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Human Performance Center is located in the beautiful foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe, NM. With an elevation of 7000 feet above sea level, the Southern Rocky Mountain air is thin, the light is fantastic, and this is the perfect location to live an active, outdoor lifestyle.

Established in 1999, we have been a hidden gem of advanced healing and movement therapy for almost 20 years. Whether you are an elite athlete, someone who is recovering from surgery or someone in between, we can help you achieve your next step towards optimal performance. We’ve had clients that range from 10 to 95 yrs old. Our innovative approach to movement and physical rehabilitation has brought clients from around the world to see us. All we ask is that potential clients come with an open mind, check their ego at the door, and prepare to see themselves through a new lens.

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Kele and Fred McDaniel, co-founders of Human Performance Center, Inc and Functional Integral Technique (F.I.T.) have spent the past 20 years finding REAL, evidence based solutions to modern day conditions which limit mobility and vitality. Fred & Kele look at the whole person, not just the symptoms. They have helped thousands of people not only get out of pain but understand why and how their situation developed and what to do about it if it returns. This revolutionary approach is based upon recognizing neuro-dysfunction in the human movement system and utilizing the power of neuro-plasticity to reprogram movement pathways. Through a variety of techniques, we unveil where the body is not functioning optimally and how to correct those patterns of dysfunction using advanced hands-on treatment techniques and cutting edge movement therapy.

Our Mission

Our Mission: is to facilitate awareness in each unique individual we work with and provide an education and insight into how their body works and what they can do to enhance their human experience.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy is based upon what we call Neurological Loading or Neural Tension (physical + chemical + psycho-emotional). The combination of these factors lead to biomechanical tension patterns that can be influential in the pain process. We facilitate changes in the body by creating a conscious dialogue between the brain/body connection.

Our Approach

Our Approach: We utilize a comprehensive view of a whole person. Using advanced hands on treatment techniques along with cutting edge movement principles we guide our clients into a deeper understanding of their individual issue. We come from a sensitive place to meet our clients individual needs based upon “the trauma-spectrum”.


The first phase to finding connection to your core structure and gaining higher function in your overall movement capability.




The Second phase in gaining optimal movement function. This is where the integrity of our connective tissue has the health to withstand forces of our natural movement patterns. 


The fifth phase in the F.I.T protocol. Mobiltiy is where your brain/body connection is synchronized in a balanced way to have control through a specific range of motion.




The third phase in the F.I.T training system is Balance. Balance is the body’s ability to maintain center of gravity with it’s own base of support.



The fourth phase in the F.I.T. protocol system. The strength phase is where we use resistance training to further our ability to support the posture and healthy movement patterns we are trying to create.




The sixth phase in the F.I.T. training protocol is where we train the body/brain/nervous system to work in the most optimal way. 




The Love of Fitness: A C…

Jason Warner recently interviewed Fred and Kele about their love of fitness and the full conversation published on Steve Hogg's website The key to finding a...

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Neurological Loading Pri…

If there were one theory that we return to time and time again, trying to help explain why people get “injured,” it would be the theory of what we call "Neurological Loading Principle or Neural Tensio...

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We're featured in Outsid…

Although it was nearly ten years ago, a lot of what Outside Magazine and author Nick Heil wrote about us is still a large part of our foundational concepts.  The majority of the philosophy w...

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We’ve been focused students of movement, rehabilitation, exercise, nutrition & supplementation, mindfulness/meditation for 20 years. We are both highly engaged in living an active lifestyle (cycling, running, strength training, yoga, hiking, snowsports). We’ve each had a variety of injuries over our lives as athletes, too many minor injuries to count but also we have been through nine combined surgeries for injury correction. Through these injuries and surgeries, we have gained tremendous first-hand insight on how to help others who are suffering from pain and want to live a more optimal, active lifestyle.



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Your will find our Santa Fe Studio at:

825 Early St., Ste G
Santa Fe, NM

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