An individual’s DNA plays a role in everything from their eye color to how their body processes vitamins. Over the past couple of years, some genetic markers have been identified and linked to susceptibilities to various injury. As athletes put their bodies on the line each time they step onto the track, court or field, access to this genetic information is an asset for both athletes and coaches during training and competition.
Brista Mayfield, an elite Crossfit athlete (and former gymnast) from Anna, Texas, was never thought of as a power athlete. She started gymnastics at the age of seven and continued through college.
We're proud to announce that Ryan Vigneau, director of RVXFactor in Edmonton, Alberta, is the first Athletigen certified coach. Vigneau has completed all levels of the Athletigen Coach Education Program and has been deemed by Athletigen's team of geneticists and sport scientists to be highly skilled in the real-world applications of DNA insights to increase the performance and safety of Athletes. He 's become a fundamental member of the Athletigen educational community, sharing his insights and expertise with coaches from around the globe. Here's what Ryan thinks about DNA in training and the Athletigen Coach Education Program.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia: C100, a nonprofit organization connecting Canadian entrepreneurs with influential Canadian business leaders in Silicon Valley, has named Halifax-based Athletigen Technologies as one of the “most promising companies in Canada,” inviting the company to attend 48 Hrs in the Valley.