Whatever the sport – Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Hockey, Tennis, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, or any other – Success Longevity and Earnings depend upon performance. For an athlete, just getting into top physical shape isn't enough. Performance – Strength, Explosiveness, Power, Stamina, Quickness and Mental Edge to Win – is what gets the job done. For an Agent, Trainer, Special Teams Coach, Manager, Director of Player Development, Strength Coach or anyone whose livelihood depends upon an athlete's performance, the bottom line is Performance Enhancement.

Whatever enhances athletic performance enhances your career. You can take it to the bank. And with Mackie Shilstone's help, You Will.

Not Just a Fitness Program...It's Investment Banking

To go the distance, an athlete must be prepared. Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) evaluates each athlete's condition in detail. Then Mackie creates a program to meet sports-specific and individual needs.

The initial evaluation can include:

  • Thorough physical
  • Detailed Orthopedic Examination
  • Oxygen consumption assessment
  • Pulmonary Assessment
  • Electrocardiogram/
    Heart Rate Data
  • Hemodynamics
  • Metabolic Assessment
  • Glucose and Blood Lactate Analysis
  • Complete Laboratory
  • Vision screening
  • Isokinetic Testing
  • Diagnostic Biomechanics
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Ideal Playing Weight Determination
  • Physical Therapy
  • Energy Assessment

Rapid Results

In as little as a week, Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) will maximize performance using scientifically based principles:

  • Biomechanical engineered exercise techniques to burn fat, build muscle while enhancing strength, speed and power
  • Eat-to-Win Customized Nutritional Plan
  • Performance Nutritional Supplementation Protocol
  • Motivation to reach "the zone" of peak performance and stay in it
  • Body composition Normalization
  • Competitive Edge

Because Fitness is Not Paramount, Performance is

Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) develops the components of superior performance. Adding years to careers, these skills propel the athlete to the top of his or her game:

  • Explosive Power
  • Drive
  • Speed
  • Focus
  • Flexibility
  • Acceleration
  • Balance
  • Quickness
  • Endurance
  • Peak Energy
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Accuracy
  • Agility
  • Sharpened Reflexes

Get In The Zone

All of the physical preparation in the world won't result in peak performance without a winning mental attitude. Any type of professional can experience performance anxiety, negative stress or other psychological factors. The PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) offers proven techniques – everything from deep relaxation and visualization, to stress management – to help the athlete overcome roadblocks to performance. Sports psychologists are available to work with the athlete to develop focus, drive, improved concentration, motivation, and consistency – the mental and emotional conditioning that produces the will to win.

Full Resources of Premier Health Center

Backing Mackie's proven sport specific conditioning and training techniques are the full resources of one of America's premier medical centers – East Jefferson General Hospital. Mackie is the Executive Director of The Fitness Principle at East Jefferson General Hospital. The PEP team comprises every specialty to support medicine – orthopedic, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, sports psychology, physical therapy, rehabilitation specialties, ophthalmology, general and reconstructive surgery, and more. His team also includes performance specialists – NATA certified athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, speed coaches, sports performance nutritionists – everything needed to build bodies, confidence, performance and careers.

One Stop Shopping and Full Support Service Capability

Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) provides everything needed for the athlete's stay:

  • Use of a state-of-the-art training and work out facility
  • Training table with nutritionally balanced meals for the specific needs of the pro athlete with individualized take-home meal and supplement plan
  • Accommodations in one of New Orleans beautiful hotels in the historic garden district, at special rates. For longer stays, arrangements can be made for an apartment or condominium.
  • Arrangements for in-city transportation
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation
  • Confidential substance abuse treatment on either an inpatient or an outpatient basis.

Because the needs of athletes are as different as the individual themselves, Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) is structured so that an athlete gets exactly what he or she needs. The program offers a comprehensive list of services, but only those services that are needed are incorporated into each athlete's personal plan.

Don't Wait For an Injury to Sideline Your Career

Although Mackie has had phenomenal success in rehabilitating athletes – ask Lawyer Malloy of the New England Patriots, Jonathan Bender of the Indiana Pacers, Jason Ferguson, and Rocky Roe, a former major league umpire – Mackie's expertise can help an athlete avoid injury in the first place. Mackie's team drills proper technique into athletes, which not only enhances performance, it helps protect the player, minimizing the chance for injury. It's insurance that benefits an athlete at any career stage, and staying and playing healthy is part of peak performance. The NHL's St. Louis Blue's cut their injury treatment in half after working with Mackie.

Team Packages

Mackie's PROformance Enhancement Program (PEP) offers customized programs to meet a team's individualized needs. Team representatives can help Mackie devise a tailored team program which can either be implemented in New Orleans or at team training facilities. Alternatively, Mackie is available to travel for personal consultations. Mackie's client teams included the New Orleans Saints, Washington Bullets, St. Louis Blues, and the New Orleans Brass Hockey Team.

Workshop for Coaches and Trainers

In an effort to provide knowledge and techniques that coaches and trainers can incorporate into their own programs, Mackie conducts sports-specific topical workshops with leading experts from biomechanics to sports performance nutrition. These workshops give participants effective techniques to enhance performance, lesson injury and exceed specific training goals. Call for a list of scheduled workshops or to request a workshop on the topic you need.

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Location & Hours

The Fitness Principle is conveniently located in the EJGH Wellness Center, 3726 Houma Blvd., at the corner of Kawanee Avenue and Houma Boulevard, close to EJGH’s main campus.

Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 503-6868
Fax: (504) 503-6800
Email: fitness@

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