Skip Latella, MS
F. Skip Latella is the CEO and President of Latella Sports Technologies, developer of motion performance systems for sports, wellness, and rehabilitation programs. Latella, a sports physiologist, is a long-time leader in the development of sport-specific, adaptive movement programming as evidenced through patents in Neuromuscular training methodologies.
He has been a consultant to major sports organizations, specializing in biomechanical analysis, program design, and sport-specific training. His clients have included veterans’ groups, professional sports teams, Olympic athletes, major universities, and special needs populations.
He is the author of “Get in Shape Stay in Shape”—rated among the top 25 lay medical books by the Library of Congress—a published researcher, and an inventor of intellectual properties with multiple patents based on his methodology.
A former Adjunct Professor at L.I.U. Graduate School for Exercise Physiology, Latella has a BA in Biology and Health from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MS in Human Performance from Southern Connecticut State University.
Among many accolades, Latella was named Golf Digest’s Top Golf Fitness Instructor in 1998, he received certificates of appreciation from the PGA, AMF Golf Business, USA Archery, and NY State for his work with disabled populations. Latella will serve as Director of Innovation and New Business and as a national spokesperson.
Tim Moynihan has held senior leadership positions at wireless and other technology companies. While in those positions he was responsible for strategy, product management, marketing communication and business development.
With a specialty in technology marketing in both U.S. and international markets, Tim has successfully held leadership roles at Intel, Dialogic, Empirix, SOLiD and other companies.
He was in the US Air Force, USAF Reserves and Air National Guard for 24 years combined.
Tim holds a master’s degree from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
Francis ‘Bo’ Harrigan has spent his career in the financial services industry. He earned a BBA in Accounting at the University of Notre Dame while working for the Business Manager of Athletics. Bo attended Fordham Law School in the Evening Division and was a Legal Assistant at Prudential Bache Securities during the day. He remained in the Securities Industry upon graduation, taking a position at Dominick & Dominick and serving in multiple roles. He moved on to Lawyers Title in White Plains, where he was responsible for closing transactions across New York State.
Coming full circle, he went to work with his father at Harrigan Insurance where he has spent the last 30 years. He sold the Property & Casualty business several years ago in order to concentrate on Life Insurance and Long Term Care.
More recently, he joined his longtime friend Skip Latella with LNTS, LLC, in the effort to get Skip’s patented exercise regimes to a broad audience. Bo worked with Skip before and after 2 hip replacements, and attributes his speedy recovery to those workouts.
Eric Rosenfeld Ph.D.
Eric Rosenfeld Ph.D. is a retired hedge fund manager. Currently he is a lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. Previously he was a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management where he taught an advanced Fixed Income course. Rosenfeld has been involved with several hedge funds, most notably, Long-Term Capital Management. He was also a managing director and member of the executive committee of Salomon Brothers.
Rosenfeld received his B.S. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and a Ph.D. in Finance from the Massachusetts of Technology in 1979. From 1979 to 1984, Rosenfeld was an assistant professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, where he taught the first year Finance course.
Tom Chiappetta is founder and CEO of the Fairfield County Sports Commission, a 501 c (3) non-profit that promotes fitness and an active, healthy lifestyle as well as personal development through sports. Chiappetta has had a life-long career in sports and media, with more than 35 years of experience in sports-related public relations, marketing, special events, non-profit leadership, and consulting.
Jerry Vitti CEO and Founder of HFI Healthcare Financial, Inc. (HFI).
For over 30 years, Jerry Vitti has been working with vulnerable uninsured and Medicaid populations to ensure they have the Medicaid insurance and income support programs (like SSI) they need to lead a healthier life.
Rory Doyle is founder and President of Precision Medical Partners. He has 19 years of experience in healthcare management and serves a diverse portfolio of physicians and medical companies. Rory is a trusted business advisor and strategic partner to a growing number of leading physicians’ groups in the northeast.
Dave Torromeo has served as the Executive Director of the Sport Business Management Program at Manhattanville College since its inception in July 2006. He has over 30 years of experience in sports business, including serving as Vice President/Operations for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), 15 years in collegiate athletics and as an industry consultant.
Connecticut-based company founded by F. “Skip” Latella has been utilizing its patented motor-learning exercise program with USA Archery and Para Archery Team members. Skip works with USA Archery’s teams, introducing them to its unique exercise solution, which delivers enhanced balance, stability, flexibility, and sports specific motor learning protocols.
“The Method,” said Skip Latella, “is the first scientifically validated, patented, sport-specific motor-learning exercise program developed for archery. On-target performance requires a stable platform."
Skip’s method of exercises provide what general balance and conditioning exercises cannot deliver: immediate, lasting, sport-specific improvement in the body’s posture, balance, and stability.
Skip Latella says, "Kelly Ahrens at Stars and Stripes is well ahead of the curve with his extensive research, scientific and validated technologies, behind the application of his assessments. As a consultant with major Medical institutions professional sports teams, and USA Olympians, I believe Kelly’s assessment can easily become part of any assessments due to its unique application to the functional development of sport participation'
Smart Body has nearly 40 years’ experience in developing, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Smart Body already manufactures the equipment utilized by LNTS® clients. SmartBody provides resistance equipment worldwide and has patented equipment designs.
Smart Body’s long relationship with company principal, Skip Latella translates into a powerful partnership that marries Smart Body equipment with the LNTS internationally.
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Sport is no longer a natural process that resembles what the ancient Greeks used to celebrate, so it is time to move away from natural ways of supporting athletes. The hard line is that athletes are now entering a realm of health risks and lifelong injury patterns that cannot be mitigated by drinking chocolate milk and getting better sleep. The world of sports training has reached a point of no return, and something must give. Placing our heads in the sand will not work, and it is not possible to rely on the wisdom of the body when modern humans do things that we may not be designed to do. Add in synthetic interventions and robotic inducing analytics; injuries and burnout may be unavoidable.
If you are going to fight fire with fire, you need to really know the underlying neurophysiology and not just learn recipes.
Enhancing the ability for sport performance and rehab, is the common goal shared by Professional instructors and conditioning experts. In the process of searching for the proper training protocol, the focus should be on improving the neuro-functional ability of the athlete. A functional progression for training an athlete can be defined as breaking specific positions of the sport down into a hierarchy of each body movement in the performance of the entire activity. Then performing LNTS exercises in a sequence that allows for the acquisitions or reacquisition of the skill, no matter what the sport. Motor learning occurs because of proper messaging and sequencing the entire movement. LNTS is the only such training method which consider bio and neuro-tensegrity of the entire movement dynamic.
The axiom that "practice makes perfect' holds true for motor learning and performance. However, without consideration of the neuromuscular demands in training, faulty mechanics will be reinforced. When physical limitations are not addressed, proper motor learning cannot take place. Increased stresses, imbalance, and compensatory actions will inevitably become a constant in the sport performance
Science tells us that when a pattern of movement can be carried out with great ease, motor learning has occurred. For the athlete to play at his optimum level, he must be able to interpret sensory motor information at the sub cortical level. Additionally, once learned, the movement is controlled on a sub-cortical level, leaving the brain free to program new patterns of movement.
The development of the Latella Method allows for this phenomenon to occur.