As a kid growing up near Buffalo, NY, Jeff loved to play sports. Unfortunately, along with sports came the occasional injury. Upon receiving a reasonably severe injury, the doctor ordered three weeks of rest and then therapy. Being an average teen, he wanted to play and was frustrated having to sit out so long. Unlike a typical high school athlete, he began to read books on treating sports injuries as he felt his treatment was too passive and could do more to get back to helping himself and his team. These books opened his mind to how stretching could enable him to become more proactive and accelerate his recovery. This knowledge sparked him to speed his recovery and became a passion that would drive his education and career. Jeff began to volunteer at local hospitals. It was not long before Jeff was able to see that some coaches could improve the way they trained their athletes. According to medical research, some were overtraining athletes in some areas and not enough in others, such as proper form/body mechanics, stretching, and weight training effectively which demonstrates the most efficient exercise regiment.