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That Fit Friend

My mission is to provide you with unbiased shoe and gear reviews. I’m a strength coach and sneaker fanatic and I’ve blended my two loves together to create That Fit Friend.

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Hey, I’m Jake, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of That Fit Friend. This is a corner on the internet where I get to share my love for gym shoes, working out, and bomb-fitting clothes.

I started lifting weights when I was 12 — props to my dad for that nudge. I remember the moment I got hooked on working out. I was 13 years old with my dad in the basement. We were blasting 80s music, hitting PRs, and just bro-ing out to classic dad arena rock.

Even as a kid, I was obsessed with shoes, fitness, and apparel (my dream was to be a fitness editor and eventually a shoe/apparel designer). I remember scrolling for HOURS on’s forums and reading various fitness magazines consuming as much as I could about exercise and training gear.

  • I’ve been a strength coach for 12+ years.
  • I have my CSCS and Pre-Script L-1 Certifications.
  • I have an MS in Sports Science, and BS in Exercise Science from Hofstra.
  • I’ve reviewed 400+ running, training, barefoot, and weightlifting shoes.
  • I’ve competed in four powerlifting competitions.
  • I have a dynamite YouTube community (28k subs, come join us!)
  • I’m currently pursuing a 600 lb deadlift followed by a sub-5 minute mile.
  • I have an affordable Train With Me program that gets you jacked, powerful, and builds your engine.

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