Meet the Team


Dr. Mike Israetel

Cofounder of Renaissance Periodization, Dr. Mike Israetel​ holds a PhD in Sport Physiology from East Tennessee State University.

Currently a professor in the strength and hypertrophy masters program at Lehman College, Mike has taught several courses at multiple universities, including Nutrition for Public Health, Advanced Sports Nutrition and Exercise, and Nutrition and Behavior.

Originally from Moscow, Russia, he has worked as a consultant on sports nutrition to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, TN, and has been an invited speaker at numerous scientific and performance/health conferences worldwide, including nutritional seminars at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Mike has coached numerous athletes and busy professionals in both diet and weight training, and is himself a competitive bodybuilder and professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappler.


Jared Feather, IFBB Pro

One of the Elite Physique Coaches at Renaissance Periodization, Jared Feather holds a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Central Missouri.

With over 10 years of competitive bodybuilding experience, Jared is a former IPE and NFF Professional Bodybuilder. In 2021, Jared placed first in the Classic Physique division at NPC Nationals that earned him an IFBB Pro status.