Three-time World Master Powerlifting Champion, Teenage National Olympic Lift Champion, Marty Gallagher coached Black's Gym to four National team titles and in 1991 coached the United States squad to victory at the World Powerlifting Championships.Marty's highly-acclaimed 230 weekly Live Online columns for Washington Post.com created a legion of followers for his Purposefully Primitive Fitness philosophy. Over the last thirty years he has had over 1,000 articles appear in two dozen fitness publications. The author of Strong Medicine, Dr. Chris Hardy is emerging as a leader in public health, merging his expertise in nutrition, strength and conditioning, and in clinical and preventive medicine into a comprehensive approach to treat chronic disease. Dr. Hardy has a diverse background, including 13 years active military service in both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. He is a previous graduate of the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center and Underwater Construction Basic Course, going on to serve as a military deep sea diver. Chris lives in Everett Washington and is passionate about guitars, mountain biking, and health and wellness. He is still active as a trainer and gives nutrition lectures around the local community. He is married to his talented wife Carrie, a former biochemist and current student in Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. His daughter Anna is a graduate student in Geophysics at Virginia Tech University.