Hi Everyone! Today I just wanted to write a quick blog and elaborate on what I said in yesterday’s post about not having my typical cravings for sweets or overeating. Prior to doing the full-blown challenge – we had eaten a “Primal-ly based” diet … but by no means was it full-blown primal. Like I
So here we are on the Primal Challenge – Day 5. Energetically I am feeling MUCH better!! I also feel better mentally (less anxious). My cravings for sweets and overeating in general have gone away! It’s really quite awesome and leads me to believe that many of my “bad” eating habits could be attributed to
Hey Everyone! I decided to take pics of some of my eats from yesterday – so you could see some of what we’ve been eating!! I didn’t include my snacks and wasn’t particularly hungry yesterday – so the eats are pretty basic haha! But I really enjoy eating this way and feel really good!! For
What does it mean to live a certain “lifestyle”? You know…you hear it all the time: “It’s not a diet, it’s lifestyle.” But what does that mean?? Essentially there are MANY different lifestyles that you can choose to live, and the only thing that makes it “right” is if it works for YOU! So what
Well – we are starting the juice cleanse tomorrow (you can read our other posts about the juice cleanse here and here)!! Just got back from the grocery store and I have to admit I almost had a mental breakdown (I tend to get a little over-dramatic sometimes – just ask Marc haha). Really –
Lately I have been feeling a bit “off”. Have you ever had that feeling? Not necessarily “bad”…but not necessarily “great” either. When I wake up in the morning, I still feel tired (despite sleeping for 9 or more hours). I have brain fog. Joint pain. Headaches. Stomach aches. Tension. Emotional clutter. All of this takes
Happy Thursday Y’all! So – I got a question from a reader the other day and she asked: “What’s the best decision for someone who doesn’t have celiac disease: whole wheat or gluten-free? And why?” That is a GREAT question and I’m sure there are many others out there who are wondering what all this
Hello! I hope your weekends are off to a great start! Today, let’s talk about cravings. Yes, cravings. I’m pretty sure that if you’re a human being, you can relate to that gnawing, can’t wait, need “this food” NOW type feeling. Part of the glory of the Primal Challenge, is that it eliminates many of the
If you are here, reading this, you might be as confused as I once was in regards to health and nutrition. There is so much “information” out there and so many people telling us what we need to eat and what we need to do in order to be fit, healthy, and happy. Most of
6 months ago, Jenny (yah nutrition) and I moved to Northern Nevada from Santa Monica and the first night a good friend of mine Johnno Lazetich caught wind I was back in Reno full time.  Johnno and I have had many discussions based off of movement, strength training and nutrition.  His question presented was an
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What is Gluten? Gluten is a name for the proteins, gliadin and glutenin, found in wheat (durum, emmer, spelt, farina, farro, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and einkorn), barley, rye and triticale. (Gliadin is the protein that most people react negatively to). These proteins help foods maintain their shape, acting as the “glue” that holds everything together. These
A lot of people struggle with finding/making the time to workout. An important key is making sure workouts are FUN and efficient! That’s what P-EDU is all about – we have created an environment that feels like family and that makes you actually WANT to come in to workout. And whether you have 20 minutes
We are through 4 weeks of the hometown health, MotivateU challenge.  It has been an amazing experience on all fronts. Our sessions have been programed and modified accordingly to each individual. Lauren has had weekly Nutrition meetings, follow ups and meal plans for the group as a whole. The Factory crew couldn’t of asked for
New recipe of the week is going up, so here is the pumpkin spice protein pancake recipe! One of my fall favorites!! FREE shipping when you order all‪ 1stform products and ‪protein from www.lneil.1stphorm.com. Lauren Neil
Gray Cook says it best: Hip mobility is something we loose. As infants we are born with crazy hip mobility. Watching my little nephew Enzo put his feet in his mouth, and roll into a full squat with his bootie touching the ground is truly amazing to watch as a performance coach, but lets be
Time has flown by the past 3.5 months at PerformancEDU Training Facility. We have transitioned from a 1100sq/ft facility to a 2900sq/ft FACTORY.  Below are pics from start to finish and Ryan and I would like to thank everyone involved. To many to list out, but we thank you all tremendously. Marc Digesti  
An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that uses light to create heat. These saunas are sometimes called far-infrared saunas — “far” describes where the infrared waves fall on the light spectrum. A traditional sauna uses heat to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. An infrared sauna heats your body directly
        What is PerformancEDU Training Facility? The primary goal of PerformancEDU Training Facility is to provide support the ambitions of our clients and athletes with the most effective training in the Reno/Tahoe area. Our methodology is assessment-driven, science-based, personalized and emphasizes a movement-based training methodology, injury prevention, sports performance and athlete development.
  Performance | EDU is a place where movement happens. You see, with life, we constantly create patterns of poor movement, restricted movement, painful movement, imbalanced movement, and overall inefficient movement. We can improve athlete’s movement, and they perform better. But we think that the real damage is done through years of desk jobs and
PerformancEDU CREW! Just wanted to wish everyone a happy end of the school year. Wanted to share some changes with you from where PerformancEDU is headed. We are excited to announce we have brought on Ryan Golec and his wealth of knowledge in the mobility, tissue and movement sector of training. That being said, we
It is always tough to find time to get away from the facility and head down to AZ or Southern California for mentorships or workshops. Online content today pushes coaches and physical therapists to learn “systems” through the content their peers have created online. These websites listed below have content relatable because they educated and
 With the onset of fall weather and only 137 days until the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, anticipation is mounting for some of the most popular competitions including skiing. The ULTRASLIDE Slideboard lends itself inherently well to off-ice training for athletes who compete in ice-based sports given the occasional limitations on access to ice. Skiing is
                What is PerformancEDU Training Facility? The primary goal of PerformancEDU Training Facility is to provide support the ambitions of our clients and athletes with the most effective training in the Reno/Tahoe area. Our methodology is assessment-driven, science-based, personalized and emphasizes a movement-based training methodology, which are periodized
Marc Digesti of PerformancEDU Training Facility our of Reno is a world-class athlete development and body optimization master. This facility (and Marc’s skill set) is a huge asset to Reno/Tahoe area athletes and individuals who desire to achieve their optimal fitness results. Marc brings an exceptionally large knowledge base of the body and it’s connection
    We are excited to share the improvements we have placed into PerformancEDU Training Facility in the past couple of weeks: 700 sq feet of artificial turf designed for “the athlete” and elastic movements. Functional Trainer from Keiser Equipment Performance Trainer from Keiser Equipment 3 medball racks holding up to 5 medballs on each
              “To get me back on my feet Marc Digesti at PerformancEDU in Reno, Nevada has done a phenomenal  job. I have learned a lot about off-hill training over the years with and without the national team. I have taken in a lot of information and made every mistake
What is PerformancEDU Training Facility? PerformancEDU Training Facility was created by Marc Digesti in January of 2010, with the goal of merging Performance and Education in the Reno/Tahoe area. The primary goal of PerformancEDU is to continue to provide its clients and athletes with the most effective training in the Reno/Tahoe area.  All of our
PerformancEDU Training Facility is excited to announce the additions to existing Keiser footprint. We are adding another Performance Trainer to our movement wall and going to floor mount a Functional Trainer with a Power display to measure power output and wattage. Check em out below! PERFORMANCE TRAINER Summary: The Performance Trainer is a single-column, high-low
PerformancEDU Training Facility was created by Marc Digesti in January of 2010, with the goal of merging Performance and Education in the Reno/Tahoe area. The primary goal of PerformancEDU is to continue to provide its clients and athletes with the most effective training in the Reno/Tahoe area. All of our programs emphasize a movement-based training
When coming into PerformancEDU Training Facility, one of the first things we breakdown is glute activation (which means, how do we get our bootie on fire).  After studying McGill and Clark, they put this in perspective through simple questions and an easy answer:  Are the glutes weak because the psoas is tight, or is the psoas
IRON VS. AIR: WHY PNEUMATIC RESISTANCE MIGHT BE THE NEXT BIG THING Fitness Posted by Jordan Shakeshaft on May 14, 2013 SHARES 272 Photos by Jason Kirby Over thirty years ago in a small factory in Frenso, a pair of brothers set out to make pumping iron passé. The product that emerged had no weights, pins,
Here at EDU we get welcomed with #greatness, #energy and #madluv 4-5 times per week by 3 amazing individuals…….Grant, Shawn and OBIEONE! The path has been set, the goals are creeping closer and the work is being put in. We are so ready for the challenge Grant, Shawna and I have set.  Lets ROLL! Here
It is almost certain every athlete or client which comes in during their initial evaluation always has a goal of getting a “six pack” or a strong core. Usually their knowledge of the “core” stems from what they are told from their coaches or from what they have read in health and fitness magazines. We
Paralyzed athlete Grant Korgan achieves polar goal Tom Stienstra, Chronicle Outdoors Writer Published 4:00 am, Sunday, January 29, 2012   Grant Korgan, and Tal Fletcher pushiung day after day Photo: Keoki Flagg, ©Keoki Flagg 2012 Two winters after being paralyzed from the waist down, Grant Korgan found his redemption this month on a minus-45-degree day at the South Pole.
Mattie Smallhouse had a great weekend up at Mammoth this past weekend. I wanted to share how well he did: Matt, had a good weekend at Mammoth –3rd on Saturday, and 8th on Sunday.  He ran 5th to last on Saturday when the course had slowed a bit (the kids race based on a random draw—there were 70 boys
Gray Cook Posted February 15, 2011 Hey Mike Many of the over simplifications have been addressed in the book. Unfortunately people talk more than they read and I can tell it is beginning to irritate you. OK, so the title is a bit tongue-in-cheek. However, if you are a regular Strengthcoach.com reader you might be
Its a good day at EDU for our Female Ski Athletes at the High School State Championships. Alex Benales, Claire DeAngeli and Megan Resigno all stole the show in Giant Slalom, Slalom and Overall. Here is the breakdown: Alex Benales: 1st Place in GS Megan Resigno: 2nd Place in GS Claire DeAngeli: 1st Place in
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUzrjDhVbBw&hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0] Special thanks to Thomas Wood and Fox11 for helping with our vision and putting it into a visual voice. Marc Digesti USAW | Founder and Director of Performance
PerformancEDU so stoked to see the success of Perry post injury. Lots of GREATNESS to come. Truckee Ski Racers medal after knee reconstruction surgeries Dr. B Denmark Special to the Sun ENLARGE Morganne Murphy (center), Perry Schaffner (right) and Julia Bjorkman (left) stand on the podium at the Sugar Bowl Open alpine ski races last
Marc Digesti USAW | Director of Performance at PerformancEDU The chop and lift represent distinct rotational and diagonal movements that mimic the functional patterns occurring in activities of sport and daily living.  The chop and lift motions are excellent at recruiting the musculature of the core (foundation) either for mobility or stability. The use of
The most important goal of a corrective exercise program is to breakdown and focus on one dysfunctional movement pattern or weak link at a time.  When we prioritize which dysfunctional pattern to begin with, we always first consider the left to right asymmetries. If there is an imbalance between the right and left sides of
Human Kinetics/ News and Exerpts: Hydrotherapy used to enhance recovery from competition Despite the widespread integration of hydrotherapy into an athlete’s postexercise recovery regime, information regarding these interventions is largely anecdotal. Although a number of physiological responses to water immersion are well researched, the underlying mechanisms related to postexercise recovery are poorly understood. The human
EDU has built a very good relationship with Keiser through Jay Keiser and Athletic Systems. The past 1.3 years, EDU has been able to aquire 5 Keiser pieces: Performance Trainer Keiser Air Squat 2 Keiser m3 bikes 1 Keiser m3+ bike With Keiser, we are able to dive into Air Resistance rather than just using
What are Plyometrics? Plyometrics are drills aimed at linking sheer strength and speed of movement to produce an explosive-reactive type of movement. Classically used to describe jumping/depth jumping drills Definition expanded to include ANY drill utilizing stretch-shorten cycle to produce explosive reaction: Jumping Medicine Ball Resistance Training ALL MOVEMENT! What are the Benefits of Power
Not a bad day for EDU athletes Lena Andrews, Perry Schaffner and Claire Deangeli. Rank Bib FIS Code Name Year Nation Run 1 Run 2 Total Time FIS Points  1  8  539898 ANDREWS Lena  1994  USA   1:10.76  1:07.10  2:17.86  50.82  2  15  539890 KELLEY Naomi  1994  USA   1:11.07  1:08.22  2:19.29  60.05  3  18  6535324 TIDD
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBrElBqbPj0] Two movement patterns we emphasize in our corrective movement library. Lateral plank with Hip flexion and Lateral Plank with hip abduction are modified and progressed a bit to help with shoulder, torso and hip stability.    
                                  “Skiing is pretty much my life. I teach in South America in the summer time,” explains Kimberly Mann who travels the world with her skis in tow. On the search for the perfect run, she has canvassed terrain
Mission Statement: PerformancEDU’s training philosophy is to examine the human body through movement and implement ways to decrease injury and increase performance. PerformancEDU evaluates the body while relating to functional movement, understands the bodies directional movement patterns, and prescribe and implement specific movements and progressions to maximize athletic performance in sport and life. PerformancEDU remains
                      What a great way to start off the new year at EDU with such an amazing success story pushed out of PerformancEDU. Check out Kim Mann’s road back to coaching and skiing after a pretty horrifying fall off of 30+ ft cliff in Chile.
PerformancEDU is welcoming in the New Year with a package made for our clients and athletes in their recovery from training and life. For the month of January, EDU will be rolling out “Its all about YOU”  massage package. Here are the details and if you have any questions, please email us at info@performancedu.com: 4
Want to start and finish your day feeling AMAZING? The Sunrise and Sunset Total Body group training is structured to take the place of a full body strength workout in a 60 minute time frame. These group sessions are set up in sets of exercises, with specific repetitions based off of timing system.  You will
Great article about EDU’s client Johnno Lazatich. ARCHIVE | EMAIL Sean Keeler is an award-winning columnist who joined FOX in 2012 after stints with The Des Moines Register, The Cincinnati Post, The Nashville Banner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Arizona Republic, The San Francisco Examiner and The Topeka Capital-Journal. May 23, 2012 Former K-State player Johnno Lazetich, pictured
I came across this article for some who don’t know what TRX suspension training involves and how you can implement into a class setting. EJNOY! TRX: 6 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRYING A CLASS Updated Oct 11 2012 – 3:10am · Posted Oct 11 2012 – 3:08am by Jaime Young · 2 Comments TRX is a full-body strength workout that utilizes
  My amazing wife and I opened up PerformancEDU’s doors for the first time. It was 6 am Oct 18th 2011, the playlist was dialed and the vision brainstormed had become a reality during our first session with the Sunrise Crew.  We were fortunate enough to have 3 Trx’s, 1 slideboard, 1 airdyne bike, 3
Independent Ski Racing’s women to compete on World Cup without national backing. By Connor Davis www.skinet.com Enlarge Photo Photo by: Marcus Caston Hailey Duke and Megan McJames never expected to be cut from the U.S. Ski Team last spring. At 27 and 25, respectively, both have top-15 World Cup finishes to their credit and have secured
Here is a great testimonial to what PerformancEDU is all about. Thanks MIKE! The name PerformancEDU hints at Marc Digesti’s passion: Performing movement … Movement performance … Educating … It’s all centered on learning how best to BALANCE! (Balancing is a concept which I’m learning to use as a verb in its broadest, deepest sense
  Are you ready to prepare yourself for the upcoming ski season? PerformancEDU has had great results the past two years with our methodology leading up to the ski season, while programing for in-season maintenance program for each of our athletes.  We have created a great network of local ski instructors, ski patrol and master’s
Mission Statement: PerformancEDU’s training philosophy is to examine the human body through movement and implement ways to decrease injury and increase performance. PerformancEDU evaluates the body while relating to functional movement, understands the bodies directional movement patterns, and prescribe and implement specific movements and progressions to maximize athletic performance in sport and life. Welcome back
Hi Everyone! Today I just wanted to write a quick blog and elaborate on what I said in yesterday’s post about not having my typical cravings for sweets or overeating. Prior to doing the full-blown challenge – we had eaten a “Primal-ly based” diet … but by no means was it full-blown primal. Like I
So here we are on the Primal Challenge – Day 5. Energetically I am feeling MUCH better!! I also feel better mentally (less anxious). My cravings for sweets and overeating in general have gone away! It’s really quite awesome and leads me to believe that many of my “bad” eating habits could be attributed to
Hey Everyone! I decided to take pics of some of my eats from yesterday – so you could see some of what we’ve been eating!! I didn’t include my snacks and wasn’t particularly hungry yesterday – so the eats are pretty basic haha! But I really enjoy eating this way and feel really good!! For
Hi Everyone! You may have noticed on our Facebook page that we have decided to do the Primal Challenge!! And here we are at Day 2 of the “21 Day Primal Challenge” and I am already feeling better. The main difference that I have felt so far (even though it is so early into the
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At PerformancEDU, Marc Digesti show us how we use the TRX as one of our main training tools. Here are 4 movements that will strengthen your lower body and core: -TRX Squat Mobility -TRX Lunge to hip flexion -TRX Knee Tuck to Rotation -TRX lateral hip drops

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Welcome to The Factory, home of Performance EDU. The Factory, a 2,900 square-foot training facility, is where our team, clients, and athletes get their sweat on. We are located in S. Reno at 5301 Louie Lane #178. During private and group training sessions, our clients have access to top-of-the-line equipment from Keiser, Woodway, TRX and more. Our space was built for functionality. Clients can utilize a number of areas, including the Training Lounge, Metabolic Area, Corrective Movement and Private Training Space, Training Floor, or visit us in the Coaches Cave.

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Phone:    (775) 453-0319
Email:     info@performancedu.com
Address: 5301 Louie Lane #178, Reno, NV 89511