This week on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and Spreaker, STT interviews a coach who keeps those that are paroling our streets healthy. Tom Kelso is currently an Exercise Physiologist with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. For 23 years he was in the collegiate strength & conditioning profession, serving as the Head Coach for Strength and Conditioning at Saint Louis University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Florida. Tom got his start in the field as an Assistant Strength Coach at Florida where he was also a weight training instructor for the Department of Physical Education. In 2006, Coach Kelso was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. In 1999, he was named NSCA Ohio Valley Conference Strength and Conditioning Professional of the year. In 2001, Tom received an honorary certification from the International Association of Resistance Trainers (I.A.R.T.). Coach Kelso possess the C.S.C.S. and S.C.C.C. certifications with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, respectively. Additionally, he is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board in basic instructor development and as a Specialist Instructor by the Missouri Department of Public Safety. In 2012, Tom became certified by the IBNFC as a Certified Nutrition Coach. Coach Kelso is also an author of five solo projects, The Interval Training Manual, The Strength Training Workout Encyclopedia, 100 of the best Strength Training Workouts, 25 Kick-Butt Workouts, and 85 Workouts of the Week are one-of-a-kind references for anyone seeking guidelines to improve strength, fitness and lose body fat.

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