Meet the Zone’s Sports Advisory Board

Although the research at Zone Labs is headed by Dr. Sears, we make extensive use of our Scientific Advisory Board to provide research on the latest breakthroughs in biotechnology from a diverse number of fields.

Bill ForanBill Foran

Bill Foran has been the strength and conditioning coach of Miami Heat for the past 25 years. Prior to coming to the Miami Heat, Bill spent four years as the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Miami during its national championship years in college football in 1987 and 1989. Prior to his tenure at University of Miami, he spent four years in a similar capacity at Washington State University.

Bill is the former president and co-founder of the National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association (NBCCA) and is a published author, including “Condition the NBA Way,” “NBA Power Conditioning” and “Complete Conditioning for Basketball.” Bill was named as the 2009 Co-NBA Strength Coach of the Year in its inaugural year.


Skip Kenney
Skip Kenney

Skip Kenny remains one of the greatest swim coaches in the history of American swimming. He was the head swim coach at Stanford University for 33 years, and for the last 31 years of his tenure at Stanford his teams won every PAC-10 championship. During that same 31-year time period, his swim teams never finished lower in fourth in the NCAA Championships. He was a U.S. Olympic swim coach three times, NCAA Coach of the Year six times, and PAC-10 Coach of the Year 20 times.


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Steve Fleck, PhD

Steve Fleck, PhD, is the chairman and professor of the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin at the Eau Claire campus. He is also the current president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association that has more than 26,000 members. Steve is the former program chairman of the Athlete Training Division for the U.S. Olympic Training Center at Colorado Springs as well as the former national conditioning trainer for the West German Volleyball Federation.   Steve serves on the editorial board of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and is the associate editor of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He has published more than 130 scientific publications in strength and conditioning.