Frequently Asked Questions
Why is there no button to sign up for SummaUp without a call?
A call is a prerequisite before we prescribe a regime because health and wellness are unique to each individual and require a personalized approach.
We need to understand your:
– Current body type and physical state.
– Previous experience with any fitness regimen in the past (results, pain points, etc.).
– Patterns of what may or may not be working for you.
– Goals so that we can set milestones and realistic monthly expectations.
– Health issues, injuries, and existing medications.
– Your life and work schedule.
– Any obstacles that may prevent you from achieving your goals.
After we examine all of the friction we’re facing, we will propose a personalized program that fits you. Everything about our longevity programs is tailored to you because what we offer is a lifelong, sustainable program for health and longevity.
What is SummaUp?
SummaUp is a platform that optimizes fitness and longevity through the use of longevity medicine and a program of targeted workouts, diet and therapeutics to boost the performance of your body and mind. SummaUp founder Dr. Ryan designs a treatment plan informed by your personal health data that yields measurable results in just 12 weeks. You’ll grow stronger, faster and sharper, while boosting key metrics that drive your overall health, stamina and longevity. Over the long term, you will also develop a passion for staying fit that will allow you to perform at a higher level in everything you do.
Who will help me throughout the program?
SummaUp clients directly engage with Dr. Ryan and a dedicated Client Success Coordinator assigned to you and a cadre of coaches to facilitate your progress throughout your journey
How will I know if the program is working?
Each quarter, SummaUp clients are expected to submit lab work that will measure the effectiveness of your SummaUp regimen on all of your body’s vital functions. In other words, you won’t just look and feel better. You’ll actually be measurably healthier.
What benefits and results can I expect from the SummaUp program?
Results vary, but most clients report these positive outcomes:
- Within the first 3 weeks, your strength measurably Increases
- Within the first 60 days, your mood will be generally enhanced—a mental transformation that has even been effective for people suffering from clinical depression
- You shed an average of 7 lbs per month, with about 10 lbs lost within the first 30 days
- You gain greater muscle mass in the first 60 days You’ll sleep better within the first 30 days
- You'll have greater energy levels in the first 30 days
- Stress levels will decline in the first 3 weeks
- Cholesterol level and blood pressure will drop within 3 months
- You’ll reduce or even eliminate lower back pain and knee pain within 3 months
How much does SummaUp cost?
The initial assessment is $1997 which does include the cost of lab work and the meeting with Dr. Ryan. The cost of the UberHuman membership is $12,996 per year paid annually which includes everything you need to look and feel decades younger: 5 Diagnostic Lab Tests, 5 Yearly Consults, Customized Longevity Playbook, $3K of Longevity Meds + Supplements, Weekly Q&A, Coaching, Lab Testing, Accountability
What is the recommended age range for SummaUp clients? Is there an age restriction?
Although SummaUp is a personalized program, it uses techniques and therapeutics developed for a very specific target audience. Consequently, you must be 38 years or older to be considered for the program.
Is SummaUp covered by my health insurance?
No. SummaUp is independent and not recognized by insurance companies. It is a direct pay provider that does not seek reimbursement services from insurance providers. We do not provide procedure codes (CPT) or diagnostic codes (ICD-10). Some clients have had success submitting costs under an FSA or HSA similar to a gym membership, but this depends on the terms and conditions of your individual provider.
Can I pay my annual membership upfront?
Yes, the terms of membership include an annual payment. We do not bill monthly.
Does SummaUp come with references?
SummaUp works with trusted partners such as Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp and others. Because of the nature of our high-achieving clientele and HIPAA regulations, we strenuously protect the anonymity of our clients and only discuss their experiences with the utmost discretion.
What makes SummaUp different from other high-end online fitness programs?
In a post-pandemic world where people had adopted healthy new routines into their busy, isolated lives, online fitness quickly took off. In general, people appreciate the flexibility online exercise allows. In many ways, online fitness is even more suited to a high net worth audience owing to their particularly demanding schedules and even their unique considerations of privacy and personal safety.
SummaUp was developed with the unique needs of this high net worth audience in mind. Moreover, SummaUp is a program developed by Dr. Ryan, who is a physician, bodybuilder and former personal trainer. Consequently, SummaUp was created with a deeper understanding of medicine, fitness and people. Furthermore, Dr. Ryan is passionate about exploring and adopting the very best of today’s latest advancements in medicine and fitness. We strongly believe this makes SummaUp safer and more effective.
Does SummaUp come with any guarantees?
Yes. If after 90 days, you are not completely satisfied, we will issue a full refund. The same is true at the one-year mark. Furthermore, if you ever have to wait more than 5 minutes for an appointment, we’ll issue a $100 credit to your account along with our apologies.
How lasting are the changes I’ll see from SummaUp?
SummaUp is intended to optimize your body through positive, healthy changes in lifestyle. Exactly how long these changes last is largely a matter of education and lifestyle. Generally though, once clients start to see and appreciate the positive changes proper diet, exercise and nutrition can make, they adopt these measures and their benefits for the long term.
I had lab work done recently. Can you accept it?
No. We take a more comprehensive posture on lab testing and results that goes far beyond what is typically included in an annual check-up with a primary care physician (PCP), executive health specialist or endocrinologist. Our team creates a customized lab panel based on your individual physiology measured quarterly. Consequently, we not only require more testing, but highly sensitive tests with granularity that exceeds the capabilities of many labs. This data, in combination with one-on-one counseling with the medical provider, is used to develop a comprehensive lab report and a customized treatment plan.
What biomarkers does SummaUp check during the lab testing?
Compared to mainstream medicine, we assume a more comprehensive posture on your health data and track more than 80 biomarkers. Further, while most biomarker ranges are focused on diagnosing disease, our objective is to identify optimal levels for peak performance. For example, the traditional ‘normal’ range for vitamin D is 30-100 ng/ml, however, for performance, research suggests 80-120 ng/ml is more optimal. Our diagnostics aren’t just a snapshot of your health; they are an ongoing analysis of your projected peak levels across the board and how to achieve them.
Is SummaUp HIPAA-compliant?
Yes. Our tech stack is fully HIPAA-compliant, consistent with the highest standards in data encryption found in a modern medical practice.
At what point does my relationship with SummaUp end?
SummaUp is designed to create measurable progress in 12 weeks. But the bigger picture is the more time you spend with SummaUp, the more progress you make, success begets success and like an investment each right decision compounds. Typically, clients can see a complete body transformation within 12 months. Many find themselves adopting lifelong practices, Some even appreciate the structure of the program to the point where they withdraw, then later return. We welcome clients to fit SummaUp into their busy lives as their schedule allows.
I am not a US resident. Can I still work with Dr. Ryan ?
We currently only work with US-based residents in select states. American citizens working overseas with an APO box are also eligible. (Not available in AK, HI, ID, MT, ND, SD, WY)
What are my risks of physical injury?
Although there is always some risk of injury—including from issues such as pre-existing conditions or even flawed workout techniques—SummaUp workouts are designed to achieve results from 30 minutes of highly manageable, low-risk, regular exercise.
Do I have to travel anywhere to participate in SummaUp?
No. SummaUp is a telehealth platform. For lab work, we have partnerships with phlebotomists who can even come to you to assist you in your home, office or even a hotel. Alternatively, you may also visit an affiliated nationwide patient service center for lab testing.
Do I need a gym membership? What kind of fitness equipment is required?
No, a gym membership is not necessary, although we will work with you to structure your routine for a gym if that’s your preference. We provide 3 options to our clients for a personalized workout program:
Option 1: To train at home, start by sending us a photo of your equipment. We will make any recommendations needed to your setup, then design a program based accordingly. Equipment can be as simple as resistance bands or even your furniture at home.
Option 2: If you have a gym membership, we will ask you to send us the name and location of your gym. We will do our best to research the facility to understand the equipment available to you.
Option 3: We can also design a hybrid approach for clients who want some gym time and some time at home working out.
Keep in mind your plan can be adjusted to fit your life. If you move, or if you’re traveling, staying in hotels, or want to work out outdoors, SummaUp will adapt to your lifestyle and needs.
Are there dietary restrictions?
No. We work with you to fit your lifestyle.
Does SummaUp work for women, too?
SummaUp is primarily geared towards the physiology of men over 40, We do selectively treat spouses, significant others and family members for longevity medicine at a favorable rate for existing clients. Please contact us for more information.
What happens if I start to put weight back on?
When clients encounter obstacles in their progress, including weight gain, Dr. Ryan will work with you to build a strategy to address the root causes, whether it’s related to lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, or any combination of these.
Who is the ideal candidate to benefit from SummaUp?
SummaUp is a personalized program designed to benefit a wide range of men. Ideally, SummaUp clients are 38+ year old males who are accustomed to exercise, but who are seeking a new approach to fitness and overall health.
What’s the next level of fitness beyond SummaUp?
To expand your healthspan AND lifespan; In other words to get in the best shape of your life and live to be a centurion that lives decades younger
Is SummaUp appropriate for people primarily interested in weight loss?
SummaUp is a personalized program that can be designed around your personal goals. If weight loss is your highest priority, Dr. Ryan will create a program using diet, exercise and therapeutics that will help you to achieve very specific goals. On average, SummaUp clients lose an average of 7 lbs per month, so weight loss is a very realistic and attainable goal under the program.
Can I still participate in SummaUp when I’m traveling?
We can tailor your fitness routine based on changes in your lifestyle, including travel or even any physical discomfort or injury. We encourage you to discuss these issues and more with your Client Success Coordinator.
How long does it typically take to fulfill a supplement or therapeutic order?
Ordering a supplement or therapeutic is simple from the perspective of a SummaUp client. You make the call or send an email, and your part is done. What you may not realize is the complex set of actions this initiates behind the scenes, involving multiple departments at multiple companies.
First, we review the order for accuracy, then manually submit it to the pharmacy. If your order is being fulfilled with multiple pharmacies, our staff has to log into each pharmacy portal and submit the order.
Next, our clinical staff must review your prescription and sign off on its release to you at the pharmacy. If your order is being fulfilled with multiple pharmacies, your clinical lead has to log into each pharmacy portal and approve the orders. Dr. Ryan is also working with clients during the day and typically approves orders once a day.
Finally, your order is processed by a pharmacy partner or fulfillment center. Depending on the size and complexity of your order, it can take up to 48 hours to prepare your medications. Once your order is complete, it must then be reviewed and approved by a pharmacist who oversees the order. Your order then undergoes one final final inspection by the shipping department before it’s boxed up and sent to you.
When I order a supplement or therapeutic, who ships my order?
Our fulfillment partners are US-based 503A/503B FDA-approved and audited compounding pharmacies. Unlike a retail pharmacy, a compounding pharmacy actually makes your medications on-site once the order is received. They do not just take an item off the shelf to fill the order. This process allows us to customize dosage, potency and delivery specifications, while ensuring the accuracy of it all.
Do I need to have training experience?
No, there is no prior training experience required. It does not matter if you have never done resistance training in the past or even exercised before. We work with all different levels of experience and will develop a suitable plan for your needs.
Suppose you have never done any exercises before. In that case, our custom app will help you. It shows you videos step-by-step of how to do the exercises, so you have the proper form, technique and get educated on what each exercise is targeting.
This is what makes us different. We work hard to tailor everything we do with you to your unique lifestyle, goals, and personal challenges.
I have lower back pain, knee pain and joint issues. Can you still coach me?
Many of our clients experience these exact issues. Our ability to help you depends on the intensity of the discomfort you’re experiencing, your current treatment plan, the medications you’re taking, and, finally, your goals. Nonetheless, our programs are fully personalized, so when you tell us about any issues, we consider those in building our program for you.This will be discussed in our initial call, and we will be able to assess whether we can approve you for the UberHuman program and the approach we will take our your condition.
I have high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, can you still coach me?
Most of our clients due to being overweight (exclusions can apply) they, are experiencing these health issues. Before the official start of the UberHuman program, we will develop a plan that is going to balance your cholesterol levels and blood pressure based off our initial call and the initial lab testing. On our initial call, we will dive deep into the problem, and we will be able to tell you the actions we will take to solve these issues.
I suffer from diabetes. Can you still coach me?
We specialize in helping clients with diabetes. We will design a plan that reduces your A1C levels and for you to understand more how your blood sugar numbers work. Our goal is to make sure you control diabetes, and I can confidently tell you that we had clients that managed to reverse it. Obviously, it depends on which stage of diabetes you’re in and what type of diabetes you have.
On our initial call, we will explore your issues and begin the process of forming a plan.
by Dr. Ryan
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