Ed Downs,
Senior Contributor

Ed Downs is an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Performance Specialist with more than 25 years of experience training professional athletes and Military Special Operations personnel. He is a 5th Degree Black Belt, Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee, recipient of the Challenge Coin of Honor from the 7th Air-Borne Special Forces Unit and owner of Elite Athlete’s Performance Facility in Miami Florida.

Mr. Downs has several years of experience conducting research in the field of human performance with the USAF and has co-authored several technical publications including a book chapter in the 2018 Defense Innovation Handbook.

Mr. Downs has a B.S. Degree in Mathematical Science from the College of New Jersey and extensive experience in Computer Science and body mechanics. In addition, Ed has developed and patented Core Training devices as well as programs that have been incorporated in the training programs of Professional Athletes such as:

Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, Chris Bosh, Penny Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, Mo Vaughn, Alex Rodriquez, Baron Davis, Lamarr Woodley, Jamal Mashburn, Tim Hardaway Sr., Tim Hardaway Jr., Dwight Howard, Carlos Boozer, Tacko Fall, Terrance Ferguson, and many more.