Richard (Dick) Talens

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Richard (Dick) Talens
Richard Talens
Born (1986-04-01) April 1, 1986 (age 32)
ResidenceClinton Hill[1]
OccupationEntrepreneurship, fitness coach
Known forFitocracy, Miss America 2013
Home townNew Orleans, Louisiana

Richard (Dick) Talens is an entrepreneur and fitness coach.[2] He is the co-founder of Fitocracy, an online game and social network with over 1.5 million members.[3][4] He was named one of the world's most influential people in health & fitness by Greatist in 2014.[5]


Richard Talens is the trainer of Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan.[6] He co-founded the social network Fitocracy with Brian Wang.[7] He has spoken about his experience with fitness through TEDx [8] and as Lifehacker's health and fitness writer.[9]


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


  1. ^ Adrianne Jeffries (September 16, 2011). "The Fitocrats: How Two Nerds Turned an Addiction to Videogames Into an Addiction to Fitness". New York Observer. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Jacque Wilson (October 14, 2011). "Why gamers are a great fit at the gym". CNN. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Dave McGinn (November 13, 2011). "Can a couple of reformed gamers make you addicted to exercise?". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Founder Fifteen? Fuggedaboutit. Here's How to Get Fit While Working 80-Hour Weeks On Your Startup". New York Observer. September 2, 2011. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness". Greatist. February 26, 2017. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Newly-Crowned Miss America Mallory Hytes Hagan Shares Her Beauty and Fitness Secrets". Fitness. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  7. ^ Alan Henry (February 12, 2014). "How to Start Exercising When You're Already Overweight". Lifehacker. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "How I Became a Fitness Guru". TEDx. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  9. ^ Whitson Gordon (January 5, 2015). "Introducing Vitals: a Lifehacker Blog All About Health and Fitness". Lifehacker. Retrieved May 26, 2018.

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