Pottstown, PA (PressExposure) September 04, 2009 -- Young athletes are continually bombarded with conflicting messages about proper training methods from places like the locker room, mainstream media and their âfriends;â thatâs why Performance Food Centers has teamed with professional wrestler Mike Alegado, also known as King Kaluha, to educate kids on the healthy and safe way to approach fitness and nutrition. The âLean, Mean & Cleanâ Anabolic Steroid Risks and Awareness Program is targeted toward high school and junior high school athletes, but their parents, siblings and friends will benefit too.
Mike Alegado is no stranger to the dangers of steroid abuse and unhealthy training techniques from his experiences in collegiate sports, professional wrestling, weight training and youth athletics. Furthermore, as an athlete for over 25 years, Mike has seen the result of many ill-conceived training regimens that damaged the health of friends and left them regretting their lack of knowledge. Unfortunately, Performance Food Centers shares this experience; whether itâs the consumption of healthy fitness smoothies [http://www.performancefoodcenters.com/whole_food_healthy_beverages.php] instead of a sugar-laden energy drink, ill-advised training methods, or even the use of anabolic steroids, kids often donât have a consistent source of reliable information on healthy athletic training.
As a professional wrestler, Mike Alegadoâs King Kaluha persona is in a unique position to speak to kids based on personal knowledge. After training diligently, Mike created âKing Kaluhaâ when he entered the world of professional wresting in the early 1980s. Wrestling internationally and operating his own professional wrestling school, King Kaluha saw the best and worst athletic training methods. Accurate training advice was difficult to find; straight talk about the use of anabolic steroids was almost unheard of and convenient nutritional advice from a place like an on-site juice bar [http://www.performancefoodcenters.com/openajuicebar.php] was non-existent. Although having never used anabolic steroids himself, Mike has seen an increase in their use over the past three decades and felt compelled to take a stand against these substances by creating a program to help young men and women stay on the right track.
Mikeâs âLean, Mean & Cleanâ Anabolic Steroid Risks and Awareness Program is targeted to high school and junior high school athletes and consists of a 90 minute seminar including a question and answer session. Subjects covered include: How Anabolic Steroids Work, The Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids, Risks of Anabolic Steroids and Healthy Alternatives to Anabolic Steroids. Mikeâs goal is to deliver this seminar throughout the country.
Thankfully, Mike also includes a discussion on nutritionâs role in fitness training too. While there has been a great deal of publicity surrounding banned substances in professional sports recently, like baseball, there are also many all-natural and healthful supplements that can be used to speed the recover of athletesâ bodies after a strenuous workout, like Performance Foodsâ supplement boosts [http://www.performancefoodcenters.com/supplements_pfc.php]. These supplements provide the body with important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients necessary to maintaining long-term health.
About Performance Food Centers As a juice bar business consultant and proponent of the fitness industry, Performance Food Centers was created with one goal in mind: to provide natural, whole foods to everyone, while simplifying the complex world of nutrition. Furthermore, Performance Food Centers is excited to join Mike Alegado to help kids achieve great results without the use of performance enhancing drugs or anabolic steroids. In working together, their hope is to spread the news about the risks of steroid use, provide healthy alternatives and show kids that they can achieve their goals by living a healthy and natural way.