September 23, 1984
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
|Alma mater||Arizona State University|
|Occupation||author, lecturer, model, photographer, personal trainer|
|Spouse(s)||Megan Jendrick (2004-)|
Nathan Jendrick (born September 23, 1984) is an American author, photographer and fitness trainer.
Jendrick has written several books primarily with/for celebrities and notable personalities. His literary properties were for a time represented by Mollie Glick at the Jean Naggar Literary Agency in New York, NY. His work is currently represented by Marilyn Allen of Allen/O'Shea Literary.
In December 2004, Jendrick married Olympian Megan Quann.
In 2006, Jendrick founded the online swimming-related radio show Deck Pass which was later acquired by Wasserman Media Group along with TimedFinals.com, which Jendrick ran with co-host and business partner Scott Goldblatt, a US Olympic gold medalist.
On March 30, 2008, The New York Daily News announced via their website that Jendrick was signed on to write the official BALCO book with infamous lab founder Victor Conte. Though the site announced a publication date of September, the book was never released due to a defamation lawsuit filed against Conte regarding the book's content by former boxer Shane Mosley.
As a photographer, Jendrick's work has been featured in a number of books (He was a featured photographer in the book Digital Sports Photography: Winning Shots Every Time), magazines (including American Health & Fitness, Swimming World and SPLASH) and newspapers (The Seattle Times, The News Tribune).
Jendrick's book, Death, Drugs & Muscle: The Gregg Valentino Story received largely positive reviews, with MuscleSport Magazine writer Joe Pietaro claiming, "Five stars? If there was a 50 star rating, it still wouldn’t be enough for this book."
Stemming from his work with many charities, in 2005 Jendrick was featured on the ESPN Top 10 for an open water swim he completed along with his wife that started on Bainbridge Island, WA and finished on Alki Beach in Seattle, WA.
In 2011, Jendrick released Gym-Free and Ripped through Alpha Books which became an Amazon.com category Bestseller. A follow up was later published titled, Gym-Free and Toned.
- Dunks, Doubles, Doping: How Steroids Are Killing American Athletics (ISBN 1592289029) - Lyons Press
- Get Wet, Get Fit (ISBN 1416540784) - Simon & Schuster's Fireside
- Death, Drugs & Muscle: The Gregg Valentino Story (ISBN 1550229214) - ECW Press
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to Swimming with Mike Bottom (ISBN 1592579655) - Alpha
- Gym-Free and Ripped (ISBN 1615640991) - Alpha
- Gym-Free and Toned (ISBN 1615642099) - Alpha
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