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US Navy SEAL Brett H

Brett H.

US Navy SEAL | Founder

Brett Hess, a Father, Husband, former U.S. Navy SEAL, a Team Building and Leadership Mentor at HigherGround, a SEALShape Coach, a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified MMA Conditioning Specialist, NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Certified Gracie Academy Combative Jiu-Jitsu Belt Holder, Muay-Thai practitioner, dedicated Boxing Workout enthusiast, passionate Obstacle Course Racer, and a Blog Author on Fitness & Athlete Performance Training, Nutrition, and creating a Healthy Living Lifestyle.

Doug N.

UF Athlete | Co-Founder

Doug competed against some of the top athletes in the US as a former D1 javelin thrower for the University of Florida. He learned early on that although not athletically gifted he could compete with the best athletes by putting in more effort and heart than they did.

Doug N Co-Founder
Giuseppe Genovali SEALShape Italy Coach

Giuseppe Genovali

SEALShape Italy | Owner/Coach

Giuseppe began his professional life practicing and competing in the Triathlon for nearly 16 years alongside training professional athletes. The Triathlon not only is the hardest discipline within endurance sports but also combines a mixture of many separate movements so different to create a full training stimulus capable of harmoniously developing all part of the human body. With the aim of increasing his knowledge and obtaining more and better results in the field of explosive strength, flexibility, performance and endurance Giuseppe successfully attended in the U.S. the SEALShape Course at Camp Pendleton (Virginia Beach) obtaining SEAL Training Academy’s SEALShape affiliation. Giuseppe is now the head of SEALShape Italy providing the most elite level of physical fitness training throughout Itlay.

About Us

SEAL Training Academy was developed by Navy SEAL Brett Hess and University of Florida Athlete Doug Nelson to meet and exceed the needs of individuals wanting to reach new personal bests, live a healthy lifestyle and to develop leaders both on the field and in the office.

Our events and online workouts are specifically designed to blend an extreme SEAL experience with collegiate athletics.

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