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Are you optimized? Are you sure? Is your body working like a well-oiled machine or are you suffering from chronic aches, pains, and frequent injuries?Is your nutrition and supplementation on point to support your level of activity? Is your vitamin D level where it should be to prevent disease and injuries? Are you getting enough Leucine in your diet to promote muscle growth and recovery? Is your exercise regimen breaking you down instead of building you up? Have you spent too much time and money on things that haven’t worked?

Male Athletes

Do you suffer from insulin resistance? If you do, your body has different nutritional requirements than someone who is insulin sensitive. If you don’t know, you may have it and not know it, as studies show 1 in 3 Americans are insulin resistant. Unfortunately, most trainers have little knowledge or experience with insulin resistance, and they probably haven’t read the diabetic literature. I have and have extensive knowledge and experience with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. If your body is not responding to your diet and exercise regime, and it’s not a hormonal issue, then it’s probably due to insulin resistance. If you have spent too much time and money on ineffective therapies, come see us, we can help.


Injuries are part and parcel of a fitness/active lifestyle. Since we are driven to push ourselves beyond our limits, it’s only a matter of time before we push too far and incur an injury. I know, I’ve had my share of side-lining injuries. Some of these injuries take months to a year to heal, some never do. For most of our patients, that’s not acceptable. Life is movement and it’s our priority to get you back to doing the things you love.

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Unfortunately, back then all we had access to was anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen), ice, compression and elevation. Although, that helped with swelling and inflammation, they did nothing to help speed up healing and repair. We now have access to compounds that can help significantly speed up recovery. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that can act at targeted receptor sites. They have been shown to speed up recovery of tendon and ligament injuries as well as injuries of muscle and bone. They work for acute as well as chronic injuries.For those who are scheduled to undergo surgical repair, Peptides can also be used after surgical procedures to speed up recovery.