Shaklee Corporation recently announced the addition of world-renowned sports physiologist Dr. Genadijus Sokolovas and former Olympian Sarah Scherer-Oursland to the Shaklee Pure Performance Team.
Dr. Sokolovas has been the leading researcher on the impacts of lactic acid production in elite athletes. He has worked with Olympic gold medalists, including US swimmer Michael Phelps, and served as director of Physiology for the US Swimming team for nearly 10 years. He currently works with numerous sport national governing bodies to help analyze and prepare athletes for optimum performance in high-exertion activities. His research has led to the development of training and competition protocols for elite athletes all over the world.
“I have spent years seeing the positive impact Shaklee has had on many Games athletes through providing pure and effective nutrition products,” said Dr. Sokolovas. “I’m thrilled to join forces with Shaklee and their Pure Performance Team to explore how Shaklee nutrition can improve athletic performance for Games athletes and developmental athletes.”
Scherer-Oursland graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a BS in nutrition, then completed the Coordinated Program in Dietetics, an MBA, and a secondary degree in healthcare management. She was also a two-time member of the US Team, competing in shooting in the 2012 Games in London and the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. She has won multiple National Championships and a World Cup gold medal and holds multiple national and world records. She currently resides in Montana and will consult remotely with Shaklee athletes worldwide.
“Many athletes often overlook the importance of proper nutrition, giving precedence to other aspects of their training regimen,” said Scherer-Oursland. “Convincing elite athletes that proper nutrition is fundamental to performance can be challenging. This provides a unique opportunity for me to relate my personal Games performance and nutrition expertise to the next generation of athletes.”
Both Sokolovas and Scherer-Oursland will advise the more than 90 team members on matters concerning sports nutrition and dietary supplements for top performance on the field of play.