The Smartest Pug Alive

About the Author: Eric Cressey

My Lower Back Pain and the Fitness Professional blog was quite possibly my most popular ever. I received dozens of emails and comments in response – and most of them were to express shock or disgust about the lack of regulation in the fitness industry. It’s even worse than I hinted, though…

Josef Brandenburg, a great trainer based in Washington, DC, wins the award for the best reply to my initial blog – because he sent along a picture of his pet pug. This isn’t just any ordinary dog, though; this pug – Calhoun J. Pigglesworth, III – managed to become a certified personal trainer thanks to the lovely world of online education.

The scary part is that just from hanging around Josef, he’d still probably be one of the better trainers around.

You can find out more about Josef at

“In my ten years in the fitness industry, I have been to many seminars and conferences – but the Building the Efficient Athlete Seminar was by far the most informative and comprehensive event I have attended in as long as I can remember. The amount of knowledge you get when you combine Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson is unparalleled. The seminar was filled with great classroom information, hands-on assessments, and on-site training tips. I highly recommend this DVD set to any coach, trainer, or athlete who is looking to get a leg up on the competition.”

Mike Hanley, USAW, RKC
Marlboro, NJ