Friday, March 6, 2020

Well known running Olympian to speak at Windham High School

Join Be The Influence (BTI) for a night of eye-opening education on youth substance use, the developing brain and what we can do to keep our youth healthy. Whether you are a coach, parent, student or community member interested in health, you will not want to miss this event that will take place on Wednesday, March 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Windham High School auditorium.

The featured speaker will be John Underwood, Director/Founder of Life of an Athlete/Pure Performance-Human Performance Project. As a past Running Olympian himself, John holds three International Olympic Solidarity diplomas for coaching and has advised more than two dozen Olympians including many World and Olympic Champions. John has been a crusader for drug-free sports at all levels and is internationally recognized human performance expert, specializing in recovery, peaking training & lifestyle impact on mental & physical performance.

John’s innovative programs, “Human Performance Project” and “Life of an Athlete”, have gained international prominence. He has appeared as a guest commentator for ABC Wide World of Sports for Olympic Drug Scandals. He has also written model codes of conduct for athlete behaviors of concern.

John has worked with nearly all sport federations including the Department of Education, DEA, Department of Justice, National Federation of High School Athletics, NCAA, NHL, NFL, NBA, the U.S. Olympic Committee and much more. He has been a Human Performance Consultant with the U.S. Navy SEALS, the U.S. Air Force and other Special Military Projects. Most recently, John Underwood addressed the World Olympic body at the ASPC Elite Sport Forum in Durban South Africa.

John’s presentation will be followed by a panel of experts for testimonies and group discussion.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Laura Morris, BTI Director at Refreshments will be provided by Sebago Lake Region Rotary. The event is free and open to the public.

More information on Life of an Athlete:
Life of an Athlete Human Performance Project has been constantly looking for the most recent research in the important aspects of young people's lives like nutrition, sleep, training, recover, etc. It has created the manuals that have been constantly updated and used by many high-performance populations.

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