My Weight"

    He went from a self-conscious teen to standing proudly onstage as a bodybuilder. Ajay Sharma's meteoric rise in the sport has less to do with emulating others and everything to do with pushing past his own limits.

  • "I Want to Be the First 6-Foot-2 Bikini Olympia Champion"

    After years of gaining weight to work as a plus-size model, Hannah Asanah found her passion in bodybuilding. Her remarkable journey led her to the national stage, and she's not done yet.

  • "I Went from a Little Guy to Morbidly Obese"

    David felt trapped in his body and was determined to prove he was still a hardcore athlete. He lost over 120 pounds, going from a 5XL to a small, and gained invaluable perspective along the way.

  • "I Had to Get Over My Insecurities and Learn to Love Myself"

    When her depression and eating disorders threatened to spiral out of control, Starr knew she had to make a change. She proved to everyone, especially herself, that she could overcome anything.

  • 6 Tips to Stay Fit as a Gamer

    You can love to game and love to train. YouTube and Twitch content creator and pro natural bodybuilder Jackson "Bajheera" Bliton is here to show you what it takes to stay fit as a gamer.

  • How (and Why) to Stay Lean While Building Muscle

    Think adding significant body fat is a necessary side effect of building muscle? Think again! Here are Jim Stoppani's top tips to stay lean while maximizing clean mass gains.

  • "What Got Me Through Chemo Was Being in Shape"

    For two-time cancer survivor Wes Logue, exercise isn't just a way to look and feel good today, it's a necessary tool to keep him mentally and physically prepared for whatever tomorrow brings.

  • Strong Bands for Strong Legs

    How much resistance is in one band? Find out for yourself in this incredibly challenging leg workout that hits your quads, glutes, hamstrings, core, and stabilizers using nothing but bands.

  • "Eating Was the Only Way to Deal with My Husband's Death"

    After the sudden loss of her husband, Beny Hadid turned to eating to cope with her fear and grief. Now, nine years later, she's taken back her life and discovered that hard work and discipline are the secrets to overcoming anything.

  • "I Dropped from a Heart Attack and Died"

    At 530 pounds, Blake Gauthier ignored all the warning signs that he was headed for disaster. A chance heart attack and literally being brought back to life turned his entire world around.

  • "I Was Normal One Day and Woke Up Sick the Next Day"

    After a devastating MS diagnosis put him in a wheelchair at the age of 25, Kevin Smith made it his mission to overcome his disease through hard work at the gym and an overhaul of this attitude toward life.

  • 5 Things to Know Before Buying Resistance Bands

    Make sure you choose the right bands for you. Here are the keys to finding the bands that fit your workout style.

  • "I Absolutely Love Where I'm At. I'm No Longer Squishy."

    During quarantine, Alison Seltzner quit exercising and stopped doing everything that made her feel good. A less-than-tactful comment from a family member gave her the motivation she needed to take charge of her body.

  • "Just Because You're Obese, Life Is Not Over"

    Doctors told JC Danies he had two years to live. Eighteen months later, he's winning bodybuilding competitions and proving that it's never too late to turn your life around.

  • 36 Best Holiday Fitness Gift Ideas for 2020

    From kettlebells to lifting straps, T-shirts to treadmills, our 2020 gift guide is here to help you find the perfect gift for the fitness fanatic in your life!

  • The 2 Essential Supplements for a Plant-Based Diet

    A plant-based can pose specific challenges to hard-charging lifters. Find out which two supplements every vegetarian needs to optimize well-being and maximize performance.