Nick Collias


Nick Collias is the Executive Editor at He previously worked as the staff writer, sports editor, news editor, and finally editor-in-chief at Boise Weekly. He has also covered Spanish-language baseball news for the site MLB Trade Rumors and a Spanish version titled Rumores de Béisbol. In 2009, he was a contributing writer and researcher for the public television documentary "Make No Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City". As a freelance author and book designer, he wrote and designed the book "Round About the Boise Valley: An Artist's Journey through Idaho History," and designed and edited the book "Francie's Camera: The Art and Stories of Robert Auth".

Collias received his bachelor's degree from College of Idaho and his master's degree from University of Chicago. He lives in Boise, Idaho.


  • The Fast, Simple Leg Routine For Every Kind Of Lifter

    It doesn't matter who you are, you can benefit from this leg burner courtesy of strength legend Jesse Norris and bikini competitor Erna Palic. It won't take long, but you'll feel it for a while!

  • Podcast Episode 49: Abel Albonetti on How He Earned (and keeps) Those Abs

    Fitness model Abel Albonetti stops by to share his fitness story and give some insight into training a certain muscle group he gets asked about constantly.

  • Podcast Episode 48: Paige Hathaway on Fitness, Fish, Five-Week Challenges, and Flyover Country

    Top fitness model & Instagram star Paige Hathaway visits HQ to discuss fitness challenges, pescatarian dieting, phone discipline, her fitness heroes, and more!

  • Podcast Episode 47: Talking 1,000-rep workouts with Tyler Holt

    Trainer and Spokesmodel Search finalist Tyler Holt comes by to talk about 1,000-rep workouts, as well as the joys and challenges of "living the dream" of gym ownership in his mid-twenties.

  • Do This LA-Fave Workout In Honor Of LA-Bron James

    Not everything an elite athlete like LeBron James does is appropriate for everyday lifters. But this one thing is! Hit it hard, and it might be all you need. So says the King!

  • Podcast Episode 46: Full-Body Training Done Right with Charles Staley

    Charles Staley calls himself "The oldest, skinniest guy you’ll ever see deadlifting 500 pounds." How does he do it? With intelligent full-body training that hits the sweet spot of intensity.

  • Podcast Episode 45: Getting Uplifted through Lifting with Meg Squats

    Join powerlifter, Spokesmodel Search winner, and YouTube fitness stalwart Meg Squats in this wide-ranging conversation.

  • Podcast Episode 44: The World's Fittest Podcast Episode with Ross Edgley

    UK-based athletic adventurer Ross Edgley talks with Nick and Heather just days before undertaking an unbelievable feat: swimming all the way around Great Britain at a very muscular 220-plus pounds. This is a true deep-dive into the limits of human training and performance, philosophy, and "strongman swimming," all of which come together in Edgley's new best-seller, "The World's Fittest Book."

  • Meet The Muscular Madman Who's Swimming Around Great Britain

    Ross Edgley is making a nearly 2,000-mile, entirely self-powered journey through the North Atlantic. Why? It all starts with a dare from a Marine.

  • Podcast Episode 43: Deep-Diving Sports Nutrition And Cognition With Dr. Douglas Kalman

    Registered dietician and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition Doug Kalman gives his perspective on a wide range of currently popular supplements for performance, and enhanced cognition. Plus, he answers the age-old question: Is brown rice really any better than white rice?

  • Podcast Episode 42: Living Lean With Alpha M

    Aaron Marino, better known by the title of his immensely popular YouTube channel Alpha M, comes by the offices to talk lifting, grooming, confidence, and his new fitness program, "Tailored: Six Weeks to Living Lean."

  • Podcast Episode 41: Kris Gethin - Man of Ultra

    Our favorite bodybuilder-turned-triathlete stops by to discuss his latest challenge and triumph, a 50-kilometer high-desert ultramarathon in the middle of winter. The man who has famously "never missed a meal in 19 years" also talks about his recent experiment with intermittent fasting, and his next adventure: an unsupported ultra-triathlon in Yellowstone National Park!

  • Podcast Episode 40: Kym Nonstop on How to Build Your Body at Home

    Kym "Nonstop" Perfetto, star of's new program Home Body, talks about her past in reality TV and her present as a fitness star and bike racer. General silliness, off-color humor, and kale-massage jokes abound.

  • Podcast Episode 39: Kyler Jackson - The Larger Calling of Muscle Building

    Over the last 9 years, Kyler Jackson hasn't missed a workout. When he started the journey, he was a depressed teen looking to bulk up to protect himself. Today, he's an up-and-coming coach, YouTuber, and the newly crowned Spokesmodel Contest Winner. He shares his story with us.

  • Let's All Stop And Watch The Mountain Pull 1,041 Pounds

    They say if the bar ain't bending, you're just pretending. Well, you've never seen a bar bend like this. Get ready to see a new strength legend being born with a single lift!

  • Podcast Episode 38: Straight talk on Protein and more with Dr. Jose Antonio

    The CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition stopped by to talk about his research into high-protein diets, and share the current state of the research on protein dosage, creatine, glutamine, and plenty more.

  • It's Time For Leg Day And A History Lesson!

    An obscure but crazy-impressive record may get broken this weekend. Mark it by watching this historical video and crushing a solid leg workout!

  • Are You Up To The Challenge Of Hannah Eden's FYR?

    Hannah Eden's new four-week training program is already one of our most popular plans. Why? Because this flame-haired athlete is a master at squeezing the best effort out of everyone who follows her. Here's what you need to know to get started!

  • Podcast Episode 37: Jason Poston on Global Fitness, Training, and Blood Sugar

    IFBB physique pro Jason Poston is busier than ever, representing the sport around the world and sharing the details of his training and life with his fans. He gives an in-depth look into his 17-year lifting history, how he broke into the fitness industry, his wild experience with becoming a type-1 diabetic at age 28, and how everyone could benefit from "eating like a healthy diabetic."

  • Podcast Episode 36: Larger-than-Life Lifting and Eating with Branch Warren

    IFBB pro Branch Warren has been a world-class bodybuilder for so long, it's easy to forget he's still just 42 years old–and still as huge and shredded as ever. "The Texas Rattlesnake" opens up about his history, his favorite game meats, and how he trains today–including his personal "strongman biathlon."