Our mission is to create a global network of Primal Health Coaches to transform the health and consciousness of our communities into ones of optimal wellness and happiness through ancestral health

A Coaching Program Founded on a Tried and Tested Methodology

The Primal Health Coach Program is centered on ancestral health principles, a scientifically validated wellness plan that mimics that of our primal ancestors and supports our genetic evolutionary blueprint with real-food, low-carb eating, inspired movement and play, and stress-reduction and balance in all aspects of life. As part of the ancestral health movement, the Primal Blueprint nutrition, fitness and lifestyle behavior program has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and counting. With you on our team, we can help so many others maximize their health and thrive.

About Our Founder

Mark Sisson is a celebrated best-selling health and fitness author credited as the “godfather” of paleo/primal and a leading figure in the ancestral health community. He is a former world-class distance runner, triathlete and Ironman competitor, finishing 4th in the February 1982 Ironman World Championship. He secured a top-5 finish in the 1980 U.S. National Marathon Championships and earned a qualifying spot for the U.S. Olympic trials. After retiring from professional competition, Mark coached hundreds of professional athletes to success.

An avid academic, Mark was a pre-med candidate and earned a biology degree from Williams College. He served for 15 years as chairman of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Anti-Doping Commission and as the ITU’s liaison to the International Olympic Committee. He began sharing his vast nutrition science knowledge with the ancestral health community by way of his award-winning blog, Mark’s Daily Apple.

Mark is also the founder of Primal Nutrition, Inc., a company devoted to health education and designing state-of-the-art supplements that address the challenges of living in the modern world, and the genius behind Primal Kitchen®, a full range of healthy and delicious primal/paleo condiments and snacks.

Mark teamed up with other leading experts to create the Primal Health Coach program, the world’s first coaching program based on the evolutionary health movement.

Our History

Mark launches Primal Nutrition, Inc., a premier supplement company offering nutritive support to primal humans living in the modern world

The Primal Blueprint hits the shelves and becomes an international bestseller, kicking off major education and publishing efforts. To date: 20 books and several health programs, including The Primal Leap, the 21-Day Transformation Program, and the Primal Blueprint Weekly Meal Plan

The Primal Blueprint Expert Certification led the way as the world’s first online ancestral health school, and to smashing success, with coaches getting certified across the globe

Mark takes primal/paleo mainstream with his award-winning blog Mark’s Daily Apple, the Internet’s most far-reaching paleo/primal resource

Hundreds of ancestral health enthusiasts from around the world gathered at PrimalCon to sprint, lift, play, and discover their primal roots. PrimalCon 2010 was followed by 10 more gatherings in just 5 short years

The Primal Health Coach Program is born, equipping health professionals with in-depth coverage of evolutionary health, and the coaching tools needed to turn every client’s health goals into reachable successes

Core Values

  • Commit to greatness in order to uplift others
  • Live a life on purpose so that our unique gifts are fully realized and of service
  • Enjoy every step of the journey, recognizing that the present and future carry limitless possibility
  • Choose substance over flash to engage more deeply with others and the world
  • Achieve excellence free of expectation, and remain unattached to results
  • Embrace setbacks as tools for transformation, and practice gratitude through it all
  • Pursue growth and learning at every turn
  • Inspire others to become their best selves
  • Always express integrity, authenticity and humility

Meet Our Board of Advisors

Dr. Kelly Starrett

Co-owner of San Francisco CrossFit, Dr. Kelly Starrett is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Supple Leopard, and blogs on the award-winning platform MobilityWOD. Kelly ‘s clients include Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, and world and national record holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes.

Dr. Cate Shanahan

Dr. Cate Shanahan is one of the leading MDs in the ancestral health community, and co-author of two extremely popular books, Deep Nutrition and Food Rules. Dr. Cate is also the Director of Nutrition for the Los Angeles Lakers’s PRO (Performance, Recovery, Orthogenesis) Nutrition program, and consults one-on-one with some of the most exceptional athletes in the world, including NBA legend Kobe Bryant, to help optimize metabolic function.

Dr. Ronesh Sinha

Internal medicine specialist and author of Primal Blueprint Publishing’s South Asian Health Solution, Dr. Ronesh Sinha is a leader in recognizing and treating the specific genetic and cultural risk factors that South Asians face.

Kristine Hassler, M.A.

Coaching Director of the Primal Health Coach program and author of Expectation Hangover, The 20 Something Manifesto, and 20 Something, 20 Everything. For over a decade, as a speaker, retreat facilitator, spiritual psychologist and life coach, and host of the top-rated podcast “Over it and On With It,” Christine has been teaching and inspiring people around the world.

Lindsay Taylor, Ph.D.

Lindsay Taylor is the Senior Writer and Researcher at Primal Blueprint Publishing. An ultrarunner, Ironman triathlete, and social psychologist, she regularly appears on the Primal Endurance Podcast to discuss mental and emotional aspects of endurance training.

Dr. Rudy Dressendorfer

A professor of Exercise Physiology for over 25 years, Dr. Rudy Dressendorfer was an advisor on the exercise physiology and endurance training elements of Mark Sisson’s bestseller The Primal Blueprint.

Brad Kearns

Brad is the President of Primal Blueprint Publishing and co-author, with Mark Sisson, of Primal Endurance. A longtime speaker, author and coach in the health and fitness world, Brad is the director of course development for the Primal Health Coach program. He hosts the over 25-hours of audio presentations covering the entire content of the first 13 course modules to assist with your test preparation.

Andrew MacNaughton

Andrew MacNaughton is a former elite pro triathlete with over 30 victories on the global circuit. As an endurance and life coach with over three decades of experience, he’s helped everyone from Olympic gold medalists, to amateur champions, to ordinary citizens through his innovative program at TAP – The Athlete’s Potential. Andrew’s holistic approach blends high technology and precision technique with a great appreciation for the importance of intuition and stress/rest balance.

Matt Whitmore

Fitness expert Matt Whitmore is co-author of The Paleo Primer and Paleo Primer: A Second Helping, and co-owner of Fitter London, a progressive health and fitness facility, and the nutrition company Fitter Food.

Keris Marsden

Keris Marsden is co-author of The Paleo Primer and Paleo Primer: A Second Helping, a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, and co-owner of Fitter London, a progressive health and fitness facility, and the nutrition company Fitter Food.

Elle Russ

Writer and Primal Health Coach Elle Russ is a popular host of The Primal Blueprint Podcast and author of The Paleo Thyroid Solution.

Brock Armstrong

Brock Armstrong is the owner of the successful online coaching business Skywalker Fitness, but may be best know for his work on several health and wellness podcasts, including the Primal Blueprint and Primal Endurance podcasts. He is also the man behind the wellness podcast and blog WorkplaceHero.me. With a background as a professional ballet dancer, he brings unique insights and coaching styles to his practice.

Katy Bowman, M.S.

World-renowned biomechanist, founder and director of The Restorative Exercise Institute, and best-selling author of Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief: The New Science of Healthy Feet (2011), Alignment Matters (2013) and Move Your DNA, as well as several movement programs, including Primal Blueprint’s Don’t Just Sit There course.

Darryl Edwards

Darryl Edwards, is a Movement Coach and creator of the Primal Play Method™. Darryl developed the Primal Play methodology to inspire others to make activity fun while getting healthier, fitter and stronger in the process – through the power of play. Darryl is the author of several books including Paleo Fitness and the April 2018 best-seller Animal Moves. His work has been published in titles such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Elle Magazine, Men’s Fitness and featured on the BBC documentaries Eat to Live Forever and Doctor In The House.

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