A former  NCAA All American, International level distance runner  for the Oregon Track Club and the NYAC, a World Masters Champion, was coached by legendary  Bill Bowerman.

John has trained or advised more than two dozen Olympians including many World and Olympic Champions.  He studied Human Performance at the Sport Institute of Finland/ Vierumaki/.

He holds three International Olympic Solidarity diplomas for coaching and has been a crusader for drug-free sport at all levels.  John is an internationally recognized human performance expert, specializing in recovery, peaking training and lifestyle impact on mental and physical performance.  


John Underwood-Director/Founder Life of an Athlete-

    Pure Performance-Human Performance Project    


 Christine Sloat 

heads up our nutrition project. She is very convincing when she shares with the audience her recipes for  great workouts, recovery  and diet.

Shaun Huls is the Coordinator of  Sports Science Performance for the NFL Philadelphia Eagles. He was formerly the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Naval Special Warfare Group Two where he coordinated the strength and conditioning and injury prevention programs for the Navy Seal Teams at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Norfolk, VA. Previously, Shaun was at Hampton University as the Director of Athletic Performance where he coordinated the strength and conditioning programs for all 16 sports. Shaun came to Hampton from the University of Nevada where he served as the Head Baseball and Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach. There he also served as the Coordinator of Performance Nutrition for all Wolf Pack athletes. From 1996-2001, Huls worked at the University of Nebraska's Husker Power. As Head Baseball and Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at Nebraska, Huls coached the 1997 National Championship football team as well as prepared three Big 12 Champion and two World Series baseball teams. Huls has trained numerous current National Football League (NFL) players and professional baseball players. His work with elite athletes also extends to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighters, track and field, wrestling, and swimming Olympians. Huls is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (C.S.C.S.) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association (S.C.C.C.)


                            ANTHONY AND JASON

These amazing individuals share their unique knowledge and experience, when presenting  to young athletes and  coaches. Their practical lessons on teamwork and SEAL training methods are extremely motivating.

Shaun Huls 

What can a young athlete learn from a Navy SEAL?- Lots! Having the opportunity to hear from heroic men who challenge athletes to accept what they signed up for. To have loyalty  your team and your teammates. To accept responsibility for your teammates. To call out a teammate who is failing the team. To confront any threat to the team or mission. This message can be a tipping point for a change in your program. We are  very proud to have  these warriors at LOA HPP!

Shaun Hulls

 John has worked extensively with Olympic and professional sport and with nearly all sport federations including the National Federation of High School Athletics, NCAA, NHL, NFL and the NBA. He has worked for three decades with the USOC, Sport Canada and the International Olympic Committee. John Underwood is Human Performance Consultant for U.S.Navy SEALS.John’s innovative program “Life of an Athlete”, has gained international prominence and has been implemented in hundreds of schools throughout the country and abroad.

Christine Sloat, MS, RD, CDN Christine is a Registered Dietitian and former Division I Cross Country and Track Athlete.  She  received  her  Bachelor’s  Degree  in  Dietetics  from  the  University  of Delaware and completed both her Dietetic Internship and Master’s Degree at Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY. As  a  student-athlete Christine  learned  the  value of heakthy eating  for  an  active lifestyle.  

Her experiences  in  pediatric  nutrition  research have focused on the dietary needs of children and young adults for optimal healthy growth. Dedication to a healthy lifestyle  both on and off the track has led Christine  in a lifelong commitment to youth health and wellness through the Life of an Athlete Program.Christine  also  has  her own business, Nutritious  Notions  LLC,  for  which she provides nutrition counseling to individuals and groups aimed at dietary goals. She also a regular consultant for many local businesses and media regarding diet and nutrition

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