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

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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!”

FITLIFE Visits With Orthopedic Surgeon, Angelo Mattalino

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Today, a long time friend and associate dropped by for a few minutes to catch up. Dr. Angelo Mattalino, Othopedic surgeon and pivotal person in the beginning of FITLIFE Health Systems, Inc. Angelo was my team physician at Horizon High School in 1996 and friend of my past business partner, Dan Wright AT. They knew each other through professional baseball connections. Separately, we both confided in Dr. Mattalino our desire to advance professionally and he is responsible for introducing the two of us.  Dan and I both told him that we had similar thoughts about  beginning Continue reading “FITLIFE Visits With Orthopedic Surgeon, Angelo Mattalino”

FITLIFE with Bill Brown, PT, ATC, SCS at TOCA Physical Therapy in Scottsdale

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Bill Brown PT and John Neel AT

Last week I was out of town and unable to post to wish you all a Happy New Year.  I hope everyone had a safe and healthy start and are looking forward to 2018.  I know I am! It has been a great start for me on this Friday afternoon by spending some time with one of my best friends, Bill Brown.  Bill and I met in 1985 when I was hired as an athletic trainer at the Lincoln Institute for Sports Medicine and have been close ever since.  Continue reading “FITLIFE with Bill Brown, PT, ATC, SCS at TOCA Physical Therapy in Scottsdale”