I have had 13 knee surgeries and countless physical therapy sessions. Both knees are replaced and 1 knee has already has a revision done. And I recently found out that I have several things going in in my back as well and haven’t been able to even walk upright or without limping everywhere I went. The Dr’s and therapists did the best they could with a bad situation that started with bad genetics in my knees and even with their help I have been in constant level 9-10 pain for as long as I can remember. I went to my 4th orthopedic Dr yesterday just praying something could be done to allow me to walk without limping and at least ease some of the pain. I was basically told that there wasn’t anything that could be done besides me trying to stretch the tendons myself and it wouldn’t get much better. It was devastated and extremely discouraged. But I remembered talking to Al at The Motivator a few weeks back and decided to contact him as a last resort. He had me come in today and I am in awe. He stretched me and did ART (Active Release Technique) on my legs and back. When I first got off the table, I was in shock. I was able to straighten my right knee ALL THE WAY for the first time in 10+ years. I went in at a level 9 pain level and left at a level 4!!!!! I will definitely be going back to finish the ART. And I am so excited, relieved and astounded at what a huge amazing difference just the 1 session has made already!!!!! Thank you Al for taking the time to help.
I’ve been working out at The Motivator for about three months now. The place is spotless, well-maintained, and well-equipped. After my initial meeting with the owner, Al, he connected me with my trainer, Maggie. My goal was simple – get in better shape. Maggie has something different at each workout, she challenges and motivates me. She’s well-educated in fitness and clearly knows what she’s doing. The Motivator is not like other gyms. It’s by appointment with your trainer only – so there’s always just a small group of people – trainers and trainees – there working out in a friendly environment. If you’re looking to avoid the typical gym vibe and looking to make a commitment to your own well-being (especially if you’re a bit older, a bit out of shape or have some residual limitations from injuries, etc.) you truly can’t find a better place to get in shape. I highly recommend The Motivator, Al, (with canine owner Oscar who’s always around with a wagging tail), and my trainer Maggie. My only regret is I didn’t find them sooner.
After being in significant chronic pain for over a year, multiple doctor visits, procedures, pills etc… I spent one rehab session with Al and my pain level went from a 7 to a 2. I cried with joy… to have my pain lessened after a year of 7-10 level pain daily seemed like a miracle. We have more work to do to get me back to “normal” but, if this is how I feel after 1 session… I can’t wait to see what is next! Thank you Al for changing my life… grateful beyond words! Oh, and after my session I got up from the sofa and my husband said I looked like a the younger woman he married, instead of a 70 year old woman… not sure if there was a compliment in there or not but I will take it. 😉
Al’s techniques are the first to offer me a real solution to chronic pain and safe strength training post injury. His methods have been more effective than any prescriptions or physical therapy. 7 years post injury, two spinal surgeries later, I feel I have finally found an opportunity to get back on track with my mobility and even athletic goals. Go see Al “The Motivator!”
I look forward to my weekly sessions at this clean personal training gym with Woody! He’s a fabulous trainer who knows his stuff! Every workout is different, challenging and fun. He is also great at keeping you motivated and encouraged to meet your personal fitness goals. Totally would recommend him and any other trainer at The Motivator!