body recharging station
WHAT IS RECHARGE?
WHAT IS RECHARGE PERFORMANCE?
Recharge Performance is a comprehensive sports performance recovery studio located inside The Spire Institute in the performance area of the institute, next to the pool. The Recharge Spire facility offers over 55+ separate recovery services that athletes may access while they train and compete at Spire. Each of the services at Recharge Spire are backed up by science as to its effectiveness. Recharge has developed specific protocols as a guideline for athletes to follow to make sure that they get the most of their time spent with recovery.
As an athlete its important for you to understand the science at work inside your body while you train or compete. Recharge has designed our business around the science of how these therapies effect the overall health of your body and the speed of recovery.
WHY IS RECOVERY IMPORTANT?
The typical human body is made up of approximately 37 trillion cells. Each of these cell groups are designed to perform a specific function in the human body and each type of cell has a predetermined life span. In a normal human body approximately 4 trillion of these cells die and are replaced with new, young, healthy cells everyday. In an elite high performance athlete the number of cells destroyed on a daily basis from intense training jumps to over 6 trillion. Without proper recovery, healthy nutrition and adequate sleep your body is unable to perform the necessary repairs and maintenance or make these new healthy cells and your performance will begin to fade.
Recharge Performance is a complete whole body recharging, recovery station and body education laboratory. The 37 trillion cells that make up your body each have a positive and negative electrical charge making it essentially a tiny battery capable of storing energy and when these cells lose that charge or are unable to store energy they begin to under perform the roles assigned to them and chaos ensues inside your body. Recharge Performance is the first sports performance recovery business that has actually approached the business sports recovery from the perspective of science and has researched and studied all of the available wellness therapies that actually improve the scientific make up of your body.
Each type of cell inside your body has a specific role and lifespan and are naturally destroyed and replaced everyday. For example liver cells are replaced every 300-500 days meaning that your body makes a new liver about once a year. Conversely red blood cells are replaced on average about every 120 days and intestinal epithelial cells are replaced appropriately every 5 days. All of this means that your body is always naturally repairing, replacing and destroying cells to maintain your overall level of health or athletic performance.
Red blood cells perform a lot of valuable roles within the body including to help build our bodies natural immune system. Science has conclusively demonstrated that certain forms of light therapies encourage the body to produce new cells, while certain magnetic fields recharge under performing cells and specific vibration frequencies help maintain your cells health.
Recharge Performance has designed our business around the science of how these therapies effect the overall health of your body and what is necessary to speed up sports performance recovery.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
All of this is important to understand in the context what actually makes up the health of your own body. Each day, inside your body, trillions of cells are destroyed and new cells are manufactured. In order for this process to take place your body needs essential ingredients to make trillions of these new healthy cells. To accomplish this your body will require several necessary ingredients including amino acids, along with vitamins and minerals all of which you get through proper nutrition, which is the good news. Unfortunately, the bad news is, that most athletes do not subscribe to a proper nutritional diet.
Why does this matter? Because when your body becomes deficient in vitamins such as Vitamin A and Vitamin E your body will be unable to effectively make new red blood cells, which are critically needed. Additionally certain vitamins and minerals are dependent on each other as Zinc and Iron. If your body becomes deficient in Zinc it will automatically begin to slow the absorption of normal levels of Iron even when taken in supplement form making your body deficient in Iron levels even though you are consuming recommended daily levels. This becomes critical when you consider that the human body runs on electrical currents and these metals in our bodies are more effective at conducting electricity, for example in our brains as neurological synapses when an electrical current jumps from one neuron to another.
Think of each of the cells in your bodies as tiny little houses. When a cell is destroyed a new cell is built and the materials from the old house are destroyed. Each of them will need new lumber to build the frame, new electrical wiring for the lights, new copper pipes for the plumbing, new drywall to make the walls, new shingles so that the roof doesn't leak and new windows to keep the weather out. Properly built this home will live its lifespan with very little maintenance, but if there are no windows it will be very weather inefficient and without electrical you will not be able to heat or cool your home and without shingles the roof will leak.
At Recharge Performance we believe great athletic performance begins with great cellular health.