The Nutrition Corners Team
Doug grew up Huntington Valley, PA., a small town near Philadelphia. Throughout his life, he has been extremely active in sports including soccer, swimming, and baseball, and in high school, he earned 11 varsity letters in these sports and was an all-regional athlete. Deciding to pursue academics over athletics in college, he chose to attend Penn State University's Scheyer Honors Program. He graduated as valedictorian with degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Economics. Although he was extremely focused on academics, there was something missing. He missed the training involved with athletics, so as a freshman he was introduced to a weight room and he was instantly hooked.
By the time he graduated he had a well-built, 175-pound frame and had learned a lot about proper training. After he graduated, his Biochemistry background allowed him to perform his own research and investigation into proper nutrition and supplementation, which really helped him make gains.
In 2002, he was encouraged to compete in a bodybuilding competition and he won the overall novice division at his first show and was instantly hooked again. Fourteen months later he won his IFPA pro card at his second competition, the 2003 OCB Charm City Classic. Since then, Doug has earned his place as one of the best natural bodybuilders out there. Winning numerous overall titles, including the 2007, 2009, and 2014 IFPA Gaspari Nutrition Pro Classic, 2009 and 2014 IFPA Yorton Cup Pro World Championships, and the 2014 NPC Jay Cutler Classic.
Doug believes that nutrition, nutrient timing, and proper supplementation plays a crucial role in an athlete’s performance and physique. This is especially true among bodybuilders and figure competitors. The only way to truly reach your fitness or athletic goals is to understand the concept of good nutrition and nutrient timing. Also, while there are no “magic pills,” a proper understanding and implementation of dietary supplements in one’s program can make a huge impact on one’s physique and overall health. You can train with maximum intensity 2 hours a day, 7 days a week, but if you are not fueling your body with the proper nutrients you will never reach your goals of gaining muscle mass, losing fat, or “toning up.”
Doug and his wife, Stephanie, developed and own Core Nutritionals, where the focus is on producing superior products that are proven to work. Doug personally selects the most effective and highest quality ingredients for his line of supplements, and designs formulas to be effective for both elite and “weekend-warrior” athletes.
Steph was born in the small town of Danville, Virginia and has always been very active in sports her entire life. She won scholarships to play both softball and basketball at The University of Virginia's College at Wise and was a captain for the softball team where she set many records. Academically, she earned a BS degree in Business Administration. She has always been consistent at weight training in order to improve as an athlete.
Upon graduating from college she continued to train with thoughts of competing someday. After watching her brother compete in his first bodybuilding show, she knew she had to do one as well! In 2005, she did her first figure competition and won the open, novice, and overall figure title, winning her IFPA pro card. She competed two weeks later in her first pro show, IFPA American States (with Doug) and won! Since then, Steph has won numerous overall titles (including the IFPA Yorton Cup Pro World Championships) as a natural pro.
She is a certified personal trainer and has over 20 years of weight training experience. She has been running Stephanie Miller’s Personal Training for over 10 years and has experience with training a very wide range of clients and has achieved results with everyone from children, to senior citizens, to athletes. Because of personal experience as a mother of two young boys, she also enjoys helping pre and post natal mothers stay healthy and fit.
Stephanie is an intense and motivating trainer who always gets the most out of her clients. Stephanie also works with people all over the world, helping them get in shape through customized diet and training programs. She also helps bodybuilders and figure athletes prepare for competitions and conducts posing and figure presentation seminars.
Carl pulls from an immense level of professional accomplishment and customer service oriented experiences with over 14 years of experience in product sales, personal training and management.
As a drug free all-natural bodybuilder in the IFPA, NGA and NPA, Carl also provides motivation to dominate as a competition prep coach via Team Azbury.
Carl’s love for bodybuilding started at age 16. Upon entering his sophomore year in high school, he was 5’4” and 134 lbs. After graduation Carl had worked into a 5’10” and 178 lb. figure. While pursuing interests in athletics including basketball and football, Carl looked to weight lifting and research as a way to gain mass.
Carl entered his first bodybuilding show in April of 2005, turned pro in 2008 and has since competed in 15+ shows. Early on, Carl’s focus was on “big muscles” though as he entered his mid-twenties, bodybuilding became more about achieving a “healthier me” and being driven by a passion to help others achieve their health and fitness goals.
Trey Carmine was raised in Gloucester Virginia and has 10 years of customer service experience in the medical field. He isn’t a bodybuilder and does not have any plans to compete in the future but his passion for health and fitness comes from saving his own life.
At the age of 23 Trey weighed in at 425 lbs with pre diabetic conditions, he had his wake up call. He took control of his life through nutrition and exercise and was able to lose 195lbs throughout the last 5 years.
He has a drive and passion to see others succeed and help them along their journey toward becoming the best version of themselves. He has a wide range of knowledge including training, supplementation and nutrition.
Jonathan, or as we call him Jon Jon, comes to us with a vast background of health and nutrition. Growing up as a “skinny” kid and later becoming a wrestler, Jon Jon was always extremely athletic. Wrestling taught him many things about perseverance and mental strength, which he has carried with him his entire life.
He knows he couldn’t do this thing called life alone. He has strong relationship with The Man Upstairs and lives his life striving to be the best example a person can be. He will go out of his way to help anyone in the world and is one of the most kind-hearted people you will ever meet. This has immediately translated into the interactions he has within the stores and the clients that have frequented him from different locations just because they wanted to speak with Jonathan.
Before becoming the manager of our Short Pump location, Jon Jon was one of our superstars in the Fairfax store. When the opportunity presented itself to manage this location, he packed his bags and jumped at the chance to take over his own store. With his previously mentioned strong knowledge of health and wellness, coupled with Jonathan’s personal powerlifting background, there isn’t a single situation in which he won’t be able to offer the most valuable experience you can imagine.
Stop in or call today and pick his brain! Jonathan is eager to help you on your journey!
Ari struggled with obesity as a young man but when his mom took him to the gym for the first time when he was 12, his life was forever changed. He become addicted to learning as much as possible about health and fitness and the passion has been progressing and evolving ever since.
In 2013, he became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as well as graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S in Community Health. He worked for two and a half years in the field of corporate wellness and personal training before joining the Nutrition Corner Family.
Ari is passionate about helping people achieve their health and fitness goals and is excited to be a resource for people at the Arlington Nutrition Corner.
Andrew has spent the past four years in the United States Navy. It was there that he met Sean Mignoli, manager of the Manassas Nutrition Corner, and found his passion for Bodybuilding and Nutrition. He started his journey weighing only 125lbs but through hard work and dedication, was able to pursue his dream and bathe under the bright lights of the Bodybuilding stage.
Over the past few years, Andrew would go on to compete in several shows in the Men’s Physique Division of the National Physique Committee (NPC). At his first show, he qualified for Nationals and with every subsequent show, would never place under the Top 3. After his last show in March 2017, he decided to make the move and compete in the Classic Physique Division of the NPC; hoping to re-qualify for Nationals and gain his Pro Card.
Andrew has spent his time wisely, becoming a certified personal trainer and receiving various certifications in Functional Fitness, Cross Fit level 1 and Olympic Lifting. Andrew started working with the Nutrition Corner team during the last few months of his enlistment, where he would dedicate the majority of his free time to building the southern stores.
“Mac” is excited to grow with The Nutrition Corners, and cannot wait to inspire and help others reach their fitness goals.
My fitness journey started in high school at the end of my junior year. I got sick and lost 20 pounds, putting me at 100 pounds. I looked awful, so I started training so I could gain weight to join the US Navy. Through that summer and into the next year I trained as hard as I could every day. No matter what training was #1. I joined my local wreck center and took 3 Physical education classes that year. In total, I gained 30 pounds. July 2013, I left for boot camp, that’s where I met the manager of ONC, Mac. Mac and I started training together in A-school. We trained every day until we were dead tired. Slowly we started putting on some size and strength. We wound up going our separate ways for our next school. But I kept on my grind. C-school in Mississippi is where I found my love for power lifting. I finished my schooling and met back up with mac out in the fleet.
That’s when Mac introduced me to VBNC’s manager RC and they showed me the life of body building. I left for deployment and saw the world but still stayed on that grind. I came home weighing 175 pounds and was as strong as ever. Within that next year my good ole training buddy talked me into doing the 2017 Baltimore gladiator where I took 3rd in the military and 4th in my class. Not bad for my first show but now I want more. Currently I’m taking some time off so that I can manage and grow my store Manassas Nutrition Corner, but I’m still working for that 1st place. I have a lot to learn about this industry, but with The Nutrition Corners help I plan to take in as much as I can!
Jhonny has lived a healthy lifestyle and has been highly competitive in sports since a very young age. His first found passion was soccer, which he began playing at the age of 10. This passion drove him all over the East Coast playing for multiple teams and obtaining lots of recognition as a defensive midfielder and Center Back.
After a serious injury, he was introduced to bodybuilding while working at Lifetime Athletics. It allowed him to focus on something outside of soccer for once and he was hooked. While there his attention was caught by some of the local lifters who were training OLY. His competitive nature had been sparked and he found himself watching, reading, and studying Olympic weightlifting.
A few years down the road, with a few USAW competitions under his belt He’s now a part of the Noble Barbell Team. He’s found a passion in coaching, educating in supplementation, and most importantly helping people set and obtain their goals. Jhonny now takes pride in working for The Nutrition Corners with like minded individuals and being a resource to his community. He’s now in a position where he can share his passion, while continuing to grow himself.
Zach has been an athlete all his life, playing multiple sports, but developing a passion for soccer during middle school that he quit the others to pursue year round. During his high school years he moved to Germany where the soccer programs were much more rigorous and was blessed to be in a program with a true off season strength coach. Training with this coach, Zach developed his love for weight lifting which he has held onto long after graduating. Zach has many years of experience in the supplement and nutrition industry, started as a rep for different companies before most recently joining us from managing a large corporate structured vitamin and supplement store.
Zach is married with 2 daughters and spends most of his free time with his girls and wife, enjoying any outdoor activity, keeping the passion for health and wellness in the family and teaching the girls to live an active lifestyle. Amanda, his wife, also competes and is pursuing her personal training certification so she can work with clients inside the gym coupled with Zach's background in the supplement field. Zach is currently pursuing his Bachelor's from Penn State University; balancing, work, family, and school while making time for the gym and keeping his own goals in sight.
Zach is eager to work with you to help you achieve the goals you have in mind and there are not too many situations he does not understand and the obstacles that may arise along the way. He's in it for the long haul with you and will ensure you are set up for success after each and every visit.
Rc's passion for bodybuilding began around the age of 19 years old.
He has competed in two bodybuilding competitions one of which was featured on ESPN 3 where he placed second in his class. The other was at one of the most competitive amateur bodybuilding competitions in the country where he placed 2nd, 3rd and 5th.
As Rc's life progressed working at Onelife Fitness as a manager and personal trainer he learned many things about customer service and furthering passion for helping others. Eventually as the years passed he joined the USAF in 2013 as an F-22 Crew Chief. Presently Rc is the Manager at Virginia Beach Nutrition Corner, serves once a month at Langley AFB, and is pursuing a bachelors degree in Cyber Security.
Aside from fitness and supplementation Rc's true passion is reaching out and helping others achieve their goals and most importantly, have a better quality of life through nutrition and supplementation.