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Claudiu Pop

Founder of Unfold Today
Expert Review Network Manager
Claudiu Pop, also known as Claude Pop, is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist, and strength and conditioning specialist with over 7 years of experience training in gyms and outdoors. Passioned about helping others build muscle, Claude has the rare advantage of having a BA in Journalism and an MA in Advertising, which enable him to offer fact-checked information and spot any marketing lies lurking in the world of fitness and nutrition.  Now, Claude, as the founder of Unfold Today, uses his abilities to build the world's safest, simplest, and most exciting place for getting fit.
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Host of Unfold Fitness YouTube Channel

Unfold Fitness helps people unfold their bodies' full potential. For now, we focus on helping people, especially skinny ones, gain healthy weight in a safe, simple, and exciting way.
Claudiu Pop from Unfold Today on camera while filming for the Unfold Fitness YouTube channel.

Collaborates with other experts

To create content on fitness and nutrition that respects Unfold Today's editorial process, Claudiu combines his journalistic, fitness, and nutrition knowledge with the expertise of registered dietitians, certified trainers, and nutritionists. So far, Claudiu collaborated with:

Explore below Claudiu Pop's proofs of expertise in each topic he is specialized in.

Weight gain expertise

Since 2019, as the founding member and the first content creator of Unfold Today, Claudiu Pop has produced 55 articles that help people gain weight, spending an estimated total of 2365 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.

Recent weight gain articles

Founder of a brand focused on weight gain

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.

He's done it himself

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 expertise

One of the proofs of Claudiu's expertise in weight loss is the fact he published plenty of articles about low-calorie foods, which stand at the core of the weight loss process. Also, Claudiu produced an interesting couple of articles that teach people how to order healthy teas and coffees from Starbucks.

Recent weight loss articles

He's done it himself

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.

Content creation expertise

After being praised for his talent at creating content during university, Claudiu started his own media company called Unfold Media. The main brand of the company is Unfold Today, which is focused on helping people upgrade their fitness and optimize their nutrition.

Pop has been creating content for Unfold Today since 2019.

Sports 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.

Journalism studies

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.

Certified by National Geographic

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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