Movement Sports is the only comprehensive resource in the Mid-Atlantic for running, cycling, triathlon, and open water sports. Movement Sports Mid-Atlantic is focused solely on covering Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Movement Sports delivers the content via a robust website, weekly email, social media, video channel, and a digital monthly magazine. The following editors and key contributors are responsible for delivering the latest in editorial content focused on endurance sports.
Thinker, Doer, Creator, always looking to push things forward. Matt Reece has been involved in cycling, running, and triathlon for years as a participant, industry professional, event producer, and corner sweeper. Seeing the need to fill the void where he left off as former publisher of Liberty Sports Magazine and producer of the Endurance Sports Expo, Matt launched Movement Sports to bring the stories and information to the endurance audience. In addition to Movement Sports, Matt is also the Creative Principal behind Pushworks Creative.
Open Water/Swimming Editor
Bruckner Chase is a triathlon and swim coach, ocean lifeguard trainer, endurance waterman and ocean advocate whose marine and community endeavors have taken him to waters around the world is places such as Australia, American Samoa, Denmark, Greece and Poland. He is a global ambassador for the Lifesaving World Championship 2018 organizing committee, and he is the Technical Director and Media Ambassador for the Red Bull Surf + Rescue Championships. Closer to his home in New Jersey he is a member of the Sea Girt Beach Patrol and the founder of the Ocean City Swim Club. He is a professional member of the US Lifeguard Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Swim Coaches Association.
Bruckner’s athletic career spans the most challenging events on water and land. He competed as a professional triathlete, and he continues to be an elite level competitor in every endurance sport he takes on. On the water Bruckner has completed multiple ultra-distance swims and paddles in some of the harshest conditions imaginable: a record setting no wetsuit swim in Alaska, a 22-mile swim of Lake Tahoe and historic swims between the islands of American Samoa. Bruckner competes in professional surf lifesaving sports across multiple aquatic disciplines. He is the fifth American in history to compete in the iconic Coolangatta Gold Surf Iron Man in Australia, and in 2016 he became the only American to finish the event three times and the first to earn a spot on the winners podium.
As an ocean advocate and he is working with NOAA’s National Weather Service to engage communities throughout the US and around the world in ocean and beach safety, science and conservation. He also works with organizations such as NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System, WCS NY Aquarium, the American Samoa Department of Public Safety, Red Bull Wings for Life and the Polish Lifesaving Federation. In 2012 he established the 501c3 corporation, Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive Inc., with the mission to positively impact how we feel, think and act towards our oceans, and he has worked under grants from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, The US Department of Commerce and the Ironman Foundation.
Mitchell Greene, Ph.D.
Mental Health Editor
Dr. Mitchell Greene is a leading licensed clinical and sport psychologist, whose success over the past 15 plus years is his ability to tailor personalized solutions to his client’s problems. The breadth of Dr. Greene’s clinical expertise with young adults and families and the energy and focus he brings to his relationships with athletes, coaches and teams makes Dr. Greene perfectly suited to advise and support his clients as they strive to reach their personal best.
In addition to office consultations, Dr. Greene writes articles and delivers workshops and presentations to numerous schools and organizations, such as US Squash, USA Triathlon, The Episcopal Academy, Down the Line and Beyond Foundation, Delmo Sports Elite Events, The Hill School, The Psychotherapy Networker, and SpeakUp! He is the sport psychology consultant to several high school athletic departments, and is an Adjunct Instructor in Temple University’s College of Public Health.
Dr. Greene is married with three children, and received his undergraduate degree in psychology and human resources management from Boston College, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. He also spent an additional fellowship year at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, specializing in family therapy. Dr. Greene is very active in endurance sports, such as marathon running, triathlons and adventure racing.
Steven Harad has been around bikes since the proverbial first job as a teenager when he swept floors at the neighborhood shop in Havertown, PA when he was 14 years old.
Over the next three decades he’d go on to own a bike shop (Steve’s Bike & Fitness), launch a trail-blazing online triathlon business (Steve’s Multisport), found a tri-specific bike brand (Elite Bicycles), revived another iconic brand (Kestrel), and has been a mentor to many pro athletes and next-gen industry folks alike.
Currently, Steven is working as a Product Manager in the cycling industry for Hawley Lambert. His acumen on designing bicycles and parts has led him to many trips to factories creating original products for the cycling industry. His expertise has led him to studying bicycle ergonomics and aerodynamics. Steven has consulted with many top athletes and teams to improve both bike fit and on bike aerodynamics.
Jason has an extensive background in endurance sports. He was a recreational runner in high school, a competitive runner in college, and he also began racing triathlons while in college. Through his participation in athletics, Jason became fascinated with training theory which led him to earn his bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He continues his education today as he pursues a doctorate in kinesiology.
Another reason Jason loves to coach is rooted in his personal life and struggles with health. In the summer of his freshman year of high school, Jason was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a genetic disease that ran rampant in his family. The disease progressed in Jason much quicker than in most patients with PKD. Between 2006 and 2009, Jason had more than 11 surgeries. He was very sick and on dialysis from 2008 until April 9, 2009 when a college teammate donated a kidney to Jason. Although Jason still works out regularly, his illness may have brought his racing days to an end; his body does not handle high volumes of training. However, Jason has not given up on returning to racing and is determined to make a comeback in swimming, cycling, running, and the triathlon again someday. The uncertainty about his own athletic future is why Jason enjoys working with his athletes; he lives vicariously through their achievements and appreciates his role in enabling them to achieve their dreams. Jason’s illness has had the added benefit of giving him a newfound appreciation for the beginner athlete because after being sick for so many years, he understands the daunting process of starting from square one.
Jason holds a master’s degree in Kinesiology from AT Still University and bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from Rowan University. He will soon be pursuing a doctorate in exercise science. Jason is the owner of ETA Coach and Cythera Health. He comes highly recommended by his athletes for his help in improving their performance, health, and wellness. Jason coaches athletes who range in ability from newbies taking on their first race, to many who have qualified for various championships the Olympic Trials, Boston Marathon, Ironman and Half Ironman World Championships, and the USA Triathlon National Championships.
Jed has been around cycling his entire life – his parents own a tandem shop in New Jersey and he’s done just about everything there is to do in the bicycle industry: racer, bike messenger, ham-fisted lousy mechanic, coach, salesman, sourcing agent, and entrepreneur. In 2015, Jed sold his share in clothing company Sommerville Sports and has since been focusing on other pursuits, including getting back to his love of writing, riding a lot, and figuring out how to live in New England. Expect articles on bike packing, cyclocross racing, beer tasting, and general adventuring.
Jed resides in Connecticut with his family, dog, cat, and bicycle collection.
Dr. Michael Ross
Sports Medicine Editor
Michael Ross, MD is a sports medicine physician who has been treating endurance athletes for over a decade. He has been a team physician for numerous professional cycling teams. He also runs the Rothman Institute Performance Lab, a medical and scientific exercise testing and training facility in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He has written two books on training and sports medicine for endurance athletes as well as multiple scientific papers. He has been an invited speaker at USA cycling and consulted for several bicycle companies to provide the optimum fit. He is an avid triathlete himself who has qualified for short course triathlon nationals several times. When he is not at work or spending time with his family he can be found on the trails and the roads around Philadelphia.
After many years of playing high caliber soccer, Steve Brown traded in his soccer shoes & goalie gloves and turned his passions to multisport racing and never looked back. Since 1986, Steve has racked up countless multisport events of all distances, often racing for philanthropic causes.
In 2006, Steve was diagnosed with a chronic form of leukemia. Since that time, Steve has undergone 54 rounds of chemotherapy to keep his leukemia in check and keep him in remission. Steve made it his mission to remain in motion throughout his cancer journey, often running home from chemo and scheduling races around his treatments. His diagnosis also drew him to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program where he signed on as a triathlon coach to help others realize their dreams while raising funds and awareness for blood cancers, like his own.
Steve leverages his own positive cancer experience by connecting with other patients and their family members as a volunteer mentor with a number of patient advocacy organizations and often speaks to audiences about his experience. As a contributing writer, his work has appeared in a number of regional and national print and online publications. Brown has also written five books, all of which relate to the intersection of his cancer and multisport lifestyle and the people he’s met throughout his journey.
Joanna K Chodorowska
Food and Nutrition Contributor
Joanna K Chodorowska, BA, NC, TPTH, METS – HMP is a holistic sports nutrition coach, energy worker and athlete. She identifies what is causing your symptoms of ill health and uses real food nutrition, The Path To Heal energy work, Nutrition Response Testing and essential oils to bring the body back into balance and into vibrant health. Joanna helps fix the issues for good.
Real food to fuel your active life…Nutrition for body, mind, spirit and sport!
Pat Engleman is a native of North Eastern Pennsylvania but he has been living in Philadelphia for the last twenty years. Cycling was his way to get to different skateboarding spots in his small hometown, but that has blossomed to a full blown passion that has grown into racing, advocacy work, trail building, bicycle retail and event promotion. His most recent work has been in the development of the annual Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo and of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League, http://www.pamtb.org.
Jill is a lifelong athlete having participated in both competitive and recreational sports. Health and fitness is a trait she has worked hard to instill in her children, as well as the community-at-large. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for a local non-profit, Lehigh Valley Road Runners, and has directed both trail and road races within the community.
Founder & Head Coach of Mid-Atlantic Multisport
Bill has been active in endurance sports, both as a coach and competitor, for more than 20 years. He has experience coaching athletes of all ability levels, from beginners to elite-level competitors. Bill is one of a select number of coaches in the United States to have received Level II certification by USA Triathlon (USAT), the national governing body of the sport. He is also a USAT-certified Youth & Junior coach and served as the Head Triathlon Coach for the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Program. Bill was selected to the 2001, 2002 and 2003 Triathlon All-American Teams by USAT and represented the United States at the 2002 Long Course World Championships in Nice, France. He has competed in the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii three times and has run nearly 20 marathons around the world. His Ironman PR is 9 hours 38 minutes and his marathon PR is 2 hours 42 minutes. Bill has served on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors for the Mid-Atlantic Region since 2002.
Laurence Kelly has over 15 years of experience in photojournalism, video, and design. Seven of those years were spent as a staff photographer for The Intelligencer in Doylestown, PA. He was also Senior Editor and Photo Editor for Liberty Sports Magazine, and has held many clients in his freelance career, including Harvard School of Design, Tufts University, The Boston Globe, and Brown University.
Fernando Paredes, NASM-CPT, CES, PES, FMS2, is a sought after fitness and performance expert in the greater Bucks/Phila region. He has successfully trained Triathletes of various levels from beginners to elite-level IRONMAN competitors and been featured on Comcast Network’s “Your Morning” show, “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle,” WFMZ Channel 69 News, CBS/CW Philly and The Philadelphia Inquirer because of his innovative Core-to-Strength exercise approach.
Todd Parker is a World-Renowned Cycling & Triathlon Coach, Influencer within the Sports & Fitness Industries, and Corporate Wellness Consultant – consulted by Coaches, Athletes, Corporations, Governing Bodies, and Sports Supplement, Gear, and Apparel Companies Worldwide. Todd is one of the most sought after Coaches, Trainers, and Authors to train with, test products, and to have guest lecture or author within the United States and Europe.
Todd is former Professional Triathlete, Elite Cyclist, Cycling & Triathlon Coach, Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Exercise Physiologist, Author, Public Speaker, Guest Lecturer, and Professor with a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology & Human Performance.
Todd Wiley is a former Elite Level Athlete and a lifelong triathlete. Todd has been involved in Triathlon in multiple capacities, a Team In Training triathlon coach, USA Triathlon Regional Athlete Development Coordinator, and a current Race Director. He is also a successful coach and you can find out more about Todd by visiting www.TWileySports.com.