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Claudiu Pop

Founder of Unfold Today
Medical Writer
Expert Review Network Manager
Claudiu Pop is a nutritionist, medical writer, journalist, and the founder of Unfold Today. He specialized in fitness and nutrition, especially weight gain, helping people increase their body mass since 2019 with over 20 articles published in this field. Also, Claudiu has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and was trained by experts from organizations like CNN and The New York Times, so he has the skills to create well-documented content. Claudiu is also knowledgeable in mental health since he completed Master's level courses in social psychology and personal development at the prestigious Babes-Bolyai University. On top, he has also been passionate about productivity for years now after finding how little adjustments can bring gigantic benefits to his daily workflow. Now, Claudiu uses his wide set of abilities to build the best place for personal growth in the world.
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Explore below Claudiu Pop's proofs of expertise in each topic he is specialized in:

Fitness and nutrition expertise

Weight gain

Work experience

Since 2019, as the founding member and the first content creator of Unfold Today, Claudiu Pop has produced 42 articles that help people gain weight, spending an estimated total of 1806 hours to research and create them. Also, Claudiu is a video creator for Unfold Today's channel called Unfold Fitness, which focuses on helping people gain weight. Find the weight gain articles and videos created by Claudiu Pop by clicking on each of his earned titles below.

Researcher of high-calorie foods and beverages for weight gain
High-calorie smoothie recipe maker
Gender-specific weight gain nutritionist

Claudiu Pop follows Unfold Today's commitment to creating personalized weight gain content. In doing so, he conducted a study that found out what are the best weight gain foods for females. Moreover, Claudiu put effort into helping women gain weight by crafting 7-day weight-gain meal plans tailored to females.

Muscle-building meal creator

Claudiu created the recipes behind his article 17 Best Pre-Workout Meals for Muscle Gain.

Diet-specific weight gain nutritionist

Claudiu has also focused his work on researching weight gain foods that fit specific diets. Here are the four articles that resulted:

High-calorie baby formula researcher

Claudiu proved his medical journalism skills by creating a comprehensive guide on high-calorie formulas for baby weight gain.

Industry ownership

Besides his work, another quality that proves Claudiu Pop's expertise in the field of weight gain is his ownership position in Unfold Today, a brand that's focused, among others, on helping people gain weight.

As the founder of Unfold Today, Claudiu collaborates closely with the registered dietitians and nutritionists in Unfold Today's Expert Review Network.

Personal experience

Besides all his work and business expertise in the weight gain field, Claudiu applied his knowledge to transform his former skinny body. Being 6.43 ft (1.96 m) tall, Claudiu managed to gain weight and go from 154 lbs (70 kg) to 187 pounds (85 kg) while keeping his body fat below 15%.

Pop aims to hit 200 pounds (91 kg) and 10% body fat. Therefore, Claudiu's weight gain journey continues while he keeps helping people worldwide to increase their body mass.

Weight loss

Work experience
Researcher of low-calorie foods for weight loss

One of the proofs of Claudiu's expertise in weight loss is the fact he published three long-form articles about low-calorie foods, which stand at the core of the weight loss process.

Industry ownership

As already pointed out, Claudiu Pop is the owner of Unfold Today, a brand that also focuses on helping people lose weight with their special section dedicated to weight loss.

As the founder of Unfold Today, Claudiu collaborates frequently with the registered dietitians and nutritionists in Unfold Today's Expert Review Network to create weight loss content.

Personal experience

As a bodybuilder, Claudiu Pop not only has to gain weight but also lose excess fat. He proves his ability to lose weight every time he ends the bulking phase and starts cutting.

Healthy Starbucks drinks

Work experience
Researcher of healthy Starbucks drinks

While working for Unfold Today, Claudiu inspected the Starbucks drink menu and shared the results in two helpful articles.


Gym picking

Work experience
Gym curator

Claudiu has become a specialist in researching gyms for their quality. As proof, he created four articles in which he uncovered the best gyms with certain facilities.

Personal experience

Claudiu trains inside gyms since he was 17, so he knows what a proper gym should look like.

Fitness motivation

Work experience
Creator of motivational fitness content

For Unfold Today, Claudiu created a comprehensive meant to guide, motivate, and ultimately help people get in shape.

Awards and nominations

Claudiu's first motivational short documentary "TOTO - Age Is Just a Number" was featured in the 2020 V for Visual festival, a Romanian student festival of non-fiction video production.

The documentary was about a 69-year-old man training to participate in Mr. Olympia.

Other expertise

Claudiu has created other pieces of content on various topics related to fitness and nutrition. He worked with registered dietitian Kelly McCullough to create a comprehensive list of easy-to-digest foods. Also, Pop created arguably the most in-depth piece of content on the exotic vegetable yautia. Moreover, he pointed out the differences between smoothies and shakes.

Apart from the above, Claudiu collaborated with certified personal trainer Tim Dobrota to put together The Ultimate Biceps Workout You Can Do at Home. Furthermore, he joined forces with gymnastics European gold medalist Raluca Haidu, CPT, to teach people how to do frog jumps the right way.

Other articles related to fitness and nutrition created by Claudiu Pop:

Mental health expertise

Work experience
Industry ownership

Claudiu Pop is the founder of Unfold Today, a brand that has a special category for mental health content.


Claudiu Pop studied personal development and social psychology in the final year of his Master's degree at Babes-Bolyai University. Knowing both of these fields is an important asset when it comes to solving mental health problems.

Productivity and wealth expertise

Work experience
Industry ownership

Claudiu Pop is the founder of Unfold Today, a brand that has a special category for content related to productivity and wealth.

Personal experience

Claudiu Pop learned from an early age the importance of productivity as he had to grow Unfold Today while performing well in university, working as a foreign tennis journalist, and building an impressive physique.

Content creation expertise

Work experience
Personal growth content creator

Being praised for his talent at creating content, Claudiu started his own media company called Unfold Media. The main brand of the company is Unfold Today, which is focused on helping people grow in all areas of their lives – fitness and nutrition, mental health, and productivity and wealth.

Pop has been creating content for Unfold Today since 2019.

International tennis journalist

Claudiu has been contributing news articles to Tennis World USA, one of the largest tennis news organizations in the world, since 2019. Claudiu's Tennis World USA articles have been read by millions of people.

"During his time at Tennis World USA, Claudiu has been able to deliver proficiently and consistently, he has always been available to step in whenever necessary and support his peers in the editorial team. In addition to that, he is also a team player when it comes to making sure team goals are reached. He contributed to the growth of our website, which in 2019 has overcome the milestone of 50 million readers worldwide," said Giovanni Larosa, Editor-In-Chief of Tennis World USA.

Freelance writer

During his time as a freelance writer, Claudiu Pop wrote for a Romanian online magazine called IQool and one of the largest Romanian news organizations, Realitatea.

Local journalist

Claudiu started building his content creation expertise at 19 years old when he spent a total of 5 months working as an intern journalist for two of the most popular local news publications from his hometown, Cluj Capitala and Ziua de Cluj.

Industry ownership

Another piece of evidence that supports Claudiu Pop's expertise in creating content is that he founded Unfold Today, a brand focused on content creation that helps people grow in every area of their lives. Claudiu manages the brand since 2019.


Claudiu Pop holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Babes-Bolyai University. Aside from his BA, Claudiu is a Bakala fellow who has undergone a 10-day intensive journalism course from world-class journalists coming from The New York Times, CNN, Associated Press, The New Yorker, and more.

Unfold Today's Claudiu Pop talking with CNN's Evan Perez.
Unfold Today's Claudiu Pop talking with CNN's Evan Perez. Courtesy of Bakala Foundation.

Moreover, Pop upgraded his investigative journalism skills by undergoing a course held by RISE Project, a community of journalists, programmers, and activists that investigates organized crime and corruption affecting Romania and countries in the region.

Besides, Claudiu was trained in writing mastery by editor and journalist Shani Raja, who worked for Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, and more. Furthermore, Claudiu polished his skills with a course from the City University of London and by completing the Fundamentals course from Google News Training Initiative.


Claudiu Pop completed a nine-hour video storytelling course held by The National Geographic Society.

Certificate that proves Claudiu Pop completed National Geographic's Video Storytelling Impact Course.

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