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.


  • 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."

  • 970 Pounds Shouldn't Leave The Ground This Easily

    One of the world's mightiest men is moving mountains of weight in his quest to conquer the sport of strongman. Sit back and watch a mighty pull!

  • Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding

    Team athlete and IFBB Bikini Pro Taylor Chamberlain shares her fascinating story of finding her her way in fitness, watching her parents take the stage when she was a teenager, and figuring out how to thrive with flexible dieting.

  • Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding

    Team athlete and IFBB Bikini Pro Taylor Chamberlain shares her fascinating story of finding her way in fitness, watching her parents take the stage when she was a teenager, and figuring out how to thrive with flexible dieting.

  • Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

    Strength icon KC Mitchell, aka "That 1-Leg Monster," shares his incredible story of struggle and redemption in this wide-ranging discussion. He lost a leg and nearly lost his life to an IED in Afghanistan, then battled back to become a competitive powerlifter with help from legends like Ed Coan, Mark Bell, Rich Piana and many others. Now he may be eyeballing… bodybuilding?

  • Podcast Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-Building by Old-School Lifting and... Construction Work?

    Cassandra Martin is known for serious muscles and heavy lifting on Instagram, but doesn't share much else in her posts. She and her husband Hunter stopped by to discuss how they train, how their work makes her stronger, and why she feels lifters should eat their way through a plateau.

  • Podcast Episode 30: Bikini Redefined With Amy Updike

    IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model Amy Updike talks tats, nursing, implants, and how CrossFit inspired her to take up bikini competitions.

  • Podcast Episode 28: Old-School Training Wisdom From Julian "The Quad Guy" Smith

    He's a highly popular trainer and bodybuilder who also happens to have one of the most impressive sets of wheels out there. But Julian Smith doesn't keep his training secret! He shares plenty that you can use right away in this in-depth conversation.

  • Podcast Episode 27: 'Possible' Pat Takes the Stage

    In his second visit to the podcast, the weight-loss icon Pat Brocco tells us about his first time competing onstage after losing over 300 pounds. He's also helping lead a unique new weightloss challenge for that his fans need to know about!

  • Podcast Episode 26: Sadik Hadzovic on Training and Napping Like a Champ

    One of the world's great bodybuilders stops by to talk competition, the perfect muscle-building sleep schedule, and protein doughnuts.