About the Scholar & The Guru
The Scholar and the Guru is a free-flowing conversation that provides an alternative and refreshing take on everything nutrition and wellness-related. Focused on cutting through the bullshit and filtering out “the noise” in today's oversaturated and over-mediated landscape, the show is designed to offer simple and tangible takeaways that can be applied in real life. Emphasizing an open format, the show is centered on four main themes (fitness, nutrition, spiritualism and social justice), touching on a wide range of topics aimed at encouraging awareness and critical thinking to mobilize individuals to take back their own health.
Who are These Guys?
The Scholar - Andrew Carter
Andrew's areas of interest span a wide range across the health and fitness spectrum. As a fitness/nutrition coach for 10+ years, his approach to training is informed by his passion for research, as he has studied a broad variety of training methodologies to better adhere to a wide-ranging clientele.
As an academic, Andrew is currently pursuing his MPH and PhD in health communication at the University of Memphis. His research agenda is focused on health-related messages as they pertain to areas of food and nutrition. Through this lens, he looks at elements of culture, power and inequality, meaning interpretation, consumer participation and voice in public discourses on health.
BA Journalism - CSU Northridge
MA Communication - San Jose State University
Personal training certification - NCSF
The Guru - Jared Tavasolian
As a personal trainer for over 15 years, Jared has traveled across the world training and learning with the best. He is certified in Gymnastics Bodies, Monkey Bar Gym, Movnat and has studied with Ido Portal and Wim Hof. He's passionate about cutting through all the bullshit and helping people become the best they can be.
Additionally, Jared works with clients one-on-one to assess and fix their health issues through nutrition. His unique approach focuses on the client as a whole and digs deep into the underlying causes of your symptoms. From digestive problems to injury prevention, Jared is your go to for whole body health.
BS Kinesiology - CSU Northridge
Personal training certification - NESTA, ISSA
Yoga certification - Yoga Alliance (200 hours)