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!

Why Balance Training is Important

Maintaining or enhancing your balance is central to sustaining your functional longevity. It is also important to exercise performance as it supports movement proficiency and helps in avoiding injury. Balance training can be done as an isolated routine or can be built into a workout using exercises that require a level of balance to accomplish the movement. A perfect example of this is the one legged deadlift.

Balance training improves postural alignment of the body by strengthening the many small muscles, ligaments and tendons around your shoulders, low back and hips, your knees and ankles. Maintaining proper posture while performing an exercise, especially with weight, greatly reduces the chance of injury. Balance training also improves coordination which expedites proficiency in executing a variety of exercises. This enhanced aptitude will allow you to push harder for longer which in turn adds further gains in strength, cardiovascular conditioning and metabolic to your efforts.

As you age, like other physiological traits, your balance and coordination begins to diminish. With this decline your ability to perform everyday chores or enjoying physical becomes more difficult. By participating in a fitness regimen that incorporates exercises that improve balance and coordination will enhance your functional longevity and make for a more active and enjoyable life.

Phyzseek’s sustainable high intensity fitness program incorporates workouts that build strength evenly across the bodies major joints and incorporates exercises that task the body in ways that improve balance and coordination. With consistent involvement in the workouts, your proficiency to perform the exercises will allow you to not only get more out of the workouts but make the effort you put into your fitness journey more gratifying. 

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