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
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.)
LESSONS ON TEAMWORK FROM THE NAVY SEALS:
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.
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!
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