With great excitement, we welcome Craig Bongelli to the Inside Fitness team. Craig comes to Inside Fitness with a broad array of experience in the world of fitness and strength. As a strongman athlete, Craig competed in both the Canadian professional circuit as well as the Arnold Classic World Amateur Championship. During his strongman career, he was fortunate enough to be mentored by the world’s foremost strength experts: Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell and 3x World’s Strongest Man Bill Kazmaier. Professionally, he owns and operates Lil’s Gym, a private training facility just outside of Toronto, where he has coached Olympians, World Champions, Miss Olympia and Arnold Classic competitors, and a variety of top amateur athletes in numerous sports. Last but not least, he co-authored “How To Bang: Explosive Punching For Combat Athletes” with top UFC coach Brandon “Six Gun” Gibson.

Despite more than a decade of experience as an athlete and coach, Craig is both eager to share his knowledge, as well as continue to learn from the Inside Fitness team!