Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk, Ph.D., M.Ed.


For over 30 years, Dr. Steve has developed a unique and practical foundation that is grounded in proven science, health, wellness, physiology, and performance principles. Dr. Steve combines these core elements with the use of leading-edge technology, to create a platform to navigate your individual health & performance matrix, leading to an effective re-calibration plan for you. Dr. Steve developed The Body Lab at Optimal Heart Center to optimize clients’ personal performance through a proprietary 5-Week Total Body Evaluation.


Dr. Steve’s powerful methods offer a refreshing approach to develop, sustain, and strengthen personal quality of life, health, and performance. His research and adeptly crafted application of behavior science principles, provides each individual with a motivating, personalized action plan that fits into our fast-paced, stressed-out, over-stimulated world.


Dr. Steve’s distinctive expert skillset was uniquely formed through education, research, hands on application, and a willingness to keep an open mind and think outside the box. He focuses intently to align scientific data, techniques, programming methods, and innovative technologies with the goal of maintaining his fundamental principle of “success through simplicity.”

Dr. Steve received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Exercise Science and Wellness, and his master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Human Performance. He currently serves as the Chief Science Officer for a med tech company, has a history of applying his craft in both health and athletic-performance settings, and is a highly sought-after consultant and speaker.

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