Meet The Team

Where Passion Meets Experience

A1Athlete’s team of expert contributors not only have decades of experience as athletes and coaches, but we’re also subject matter experts who live and breath our own disciplines.

We’re not only passionate about the content we create, but we’ve got the experience to back it up.


Harvey Meale, A1Athlete Founder

Founder & Vertical Jump Training Specialist

I’m a former international level volleyballer who has a passion for the science of vertical jump training as well as anything sports performance or strength and conditioning related.

Since the age of 10, I’ve been obsessed with the field of vertical jump training and have been lifting for over 16 years now.

I wanted to dunk so badly growing up and spent a lot of my youth experimenting with different squat and plyometric routines.

I made decent progress and ended up on the national youth volleyball team (I’m Australian) but never quite succeeded as an athlete in my earlier years.

After a few years at uni, I developed a strong interest in writing as well as SEO and I decided to fuse those skills with my passion for jump training by creating A1Athlete.

I now spend my days in Thailand training full time, writing, and running the ship here at A1Athlete.

Eric Richter, A1Athlete Physiotherapist & Author


After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy, Eric has enjoyed the better part of a decade working with both amateur and professional athletes and patients at hospitals to help them take control of their pain and reach their health goals.

Eric also has experience working as a strength and conditioning coach at an MMA gym.

Eric recently joined our team at A1Athlete as a full time contributor where he spends most of his time writing articles about strength and conditioning as well as physical therapy and optimizing recovery.

Eric’s also in charge of testing and reviewing training equipment and produces plenty of content for our YouTube channel.

Eric also has an epic Insta page where he shares tips and tricks on strength and conditioning as well as physical therapy.