Prior to working for FLEX, Durand was a senior editor at the Science Magazine for Muscular Development and wrote a lot about the scientific approach to bodybuilding with cutting-edge articles on nutrition, fat loss, muscle growth and more.
As chief editor of FLEX, Durand will use his deep experience in bodybuilding, which is due to his early childhood passion for weightlifting, health, and fitness. Durand graduated from the University of Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and received a master’s degree in exercise physiology.
“Robbie’s amazing background speaks for itself, and he’s a great addition to FLEX,” Mr. Pecker said. “Robbie has the right combination of passion for bodybuilding and nutrition, which is ideal for readers of FLEX magazine and those who visit the website.”
Durant said: “I want to thank David Pecker for what I consider to be one of the greatest opportunities that I have ever received. As editor-in-chief of FLEX magazine, I am working on what I consider to be the largest bodybuilding magazine of all time and boasting a long history of working with some of the greatest athletes that have ever appeared on the scene, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler and the current Mr. Olympia Phil Heath. Being part of this team is amazing for me, and it’s a great honor for me to serve Weider/AMI. “
Durant will immediately inform Mr. Pecker directly.
FLEX is a member of the active AMI group of LI groups, which includes Men’s Fitness, Muscle and Fitness, and Playboy. FLEX is a graduate of the magazine, Muscle & Fitness. FLEX has loyal readers with a signature of 99% for 12 months or more.