Nick Collias


Nick Collias is the Executive Editor at He previously worked as the staff writer, sports editor, news editor, and finally editor-in-chief at Boise Weekly. He has also covered Spanish-language baseball news for the site MLB Trade Rumors and a Spanish version titled Rumores de Béisbol. In 2009, he was a contributing writer and researcher for the public television documentary . As a freelance author and book designer, he wrote and designed the book Round About the Boise Valley: An Artist's Journey through Idaho History, and designed and edited the book .

Collias received his bachelor's degree from College of Idaho and his master's degree from University of Chicago. He lives in Boise.


  • Podcast Episode 35: Taylor Chamberlain - Born into Bodybuilding

    Team athlete and IFBB Bikini Pro Taylor Chamberlain shares her fascinating story of finding her her way in fitness, watching her parents take the stage when she was a teenager, and figuring out how to thrive with flexible dieting.

  • Podcast Episode 34: Hard-won Life and Lifting Lessons from KC Mitchell

    Strength icon KC Mitchell, aka "That 1-Leg Monster," shares his incredible story of struggle and redemption in this wide-ranging discussion. He lost a leg and nearly lost his life to an IED in Afghanistan, then battled back to become a competitive powerlifter with help from legends like Ed Coan, Mark Bell, Rich Piana and many others. Now he may be eyeballing… bodybuilding?

  • Podcast Episode 32: Cassandra Martin - Physique-Building by Old-School Lifting and... Construction Work?

    Cassandra Martin is known for serious muscles and heavy lifting on Instagram, but doesn't share much else in her posts. She and her husband Hunter stopped by to discuss how they train, how their work makes her stronger, and why she feels lifters should eat their way through a plateau.

  • Podcast Episode 30: Bikini Redefined With Amy Updike

    IFBB Bikini Pro and fitness model Amy Updike talks tats, nursing, implants, and how CrossFit inspired her to take up bikini competitions.

  • Podcast Episode 28: Old-School Training Wisdom From Julian "The Quad Guy" Smith

    He's a highly popular trainer and bodybuilder who also happens to have one of the most impressive sets of wheels out there. But Julian Smith doesn't keep his training secret! He shares plenty that you can use right away in this in-depth conversation.

  • Podcast Episode 27: 'Possible' Pat Takes the Stage

    In his second visit to the podcast, the weight-loss icon Pat Brocco tells us about his first time competing onstage after losing over 300 pounds. He's also helping lead a unique new weightloss challenge for that his fans need to know about!

  • Podcast Episode 26: Sadik Hadzovic on Training and Napping Like a Champ

    One of the world's great bodybuilders stops by to talk competition, the perfect muscle-building sleep schedule, and protein doughnuts.

  • Podcast Episode 24: The Art of the Everyday Workout with Kizzito Ejam

    Longtime athlete Kizzito Ejam stops by to discuss his unique rest-day-free approach to training. He's been both lifting and doing cardio daily—sometimes twice a day—for years, and he tells us how he's made it work, while also sharing plenty of laughs along the way.

  • Podcast Episode 22: Lee Constantinou, The Relentless Competitor

    WBFF pro bodybuilder Lee Constantinou went from lean martial artist to competitive bodybuilder in a matter of months, and has never looked back. He's taken to the stage 10 times in the past six years, and he shared his plan for how to get there, feel good doing it, and develop your crucial plan for afterward.

  • How To Survive The Most Dangerous Part Of A Bench Press

    You don't have to get pinned to get hurt on the bench. Here's the surprising place you may be putting your delicate shoulders at risk, and how to set up strongly for your heaviest sets!

  • Podcast Episode 21: From 600 Pounds to the Stage with "Possible" Pat Brocco

    Pat had been big forever—so big that he could gain 100 pounds in a little over a year and not even notice a difference. But then he turned his life around, one literal step at a time. On the verge of his first-ever competition, the star of's popular YouTube series joins us to get real about life-changing transformations.

  • How The Rock Makes A 275-Pound Bench Go A Long Way

    What you can do with a heavy non-max weight says far more about you as a lifter than any single-rep max. Need further proof? Look at what The Rock does with his bench press, and see if you can match it!

  • How To Get Strong Using Just Your Body!

    Have you ever wished that those tatted-up bodyweight experts would tie their vision of strength into a single "do this right now" program? Well, wish no more!

  • 5 Keys To Firing Up Fat Loss While Still Kicking Ass

    Putting a focus on weight-loss can sometimes mean slogging through workouts that feel anything but "high performance." It doesn't have to be that way! Here's how Craig Capurso keeps chasing lifting goals while staying lean.

  • Boss Everline's Hollywood Transformation Secrets

    Making a poster-worthy change in your physique takes more than eating less and surviving vomit-inducing intervals. Learn what really works from one of the most in-demand coaches in the industry!

  • Podcast Episode 13: Robert Irvine - Chef, Lifter, Soldier, TV Star

    Chef Robert Irvine makes time in his insanely busy schedule to stop by and chat about lifting, eating, working with soldiers and veterans, and plenty else!

  • Podcast Episode 9: Mark Bell & Silent Mike on The Way of the Powerlifter

    The world's strongest coach, Mark Bell, discusses powerlifting, CrossFit, and his vague recollections of his first meet. If you know these guys from their YouTube channel or podcast, Mark Bell's PowerCast, you know that nothing is off limits!

  • How Every Strength Athlete Should Start Their Day

    If you've been struggling to feel as good as you know you should, the answer may not just be to spend more time killing yourself in the gym. Instead, try starting your day—every day—with more simple movement!

  • Supplement Company Of The Month: Kaged Muscle

    Kris Gethin was hardcore long before he started his own supplement company. With Kaged Muscle, he can now share his uncompromising approach with his fans more than ever. Learn the story behind this new line!

  • Editor's Picks: 4 Tools For Strong Runners

    Tired of limping across the finish line? Get more out of your endurance training with the right strength workout and these 4 accessories.