By Vital Metabolic

Vital Metabolic was born out of the desire to provide essential education to personal trainers, health coaches, and fitness enthusiasts worldwide. We believe that exercise is often overcomplicated, leading to “paralysis by analysis” by many would-be health-minded individuals. Our goal is to simplify health and fitness through tried-and-true approaches to exercise, nutrition, and holistic lifestyle practices.

James Wheeler and John Parker apply their 30 years of cumulative experience to decipher what the true meaning of progressive fitness and wellness is. Through audio and visual resources, the goal remains to apply the “Art and Science of Strength” to a world hungry for physical and mental improvement.

As coaches, we have tested our methods and only bring light to what actually works. This positions Vital Metabolic as the leading resource for coaches to discover their personal and business potential.

About The Coaches :
John and James have been part of the HYLETE community for years and are bringing you the education you need to help you move properly and reach your fitness goals. Keep up with John and James at For more articles and videos like this, make sure to subscribe to the HYLETE newsletter!

John Parker graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2008 with a degree in History and Spanish Literature. He is a 15 year veteran in the health and fitness space, having certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) , the CHEK Institute as an Exercise Coach and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, as well as Strongfirst as an SFG and SFL. His primary focus is coaching private and online clients while providing trainer education on his social media channels. 

James Wheeler holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from East Carolina University in Exercise Sport Science with a concentration as a Health Fitness Specialist. While attending college, James worked as a Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness Advisor, and Team Leader for East Carolina’s Recreation and Wellness Center and is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is endorsed by the American Council of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as a Health Fitness Specialist (HFS).

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