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Adam M. Ismaeil
“Eventually I began asking myself why so many people around me, high performing people in their own right, were lost when it came to dictating their own health & performance expectations. Perform True's goal is to solution for this problem and enable everyone the ability, if they so choose, to dictate their own expectations."
Adam grew up chasing a mental and physical edge for peak performance using disciplined nutrition and movement practices to prepare for athletic competition. Eventually his passion for health & performance followed him into his professional life as a management consultant. During his 4.5 years advising global institutions he saw the first maturation in his approach to health & performance. As Adam’s priorities shifted from athletics to growing as a young professionial so did his line of thinking about health & performance. It was now “How do I optimize nutrition, movement practice and other tactics to perform in a demanding career?”.
Colleagues, friends and family would come to him looking for tips on everything from training and nutrition to managing an inury or advice for coaching and motivating their kids in athletics. Adam grew frustrated that he wasn’t well positioned to provide highly specific advice and recommendations but more than anything realized the biggest knowledge gap for most people isn’t business strategy or how to redesign a process. It’s managing health & performance expectations. And that’s why we’ve started Perform True, to help build out an online presence that delivers empowering insights.
A 2012 graduate of Florida Southern College, he earned a B.S. in Finance & Economics while serving as a three year captain and scholarship athlete on the NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse team. Adam has completed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam and is in the process of entering graduate school for Human Nutritional Sciences and Exercise Physiology.
Health & Perforance Interests
Right now I think the underlying message that most people, Americans especially, need to get on board with is the lifestyle as medicine movement. Or , in other words, the most important determinant of our near term and long term health & performance has to do with the lifestyle choices we make – it’s NOT decided simply by our genetics, family health history or the pills our MD subscribes. The concept isn’t new but most people simply haven’t started applying it yet.
Of the four pillars we focus on, I am most intrigued by Nutrition. I believe it is the most powerful tool in our arsenal to solution for both near and long term health & performance issues – everything from longevity and how we feel mentally or look aesthetically to longer term manifestations of poor choices like chronic disease.
I’m also a huge proponent of movement. Modern society and cultural norms are forcing us to adapt to environments that we simply weren’t designed to inhabit for extended periods of time. Most Americans lead stagnate lives, believing that “30 to 45 minutes of ‘exercise'” maybe “3 to 4” times a week is “enough” to get by. But therein lies the issue. People today view movement as just “fitness” or hopping on the elliptical to check a box XX number of times per week. We need to start viewing movement as a practice or a discpline that involves maintenance of our natural structural integrity.
Doctor of Chiropractic
“Although we all have the intention to 'Feel Good we often overlook human functionality. The better we function as human beings, the better chance we give our bodies to heal and express optimal health & performance."
A recent graduate of Life University’s Doctor of Chiropractic program, Anthony completed his undergraduate studies in SUNY Cortland’s Kinesiology & Exercise Science program. A former athlete and competitor, he’s always understood the importance of good habits for health & performance.
Anthony brings unique perspective to the table. The biggest message he hopes to convey, and arguably the most important factor in optimal health today, is taking a proactive instead of reactive approach to health & performance.
Health & Perforance Interests
“My goal is to get people talking about human performance. As a triathlete and young professional I am constantly on the go - I need the smiplest and most effective strategies to maximize my performance in sport and in my career. I hope to share insights that are applicable for everyone."
Conor is an Account Director for a Global Track & Trace company. He’s a life-long athlete and has been known for diving into things 110% or not at all. His passion for health & human performance is on display daily, as he tirelessly maintains a high-stress career while competing in the sport of triathlon
Conor is the host of PerformTrue’s “OnAir w/ Conair”, dedicated to shedding light on the lifestyles, habits and advice of those dedicated to the sport of triathlon: OnAir w/ ConAir
Health & Perforance Interests
There’s a ton of wasted time when it comes to trying to improve your overall health. People are very receptive to learning but are terrible at executing new habits and life choices that will lead to improved performance. Growth & Performance is what I’ll be hitting the hardest – being consistent and staying focused on a plan can improve your chances of accomplishing your goals drastically.
Nutrition will be a frequent topic I will hit on multiple platforms. I see the body as a machine – you get out what you put in. This will obviously have a ton of parallels to sports nutrition & movement as well due to my triathlon lifestyle. What goes on in the kitchen & in the PT room is just an important as what goes on ‘between the lines’. The capacity to learn is unlimited – we know this but there are too many distractions. I want to bring short, effective and relatable content the audience.