27, ACE-certified personal trainer, author of PowerHowse Challenge, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Fitness philosophy: Nothing can take the place of intensity. No gimmick, supplement, or piece of equipment will get you better results than pure hard work.
Pushups before exhaustion: 105
Proudest fitness accomplishment: When I transformed my body, gaining 32 pounds of lean muscle in 32 weeks.
Power song: “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” by Johnny Cash
Relationship status: Single
The best compliment I’ve ever received from a woman: I was on a date, and the girl grabbed my arm, gave it a big squeeze, and told me she felt safe with me. That made me stand a little taller.
Hidden talent: I can do an impeccable “Carlton” dance, à la the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Favorite chick flick: The Notebook, Crazy Stupid Love, PS. I Love You… any with some meaning to them
To learn more: Chadhowsefitness.com