Jason R. Karp, Ph.D. Title: Exercise physiologist and author Education: Indiana University, Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with Physiology minor, University of Calgary, Master's in Kinesiology , Penn State University, B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science A Brooklyn, New York native, Jason Karp grew up in New Jersey playing baseball and soccer and running track. The passion Jason found as a kid for the science of athletic performance placed him on a yellow brick road that he still follows as a coach, exercise physiologist, author, speaker, and creator of the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification program for coaches and fitness professionals.Dr. Karp has spoken at most of the world’s top fitness conferences and coaching clinics. He has been an instructor for USA Track & Field’s level 3 coaching certification and for coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.At age 24, Dr. Karp became one of the youngest college head coaches in the country, leading the Georgian Court University women’s cross-country team to the regional championship and being named NAIA Northeast Region Coach of the Year. As a high school coach, he has produced state qualifiers and All-Americans. In 2021, he became the first American distance running coach to move to Kenya to coach a group of Kenyan runners.A prolific writer, Dr. Karp is the author of 13 books. His most well-known titles include 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 and 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘋𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘦𝘴. He has more than 400 articles published in coaching, running, and fitness trade and consumer magazines.For his work and contributions to his industry, Dr. Karp was awarded the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year (the fitness industry’s highest award), is a two-time recipient of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition Community Leadership Award (2014, 2019), and was a 2019 finalist for Personal Fitness Professional Trainer of the Year and 2020 finalist for Association of Fitness Studios Influencer of the Year.Dr. Karp received his Ph.D. in exercise physiology with a physiology minor from Indiana University, his MBA from San Diego State University, his master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Calgary, and his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science with an English minor from Penn State University. His research has been published in several scientific journals, and he serves as a journal expert peer reviewer. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.