TODAY I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH AN OLD FRIEND, CRAIG ALDERSON.

Catching up with Craig Alderson
Craig Alderson and John Neel

Today while playing golf in the Arizona sun I had the opportunity to catch up with an old friend, Craig Alderson. I met Craig in 2009 when he became an intern with us that allowed him to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University.  Craig was an instant hit with both clients  Continue reading “TODAY I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH AN OLD FRIEND, CRAIG ALDERSON.”

FITLIFE VISITS WITH LILY LEISTIKO, FUTURE WINTHROP UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL PLAYER!

Fitlife Visits with Future Winthrop College Volleyball player Lily Leistiko
Lily Leistiko and John Neel

Today I visited with volleyball player Lily Leistiko, who has been training with us the past four years. Lily is recent Desert Mountain High School graduate who’s successful high school career included both academic and athletic accomplishments. Continue reading “FITLIFE VISITS WITH LILY LEISTIKO, FUTURE WINTHROP UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL PLAYER!”

Fitlife catches up with Senior Xavier Volleyball player Lanie Wagner

Today I spent some time with an outstanding high school athlete, volleyball player Lanie Wagner of Xavier College Prepatory. Lanie started working with us at FITLIFE Health Systems in our Functional Training Program in December of 2015 and has continued to train in our P.A.S.S.S program when her schedule allows. Volleyball players, like most high school athletes, have very little down time due to the commitment of playing both high school and club.  The demand on their bodies is great. In order to keep playing at a high level, taking care of their bodies is a must.

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Fitlife visits with long time client Alec Souder.

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John Neel with Alec Souder

Today a very special client came in for a workout and as always worked hard, smiled and talked sports. Alec Souder has been coming into Fitlife for the last 5 years and has won the affection of staff and members alike. His parent, Anne and Jay, along with his grandfather Dick are all members here and have been some Fitlife Health Systems biggest supporters.  We are going to return the favor by getting involved with the Fragile X Foundation. Continue reading “Fitlife visits with long time client Alec Souder.”

Exercise Technique: Static and Dynamic Core Tramp Toss

There is a myriad of core exercises out there today. The main goal of any core exercise is to challenge your trunk strength in a variety of positions. Each person will have a different breaking point. Today’s exercise technique is not for everyone right off the bat, but it is something that everyone should be able to build up to, given enough practice.

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FITLIFE spends some time with High School Volleyball player Nicole Shuhandler

 

Today I sat down with one of our outstanding high school student athletes, Notre Dame Prep senior volleyball player, Nicole Shuhandler.  Having my job is great because of the people I get to meet and work with every day.  I really enjoy being around athletes of all ages but the high school ones are special as I get to impact their success and help them with any set backs. This one has more success to come! Continue reading “FITLIFE spends some time with High School Volleyball player Nicole Shuhandler”

AT Spotlight: Dan Wright, Head Athletic Trainer for the Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers Stadium

Today, for National Athletic Training Month, we are highlighting Head Athletic Trainer Dan Wright, MS, ATC/L, CSCS from the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club and original co-founder of FITLIFE Health Systems. Dan has over 32 years of experience in the field of Athletic Training with 19 of those being in MLB. There is a ton to learn from this Q&A and a lot of excellent advice.

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FITLIFE visits with daughter Samantha and friends Lucio DeFazi and Sergio Bonino in Rome Italy!

John and Sami in Rome
Sami & John Neel in Piazza Navonna.

Ciao tutti da Italia! Hi everyone from Italy! Today is a special post with a trip to Rome to see my daughter Sami and my very good friends Lucio and Sergio. Sami is a Junior and business major at the Eller School of Business at the University of Arizona and is in Rome for a semester in their study abroad program. My two friends, Lucio and Sergio are both Fisioterpia, (Physical Therapists) that I worked with 28 years ago with Il Messaggero Basketball in the First Division of the Italian Basketball League.  Continue reading “FITLIFE visits with daughter Samantha and friends Lucio DeFazi and Sergio Bonino in Rome Italy!”

National Athletic Training Month

Do you HEART your AT? Well if you do, you’re in luck as March is National Athletic Training Month. Athletic Trainers are highly qualified allied healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, ermergency care, clinical diagnosis, theraputic intervention and rehabilitaiton of injuries and medical conditions. FITLIFE is proud to be an Athletic Trainer founded and owned business for over Continue reading “National Athletic Training Month”