Sloane earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Illinois State University. He is certified as a NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F), an ACE Personal Trainer, and a TRX Suspension Trainer.
He has attended numerous continuing education courses, including Athletes' Performance (now EXOS), PlanStrong (a Strongfirst seminar), and TRX.
Sloane is a very competitive person and has an extensive background in athletics. He is a former collegiate and semi-professional baseball player. He competed as a professional mountain bike racer for ten years, and is currently an elite obstacle course racer.