My name is Caroleen Jones and I am very fortunate to be the CEO of Poliquin Group™.
In 2003, I was first exposed to the methodologies and philosophies that are known today as the PICP. Coming from an athletic background, it was an epiphany for me. I never thought about my body composition or athletic performance from a holistic vantage point. I was now able to couple the knowledge of training with supplementation and nutrition philosophies that actually worked. It wasn’t about will power and deprivation but about eating, training, and living in a way that added to who I was in a wonderful way. When packaged together, it was a system like no other.
It was our goal to offer this education on a global scale. In June 2006, the company began to concentrate on teaching the Poliquin® philosophies worldwide through both the Poliquin® International Certification Program (P.I.C.P.) and Poliquin® BioSignature Modulation.
After a year running the business in my home, I moved Poliquin Group™ to a small office located in North Kingstown, RI. In January 2009, we moved our headquarters to the Historic Village of East Greenwich, RI. This location was home to a 5,200 sq. ft. teaching gym with an office area, classroom, and 3,000 sq. ft. warehouse for worldwide distribution of the Poliquin® supplement line.
In 2009, due to growing worldwide demand, Poliquin® Natural Solutions, the European supplement distribution line was created with our main office in Dublin, Ireland and warehouse and distribution out of Belgium. In order to cater to the needs of our growing coach/trainer base, Poliquin® Online Education was launched in February 2011 as a way to deliver education to trainers without leaving the comfort of their home. Poliquin Group™ continues to grow its roster of certified coaches and currently has coaches in over 60 countries.
On September 19, 2013 a newly built Poliquin Group™ World Headquarters located in East Greenwich, RI opened its doors to the public. The new home of Poliquin Group™ boasts a state-of-the-art 60,000 sq. ft. facility featuring a conference center, café, retail store, and 20,000 sq. ft. gymnasium. Along with the opening of the new facility, Poliquin Group™ launched PoliquinStore.com, an ecommerce website designed to better serve its diverse customer base, Vitruviant.com, an online training tool for coaches, trainers and gym chains, as well as a cutting-edge, proprietary-blend line of supplements including an all new Performance Line.
The Lifestyle Café is the focal point in the new world headquarters, featuring a menu of gluten free, allergy friendly meals to eat in or take out. Recently, the Lifestyle Café began offering gourmet meals-to-go as an extension of the service. To read more about the story behind the café, click on the Lifestyle Café box on the landing page of PoliquinGroup.com.
As we move forward, Poliquin Group™ will continue to focus our efforts in offering state of the art educational courses by expanding our online course offerings to reach more coaches and trainers around the world. The addition of our new online Personal Training course has been accepted as CEC credits in prominent organizations. Our own Poliquin® BioSignature course has been recognized as an approved modality in multiple continents and organizations. Our supplement line will continue to expand into global distribution into Canada and Australia, giving us four global distribution sites around the world.