About Us

Who We Are

Joe and Glen, on a mission to be Wise Athletes.  We hope you’ll join us.

Joe Lavelle at Boulder Valley Velodrome

Joe Lavelle

I am a life-long athlete approaching my sixth decade.  My focus now is keeping my body metabolically flexible and cardiovascularly strong via aerobic and anaerobic fitness to support my ongoing competitive spirit.  

FlexDiet Certified

Habit Coach, Level 1 Certification

Glenn at 1991 World Championships

Glen Winkel, Ph.D.


BA Amherst College (Neuroscience)

MA Mount Holyoke College

Ph.D. UC San Francisco School of Medicine

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship UC Davis

Asst Research Biochemist UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)


8-time Masters World Champion

30-time Masters National Champion.

National Champion in Short Track Speedskating

6 Medals at World Masters Games

Charles E. Merrill Scholarship

Ira Skillman Award

Earle Anthony Research award

National Research Service Award

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About Wise Athletes.

Wise Athletes are those old guys and gals who are still doing it better than you’d think possible. Is it just better gene?  No.

Join us as we explore the science and practice of performing well and aging slowly. 

  • High performance now!
  • Maintaining heart and joint health to remain athletic!
  • Metabolic flexibility to fend off chronic disease!
  • Risk management to keep the wheels from falling off!
  • …and much more.