About Our Company
Nutritional products to hydrate, fuel, and replenish you.
Fluid began as a senior project between a nutritional biochemist and an exercise physiologist at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Founders Richard Smith and David Brown saw a need for post-exercise recovery nutrition that wasn’t being met. They scoured shelves at specialty running and cycling stores. They read ingredient lists, nutrition facts and marketing statements. Nothing they saw matched what was being said in the latest scientific research. The nutritional products available were not matching up with the latest body of knowledge about how humans use nutritional elements during and after exercise.
So they set out to create their own solution. After months of research and development in the kitchen of a rented home next to the Cal Poly campus, they developed a product that would revolutionize how athletes train, recover and improve. Fluid Recovery was born to help people young and old get the nutrients their body need, immediately after exercise, to aid in muscle recovery and allow them to go out the next day and do it again.
But being at the forefront of an entire new product category wasn’t easy. They worked hard. The company grew steadily and organically, expanding its reach from San Luis Obispo to Southern and Northern California, and eventually across the country. Now Fluid is sold online, in specialty stores throughout the United States, and is exported to Costa Rica and Canada.
Our mission, vision, and values provide the foundation for our fundamental business practices, and the framework to build strong relationships with our employees, customers, suppliers, and the community. No matter how large Fluid grows, its founding principles remain the same.
Our Code of Ethics
What started out as a project is now the foundation for a continued promise
We earn and maintain customer loyalty by consistently delivering the highest quality products. We accomplish this with a company wide commitment to excellence in developing and marketing proven products to enhance performance, health, and general well-being.
To harness our passion for physical fitness and nutrition and provide products that are admired throughout our industry and the athletic community.
Our values are critical to building and maintaining customer trust and go beyond putting the customer first. These include:
- Social and Environmental Responsibility
- Commitment to Excellence
- Ethical behavior
Everything you need, nothing you don't.
Firstly, as an athlete, I have always been enamored with the movement capabilities of the human body. As a coach, trainer, and therapist, I have helped others experience their gifts of movement since I was an 18 years old. Secondly, as our technology improves as a society, so will our understanding of the human body. Therefore, to make the best products available, we have to be committed to changing them with evolving information. This concept of dynamism, equally shared between athletics and product development, is what led us to call it the “Fluid project” in the very beginning. It is now the Fluid promise to continue to evolve our products with the latest research so we can make the best possible products to nourish athletic movement.
Richard Smith - CEO