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About The FWDfuel Sports Nutrition Team

Founded by Michael and Kylene Bogden in 2017, the FWDfuel Sports Nutrition team has grown to includes Crossfit athlete and dietitian nutritionist Abby Vichill.

Our Goals and Vision

Our goal is to help you have a healthy gut, energy, and reach your peak performance. This ranges from helping elite athletes reaching new levels of recovery and endurance to busy parents having the energy to handle everything they need to do.  

While much has been written about functional nutrition, there is a void when it comes to functional sports nutrition.  Our goal is to help active individuals, especially those with fatigue and gut issues, learn learn how food is medicine to help us reach our very best.  

Who We Are

We teach a clean-eating, whole food approach to sports nutrition that is sustainable for a lifetime. 

We are a team led by life long health nut, nutrition advocate, marathon runner, and sports physical therapist Michael Bogden. Michael manages the business to allow our two rock-star sports dietitian nutritions- Cleveland Cavaliers Performance Dietitian Nutritionst/ FWDfuel Sports Nutrition co-founder Kylene Bogden and Crossfit-athlete dietitian nutritionist Abby Vichill. 

Our Story

Each of us has battled our own gut issues and fatigue.  While the stories are different, the path is similar with countless number of doctors visits and tests with little answers or results.  Through research, persistence, and the help of a few people that we owe a thousand thank-yous to, we discovered functional nutrition and functional medicine which finally helped ur restore our life  and forever changed our lives.  

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Meet The Team

Michael Bogden

Michael Bogden

Co-Founder and DPT

Michael is a residency and fellowship trained sports physical therapist with a lifelong interest in sports nutrition nearly changing his major in college to pursue nutrition before opting for physical therapy.

Michael’s background includes playing football at John Carroll University where he pursued a degree in Exercise Science and Walsh University where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Following PT school he was the second graduate ever to complete the Cleveland Clinic Sports Physical Therapy Residency. He continued his education then with a Manual Therapy Fellowship at Daemen College.

A few years back Michael unexpectedly ran into issues with fatigue and recovery which significantly hindered his training. After working closely with his wife, Kylene, a dietitian trained in Functional Sports Nutrition, he learned an entirely new approach to eating and living a more holistic lifestyle. This dramatic life change led to remarkable improvement in his overall energy and performance. In 2017, with the help of a Functional Sports Nutrition approach, he improved his half marathon PR by 5 minutes. These improvements inspired him to co-found FWDfuel Sports Nutrition to spread the word so that others could experience the same success.

Michael continues to train regularly and see improvements from a functional nutrition approach allowing him to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2019.

Interstested in reading more about Michael’s journey from gut issues to Boston Qualifier? Read more about his journey here. 

 

 

Kylene Bogden

Kylene Bogden

Co-Founder and Performance Dietitian

Thenthe ‘Kylene is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) currently working in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers. She was previously a dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. 

After growing up on processed foods and often feeling drastically different depending on what she before practice as a sprinter, she realized that the better she ate, the better she felt. Seeing the power of food lead to a desire to become a licensed registered sports dietitian. 

Kylene started her career practicing conventional nutrition, teaching the food pyramid and calorie counting. Over the past eight years, her way of thinking and eating has been completely transformed seeing all calories are not equal and that the quality of food matters.

After completing a dietetic internship and landing her firs job, she sought out working for a world-renowned hospital for better learning opportunities. However, over time, she noticed how exhausted she felt each day. Despite adequate sleep, she struggled to function or train for a race without coffee.

After switching jobs to work to the then- brand new Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional medicine and pursuing further education on functional nutrition, she learned what true clean-eating was and how to remove toxins from her environment. This lead to self discovery that she had been walking around with food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, and mold toxicity for years that were never recognized by any health care provider.

Through Kylene’s personal experiences and the mentorship of some of the countries leading functional medicine physicians, a desire to blend the world of sports nutrition with function nutrition was born.  Then, with the encouragement countless number clients and her husband, she decided to start her own website and sports nutrition company, FWDfuel Sports Nutrition.

Fast forward to today, Kylene has had the privilege of assisting thousands of individuals achieve their dreams. she’s worked with conference champions and professional athlete world champions.  She’s seen the minds and bodies of those who felt weight loss was a hopeless endeavor, be transformed. She has also had the honor of helping many, many individuals reverse their chronic pain and fatigue.

Interested in learning more about Kylene’s personal journey? You can read more about her struggles and triumps here.

Abby Vichill

Abby Vichill

Performance Dietitian

Abby is a functionally trained Registered Dietitian. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Dayton and completed her Master of Science in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University, where she currently teaches as an adjunct instructor. Abby became involved with FWDfuel early on, developing and writing research-based nutrition blogs and upon finishing her academic and clinical training began officially working for the business to help athletes from a variety of competitive levels optimize their health and performance through nutrition. 

Abby’s eagerness to pursue the emerging world of Functional Sports Nutrition did not come by chance. She was involved in athletics as early as she can recall, beginning with gymnastics early on and eventually started training as a competitive CrossFit athlete in her college years. It was in her early years as an athlete that Abby’s innate interest in sports nutrition emerged, as this appeared to be the ticket to enhancing her performance. Interestingly, her decisions around food and fueling in the beginning were far different than the core principles she counsels clients on and practices herself today. 

First began the gut issues several years into college and an ensuing hormonal storm despite her deepest denial. After several years of intermittent stomach flares, sleeplessness, and chronic stress, not to mention multiple useless doctors appointments, she knew she had to investigate an alternative route. It was around this time that Functional Sports Nutrition, a world she felt in her gut (literally!) existed, but never knew was introduced. With several months of intentional gut healing and natural balancing of hormones using mind-body practices and a whole foods diet, Abby began to experience dramatic shifts in energy, fitness, and other nagging symptoms that she never believed her diet and environment could be as the culprit! Fast forward to today, Abby feels more in control of her fitness and health than ever before and has developed a sincere passion to help individuals of all types optimize their athletic potential by blurring the lines between conventional sports nutrition and overall health

Jessica Uy

Jessica Uy

Virtual Assistent

Jessica is a Registered Nurse working as a Corporate Trainer. She has background in Digital Marketing. She has a passion for books, art and travel. She loves to spend time with her family and dogs. 

Jessica has been a part of FWDfuel since early in 2019 and helps manage contracts, scheduling and payments. 

 

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