The Phyzseek Story

Our story is typical of many aging health and fitness buffs. We worked out for years, watched what we ate, with the occasional splurges, but as we got older we seemed to be losing the battle. Fat was starting to accumulate around the mid-section, fatigue was setting in earlier in the day and sleep was restless. Oh, and it was obvious, hormone levels weren’t what they used to be. But why? We thought we ate right and kept fit. How could we turn the tables to regain the strength and energy we had when we were younger?

At about this time we were introduced to a well-known boot camp style high intensity workout program. The exercise program was very different than anything we had ever done and the results we were seeing were amazing. We had lost weight, gained lean muscle mass, and had more energy. Unfortunately, the exercise program also included heavy weights and Olympic style lifting, which combined with workouts measured by speed and number of reps, eventually took its toll on our bodies. Due to frequent injuries, what began as the answer to our fitness woes, came to a sudden end.

Now what? With backgrounds in medicine and analytics as well as a passion for working out and staying fit, we were determined to find a better way to enhance our levels of fitness while maintaining functional longevity. We studied the science, researched methodologies, tested theories and eventually discovered Phyzseek.

Eric J. Ende, MD, ACSM-CPT
Eric is a co-founder of Phyzseek as well as its CEO and CFO. Before starting Phyzseek, Eric received his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and an MBA from NYU – Stern School of Business. Combining the two degrees allowed Eric to become a biotechnology industry analyst and eventually a consultant to multiple pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and investors. To further his passion for and understanding of health and fitness, Eric received a Personal Training Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Using his medical & science backgrounds, his business degree & analytical expertise as well as his ACSM-PT certification, Eric researched, designed and co-founded Phyzseek to bring forth a revolutionary workout motivation mobile app for men and women seeking supreme fitness and functional longevity.
Chad P. LaBonte
Chad is a co-founder of Phyzseek and serves as COO. Prior to this venture Chad had a 25 year career in real estate, building an extensive knowledge of several facets of the business such as asset acquisition, property management, leasing and developing retail shopping centers and large scale master planned communities. Chad was a competitive athlete for most of his early life, playing a variety of sports, including college football and lacrosse. Training for sports - weight training, powerlifting, plyometric and speed drills - was central to Chad’s life. His enthusiasm for physical fitness didn’t end after he hung up his cleats. Chad continued to pursue fitness in a variety of disciplines from bodybuilding, HIIT, stationary bike, running, kickboxing, swimming and yoga. Today Chad sticks to PhyzWOD’s (Phyzseek Workout of the Day) and yoga for fitness and golf and fishing for recreation. He’s known to rock out playing the drums in a band too!


The PhyzGeek Journal: Has Evolution Made Us Fat?

Exercise physiology fascinates us at Phyzseek.  We spend many hours studying it and developing theories based on the data we compile.  Sometimes we come across information that is counterintuitive and subject to debate.  Today’s blog is one such topic.

The Importance of Balance

We are one week into 2016. Have you been sticking to your resolution for the new year? Finding balance is a big one for many. It’s rewarding and relatively uncomplicated. Simply ask yourself what are the important things in life? For me it’s family, relationships, health, a rewarding career, travel and personal growth. Watching the latest TV series, spending hours playing video games or spending time and money collecting more stuff won’t be the things I miss when looking back on my life. Family provides love, support, and memories. Friendships provide a sense of belonging.

The Founding of Phyzseek

It was 2008 and I had just turned 40 years old.  I had been working out, essentially the same way, since I was 15.  I would run a few miles twice per week and lift weights a couple of times each week as well.  Despite a consistent workout schedule and healthy eating habits, I noticed that my body and health were starting to reflect my age.  I was seeing extra fat gather around my mid-section.  I was increasingly tired, particularly at the end of the day and I wasn’t sleeping well.

Be Time Efficient With Your Workouts

For most of us, work and family obligations leave little time for much else. But getting fit is probably something you want to do and is certainly something you should do. You may even be someone that trained your whole life, but like all aging athletes, you no longer have the time to dedicate or injuries have limited your exercise options. Regardless of your fitness experience, chances are you’re seeking a training program and diet that is based on the latest in fitness and nutrition science, that is easy to follow and gets real results in an efficient manner.