Our Experts

John Schaeffer Triumphant has aligned with some of the best trainers in the World who advise the company in several areas.

John Schaeffer

Mr. Schaeffer, trainer to 8-time Olympic medalist, Apolo Ohno and several other world-class athletes, is the founder of Winning Factor. John is a professor for the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). He travels both nationally and internationally teaching certification courses to fitness professionals. Certified courses included: Fitness Trainer courses, Sports Conditioning, Performance Nutrition, Youth Fitness, Law Enforcement Strength and Conditioning, as well as about six other certifications. He has received ISSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the fields of nutrition and fitness. Mr. Schaeffer has also authored several books, articles, fitness informational materials, and sport and fitness related software programs. His unique training program has been a key factor for many top ranked High School and Collegiate athletes, as well as hundreds of World-Renowned, Professional, and Olympic athletes, such as:

Mr. John Shaeffer began his career in sports and fitness as a teen. During the past forty years he was an accomplished professional athlete including being a World Champion in both Powerlifting and Professional Kickboxing.

  • Apolo Ohno - Olympic and World Champion Short Track Speed Skater.
  • Allison Baver - 2 time Olympian and National Champion Short Track Speed Skater.
  • Shani Davis - Multi-World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Long Track Speed Skater.
  • Liam Ortega - Long Track Speed Skater National Team member and Olympic hopeful.
  • Giddeon Massie - 2 time Olympian and multiple National Sprint Cycling Champion.
  • Mark Fretta - Olympian and former #1 Ranked Triathlete in the World.
  • Wayne Johnsen - Professional Boxer featured on "The Contender".

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Dan Ninkovich

Dan Ninkovich, B. Kin, CSSC, CFT, D. Ac., R.N.C. is recognized as one of Canada's premier strength and conditioning trainers with an impressive and growing stable of amateur and elite athletes who, with Dan's assistance, have taken their game "beyond the next level". Dan  is a certified Strength and Conditioning expert and the founder of Beyond The Next Level Sports Performance & Therapy. Mr. Ninkovich oversees the training regimen of over 300 athletes on a daily basis and has worked with many international elite and professional hockey players to maximize Speed and Power. With a wealth of training expertise developed in North America and experience in methodologies formerly available only to Eastern European nations and their Olympic athletes, Dan truly embodies the term world-class. He brings a holistic approach incorporating strength training, neurological enhancement and sport specific movements to optimize athletic performance.

Dan reports that "I' d say on average, I have seen a 30-50 lbs improvement on all lifts since I have started using AG... never been stronger in my life!"

Nick Theodorou

Nick Theodorou, ND

Having trained Olympic and World Class athletes for over twenty years now, I know that the key to success in sports is development of the human neuromusculoskeletal system. When I learned that the AgilityGuard is a neurodental device, I was immediately intrigued and had to try it. While wearing the Trophy AgilityGuard, my strength, strength endurance and power are all significantly increased!

"On March 19th, 2011, I participated in the Pennsylvania State Powerlifting Championships held in Lansdale, PA. Weighing in at a lean 73.5 kilos (162.0 pounds) and at the age of 60, I easily established two new American Records in the 60 - 64 year age category - a squat of 170 kilos (374.8 pounds) and a deadlift of 230 kilos (507.0 pounds). The squat broke the previous record by some 66 pounds and the deadlift by some 39 pounds! Both lifts were quite easy thereby setting the stage for the next competition. Having competed for many years now, and knowing how these two poundages normally "feel", I can attest that the AgilityGuard increased my ability to focus and recruit major motor units thereby increasing strength, strength endurance and power! I highly recommend that any athlete, at any age, consider using the TAG as a method of legal performance enhancement!"

I consider the AgilityGuard to be a safe, legal and effective ergogenic performance enhancement aid. Therefore, I strongly recommend it to any athlete who is serious about winning! – Dr. Nick Theodorou, ND.

A lifelong resident of Palmer Township, PA, Dr. Nick in 1981 was one of the founders of the American Drug Free Powerlifting Association (ADFPA, renamed USAPL), the oldest and largest Powerlifting organization in the country, Dr. Nick regularly gives seminars on drug-free weight training, as well as healthy lifestyles, to local schools and other organizations. He is a many time PA State Powerlifting Champion, a two-time National Masters Deadlift Champion and an AAU World Masters Champion. 

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Mike Seeklander

Mike Seeklander is both a nationally ranked competitor on the practical handgun competition circuit and an acclaimed firearms instructor with extensive formal training in the military and law enforcement.

Mike is currently the Director of Training at the United States Shooting Academy and has previously served as Senior Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, S.C. and as Branch Chief and Lead Instructor for the Federal Air Marshal firearms division. He is the author of more than 20 lesson plans related to basic and advanced firearms training and is widely recognized as one of the pre-eminent shooting and personal security experts in the United States.

Ranked as a Grandmaster (highest rank attainable) by the United States Practical Shooting Association and as an accomplished martial artist with over 15 years experience in multiple disciplines (including a Black Belt in Okinawan Freestyle Karate), Mike makes no compromises when it comes to peak performance with an emphasis on technical, physical and mental preparedness.

Quick Facts

  • Among World's Premier Fitness and Conditioning Experts.
  • Football, Boxing, Hockey, Cycling, MMA, Skating, Tri-Athletics, Swimming.
  • Olympic Medalists and National Champions.
  • Professional.
  • AgilityGuard Users.