Dr. Rick Kattouf II is a 2x Best-Selling, Doctor of Optometry, Personal Trainer, Triathlon Coach, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Heart Rate Performance Specialist. Rick has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates around the country. And Rick has been seen in the USA Today, Chicago Tribune, National Examiner, Ironman.com, MyFitnessPal.com, Livestrong.com, Runner’s World, Bicycling Magazine, Velo News, Men’s Health UK, FIGHT Magazine, Florida Cycling Magazine, Pace Running Magazine, TrainingPeaks.com, Chicago Athlete and The Independent in the UK. Dr. Rick has personally coached individuals in 30+ states and 10+ countries.
At the age of 18, at 175 pounds, Rick had a 1-rep bench press max of 320 pounds and was running a 4:30-mile at that time. Rick has competed in Duathlons (Run-Bike-Run) around the country and around the world (France, Italy, Switzerland) and is a 3x Duathlon Age Group National Champion. In 2004, Rick created TeamKattouf® Inc.; and online nutrition & fitness coaching business. And in 2011 he started his nutrition supplement company, TeamKattouf® Nutrition LLC. 4 years later, in 2015, Dr. Rick created his 3rd business, Virtual Gym LLC, where he operates his LEANDOWN FITNESS® virtual gym.