Dick Talens

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Dick Talens
Born (1986-04-01) April 1, 1986 (age 37)
Occupation(s)Entrepreneurship, fitness coach
Known forFitocracy, Miss America 2013

Richard Talens is an entrepreneur and fitness coach.[1] He is the founder of Fitocracy, an online game and social network with over 10 million users.[2] According to The Economist, Talens came up with the idea of Fitocracy from his past as a geek who played MMORPGs.[3]


Besides being an entrepreneur, Richard also speaks and writes about his experience as a fitness coach and a growth hacker.

Richard was Mallory Hagan's fitness coach on her road to becoming Miss America 2013.[4] Richard is also a regular fitness contributor for popular outlets like Lifehacker and Thrillist[5][6] and has spoken about his fitness experience through TEDx.[7]

Richard also writes about his extensive experience scaling companies as a growth marketer.[8]


Richard has been written about in various outlets and books for his prolific dating history. Lulu, listed him as one of the top 10 rated men of 2014[9] and Mashable has written about his ability to get to sex in 10 texts or less.[10] This is further discussed in former Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros's book, Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable.[11]


Talens has a B.S. in Managing E-Commerce from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.[12]


  1. ^ Jacque Wilson (October 14, 2011). "Why gamers are a great fit at the gym". CNN. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "MyFiziq Inks Fitocracy Deal As They Muscle In On Fitness Market". Lifehacker Australia. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Fitness for geeks and gamers". The Economist. 2012-06-02. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  4. ^ "Newly-Crowned Miss America Mallory Hytes Hagan Shares Her Beauty and Fitness Secrets". Fitness. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "Introducing Vitals: a Lifehacker Blog All About Health and Fitness". Vitals. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  6. ^ "Dick Talens". Thrillist. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  7. ^ "How I Became a Fitness Guru". TEDx. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  8. ^ "How to stop vanity marketing from killing your startup". TechCrunch. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  9. ^ Abrams, Margaret (2014-12-17). "Lulu App 2014 Roundup: The Best Guys". College Candy. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  10. ^ Stadtmiller, Mandy. "How long until sex? For millennials, try 10 texts or less". Mashable. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  11. ^ Tantaros, Andrea (2016). Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable. Broadside Books. pp. 206–207. ISBN 0062351869.
  12. ^ "Butter In Your Coffee and Other Cons: Stories From a Fitness Insider". 25 August 2015.

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