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.
Taylor aka “Muffin Pump” was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama but has lived here in Virginia since he was 10 with his parents and little brother. Like most young men, his first love for athletics, fitness, lifting etc. was football, playing middle linebacker basically since he started and had dreams of playing at Auburn University but after a few concussions and other events that happened his senior year, he decided it wasn’t for him anymore.
Even though that part of his life had ended, the gym was still there and so he decided to take up Bodybuilding/Powerlifting. Since then having already competed in his first show placing 3rd at The Max Muscle in Woodbridge, he got a taste of how much farther he still had to go in the sport of Bodybuilding so is taking the time to pack on the needed size to hopefully place better in the future (a muffin a day, and you just may) and he is also planning on competing in his first powerlifting meet as well to see what he can do in that industry!
Taylor is also currently working on his Business degree while balancing all the wonderful new additions and opportunities coming into his personal/work life. While constantly striving to better himself, he also uses his experience in the gym and in supplementation to help every person he meets inside and outside of SPNC to help them live happier and healthier lives.
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.
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.
Jesus started on the opposite side of the sales counter, becoming a client for the Nutrition Corners back in 2016. The passion passed on to him by the staff of the Virginia Beach Team reignited Jesus’s passion for a healthy lifestyle. So much so that he jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the team.
Jesus has a fascination with strength, admiring all strength sports ranging from Powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting, to Strongman. With this fascination, he competed in his first powerlifting meet back in 2017; going 9 for 9 and totaling over 1000lb. With future plans of competing in Powerlifting and Strongman, Jesus’ passion for a healthy lifestyle is only magnified.
If you’ve been to any of the Southern Stores, you’ve probably seen Jesus at a demo at one of our various partnerships, or in store helping point clients in the right direction. His passion for helping people achieve their Health & Fitness goals stems from how Health and Fitness saved his life and gave it direction.
Stop by ONC and let Jesus help you!
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.
Matt was born and raised in Northern Virginia. He was always one of the smallest kids his age, and in fact graduated high school at 120lbs. Having played basketball and football growing up; he’s always been an active “hard-gainer,” and struggled to gain weight. At 20, he began his fitness journey with a goal to be 140lbs, which then became 160lbs. Within 2 years, he’d achieved his goal, by conducting his own research in the field of health & fitness.
During his junior year of college, he changed his major from Digital Video & Cinema B.A. at James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) to Exercise Science B.S. This change forced him to take a “victory lap” and during his final year, at 23, he fell in love with the idea of bodybuilding. At 160lbs, he continued to bulk to 180lbs, while working full-time as a personal trainer and nutrition coach for Lifetime Athletic and at 24, competed in his first natural physique competition.
“If it could be better, it’s as good as broken!” – Greg Plitt
Words that have inspired him, and remind him to never be satisfied! He says that his current physique can be better, and for that reason, he will continue to improve it.
He hopes to share his experience and education with all customers who welcome it, to encourage educated selections that will yield desired results.
Follow his journey and ask your questions… IG: @smoresgainzzz