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Rising Stars: Meet Sean Orlando

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sean Orlando.

Hi Sean, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
My story is a long journey of trial and error to eventually wind up in a career I love working and spending it with the most amazing people every day. In 2014, I graduated college with degrees in Mathematics and Economics. I took a job in corporate America working as a training coordinator – teaching end-users how to use the software my company just designed for them. After a year in this position, I transitioned to a software developer and eventually a lead developer on a multi-million dollar project. In essence, I achieved the American Dream!

It was quickly after this when I realized I was not happy at all. I was fearful I would blink and miss my life. I spent my time working for other people’s goals and furthering a mission that didn’t serve the world. I knew I wanted out but needed to safely do so. My passion for health and fitness was always strong, and I was incredibly good at teaching it to others. Now I needed to learn how to turn this passion into a career.

Once I knew my direction, I began studying relentlessly, taking as many exams as I could so when I did take my leap from my safe job, I would at least feel somewhat prepared. I studied and became certified in CrossFit, personal training, and Strength and Conditioning. Now that I felt (decently) prepared, I left my high-paying job and moved to St. Louis where I began working at a CrossFit gym. I quickly moved from a coach to a gym manager but still felt unfulfilled- I was furthering another person’s dream. The opportunity to help others was still incredibly limited, and in many regards, I was being held back. I knew I needed to make another change.

I left that gym and began working with people online. It is here I felt my true passion flourish. I was able to seek out and find people ready to change who were sick and tired of being sick and tired. They wanted their life to be better and were ready to work for it. Now I am able to work with people to achieve their specific goals, teach them how to eat healthily and how to make healthy sustainable. Additionally, I work at CrossFit Achieve, where I coach part-time. There is still something powerful about working in person with people – the connections and trust you are able to build and leverage into a strong relationship where you can truly impact their life is still my favorite part of fitness.

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
There have been many challenges along the way – from studying and preparing for numerous certifications to continuing my education to keep up with the rapid pace of discovery in regards to exercise science.

Additionally, overcoming poor trainers and fitness influencers. There is an incredible amount of misinformation peddled on the internet. Having worked with hundreds if not thousands of people, I have found it is not the fault of the average person for not knowing how to become a healthier version of themselves. Just peruse Instagram for 5 minutes, and you’ll see detox drinks, 14 day cleanses, “21 days to your best body” programs being sold by trainers who do not know what they are doing nor understand the science behind it. My goal is for everyone to find their own healthy life and for everyone it looks a little different.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Currently, I work as an online personal trainer, nutrition coach, and CrossFit coach at CrossFit Achieve. I offer many programs from monthly workout programming and macro coaching, eight-week nutrition coaching and goal-specific plans like wedding prep and muscle building programs. Additionally, I run a YouTube channel, Coach Sean’s Kitchen, where I focus on taking your favorite recipes and making them a little bit healthier.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
I do not believe so! Let me know if you would like clarification on any of the above points.


  • $299 for 8 Weeks of Nutrition Coaching
  • $49/month for gym/at home programing and macro coaching
  • $149/month for customized personal training
  • $499 – 3 Month Wedding Fitness/Nutrition Coaching

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