THE GENESIS OF PHASE IV
In 1980, CEO Robert Forster, PT started his physical therapy business with a single client who would later be known throughout the world as Flo-Jo: the world’s fastest female sprinter. Florence Griffith Joyner’s Olympic gold medal record stands unbeaten. Since then, Forster has been treating and training world-class and recreational athletes with his fourth phase of fitness rehabilitation and recovery science. At Forster’s Physical Therapy Clinic also in Santa Monica, California rehabilitation of injury takes place in three phases. The fourth phase of rehabilitation: PHASE IV, optimizes individualized health, fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, weight management, and performance under one roof, in a sports medicine exercise laboratory where metabolic and structural physiology are inseparable. PHASE IV Scientific Health and Performance Center in Santa Monica, is considered the “Whole Solution” to health and fitness, and is an international destination for performance athletes.
PERIODIZATION: THE PHASE IV PEAKRIGHT© PROCESS
Through their work with elite athletes, Olympic gold medalists, some of the best coaches and most respected strength, conditioning, and nutrition experts in the world: PHASE IV’s staff has seen and studied first-hand the most successful programs in existence. This is how we learned and embraced The Principles of Periodization. These Principles are scientifically proven to not only achieve results for world-class athletes, but also for anyone who desires to improve their health. Periodization training programs are significantly more effective than non-periodized programs; research has proven that the natural development of strength, power, speed, and endurance reduces performance injuries and is the critical difference between winning, losing, and achieving complex goals. In the early 1950s the Eastern bloc sports scientists sought to develop world-dominating Olympic athletes by artificially manipulating natural occurring hormones. Periodization principles are the result of optimizing natural occurring hormone surges, and providing periods of recovery, where fitness gains are realized. When training and exercise programs are anchored in periodization principles, fitness and health as well as injury prevention elevate performance naturally. This pure and powerful training model is now the most widely utilized science among professional and elite athletes. PHASE IV provides a comprehensive approach to your individual life, health, and fitness needs by combining Periodization Principles with individualized structural and metabolic development, as well as functional health coaching, and Nutrition optimization.
PHASE IV SCIENTIFIC HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE CENTER
PHASE IV is a health and performance “think tank” offering more depth in assessment and instruction than any gym, or personal trainer. PHASE IV has been voted best in LA and has conducted studies for the National Institute of Health, and UCLA’s Geffen School of Medicine. PHASE IV performed the in-depth studies for Sketcher’s Performance walking and running shoes. Forster’s Structure Program© is the cornerstone of every PHASE IV prescription exercise and fitness plan, and is also the foundation for Herbalife’s 24 Fit Global health initiative. PHASE IV is the genesis of Forster Training Systems© considered the most scientific active recovery program anywhere. PHASE IV Certified Staff of Physical Therapists, Nutritionists, Sports Medicine Exercise Physiologists, Functional Health Coaches and other specialists; work as a team with you and your physician, to create a comprehensive program to achieve your goals. Using science, technology, and experience we develop, educate, guide, and support sustainable individualized programs for people of all ages and abilities across the globe. With cutting edge technology, equipment, metabolic testing, and an excellence in clinical service, we promise to do more for you than anyone else.