From the article:
Frail. It’s a natural condition for most people as they age. It’s as inevitable as AARP membership cards and white hair, just another price for racking on the decades. But what if this assumption is wrong? What if we could physically change our bodies from frail and become hale? Could it be that we have an influence over our own physical well-being throughout our lives?
According to the American Journal of Medicine, “Older adults can significantly, and meaningfully, increase their strength and muscle mass with a regular program of resistance training.”
I had the opportunity to speak with a gentleman who believes that this very thing is possible and is working to make it happen every day.
The founders of the company were exercise scientists at Arizona State and Stanford universities. Dr. Wayne Phillips has been the leading intellectual in the world of exercise science specific to active aging, the understanding of the input of progressive resistance training’s impact on the aging process.
Matt Essex, a research assistant of Dr. Phillips, was struck by the paradox that, although they were discovering that the aging process could be reversed, there was no practical application of it. So out of frustration, he decided to start a company that would use what they learned in the lab and apply it in the real world to try to help people.