About Karl List

Karl training at Muscle Beach,
Venice, California.

Karl List is a fitness expert with over 20 years of experience as a personal trainer. He is a gifted athlete and natural (drug-free) bodybuilding champion retired from competition. In addition to winning a number of bodybuilding competitions, Karl has been featured in several publications including Men’s Fitness, Shape, Living Fit and Ironman. Karl and his wife/business partner, Jodi Friedman List, are co-owners of List Integrated Systematic Training. The company's clients are trained at world famous Gold's Gym in Venice, California.

As one of the preeminent personal trainers at Gold's Gym, Karl's reputation as a highly skilled innovator has made him one of the most sought after fitness experts in the industry. Karl is the only trainer at Gold's who maintains a client base of personal trainers.

In 1987 Karl graduated from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Physical Education and Lifetime Health & Fitness. He has since dedicated his life to developing and refining a training program, the L.I.S.T. Balance System, that focuses on full-body, neuromuscular coordination through the integration of balance into each exercise. It is a system that uniquely blends many exercise disciplines including popular Pilates techniques. The result is an innovative training system that is revolutionizing the concept of physical fitness.

Why Karl List is the best Trainer in the World

"I had suffered a violent neck injury and near total paralysis and had undergone a year of physical therapy. I was 165 pounds when I walked in to do my initial interview with Karl... It was Karl's patience and perseverance that brought me back to a functioning, walking human being... and I lost 50 pounds! I owe him and his wife everything.

Karl and his wife are familiar with spinal injuries, and together have formed a plan of recovery and maintenance that is unsurpassed in the extent of my research."

Joan Collins Carey

In support of the L.I.S.T. Balance System, Karl has developed three exciting new pieces of fitness equipment - the Pilates Box
, Core-dinator (both patented) and Tornado Board. The Pilates Box utilizes a destabilized platform to dramatically improve balance and biomechanical efficiency. The Core-dinator is a multi-joint, multi-axial movement system designed to improve rotational kinetics, core strength, endurance, flexibility, power, speed and coordination. The Tornado Board takes balance training to new, unparalleled heights.

Accomplishments In Competitive Bodybuilding

1995 Southern California Ironman Naturally Champion
1995 Huntington Beach Bodybuilding Champion
1994 World Championships Mixed Pairs (with Jodi Friedman List), 5th Place
1994 Los Angeles Bodybuilding Champion
1986 Illinois Open Bodybuilding Champion
1984 Mr. West Pennsylvania Champion

Karl has appeared on numerous television shows including Inside Edition, 48 Hours, Dateline, Fox Sports News and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Articles - Featured and Acknowledged
Muscle & Fitness, Hers Magazine, "Go For It - Carefully," October/November 2001
Muscle & Fitness, "NFL's Best Bodies - Football's Best Physiques - Johnnie Morton, Detroit Lions," October 2001
Men's Health, "Best Place to Add an Inch to Your Arms - Gold's Gym, Venice, California," July/August 2001
Men's Fitness Magazine, Personal Trainer Series with Karl List: "Back Country," August 1995; and "Get that Chest Out," November 1995
Shape Magazine, "Hot Legs," April 1996
Living Fit, "Training Session, Please Your Knees," May/June 1996
Ironman Magazine, Feature profile of bodybuilding accomplishments, September 1996
Los Angeles Times, "Personal Training, Plus 2 or 3," February 7, 2005

Degrees and Certifications
B.S. - Physical Education and Lifetime Health & Fitness, 1987 - Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer)
IDEA Master Level Trainer

Recognized by IRONMAN magazine [1996] as
"Bodybuilding's Best-built Natural Married Couple".

About Jodi Friedman List

Jodi is one of the most decorated drug-free bodybuilding champions in the United States. From 1990 to 1994 she dominated amateur NPC bodybuilding by winning the 1990 California Bodybuilding Championships; the 1992 USA Bodybuilding Championships; and the 1993 and 1994 North American Bodybuilding Championships. In 1994 she was also crowned the first ever drug-tested Team Universe Overall Champion; and in 1993 and 1995 received the "Most Symmetrical Bodybuilder" award.

A busy mother to two young daughters, Jodi is also co-owner of List Integrated Systematic Training, where she develops nutrition programs and trains clients.

Accomplishments In Competitive Bodybuilding
1996 Nationals Bodybuilding Championships, 3rd Pl. Lightweight
1995 Nationals Bodybuilding Championships, 4th Pl. Lightweight
1994 World Championships Mixed Pairs w/Karl List, 5th Place Champions
1994 Team Universe Overall Champion
1993 /1994 North American Championships, Middleweight Champion
1993 1st International World Gym Grand Prix, Overall Champion
1993 Nationals Bodybuilding Championships, 2nd Place Middleweight
1993 World Championships, 6th Place Middleweight
1992 USA Bodybuilding Championships, Middleweight Champion
1991 USA Bodybuilding Championships, 2nd Place Lightweight
1990 California State Championships, Middleweight & Overall Champ
1990 Contra Costa Bodybuilding Championships, Middleweight Champ
1989 Bay Area Bodybuilding Championship, Middleweight & Overall Champ

NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer)
AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America)

Karl List with wife Jodi and daughters.

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