You deserve to stay in your prime, maybe catch a second wind, and have a real chance to become a better version of yourself.
Name: Stefan Filippo
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 135 lbs
Origin: Australia (Italian Heritage)
Occupation: Full-time Naturopathy student, University Tutor, Freelance Health Writer
When I had health challenges at 19 and felt a lack of clarity around them.1
Lack of energy. I would at times spend 14 hours or more in bed.2
Intense brain fog. I went from being one of the smartest in my high school, to hardly being able to retain any information.3
I lost 30-35 pounds in a couple of months, and I was already quite lean.4
Chronic joint pain.5
Really poor digestion. A lack of appetite, gas and bloating following meals.
What I Felt
I felt inadequate, insecure, depressed, fearful, frustrated, and like a victim.
I felt the need to constantly justify to people that I wasn’t lazy, I was just really unwell, though I didn’t know with what ailment.
I felt like I was missing out on so much of life. I missed a lot of social outings, scaled back my schooling, and could no longer go to the gym with my friends.
After months of seeing doctors and specialists with no answers or actionable steps to move forward, fear crept in. Was I always going to feel this awful?
I want to feel better than I ever have. I don’t believe I’ve been at my Prime yet.
I want to be full of calm, focused, creative energy and I want to channel this into becoming a fantastic Naturopath, educating and empowering the masses.
I want to feel freedom. The freedom that comes with the knowledge that my body can handle what I set my mind to.
I want to be unstoppable!
Working towards being a health practitioner, I feel it is extremely important to be the best role model I can for my future clients and lead by example.
I believe addressing the foundations is of the utmost importance when improving one's health. Nutrition and digestion, movement, sleep, stress management, detoxification, and working on root causes comes first.
- Daily Nature Walk
- Corrective Exercises
- Qi Gong
- Bodyweight Training/Weights 1-3x per week
- Intermittent Fasting
- Metagenics CalmX
- Calcium D-Glucarate 3-4x per week
- Pectasol-C or Micronised Zeolites
- Tonic Herbs
- Liquid Herbal Extracts
- 6-Phase Meditation
- Journaling at east 1x per week
- Scheduling in White Spaces
- Buteyko Breathing
- Tech-Free Day 1x per 2 weeks
- At Least One Day Off 1x per 2 weeks
- Infrared Sauna
- Vielight 1-2x per week
- Joovv 2-3x per week
- Oura Ring
- Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
- Increasing weight training
- Molecular Hydrogen
- Marissa Peer Hypnotism
- Near Infrared Therapy
- Organic Acid Test
- Complete Digestive Stool Analysis
PharmaName: Siim Land
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 175 lbs
Occupation: Author, Speaker, Wellness Coach
I became interested in optimizing physical and mental performance during my military service.1
In high school I wasn't able to perform at my potential.2
My diet made me feel lethargic.
What I Felt
Before I became interested in optimizing my physical and mental performance, I was eating a more regular diet. It made me feel more tired and slothful. I didn’t like it because I felt like it was standing in the way of me achieving my goals.
I want to be able to learn things faster. I also want to stay focused and energized all of the time and I think the ability to stay focused will help me learn faster. I also want to become more physically fit.
I'm willing to sacrifice leisure time, having fun, feeling comfortable, and social validation.
I act based on what the greatest version of myself would do.
- Calisthenics 3-4x per week
- Weights 1-2x per week
- Cardio 1-2x per week
- Vitamin D
- Creatine Monohydrate
- Cod Liver Oil
- Digestive Enzymes
- Milk Thistle
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Adaptogenic Mushrooms
- Forest Bathing
- OURA ring
- Red Light Therapy daily
- Infrared Sauna 3-4x per week
- Finnish Sauna 1-2x per week
- Bemer Microcirculation Mat
- PEMF Sleeping Device
- Electro Muscle Stimulation Device
- Organic Acid Test
- Gut Health Test
PharmaName: Bob Troia
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 170 lbs
Origin: European American
Occupation: Technology Entrepreneur
I always had a curious mind and always wanted to use data to optimize. There was a shift from my teenage years to adulthood when I started thinking about how to balance performance with longevity.1
I simply was not able to perform at my peak at work and wanted to be achieving more.2
I wanted to exercise more and hated not being able to find the time in my schedule to do it.3
I felt fatigued from my daily routine and my lack of time allocated to wellness.
What I Felt
I knew that I had big ambitions and I knew the workload that goes along with those ambitions. I began to worry that my body could not support those ambitions and that workload. It was scary to see my body catching up with me and not allowing me to perform at my peak in my work life.
I began noticing that not having the time to dedicate to physical and mental wellness were starting to catch up to me. I was feeling fatigued and I wanted to get a closer look and better understanding of what was going on in my body.
I want to feel like I am achieving peak performance in all areas of my life. Though it is difficult to reach on a constant basis, I want to do everything I can to maintain that high level of performance.
I want to have the energy I need to have for me to accomplish my professional and health goals.
Learning, knowing, and doing what is best for my body may be a short-term sacrifice, but if it allows for long-term wellbeing, then I do not see that as a sacrifice at all. This is my passion.
This is literally what I took today. As a biohacker, I rotate supplements and other optimization and wellness solutions. I cycle things through because there are things you need to supplement all the time and there are other things like Vitamin D that you only need to supplement certain times of the year.
- Strength training 2-3x/week - ARX Machine, Gymnastics Strength Training, Bodyweight
- Oxygen Training 1-2x/week (LiveO2)
- Cardio 2-3 times/week - CAR.O.L Bike and soccer
- Cold Exposure
- Vitamins A, K, B-complex
- Trace Minerals
- Krill Oil/Fish Oil
- Collagen Products
- Essential Amino Acids
- Awesome Breathing (my app!)
- Wim Hof Breathing
- Infrared Sauna
- Light Therapy
- Freestyle Libre
- Oura Ring
- Mouth Taping
- DEXA Scan
- BioHealth (Adrenal/Metabolic)
- Mobility Work
- NAD/NR (eventually)
Name: Mark Hamade
- Dexcom G6
- Stem Cells
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 165 lbs
Occupation: Private Equity, Speaker, Board Advisor, Executive Coach
When I was paralyzed in a wheel chair, being 390 lbs, 7 surgeries, cancer stage 4. Regrettably, I didn't have the luxury of 1 health moment.1
Depression, sadness, and a lack of desire in everything I did.2
Pain, Pain and more pain in every part of my body.3
Looking at myself and thinking: is this how I am going to live my life?
What I Felt
I felt worthless and useless. I wasn’t born fat and I didn’t want to be fat. It’s embarrassing when you need an extender for the seat belt when you get on a plane. It’s sad when you can no longer fit in Gap clothing.
I think it’s important to be realistic. Leonidas had the mental and physical ability to rule a kingdom and in one battle take on 3,000 warriors and win but as more warrriors came, well, he just ran out of steam. If I can do that, I think that is a reasonable goal, yet tough to achieve.
Life is the most precious thing in this world for my family, those I love, and me. Any sacrifice necessary. No excuses.
My stack is long and it is a living document that changes depending on how I feel and I try everything separately to see if it helps or makes a difference.
- Weights 4x per week (Forged Training Methodology)
- Fasting 2x per week
- Cardio only when my Maltese dog requires exercise
- Rest 1 day per week
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
- Zero App
- Lose It App
- Dry Needling Acupuncture
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Nutrient Testing
- Inflammation Panel
- Brain Panel
- Nutritional Panel
PharmaName: Saad Alam
Height: 5' 8''
Weight: 172 lbs
Origin: Pakistani American
Occupation: CEO of Prime, Board Climb.Jobs, Adviser RallyPoint, Partner Rachel Mulherin.com
When I turned 35 I started going through the aging process pretty quickly.1
My thinking slowed down and and my ability to think deeply through complex concepts was greatly reduced. I was not able to multi-task as well.2
Workouts started to get progressively harder. I went from being very muscular with a high metabolism that could easily work out 5-6 days per week for 1 to 1.5 hours to 3 days per week for 45 minutes.3
My body started to look soft and the fat around my midsection increased, while I started to get skinny everywhere else regardless of having a nearly perfect diet.4
I developed a burning stomach pain in my upper right belly that became worse as the night went on.5
I started to become a little more irritable than normal.6
It was hard to wake up in the morning on time, and when I got out of bed everything just felt more difficult.
What I Felt
My confidence started slipping since my ability to produce was declining, and my dreams about providing for my family were rattled. I haven’t learned how to describe it, but the best word is frustration, since I was doing all the things I THOUGHT, were right, which worked great in the past, but they were producing the opposite results and I was getting worse.
I almost started resigning myself to the fact that I was just going through an aging process and it’s part of life. The feeling is like I was losing a battle against time that I had no chance of winning so I should just accept it.
I was constantly thinking of my family now, and in the future and I felt like I was a failure since all of the things that I promised were most probably pipe dreams.
I want to feel like I am 31 again, which is when I felt like I was in my Prime. I want to be able to work for 14 hours a day again without taking too many breaks so I can continue building great companies that impact the world.
I want to be able to learn about new concepts and quickly implement them in my practice.
I want to be at peace in my mind that I am beginning to age faster every day and racing towards a chronic disease like my father.
I want to get back to 185 lbs and 6% body fat, and workout 6 days per week.
I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES.
My stack is abnormally extensive, and I know that it’s longer than most people's but I am willing to try and do whatever it takes to keep myself operating in the best condition from the inside out.
- Weights 3x per week
- Cardio 3x per week (Peloton, Sprint, HIT)
- Vit D (5000 IU)
- Vit C 2x per day (1000 mgs 1x per day)
- Krill Oil (1250 mgs 1x per day)
- Organifi - Plant based protein (20 grams 2x per day)
- Ultra 30 Probiotics - 30B CFU (2x per day at night)
- Athletic Greens
- Headspace 2x per day
- Binaural Beats (Spotify - Focus)
- 5 Min Journal
- Habit List (habit tracking app)
- Hot Sauna 3x per week
- Dynamic DNA
- Metabolic Profile
- Productive (switching out habit list)
- In-home Infrared Panel
- Metabolic Profile 1x 90days