Mr. Olympia Champion Lee Haney Joins ISSA Faculty

Share Article

Fitness legend Lee Haney, an eight-time Mr. Olympia Champion, has taken on the position of Director of Bodybuilding Sciences for the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).

The International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) announced today that fitness legend Lee Haney has joined their staff of educational advisors. Mr. Haney, an eight-time Mr. Olympia Champion, is taking on the position of Director of Bodybuilding Sciences for ISSA.

In 1991, Lee Haney became the only eight-time consecutive World Bodybuilding Champion to win the Mr. Olympia crown. Now retired from his historic bodybuilding career, Haney has turned his attention to educating others in the sports and fitness arenas, authoring two exercise books. Revered among his peers for both his comprehensive personal training techniques as well as his contributions to the integrity of exercise in general, Haney assists professional athletes and coaches with sport specific training and nutrition programs during the off-season and for injury rehabilitation, working with such renowned athletes as Evander Holyfield, Shawn Bradley of the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Florida Marlins’ Gary Sheffield.

“Virtually every certified personal trainer can benefit from Lee Haney’s real world experience,” says Dr. Frederick Hatfield, President of the ISSA. “Lee offers an unmatched fitness background incomparable to that of any other individual. He’s an icon in the fitness industry. Even California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who won Mr. Olympia seven times in a row, was bested by Lee’s unprecedented record.”

In addition to establishing himself as an expert on weight training and nutrition, Haney has dedicated himself to supporting our youth in the challenges they face growing up in our current day and age. In 1994, he and his wife purchased a farm near their home and created the Haney Harvest House, a non-profit retreat facility for children of all races, creeds, and nationalities. His year-round mentoring program for boys also helps young men from single parent homes achieve a clear definition of manhood. "I wanted to be able to give something back,” he says “I've been so fortunate to have a lot of good things come my way, and it all comes from values I learned from growing up. If we don't take time now to give some of that back to this generation then when will we?"

About Haney Harvest House

Haney’s Harvest House is a full service recreational facility that creates an atmosphere conducive to promoting Harvest House’s commitment to help young people succeed as productive citizens in the 21st century. Lee is most proud of his year-round boys mentoring program, which has multiple Atlanta locations both in the inner city and the suburbs. The mentoring program, which is available to youth organizations year-round, provides a nurturing environment where youth programs, retreats and activities can be held in a secured setting. For more information about this program, you can call the facility at (770) 907-0470 or visit:

About ISSA

Since 1988 the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) has provided certification and continuing education to over 75,000 satisfied fitness professionals. ISSA certifications are recognized worldwide. From Youth Fitness to Senior Fitness, ISSA offers 10 certification programs and dozens of continuing education courses. For more information on the ISSA, please visit:

To schedule an interview with a representative of ISSA, please contact:

Sabeen Sadiq

Director of Public Relations for the ISSA

Toll-free: 1-800-892-4772

International: (805) 884-8111

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Sabeen Sadiq
Email >
Visit website