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E-mails From Shilo
Need something to read that's easy to pick up and put down during those jaunts on the stationary bike? Shilo, a rescued golden retriever, writes email to his BFF. Illustrated, laugh out loud funny. Shilo also has many, many issues. Unlike Marley and Me, no dogs die!.
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Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible.
Decades of Oakley innovation have been awarded more than 540 patents that elevate physics to the level of art. Technologies transcend sports to enhance the lives of consumers, and more than 110 countries now enjoy a full array of market-leading products including premium sunglasses, goggles, prescription eyewear, apparel, footwear and accessories. These products represent our commitment to excellence — a passion that redefines what is possible for those who defy their own limits.
Maverick Fitness Founder has used Oakley for almost 30 years!



Concept 2
Concept 2 is the The World's Leading Rowing Machine!  Since 1976 they’ve been making innovative rowing products. From their Indoor Rowers to our Dreissigacker Racing Oars, thier products will help you get fit, stay fit, win your race, or train for your primary sport.
Maverick Fitness founder started using Concept 2 rower / ergometers while in college and has used them ever since.  He believes in Concept 2 so much, he is on his second machine and has it in his home!
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Nutritional Food

EAS, is a leading science-based sports nutrition brand, was founded in 1990 by Bill Phillips, a pioneer in the health and fitness arenas. Phillips, author of the best-selling book Body-for-LIFE, sold the company to North Castle Partners in 1999. In 2005, Abbott Nutrition, a division of Abbott Laboratories, purchased EAS. EAS’ portfolio of nationally recognized products includes Myoplex™ and AdvantEDGE®.
Several members of the Maverick Fitness team use EAS products and have been using their products (Myoplex, Myoplex Lite, Endurathon, Muscle Armor, and 100% Whey Protein) for years and can’t say enough good things about training and using EAS!
Maverick Fitness Founder has tried and tested every product out there, and when it comes to taste, ingredients, or performance, it’s Maverick Fitness’s and his choice!


Website Design:

Acme Digital Design
Specializes in website & graphic design and writing for the small to medium size businesses, non-profits, and individuals. Acme Digital Design is located in Los Angeles and serves a national clientele.

Other Training Equipment Used and Retailers:

VersaClimber offers the most complete total body work out available on a single cardio machine. VersaClimbing combines both lower and upper body exercise into a natural vertical climbing motion; It is like having two cardio machines for the price of one! VersaClimber is sold world wide and is recognized as the premier total body cardio vertical trainer. 
Maverick Fitness founder started using Versaclimbers while in college and has used them ever since.  He believes in Versaclimber so much, he has one in his home!
Trek Bikes
Trek makes some of the world’s best bicycles and it’s the ones that Lance Armstrong rode to seven Tour de France victories! 
Maverick Fitness founder believes in Trek so much, founded in his home state of Wisconsin, that he has three (mountain, road/fitness, and hybrid)!
Helen’s Cycles
Helen’s is the premier place in West Los Angels to get bicycles from great service, support, and prices to a really friendly staff. 
It’s where Maverick’s Founder got his bicycle and gets all his other bikes serviced. 
Helen’s Cycles was founded in 1936 by Helen & Ted Throckmorton. They built the Santa Monica Broadway location in the mid 1960's. The current owners, Duane & Karen Stier, purchased the Santa Monica location in 1975. The other Helen’s stores were purchased on the following years in an effort of being the market leader in Southern California.
Sidi Cycling shoes (and motocross boots!)
Here’s an interesting fact. When pro riders get to choose the brand of cycling shoes they use, more professional cyclists choose Sidi than all other brands. Combined. Or here’s another one. What’s the #1 shoe brand among bike shop employees when they have to buy those shoes out of their ownhard-earned paychecks? Sidi again.
Finally, a little history. Used to be there were two kinds of cycling shoes. The handmade European kind. And everything else. And you know what? There still are. Except that now there’s only one 100% European brand of cycling shoe left in the USA market. So exactly how does Sidi continue to survive and prosper against all those less expensive Asian brands? Or to put it another way, what do all those racing professionals and bike shop employees know that so many other cyclists apparently don’t? Well, we could tell you. But it’d be so much more fun to go to your nearest Sidi Authorized Fit Center. And see for yourself.  
After wearing several US and Asian brands, it’s the shoe that Maverick Fitness Founder wears!
At REI, we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear. We stand behind all our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we design our own line of award-winning REI brand gear and clothing. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we gladly share our enthusiasm for our products—and the trails, slopes and waterways where we play.
Each year, REI donates millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide, and sends scores of volunteers to build trails, clean up beaches, and teach outdoor ethics to kids. Through responsible business practices, we strive to reduce our environmental footprint.
What began as a group of 23 mountain climbing buddies is now the nation's largest consumer cooperative with more than three million active members. But no matter how large we grow, our roots remain firmly planted in the outdoors. Our passion for outdoor adventure is clear, whether you walk into one of our 80-plus stores, phone us, or visit the REI website.

Personal Training Certification and Diploma Schools:

NPTI National Site
NPTI California Site
The National Personal Training Institute teaches comprehensive fitness courses designed to further knowledge in areas such as body building, exercisephysiology, weight management, weight training and personal training.
Upon completion of NPTI’s comprehensive 500 hour program, students receive an NPTI Diploma and Certificate, plus accredited CPR certifications, which all the health clubs accept. NPTI’s courses prepare students to take the NSCA, ACSM, NASM, or ACE Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) examination should they desire additional certifications.


Dr. Peter Lefevre
Family Practice, Internal Medicine