02/29/2016, 9:45am PST
By California USA Wrestling
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 29, 2016
CONTACT: California USA Wrestling 559-275-9478
Hollister ,Ca – Paving the way in wrestling, MMA and for athletes around the world, Perfecting Athletes®, UFC Bantamweight star T.J. Dillashaw and California USA Wrestling are joining forces to bring the new wave of sports nutrition.
Known for being a driving force behind athletes “making weight and feeling great!™,” Perfecting Athletes® has been the leader in sport nutrition and medically sound weight-cutting techniques for professional athletes spanning nearly two decades. Perfecting Athletes® Co-founders Michelle Ingels and Paulina Indara will not only seek to educate athletes and fans, but enhance the safety and integrity of the sport.
Perfecting Athletes® has developed a nutritional plan and weight cutting guide called The Perfecting Athletes® Diet: The Ultimate Guide to Making Weight and Feeling Great!™, that will be used to assist athletes in what has become known as one of the biggest issues in combat sports. Dillashaw has experienced firsthand that working with Perfecting Athletes® has not only improved his performance in the octagon, but developed a comprehensive nutrition program has helped fuel his muscles correctly for optimal training and faster recovery.
“Michelle and Paulina of Perfecting Athletes® have set the bar in sports nutrition,” Dillashaw said. “Using proper nutrition and using their plan as a part of my training as been a complete game-changer for me. Working with Perfecting Athletes® has not only helped me become a better professional athlete, but has transformed my personal life and enabled me to be the healthiest person I can be.”
Making their debut with California USA Wrestling on March 11-13 at the 15-18 year-old Folk Style Tournament in Fresno, Calif., Perfecting Athletes® will host a Coach’s Seminar on Friday, March 11 and will be available on site Saturday March 12, as well as Sunday, March 13. “Sports nutrition has always played a major factor in the sport wrestling. California USA Wrestling welcomes back former wrestler T.J. Dillashaw to the great sports of wrestling. T.J’s willingness to educate not only wrestlers, and coaches, but their parent will be a huge assist to the sport. Thank you Mr. Dillashaw & Perfecting Athletes® for this great opportunity. We are looking forward to the working with you and your staff.” California USA Wrestling State Chairman Duane Morgan said.
What makes Perfecting Athletes® so unique is every client is closely monitored on a regular basis to ensure that all goals are being met in the healthiest way possible. Complete medical histories are taken on each private client, ensuring a truly customized plan for each individual.
“Our partnership with CA USA Wrestling and T.J. will provide wrestlers with a unique opportunity and be able to give them access to information that is normally reserved for elite professional athlete,” Perfecting Athletes® Co-founder Ingels said. “Too often athletes believe they have to restrict their food and water in order to make weight. Having great nutrition and being hydrated is essential to longevity in this sport. This alliance will allow athletes to make well-informed choices and ensure maximum health.”
The one-of-a-kind nutritional book will be available for purchase online and at the tournament. Individuals will also have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one appointments for custom nutrition plans and speak with Dillashaw and the Perfecting Athletes® co-founders to ask questions and learn more about their personal journeys.
For more information or questions, please contact: California USA Wrestling at 559-275-9478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About California USA Wrestling: California USA Wrestling is a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to the success and health of their athletes and dedicated to the promotion and preservation of collegiate and international styles of amateur wrestling. As the official California affiliate of USA Wrestling, the national governing board for international-style amateur wrestling in the United States, the club is responsible for the organization and execution of sanctioned USA Wrestling events in the state. California USA Wrestling educates the community about the styles of wrestling and the value of being involved in the sport. They strive to provide fun, exciting and well-planned events and improve the quality of California wrestling at the competitive level.
For more information, visit www.ca-usaw.org.
About T.J. Dillashaw: Born in Northern California in 1986, Tyler Jeffrey Dillashaw grew up in the rural town of Angels Camp. TJ is the middle of three sons and at eight years old followed in his father’s footsteps and began his wrestling career. Wrestling soon became a focus and driving force in TJ’s young life and he found great achievements through the sport early on. TJ joined the varsity wrestling team at Bret Harte High School his freshman year and went on to be a two time state medalist, placing 2nd in the state of California in 2004. These accolades helped lead to a full ride scholarship to California State University of Fullerton, where he went on to be a three-time Division 1 National Championship tournament qualifier and an athlete ranked top ten in the nation. Graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Clinical Exercise Science, TJ initially planned to pursue a career in the medical field before being introduced to Mixed Martial Arts by his former assistant wrestling coach, UFC fighter Mark Munoz. Choosing to follow his athletic compass, TJ decided to dedicate himself to the sport of MMA and to full time training. In 2011 TJ was cast on the 14th Season of The Ultimate Fighter where he fought his way to the finals. The success on the television show lead to a contract in the UFC. TJ became the reigning UFC Bantamweight Champion on May 24th, 2014.
For more information, visit www.tjdillashaw.com.
About Michelle Ingels/Perfecting Athletes®:
Doctoral Education in Oriental Reproductive Medicine: from Yo San University in Santa Monica, California. Emphasis on acupuncture, Chinese medicine, TCM and functional nutrition for optimal health and preventative medicine.
Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM): Graduated from the nation’s foremost TCM school, the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seattle, Washington. (now part of Bastyr University). Michelle graduated first in her class, completing the four-year program in three years. Her education is strongly rooted in both Eastern and Western medicine including traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, western medicine, anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, and counseling.
Acupuncture Physician/Licensed Acupuncturist (AP/LAc): Nationally board certified by the NCCAOM. Professionally licensed in CT, NY, FL.
Master Herbalist: (Dipl CH) Nationally board certified by the NCCAOM. Former adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport for Chinese Herbal Medicine, TCM Formulas and Patent Formulas. Continues to supervise clinical herbal interns in her clinic in Southport, CT.
Traditional Chinese Medical Nutritionist: (CTCMN): Nationally board certified through the esteemed Yo San University. Michelle completed advanced clinical training in the art and science of nutrition for optimal health, preventative medicine, permanent weight loss, increased energy and endurance and rapid recovery from trauma.
International Healthcare Instructor: Invited to teach acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition to physicians in various Third world countries. Volunteered additional medical services and supplies to treat various traumas and illnesses in remote villages in multiple countries including parts of Asia and India.
Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM): Nationally board certified from the nation’s most prestigious Oriental reproductive medicine organization.
Advanced Clinical Training/Continuing Medical Education (600 hours per year): orthomolecular medicine/nutrition, functional nutrition, sports medicine, men’s health, endocrinology, reproductive medicine, fertility, women’s health, maternity and post-partum care, pediatrics, Mind-Body medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, polarity therapy, crania-sacral therapy, trigger point therapy.
Member of numerous professional organizations: Acupuncture Without Borders, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Connecticut Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Bachelor of Science (BS) from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Associates of Applied Science (AAS) from The State University of New York: FIT
Scientific Advisor to the Endometriosis Association: Providing expertise on scientific and clinic aspects of endometriosis and healthcare. Highly regarded presenter at the 25th Anniversary International Conference on Endometriosis.
For more information, visit www.perfectingathletes.com.