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Mackie Shilstone: Bio

America’s Premier Sports Performance Manager and Fitness Expert, Mackie Shilstone is one of America’s most influential sports performance managers. His expertise has played a pivotal role in the success and longevity of a multitude of world- class athletes. More than 3,000 professional athletes over the past 30 years have turned to Mackie to give them the body, the drive, the stamina and the performance they need to win. In addition to working with Serena Williams, Mackie has also worked with both Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones, Jr. Due to his work with Hopkins, Jones and other boxers, KO Magazine voted him among the top 50 most influential people in the history of boxing. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ozzie Smith even wrote Mackie into his induction speech, as he felt the partnership earned him an additional 11 outstanding years.

While countless professional athletes have received career-changing help from the health and fitness guru, Mackie is dedicated to helping anyone and everyone better their lives through his consummate knowledge. He has transformed the lives of hundreds of non-athletes struggling with health and weight problems, poor nutrition and lack of motivation. To Mackie, there are no barriers between professional athletes and the average person, only different target goals and differing training times to reach those goals.

Mackie is currently St. Charles Parish Hospital’s Fitness and Wellness expert, and has for the past thirteen years designed and directed health and fitness programs for other major medical facilities in the Metro New Orleans region, including seven years as the Director of Health and Fitness for the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute.  As of January 1, 2014, Shilstone will continue as President of Mackie Shilstone Inc., a sports performance and wellness consulting company, with clients such as WTA #1 rated Serena Williams, the Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball’s Umpire Medical Services Division, Nordic Naturals, and Muscle and Body Magazine.

With a Master of Arts degree and Master of Business Administration, Mackie has served as a Clinical Instructor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center, Adjunct Instructor in the School of Allied Health at Nicholls State University and Adjunct Professor at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Mackie has also served as a special advisor to the United States Olympic Committee on Sports Nutrition, and on the Louisiana Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Mackie is a regular contributor to to Nola.com and “Muscle and Body” magazine. His seventh book, Stop Renting Your Health—Own It: A Three Step Approach, was published in January 2012, and outlines the same unique, science-based approach Mackie uses with celebrities and sports professionals to improve health, performance and image.

Mackie’s previous book, Body Plan for Kids, is a comprehensive guide for parents to gain control of their child’s weight. It is the first book of its kind to offer specific strategies for eating healthy, getting fit and increasing self-esteem targeted at 8-12-year-olds. His other books include Lean & Hard: The Body You’ve Always Wanted in Just 24 Workouts, the ultimate strength-building workout for a powerful muscular physique; The Fat Burning Bible, 28 days of foods, supplements, and workouts that help you lose weight, (January 2005); Lose Your Love Handles: A 3-Step Program to Streamline Your Waist in Only 30 Days (Perigee 2001);  Maximum Energy for Life (John Wiley 2003), and  Feelin’ Good About Fitness (Pelican Publishing, 1986).  Mackie has written articles for health and fitness journals including ?the American Medical Athletic Association Quarterly and The Physiologist.