John Lytton

Position: President

Education: B.S. Exercise Science, LMBT, NCSAB, FRCms, MovNat L2, FMS L2, Rock Tape Blade + FMT

Birth Place: Jackson, MS


John is the President at Performance Unlimited, Inc and a partner in Sporting Institute. Originally a dedicated sport scientist within the realms of youth and professional soccer, Lytton quickly made a name within the industry for developing a personalized and wholistic programming approach inside a team setting that is still sought after today. Since 2010, he has brought the same philosophy, with great success, to the general population building a focused approach to increasing the life-span and health-span in midlife (40-65 years old) through best practices and progressive tools in fields of nutrigenomics, epigenetics, metabolism, and biomechanics.



  • u-14 US Boys National Team (US Soccer)
  • Charlotte Independence (USL-Pro soccer) – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • New Mexico United (USL-Pro soccer) – ALBEQUERQUE, NM
  • Charlotte Eagles (USL-Pro soccer) – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Charlotte Lady Eagles (W-League soccer) – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Vasco da Gama (Serie A professional soccer club) – RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
  • England Under-20 Men’s Soccer National Team – LONDON, ENGLAND
  • Carolina Sports Agency – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Carolina Panthers (NFL) – CHARLOTTE, NC


  • Army Men’s Soccer – WEST POINT, NY
  • Wingate Univ. Women’s Soccer – WINGATE, NC
  • Davidson Men’s/Women’s Soccer (NCAA Division I) – DAVIDSON, NC
  • Texas Tech Women’s Soccer (NCAA Division I) – LUBBOCK, TX


  • Queen City Mutiny – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Carolina Rapids – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Charlotte Soccer Club – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • Charlotte United Futbol Club – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • South Charlotte Soccer Association, USSF Academy Teams – CHARLOTTE, NC
  • North Meck Soccer Club, USSF Academy Teams – HUNTERSVILLE, NC
  • Carolina Elite Soccer Academy – GREENVILLE, SC


  • Coached 10,000+ training hours with youth, college, and professional soccer athletes
  • Licensed Bodyworker & Massage Therapist
  • Certified Precision Nutrition Coach – Level 1
  • Speaker on Speed Application — NSCA North Carolina Annual Meeting 2010
  • Division 1 and NAIA Student Athlete – Univ. of Massachusetts & Belhaven Univ – Soccer 1999-2002
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association — Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screen Certified
  • Certified Practitioner of Sports Axiology
  • Certified Rocktape Therapist – FMT Performance, Blades
  • Certified ELDOA – Level II