Colorado Springs, Col. – Maximized Living has teamed with USA Judo to deliver a holistic, whole-athlete approach to wellness that incorporates chiropractic principles, balanced nutrition, mental preparedness and exercise programs for building strength, speed and endurance on the mat.
“At USA Judo we’re constantly looking for innovative, pro-active approaches to train for top performance and that’s what Maximized Living provides in health care,” said Jose Rodriguez, chief executive officer of the nation’s governing body for the sport of judo and judo’s U.S. Olympic team.
USA Judo and Maximized Living have selected an elite group of specialized doctors skilled in working with world class athletes from its network of more than a thousand affiliated health experts nationwide. These ML Doctors will work closely with USA Judo’s sports medicine staff at national training events, camps and competitions.
With this agreement, Maximized Living becomes the Official Wellness and Chiropractic Partner for USA Judo. Also, USA Judo joins the Wellness Advisory Council, recently established by USA Wrestling and Maximized Living, exclusively for Maximized Living certified doctors to provide chiropractic, nutrition and comprehensive wellness programs to these elite athletes.
"We're very excited to be part of USA Judo's performance team,” said Ben Lerner, a former all-American wrestler and founder of Maximized Living. “Any athlete competing in a high impact sport needs wellness, including chiropractic care, so Judo is a great fit for what the Maximized Living Wellness Advisory Council is all about.”
“What makes this an even greater opportunity for us is that Judo is more than just a sport - it's also a time honored tradition, an art, and an activity that improves body, mind, and spirit,” Lerner said. “We're very committed to helping our USA Judo athletes compete at the highest level, sustain far fewer injuries, recover faster, and win more medals."
Florida-based Maximized Living provides programs and certifications on their “Five Essentials”: chiropractic care to maximize nerve flow; nutrition; detoxification; exercise; and mental wellness.
“This is about making our athletes stronger and faster,” Rodriguez said. “This is about giving them the stamina and strength to last longer on the mat and perform at their pinnacle over more seasons.”
"In addition to working with USA Judo's world class athletes, we are committed to supporting grass roots efforts in getting our youth and parents engaged in both the sport and the principles of lifelong wellness,” said Maximized Living President Shel Hart. “Maximized Living's comprehensive Wellness Program and network of North American Doctors combined with the discipline and physical/mental conditioning through USA Judo are a winning formula."