At Launch Open House of Pittsburgh Performance Institute… A Pioneering, Cutting-Edge ‘Restorative Lounge’ Concept

October 10, 2019 7:59 pm Published by

PITTSBURGH, PA  (Issued Fall 2019)  — Nearly 100 people – including a noted MMA fighter, 8 ballerinas, and a respected personal trainer —  packed the recent Open House launch of the Pittsburgh Performance Institute (PPI), the city’s first-of-its-kind ‘recovery studio’ dedicated to helping members recover from the physical and mental stresses that life and sports create. A range of treatment modalities enable users to function at peak performance. PPI is located at 6302 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh.   (Visit www.pittsburghperformanceinstitute.com/home/ )

In photo -- Jason Clemens, one of Pittsburgh’s top personal athletic trainers, is a PPI regular and tracks how the facility’s equipment improves his recovery using a Whoop Strap.  Since joining PPI, he has seen a dramatic increase in his recovery rating. His favorite modalities are NuCalm and Air Compression.

PPI owner Mike Littrell uses scientifically proven, innovative, state-of-the art technologies to improve recovery, performance, and overall health and wellbeing. Available services — rarely assembled under one roof — range from low-tech massages to ice and air compression and infrared saunas, to high-tech Electronic Muscle Stimulus (TENS), H-Wave – and, perhaps highest tech of all, the NuCalm relaxation system. PPI also offers a range of performance products including special blend teas, CBDs, and dietary supplements.

In photo — Jason Clemens, one of Pittsburgh’s top personal athletic trainers, is a PPI regular and tracks how the facility’s equipment improves his recovery using a Whoop Strap.  Since joining PPI, he has seen a dramatic increase in his recovery rating. His favorite modalities are NuCalm and Air Compression.

Littrell says, “All day at the Open House, attendees lined up to try the equipment.” Most popular was NuCalm, an FDA-cleared, drug-free system used globally by professional athletes in the NHL and UFC, among others, by business executives and pilots, and by those suffering from PTSD and cancer treatment effects.  During a half-hour NuCalm session, you’re pulled into a 20-minute lucid dream state, after which you feel calm and relaxed. (Visit www.NuCalm.com )  Sessions can increase energy, improve performance, decrease stress and anxiety, improve mood and cognition, counteract jet lag, and recalibrate circadian rhythm. A host of NBC’s Today Show visited a recovery studio in New York and featured his NuCalm experience on national TV.  The system has no side- or after-effects.  “Everyone who tried it was impressed,” Littrell says. “Visitors were in their 30s, 40s and 50s. Many attendees signed up for PPI memberships so it was a very successful day.”

Among visitors testing the equipment were eight ballerinas, a well-known personal trainer, a noted MMA fighter, and even a few expectant moms.  Often throughout the day, all six Lounge chairs were taken and lines formed. One especially skeptical woman with severe anxiety and claustrophobia was convinced to try a 20-minute NuCalm session. When done, she exclaimed, “That was amazing,” and announced she was joining and bringing her friends.

For more info, contact: Mike Littrell  —  michael@pittsburghperformanceinstitute.com    / 

Text/call –  412-772-6593  /   www.pittsburghperformanceinstitute.com/home/

By Stan Hurwitz / stanhurwitz@gmail.com