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Mission Statement:

At Integrative Human Performance, our mission is to help you achieve your health- and performance-related goals as safely and efficiently as possible. Using an evidence-based approach, we maintain an unbiased perspective when designing our programs, rather than relying on one system or guiding principle. We integrate relevant peer-reviewed research, techniques from some of the most effective systems and programs from around the world, and our own personal experiences to guide our programming philosophies as we strive to set a new standard of excellence in the health and fitness industry. Whether you’re an athlete who wants to improve at their sport, a weight-lifting enthusiast who wants to break their personal records or someone who wants to look, feel, and move better, we can give you the guidance and support that’ll help you to reach your goals.

 

Who?

  • Athletes who want to get stronger, faster, reduce injury risk, move better, improve body composition, and improve conditioning for their particular sport
  • Anyone interested in improving their body composition, movement quality, strength, and general health

 

How?

  • We take a holistic approach: we conduct a comprehensive assessment for each client in order to design a training and nutrition program specifically tailored to their needs.
  • We have technology on our side: our unique website allows us to do long-distance coaching effectively. Each client is assigned a private account that we can use to custom-build workouts on a daily basis.  We draw from our own exercise database that includes instructional videos that are accessible to clients to refer to at any time should they have questions regarding technique.  Each workout is automatically saved and offers a client feedback feature that we can use to track progress and build future workout programs in order to optimize results.
  • Our method is the gold standard: evidence-based practice has been considered the benchmark of care in the medical field for decades, and it’s time that the nutrition and fitness training fields be held to the same level of quality.  We incorporate peer-reviewed research, our own in-the-trenches experience, and the most effective components of various systems from around the world to create a program that is truly cutting-edge.

 

 

Peter Nelson

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Peter is a first-year graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, pursuing a Master’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Muscle, Molecular & Cardiovascular Physiology, and Energy Metabolism.  In addition to his academic work, he attends various continuing education courses and seminars; he currently has the Postural Restoration Institute’s “Postural Respiration”, “Myokinematic Restoration”, “Pelvis Restoration”, “Impingement and Instability”, and “Cervical Revolution” courses under his belt as he continues to work towards attaining their “Postural Restoration Trained” certification.  He became a “Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach” after attending Joel Jamieson’s two-day course in February of 2016, and was conferred his Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (C.S.C.S.) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (N.S.C.A.) in July of 2016.  He received certification as a Reflexive Performance Reset Coach in February of 2017.

Peter graduated in May of 2016 from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Molecular and Cellular Biology option) and a Minor in Kinesiology.  He is also an alumnus of Phillips Academy Andover (Class of 2012).  He is a former competitive hockey player and, while he no longer plays competitively, his longtime involvement in sports has driven his interest in research fields such as nutrition and strength and conditioning.

Peter currently works as a private performance enhancement coach and consultant for several collegiate and professional athletes in baseball, hockey, gymnastics, and golf, as well as a few general fitness clients.  He also assists the University of Massachusetts Amherst Football Strength and Conditioning Staff with coaching, data collection, research, and program design.  He has previously served as a Strength and Conditioning Intern at Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, MA, a Strength and Conditioning Intern and Research Assistant with the Pennsylvania State University Men’s Ice Hockey Team, and a Strength and Conditioning Intern at NIKE SPARQ-affiliated Athletic Evolution in Woburn, MA.  His writing has been featured on the Postural Restoration website, Mike Reinold’s website, and Eric Cressey’s “Strength and Conditioning Stuff You Should Read” series.  Among the athletes Peter has worked with personally are baseball players at the collegiate level (Hendrix College, NCAA Division III) and professional level (St. Louis Cardinals, MLB), ice hockey players at the collegiate level (Bowdoin College, NCAA Division III; Hamilton College, NCAA Division III; Middlebury College, NCAA Division III; Williams College, NCAA Division III; Boston College, NCAA Division I) and the junior level (Junior Bruins, USPHL Premier and Elite Divisions), gymnasts at the collegiate level (Arkansas University, NCAA Division I), and lacrosse players at the collegiate level (Brown University, NCAA Division I).

Peter is also active in research.  He currently works as a graduate assistant in Dr. Ned Debold’s Muscle Biophysics Laboratory in the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Kinesiology Department, which focuses on the causes of muscular fatigue at the biochemical level.  He previously served as a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Robert Beelman of the Pennsylvania State University Food Science Department, where he aided in investigating the roles of Vitamin D, selenium, glutathione, and L-ergothioneine in health and athletic performance, as well as developing novel methods to increase delivery of these compounds via nutrition and supplementation.  He is currently the principal investigator for a study related to Dr. Beelman’s work that is intended to test the ergogenic properties of the antioxidants glutathione and L-ergothioneine in a rodent model.

 

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Rob Palmer

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Rob graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology and minors in Psychology and Entrepreneurship.  During his time at USC he worked in the Biomechanics Research Lab under Dr. Jill McNitt Gray and was a student leader in Mindful USC, an organization that introduces students and faculty to mindfulness meditation.

Along with Peter, Rob interned at Cressey Sports Performance in the summer of 2014, where he learned the ins-and-outs of strength and conditioning for baseball players as well as general fitness clients.  Prior to that, Rob interned at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning–rated by Men’s Health as one of the ten best gyms in America–during the summer of 2013.

Rob most recently worked on the Athletic Training staff of the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (M.L.S.), where he assisted with injury treatment and strength and conditioning.  While with the Galaxy, Rob had the tremendous privilege of working with Athletic Trainer Aki Tajima, who holds the distinction of being the only Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) practitioner in the state of California.  Rob also previously interned with the Strength and Conditioning staff at the University of Southern California, where he worked with several of their Division I athletic teams.  While with the Trojans, Rob interned under Chris Chase, who has since been hired as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, as well as Tim Caron, who currently holds the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for West Point University.

Rob has a fascination with improving both people’s physical and mental well-being, and the interconnectedness of the two.  His diverse experiences have given him an appreciation for the unique demands of each sport as well as their commonalities.  He’s currently pursuing his Postural Restoration Trained certification from the Postural Restoration Institute and is in the process of applying to physical therapy, osteopathic, and allopathic medical schools.

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