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

  • The 2 Essential Supplements for a Plant-Based Diet

    ISSN co-founder Doug Kalman discusses the nutritional drawbacks of a plant-based diet and the two supplements every vegetarian needs to optimize well-being and maximize performance.

  • 5 Ways Resistance Bands Work for You

    Did you know that bands can help you build muscle and improve your PRs? Learn how bands can have you training harder and more efficiently than you ever thought possible!

  • Resistance Band Shoulder Workout

    This intense shoulder routine shows how resistance bands can stimulate muscle growth, strengthen the joints, and transform boring workouts for lifters of all backgrounds.

  • 3 Amazing Snack Recipes Made with Collagen

    Need clever and creative ways to add collagen to your diet? Check out these delicious recipes that add an extra boost of peptides to your favorite childhood treats!

  • How to Use Bands in Your Next Workout

    Think you need machines and plates? Think again! Find out how to incorporate exercise bands into your bodyweight routine to get a gym-level workout using only the power of bands.

  • Use BodyFit to Find the Perfect Workout!

    Wondering what today's workout is? You've got thousands of choices at your fingertips. Here's how to use the BodyFit app to find exactly the workout you want, based on the tools you have!

  • One-Minute Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

    If you're craving chocolate cake but you know better than to make a full batch when there's no one to help you eat it, give this delicious gluten-free 1-minute mug cake a try!

  • Matcha Protein Energy Bites

    Looking to get healthy antioxidants on the go? Try these matcha bites for a quick anytime snack to keep you focused and energized!

  • Iron Intelligence Nutrition: How Pros Eat for Gains

    When you want to build muscle, it's up to you what quality of material you're going to do it with. Learn how the pros grow as you follow Evan Centopani through a day of eating for optimal muscle growth.

  • Weight Loss for Women: 5 BodyFit Plans to Burn Fat

    Tired of programs that overpromise and underdeliver? Here are 5 of our best weight-loss plans that you can follow right now to lose weight at last and get back to feeling great!

  • Chocolate Chickpea Protein Cookie Recipe

    Peanut butter and chocolate with a molten chocolate center? Yes, please! Try this unique gluten-free cookie recipe for a tasty triple-chocolate treat!

  • The Streaming Yoga Routine Perfect for Mornings at Home

    Missing your favorite yoga class? Desperate to get your body moving but don't want to do a full training session? This free video workout is for you!

  • Undersun Band HIIT Workout

    This super-quick total-body workout combines dynamic resistance, time under tension, and high-intensity intervals to give you a great pump and a great workout you can do anywhere in under 20 minutes.

  • Lift Like Latona: Amanda Latona's 5 Favorite Exercises!

    IFBB bikini pro Amanda Latona shares her favorite body-sculpting movements with a heavy dose of her famous sparkling personality. Learn how this fitness model keeps her curves cover model ready!

  • Women's Muscle-Building: 5 BodyFit Plans for Optimal Growth

    Lifting weight is the key to having a sleek, strong body, but if you're worried that the typical bodybuilding plans won't work for you, BodyFit has the answer. With multiple programs designed by women for women, you can build the physique you want at last.

  • 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.

  • 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!