MEET THE TEAM

Our team is comprised of a passionate group of exercise physiologists to help prevent the burden of chronic disease on your health and your wallet. Our Guardrails Specialist are here to assist you. If we have assessed you at one of our many locations, feel free to look up your specialist for any questions you may have.

Wesley Smith

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Craig Flanagan

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Chase Preston

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami 14'

  • M.S Exercise Physiology (Concentration in Nutrition), University of Miami 15'

Contact Information: c.preston1@umiami.edu

Future Goals: I hope to continue to grow Guardrails and preventative efforts alike and teach how healthy behaviors focused around exercise and nutrition can drastically improve ones health.

Favorite Quote/Fact: "If you always do what you've always did, you'll always get what you always got"

 

Samson Magid

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami 14'

  • M.S Exercise Physiology (Concentration in Nutrition), University of Miami 15'

Contact Information: s.magid@umiami.edu

Future Goals: I have future aspirations to continue working with Guardrails instilling healthy standards of behavior, and educate people on the preventative power of nutrition and exercise.

Favorite Quote/Fact: "We do not stop exercising because we grow old - we grow old because we stop exercising"

Graham Salmun

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

  • Expected graduation date May 2015

Contact Information: g.salmun@umiami.edu

Future Goals: Race at the Ironman World Championships; create a line of sports nutrition products with organic, Non-GMO ingredients. 

Favorite Quote/Fact: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." -Michael Pollan

Jacob Topfer

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

  • Expected graduation date May 2015

Contact Information: topferjacob@@gmail.com

Future Goals: Attend medical school and become a physician

Favorite Quote/Fact: A 20oz bottle of Coca-Cola has more sugar than a large Cinnabon

Chelsea Verduin

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami 14'

  • M.S Exercise Physiology (Concentration in Nutrition), University of Miami 15'

Contact Information: c.verduin@umiami.edu

Future Goals: Work with at risk populations to prevent the obesity epidemic

Favorite Quote/Fact: "Motivation is what gets your started. Habit is what keeps you going"

Alyson Hall

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami 14'

  • M.S Exercise Physiology (Concentration in Nutrition), University of Miami 15'

Contact Information: a.hall11@umiami.edu

Future Goals: Work in a clinical setting with pediatric patients with metabolic disease

Favorite Quote/Fact: "Take care of your body. Its the only place you have to live"

Rob Doidge

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami 13'

  • M.S Exercise Physiology (Concentration in Nutrition), University of Miami 15'

Contact Information: r.doidge@umiami.edu

Future Goals: I plan on applying and attending medical school in the near future. I want to use my degrees in nutrition and medicine to help prevent chronic diseases with a mix of holistic and surgical procedures.

Favorite Quote/Fact: "Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food" - Hippocrates

John Feldmann

Education:

  • B.S Pre-Physical Therapy, University of Miami 15'

Contact Information: jfeldmann40@gmail.com

Future Goals: I plan on pursuing a career in community work/social work

Favorite Quote/Fact: "Whatever you are, be a good one" - Abraham Lincoln

Nina Moradi

Education:

  • B.A Psychology, University of Miami

  • expected graduation date May 2016

Contact Information: n.moradi@umiami.edu

Future Goals: Go to physician assistant school and own my own business (gym)

Favorite Quote/Fact: "the anthocyanins in blueberries have been shown to increase nerve signals in the brain linked to memory"

Francesca Tebano

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami '15

Contact Information: tebanofrancesca@yahoo.com

Future Goals: To obtain my medical degree and integrate exercise and nutrition in my practice

Favorite Quote/Fact: "Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow" 

Alec Greenspoon

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

  • Expected graduation date May 2016

Contact Information: a.greenspoon@umiami.edu

Future Goals: Attend medical school

Favorite Quote/Fact: VO2max correlates linearly with lifespan

Isabella Leoni

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

  • Expected graduation May 2016

Contact Information: i.leonigarcia@umiami.edu

Future Goals: Get masters in nutrition for health and human performance

Favorite Quote/Fact: The longer you exercise the more Irisin that is secreted. Irisin is a hormone that can help you turn bad fat into good fat to help you burn more calories

Yani Siegel

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

  • Expected graduation date May 2015

Contact Information: Jonathan.siegel@me.com

Future Goals: Attend medical school

Favorite Quote/Fact: Excess fructose intake can cause non-alcholic fatty liver disease making your liver look like that of an alcoholic'Even though nuts are calorically dense, they won't contribute to weight gain because of their high thermic effect and satiety value!s!

Vicente Nehgme

Education:

  • B.S Exercise Physiology, University of Miami

  • Expected graduation date May 2016

Contact Information: v.nehgme@umiami.edu

Future Goals: Attend medical school

Favorite Quote/Fact: Apple peels are loaded with fiber and nutrients including vitamins A and C, as well as quercetin, an antioxidant that has been shown to reduce allergy and asthma symptoms and improve exercise endurance.