Supplement Seminar Nashville

POSTPONED – We have postponed the Supplement Seminar until a later date. Stay tuned and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Join us for a supplement seminar where Tim Mallon and Brad Linberg will give you some guidance on the sea of supplements that are available. We will be discussing what to look for when shopping for supplements, the benefits of supplements, some of our favorite supplements and why, and a question and answer time.

What: Supplement Seminar
Where: LFA Gym, 2428 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $10 (RSVP required) and includes a free pint of kombucha

Contact us if you have any questions.


pesticides in food supply

Organic Authority has a great article highlighting the five most widely used pesticides that are wreaking havoc on biological life. The first one is now fairly well known (glyphosate), but it is good to get acquainted with the rest as well. Atrazine, for example, has been shown to emasculate 75% of male frogs turning 1 in 10 into females!

The five are:
1) Glyphosate
2) Atrazine
3) Chlorpyrifos
4) Metolachlor
5) Metam sodium

Check out the article below to get brief descriptions of the top 5.

widely used pesticides


handstand clinic in nashville

Back again by popular demand–we are having another handstand clinic in August: August 27, 2016. Join us for instruction on proper technique, tips, and benefits of handstands as well as related calisthenics progressions–all while giving you foundational principles for building a strong, flexible, and fit body.

What: Handstand Clinic
When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 10:30am
Where: LFA Gym, 2428 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $20 in advance and $25 at the door

Click here to sign up online!


guayusa tisane

Guayusa (pronounced gwhy-you-suh) is a small holly tree that grows primarily in Ecuador and is finally coming on the world stage for consumption. Just as many people have heard about Yerba Mate (another Amazonian plant used for herbal teas/infusions) and its stimulating properties, so now guayusa is being enjoyed and shared for its pleasant taste and ability to give energy and focus.

Guayusa has a similar caffeine content to that of coffee and yet because it contains other polyphenols such as theobromine (found in dark chocolate), theophylline (in the caffeine family), and the amino acid L-theanine–the unique combination of these polyphenols helps guayusa pick you up without letting you down (you know, giving you the jitters!). The amino acid l-theanine helps to promote relaxation and calms stress without promoting sleep or tiredness. In addition, guayusa contains 1 1/2 to 2 times the amount of antioxidants found in green tea.

Even better yet, because guayusa doesn’t contain tannins, it lacks the bitter taste that is often associated with a poorly brewed cup of tea or Yerba mate. The taste is smooth and slightly sweet. So if you are a looking for a great replacement for coffee as a pick-me-up that doesn’t contain the mycotoxins of coffee—check out guayusa for your daily energy, mental focus, antioxidant boost. Our friends at The Jam Coffeehouse have organic guayusa as part of their Happy Tea blend and they would be glad to serve you. Also, you can buy guayusa tea (loose leaf and in tea bags) online!


nashville handstand clinic

Our next handstand clinic is coming soon: July 30, 2016. Join us for instruction on proper technique, tips, and benefits of handstands as well as related calisthenics progressions–all while giving you foundational principles for building a strong, flexible, and fit body.

What: Handstand Clinic
When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:30am
Where: LFA Gym, 2428 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Cost: $20 in advance and $25 at the door


calisthenics clinic

We will be teaching a calisthenics clinic in Columbus, OH next week! Come hang with us and learn how to maximize your own body weight through calisthenics movements. We will teach you all kinds of fun stuff including balance, mobility, handstands, lever, muscle ups, and much more. The awesome thing about calisthenic training is that it is 100% adaptable for all levels.

We will have special guest Chris Bohem (Ginga Ninja from American Ninja Warrior) helping out with the clinic. All levels, all ages, all people, everyone is welcome—come hang with us!

WHAT: Calisthenics Clinic brought to you by Life Fitness Academy and American Ninja Warrior Chris Boehm
WHEN: WEDNESDAY JULY 20, 2016 – LEVEL 1 9:00am-12:00pm, LEVEL 2 1:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE: Movement Lab Ohio, 400 Lazelle Rd Suite 5 Columbus, OH 43240
COST: $45 in advance and $50 at the door

For more information please contact us.

To sign up, please visit our Mindbody site and select “enrollments” then select the Level you would like to attend.


redox signaling molecules

Atoms are the basic building blocks of matter. Atoms combine to form molecules, unique chemical combinations of atoms held together by a chemical bond. The body uses different molecules as a way to signal changes needed or to communicate both within the cell and outside the cell. These molecules are categorized into different species such as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Reduced Species (RS) or in total they are called redox signaling molecules. Actually, the body uses more than just oxygen species, such as reactive nitrogen species and reactive sulfur species, but oxygen species are the primary instigators of the signaling cascade or process.

These redox signaling molecules are so important because as stressors hit the body—whether it be heavy metals, harmful organisms, chemicals, pollution, or simply time and aging—those stressors decrease optimal cell function. When proper cell function declines and the ability to create and maintain redox signaling molecules is hampered then the body is not able to remove harmful substances, heal, or maintain energy. The overall functioning of the body decreases and dwindles as the individual cells decrease and dwindle in their ability to function.

There are many ways you can improve your redox potential or redox signaling in the body, however there are only a couple supplements that we know of that contain redox signaling molecules. The first supplement is Asea which contains the oxygen based mitochondrial redox signaling molecules (what human cells use). The second is Restore which contains carbon based bacterial redox signaling molecules (what bacteria use).

ASEA: communication help for your cells

ASEA can directly affect the redox potential of all the cells of the body by providing extra redox molecules into a weakened cell environment. These extra molecules then help the cell to function properly and heal or destroy as it is designed to do. From the Asea website: “Because the molecules in ASEA Redox Supplement are native to the body, they enhance vital cellular function to achieve optimal health and wellness. Drinking ASEA Redox Supplement every day enhances the ability of every cell in your body to function at a higher level, positively affecting the health of every system of the body.” Dr. Gary Samuelson, Ph.D. Atomic Medical Physicist, states, “Laboratory results with living cells have demonstrated over a 500% increase in efficacy of two native master antioxidants, glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) even when very small concentrations of ASEA were added.” and also, “ASEA demonstrated zero toxicity. Any mechanism of action that causes cells to produce more antioxidants almost always involves a response to some sort of low-level toxicity-induced oxidative stress. ASEA is able to elicit the production of antioxidants in cells without eliciting any toxic response or oxidative stress. The technology behind ASEA is the only mixture (able to do this), to date, that has been shown to elicit antioxidant production without eliciting a toxic response. In this sense, ASEA is very unique.”

Restore: communication help for your bacteria

Restore takes into account something that many people are finally being awakened to: our body is greatly affected by our environment and gut biome. In many ways Restore might be even more important for the body than focusing solely on human cells since the epigenetic influence of organisms on our cells is so profound. Each person has trillions of bacteria in and on them. Being that a large majority of our immune system is found in our gut and the gut is populated by diverse amounts of bacteria—it has a direct and powerful impact on our health such that diseases can be predicted based on the types of bacteria found in different intestines.

According to Dr. Zach Bush, “RESTORE provides the communication network to support the return of biodiversity to the gut ecosystem that supports normal immune function. RESTORE is the first supplement on the market that functions as an antidote to glyphosate and gluten toxicity at the tight junction.” Restore provides an environment for the thousands of species necessary to thrive in the body as opposed to the 20-30 that you might find in a probiotic (which may cause an imbalance). By encouraging the gut biome to thrive a person can heal the lining of the intestines and provide the foundation for healing of all the body’s membranes thereby reducing systemic inflammation and healing myriads of conditions.

If you are interested in learning more about redox signaling molecules and how to use them to heal your body, we would love to walk you through it–contact us!

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4. Redox Personal Care
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Join us on Tuesday [YES, this is a date change from the original announcement!], July 12, 2016 at 6:30pm for our next workshop: Restore Your Body. Terry and Tim will be sharing some fundamental principles for both nutrition and fitness that can be used to restore proper function to your body. Terry will be sharing several concepts, movements, and exercises which will help you maintain flexibility and mobility while giving you the basis for proper strength. Tim will be sharing on the overall importance of your gut health and its effects on the entire body–as well as steps to build on that foundation of gut health.

WHAT: Restore Your Body Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 6:30pm
WHERE: LFA Gym – 2428A Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
COST: $10 (includes a free kombucha!)

Please contact us to RSVP or if you have any questions!


olive leaf benefits uses favorite

The olive tree is a pretty incredible plant. Everyone knows about olive oil and thereby olives, but it seems the olive leaf is undeservingly under-appreciated. The olive tree loves a warm climate where frost cannot touch its precious fruit and in many places individual olive trees are thousands of years old. Time-tested food and medicines are something LFA loves and seeing that olive leaves have been used medicinally for thousands of years and have a wide range of reported benefits, makes us all the more appreciative of this plant.

The unique molecule that provides many of the benefits is called oleuropein which can lower blood pressure, prevent arteriosclerosis, prevent cancer, prevent free radical damage, and strengthen immunity. Another favorite aspect of olive leaf is its antimicrobial activity, that is, it shows anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-protozoal, and anti-bacterial properties. It is hard to find remedies against viruses that are as effective as olive leaf. Olive leaf seems to impair the ability of viruses to use amino acids to replicate. In a 2003 study, olive leaf killed candida and e. coli, showing powerful antimicrobial activity.

Anecdotal evidence shows that people who use olive leaf for viral infection of all types experience excellent results. Often we forget how many ways viruses affect us, everything from chicken pox, cold sores, herpes, measles, mumps, rubella, flu (influenza), rotavirus, HIV, shingles and more have hit us hard or someone we know. Due to its far-reaching benefits, always having olive leaf on hand for year round health support can make it an invaluable tool to an individual or family. We recommend Olivus brand for its combination of quality and cost-effectiveness. It can be one of your go-to panaceas.