training at Muscle Beach,
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 Mens 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.
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.
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.
Karl List is the best Trainer in the World
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
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."
In support of the L.I.S.T. Balance System, Karl has developed
three exciting new pieces of fitness equipment - the Pilates
(both patented) and Tornado™
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™
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),
1994 Los Angeles Bodybuilding Champion
1986 Illinois Open Bodybuilding Champion
1984 Mr. West Pennsylvania Champion
has appeared on numerous television shows including Inside
Edition, 48 Hours, Dateline, Fox Sports News and NewsHour
with Jim Lehrer.
- Featured and Acknowledged
& Fitness, Hers Magazine, "Go For It - Carefully,"
Muscle & Fitness, "NFL's Best Bodies - Football's
Best Physiques - Johnnie Morton, Detroit Lions," October
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,"
Ironman Magazine, Feature profile of bodybuilding accomplishments,
Los Angeles Times, "Personal Training, Plus 2 or 3,"
February 7, 2005
B.S. - Physical Education and Lifetime Health & Fitness,
1987 - Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA
(National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer)
IDEA Master Level Trainer
by IRONMAN magazine  as
"Bodybuilding's Best-built Natural Married Couple".
Jodi Friedman List
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.
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
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
1990 Contra Costa Bodybuilding Championships, Middleweight Champ
1989 Bay Area Bodybuilding Championship, Middleweight &
NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal
AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America)
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