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Max U LLC is a service disabled - veteran owned small business located in Clarksville Tennessee. Our focus is on improving health, wellness, human performance, and quality of life through a wholistic scientific approach using a combination of kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, nutrition, corrective and therapeutic exercise. We love America and support our local economy. We are ACSM Exercise Is Medicine II Credentialed, registered with NPPES, have a National Provider Identification (NPI) number and are Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) credentialed. We accept Health Savings Account and Flexible Health Spending Account cards!
In physics potential is expressed as U. Maximum Potential achieved is expressed as max U. Potential is that which lies within and has yet to materialize or manifest. Often Potential is used to describe energy. Every single thing in existence has potential, however, not all potential is manifested or materialized.
Max U was started based on the fundamentals of free spirited rugged Individualism to help other like minded people achieve their maximum human potential. To achieve maximum human potential, 4 basic principles and their fundamentals must be adhered to.
These principles are expressed through Health, Fitness and Life Skills Information. Today we are more privileged than any other society before us in regards to information flow and technology. However, comfort and complacency in our modern society has led to a worldwide epidemic of overweightness and obesity. Obesity is the number 1 preventable cause of all chronic illnesses, including heart disease, chronic pain, and type - 2 diabetes (CDC; WHO).
We live in trying times where we are faced with decisions every day that impact our health and our lives. From getting sufficient rest each night, the food and nutrients that we feed our bodies and mind, and the important life skills required to survive and navigate the world, not only under the best circumstances but even in even the worst situations.
Max U is about maximizing YOU. See what our clients have to say
Every fire starts with a spark. The human spark begins with the mind. The mind motivates the body by innervating the human movement system to accomplish any task imaginable. Health & Wellness Coaching is the practice of aiding clients to maximize their human potential.
Our videos and blogs are about energizing the human spark, fueling the flame of the spirit and powering the human machine in becoming the best form of free spirited rugged individual that they can be. It's about the synergistic whole.
Max U provides the latest and tried, true, up to date health and exercise science information backed by experience derived from a combination of heath professional, personal training, nutrition coaching, amateur, & professional athletics, and US military special operations backgrounds. Science meets grit!
Max U LLC provides Health & Wellness Coaching and Corrective Exercise Services, both in person and virtual. So many health problems people experience on a daily basis can be attributed to lifestyle. Over 95% of the world's population have a health condition. (Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2013, published in The Lancet.) According to the CDC, the NIH, and Health and Human Services Obesity is the number 1 PREVENTABLE cause of all chronic disease (Comorbidity).
Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, and Heart Failure are among the top causes of death in the United States (CDC, 2018). 94 percent of all Covid Deaths in 2020 had 1 or more comorbidities. Only 6 percent of deaths were attributed to the virus alone (CDC, 2020; Johns Hopkins, 2020).
Research suggests that musculoskeletal pain is more common today than it was 40 years ago (Harkness EF). Foot and ankle injuries account for more than 1 million dollars in doctor visits each year, and lower back injuries to include musculoskeletal degeneration effects 80 percent of all adults (Riddle; McKay GD; Walker BF; Cassidy JD) . Knee injuries are common and 80 - 100,000 Anterior-Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries occur every year. 70 - 75 percent of those injuries are noncontact (Griffin LY; Noyes FR; Arendt E; Boden BP; Engstrom B; Ireland ML). While shoulder pain is reported amongst 21 percent of the population with 40 percent of those injuries last more than a year (Bongers PM; Johnson M) . 65 percent of shoulder pain cases are attributed to impingement.
50 to 70 million people in the US suffer from one or several sleep disorders (Harvey R Colten, 2006). On the average people today sleep 1.1 hours less than they did in 1942 (J. Jones, 2013). It is estimated that between 3 - 5 percent of obesity cases are due to lack of sleep (Harvard School of Public Health, 2020).
Mitigate, Eliminate, Prevent
Health & Wellness coaching is a great non medical option for individuals who want to be proactive in managing health risks and pre-existing comorbidities that do not yet require active medical treatment.
We perform a variety of diagnostics from Body composition testing, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular health and fitness assessments, Postural, Dynamic, and Functional Movement assessments, Goniometric, Manual Muscle, and Strength Testing.
Your personal wellness is essential in maintaining quality of life, personal independence and self reliance. Max U LLC, provides a comprehensive wellness assessment and fitness program that is tailored to your individual needs. Our objective is not to keep you coming back to us, but to help you become more independent by teaching you how to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Your Mind influences all bodily behaviors and there is a distinct relationship between the brain and the neurological connection with the body. The mind - muscle connection is essential in activating inactive muscles as well as developing increased motor unit response. This is important in any implementation of behavior change such as beginning a new workout routine, training for an athletic event or even adopting new habits.
Behavior change is simply the process of replacing one habit with another. This is a reversible process that can be either positive or negative in nature. Most often individuals choose to replace a negative behavior such as being sedentary, binge eating, or smoking with more positive behaviors such as exercise, healthy eating, or other beneficial actions. Neurolinguistic programming and hypnosis are positive tools to foster positive change. However, other behaviors such as negative self talk, anxiety and general stress can also be replaced with more positive ideas, thoughts and perceptions.
Sport psychology is the practice of helping athletes and first responders attain and maintain the mental edge. Through the use of behavior change, neurolinguistic programming, and hypnosis protocols individuals are capable of replacing inhibition and fear with positive mental and emotional thoughts and habits in order to achieve goals and increase physical, mental and psychological performance.
Progressive Relaxation and Self Hypnosis
These are two very powerful life enhancing techniques that can aid anyone in any situation. Most often these techniques are used for general stress reduction, but are also frequently used to boost performance in public speaking and to increase one's sleep quality.
Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, and Neurolingistic Programming
Stress, anxiety, and hidden internal problems can impact life, relationships and performance at work and in sport. Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming are excellent therapeutic options in assisting one to achieve goals and implement positive lifestyle changes.
You are what you eat. You wouldn't put the worst quality fuel, oil or other fluids in your car because you know that it would cause operational problems. Yet for some reason people regularly consume diets that are detrimental to their health. When it comes to nutrition, its not only what you consume that effects your general health, but also when you consume it.
Diets aren't sustainable
Unfortunately most people relate healthy nutrition to restrictive and draconian fad diets. In reality dieting does not work! Poor nutrition is not a food problem it is a lifestyle problem. In spite of everything "trainers" and "Nutrition experts" are trying to sell you on social media and on the worldwide web, there is no such thing as a bad protein or carbohydrate. There are only bad habits.
We provide virtual and in person nutrition analysis and nutritional information. No fads. No "Diets". No gimmicks. Just personalized analysis and nutritional information to fit your needs.
Max U LLC provides Personal Training Services, both in person and virtual. Our trainer Andy Curtiss has been a certified personal trainer and sports nutrition coach since 2005. He is educated in exercise science and is a current Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) credential.
Obesity is the number one preventable cause of all chronic disease "Comorbidity" (CDC, NIH, HHS). Comorbidities include, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Pain and Inflammation. In 2008 US Health and Human Services (HHS) published their Physical Activity Guidelines where they identified Obesity as the number 1 preventable cause of comorbidity and recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week as treatment and prevention of obesity (HHS, 2008).
HHS Physical Activity Guidelines
In 2018, they released their update of the Guidelines for Physical Activity, that maintained their recommendation for 150 minutes of moderate exercise spread out between 3 - 5 sessions of acute exercise a week (HHS, 2018). Regular Exercise has been shown to increase immunity (Nieman & Wentz, 2019). It is now more important than ever to concentrate on one's health to prevent comorbidity and boost one's natural immunity.
Even if you are currently healthy and obesity prevention isn't a priority, human movement is a natural part of life. Learning how to move efficiently and prevent muscle imbalances effects every single aspect of life and is a great preventive measure in avoiding injury.
Bigger, Stronger, Faster, and More Flexible! This is what athletic performance is about. Athletes are always looking for the cutting edge in performance. The advantage that Max U LLC has over others is that not only are we educated to deliver the most effective, safe, and scientific methods of training, our trainer comes from a professional athletic background. Our programming consists of strength, conditioning, nutrition and sports psychology. Get the edge!
Virtual and remote coaching are becoming ever more popular and far more common thanks to the Covid-19 Pandemic. That doesn't mean that you have to let fear or apprehension disrupt your life, affect your health and wellness or keep you in pain. Remote commerce to include online learning and even remote appointments with healthcare providers are now viable means to satisfy life's daily needs. Max U LLC recognizes this and it is for this reason that we offer almost all of our services virtual, online and remotely.
We are at the cutting edge of remote health and wellness services and offer the following:
Andy Curtiss and Max U LLC are aligned with the Heart CPR Training Center out of Orange California USA. Andy is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician Licensed in Tennessee and Kentucky and is an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Training Instructor.
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None of the information on this website is intended as medical advice or treatment. It is always recommended that prior to engaging in physical activity that you first gain medical clearance from a trained and licensed physician.