Welcome to Klean Athlete!
For me, endurance sports are a passion and a lifestyle that find a way to permeate every aspect of my life. Triathlon is my main passion, with a trip to Kona in 2009 (yes, I qualified). I have also competed in multiple marathons and masters swim meets and continue to train hard. If you can swim in it, ride it or run it, I am your guy. I must impress, I have a very supportive family unit for all of my endurance escapades!
It is my belief that if you want to live an active lifestyle, you have to take extra care of yourself. And for me, this begins with good nutrition which leads me to the big idea and the reason for this blog entry. Individuals who both train and travel regularly can appreciate the need for a friend and colleague like René Augstburger who is both a creative genius and great on-the-road training partner. It was during a trip to Pittsburgh, between an evening swim and dinner that we came up with the idea to create a line of sports nutritional supplements.
As “industry insiders” we have seen many different sports products sold and marketed over the years. Our goal was to avoid the “fringes” of sports nutrition and stick to words used to frequently in athletics, the fundamentals. We simply wanted to create a line of products that you could feel good about taking every single day. Before you can get faster, you first need to be healthy.
The biggest and most obvious advantage we have is that we work for one of the most respected supplement companies in the industry, Douglas Laboratories, Inc. For over 50 years, Douglas Labs has been manufacturing and distributing products to Healthcare Practitioners.
So from the “starting line”, we had incredible resources to tap into for manufacturing and developing the Klean Athlete Nutritional Supplements line which includes
a “deep bench” of in-house PhD’s and science advisors to help us find the right mix of ingredients for our product formulas. The project lead is Dr. Andrew Halpner, PhD. Andrew has been formulating quality products for HCPs and Douglas Laboratories for over 15 years. Needless to say, we had the guidance, wisdom and support of a published and well respected industry expert.
Our goal from the beginning was (and still is) to create a line of nutritional supplements that athletes can trust and it made sense to capitalize on our NSF International® compliant facilitates and have our full line certified and approved by NSF Certified for Sport®. The short version, the manufacturing is controlled by us and tested by NSF® – Klean Athlete products are manufactured and tested clean!
Now that you know a little about us, we look forward to learning more about you. We hope you take some time to tell us your story on our Facebook page (facebook.com/kleanathlete) or Twitter (@kleanathlete), and yes, race reports (embellished or not) are always welcome, even encouraged!
When you begin taking our products, rest assured we will give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. So whether you are professional athlete, a weekend endurance athlete, a parent of an athlete, or simply someone wanting to live a healthy lifestyle we welcome you to the Klean Athlete family!
Train Hard and Stay Klean,
Timothy J. Monk, Jr.