... fitness guru and physique competitor Pete Ray:
Being involved in athletics and fitness for most of his life, Pete Ray has in one way or another been around the gym setting for as long as he can remember.
Since graduating from Wayne State College in Nebraska with his degree in Exercise Science he has been training for the last 5 years working with anyone from the everyday working individual wanting to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle to youth and collegiate athletes and even professional athletes.
Pete is a nutrition enthusiast and also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the most widely recognized and accomplished organization in the world, the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Pete has run bootcamps, individual sessions, small and large group training as well as entire athletic teams. He has trained several nationally ranked USA club volleyball teams and premier clubs, elite soccer and football clubs, dance teams and several collegiate teams around Omaha including College of St. Mary’s volleyball and soccer as well as Bellevue Womens volleyball and Mens Soccer.
Some of his highlights were training the Omaha Vipers Indoor Professional Soccer Team and several local NHL and NFL athletes as well as helping Omaha native Alfy Pettes to become the current USA record holder in the Indoor Masters 35+ 60 meter dash. Pete also had some athletic accolades recently being inducted into the Wayne State College Athletic Hall of Fame as well as being a National Champion in academics, being a member of the winning WSC 3 man team for the American College of Sports Medicine student bowl in 2009 against schools including the University of Oregon, Florida State University, the University of Connecticut and Cal State San Bernadino.
Unlike some trainers out there, Pete has lived this lifestyle in both the athletic side of training (Collegiate Track) as well as the aesthetic side, stepping on the stage himself to win several local Men’s Physique shows and even going on to compete on the National Stage.