About Us


Our program is researched based and state-of-theart in both equipment and design. We believe in a balanced approach to your health, wellness, performance and fitness needs. We carefully match the intensity and volume of your experience with several factors (age, medical history, sport, nosport, goals, nutritional habits, sleep patterns, occupational demands) to ensure your program is efficient and completely custom to you.

AFFORDABLE: Several convenient and affordable training options that are sure to fit your needs.

FLEXIBLE TRAINING OPTIONS: We can be with you closely every step of the way or design a program that you can do independently and "check in" with us for new training programs.

SMART PROGRAM DESIGN: We vary the intensity of training sessions for optimal hormonal, neurological, muscular, and cardiovascular changes.

Carolina Athletic Development
Carolina Athletic Development

CUSTOM PROGRAMS FOR MAX RESULTS: Your fitness/performance experience is customized to you. We expect your body to "learn" correct form and reduce compensation before progressing to more demanding exercises.

ATHLETES: We have a proven track record with many of the best athletes in the region (high school to professional). LEVELS brings together strength and conditioning, speed, power, agility, plyometrics, corework, stretching, and sports specificity to ensure proper fitness maturation.

ADULTS: Our young and older adult population will feel the benefits of our LEVELS training. Expect improvement in strength, body composition, function, performance, fitness, energy, balance, flexibility and the way you FEEL.

BODYWORK/PREVENTION:CAD LEVELS participants will have easy access to physical therapy services to manage minor aches and pains or to just feel your best (additional charge applies).


Lee Howard PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS
Lee Howard PhD, PT, ATC, LAT, CSCS
Physical Therapist

Lee graduated with a Master's degree with an emphasis in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 1995. He began specialized training in spinal rehabilitation and sports medicine. Using a variety of soft tissue and joint mobilizing techniques, as well as unique corrective exercise programs he has successfully helped thousands of athletes and non-athletes achieve their goals of reducing pain, improving strength and restoring functional mobility.

Lee Howard PhD, PT, ATC, CSCSIn 1999, he received his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification

from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and subsequently served as the NC State Director from 2001-2004. He also received his Athletic Training Certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association.

In December of 2005 Lee received his Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research focused on how the body compensates after knee or ankle injury.

His experience in general orthopaedic rehabilitation, sports medicine and expertise in strength and conditioning has made him the physical therapist and strength coach of choice for first team all ACC athletes (field hockey, basketball, football, volleyball, soccer), NCAA National player of the year award recipients and several athletes from the NBA, NFL, Champions Tour, NASCAR, World Champion Kick boxers, LPGA, National level Gymnasts, Dancers and more.

He has been an invited guest speaker from the following organizations: American Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainer's Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His lecture interests include lower extremity malalignment, spinal stabilization, plyometrics, corrective exercise and assessment of functional deficits limiting maximum performance and function. Current interests include advanced techniques in functional dry needling and Class 4 LASER.