About That Fit Friend | Jake Boly
Hey, I’m Jake!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been That Fit Friend that everyone reaches out to for questions about training, gear, and everything else.
Don’t get me wrong — I personally love being the guy folks lean on for advice — and that’s why I created That Fit Friend.
If you look around the training shoe and apparel review space, there are countless sites pushing review content on products they don’t even use. These are the reviews flooded with stock photo imagery from the retailer’s site and void of any suggestion that the reviewer — a real person — even trains with the products themselves.
How can you review training-focused products, if you don’t actually train hard in the products you’re reviewing day-in and day-out?
Pushing thin content to make a buck is not how I roll here at That Fit Friend. Morally that conflicts with what a review should be and you’ll never find a review here pushing a product that I haven’t physically tested for multiple training sessions.
I think one of my greatest strengths is that I’m also a coach. So, when new products launch with performance-geared features, I always ask, how will these features physically shift things like biomechanics and performance output?
Pushing thin review content is like writing cookie-cutter workout programs and saying they’re “individual”. Stop pretending. That Fit Friend is place where I can help my community with a broader stroke, so if you’re new here, welcome.
In this community, everyone is a friend and I’m here to assist you with whatever asks you might have regarding training products or fitness.
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My Background and More Stats About Me
2012/2013: My background in fitness and personal training dates back to late 2012 and early 2013. It was at this time when I fell in love with training clients and became a certified personal training.
2014: I graduated from college with a B.S. in Exercise Science, took a a job as a content writer at Vitamin Shoppe, and continued to train clients on the side.
2016: I finished my M.S. in Sports Science, continued training clients on the side, and switched full-time roles from Vitamin Shoppe to BarBend.
2020/2021: I left BarBend in August 2020 to pursue my own ventures. The current projects that take up my days include 1) working with clients, 2) running an SEO course for fitness professionals, 3) co-founding and running Pheasyque Lab with Eugen Loki, and 4) building this site!