Paige B -
Neurophysiologist - 26 y.o.
While I might not fit the profile of your typical athlete, throughout my life I have been incredibly active in various forms of dance. Unfortunately, the thing that was my passion also lead to significant wear and tear on my body. After dislocating both patellas several times and breaking both of my feet on separate occasions, I was experiencing tons of discomfort from my hips down through my feet when attempting most forms of cardio and weight training. I also found myself getting bored and losing motivation with the few fitness routines that I had found that worked for me. I came to Shaun not only for help reaching my fitness goals, but for motivation and guidance on how to make my body work efficiently and effectively.I realized on New Year’s Eve 2014 that I was serious about getting a fresh start. I’d finally get myself in tip top shape and feel great about my body. Previous injuries had me struggling to find workouts that suited my needs, and ultimately I felt stuck.Shaun has turned out to be the impetus in my ability to achieve the goals I set for the new year when so many people often fall behind. In the last year that I’ve been working with him, I have seen and felt incredible changes in how my body is operating. The majority of the pain in my knees is gone, and I’m able to run short distances with little to no pain at all. I have seen muscle growth over most of my body, and every day I’m feeling stronger than before. My clothes fit better, and I truly am feeling better about myself inside and out.I feel as though Shaun has helped me build my body from the ground up, working first on tiny intrinsic muscles and then slowly adding in larger muscle groups as the year has progressed. By doing this we are able to make sure my body is working properly which helps minimize pain and prevent further injury. If I come across any ache, pain, strange muscle soreness or anything even remotely related to how my body is working, Shaun is able to think it through and come back with an exercise or stretch that will help to fix or relieve whatever discomfort I am feeling. Shaun is incredibly intelligent and passionate about his work, and it shows in how much he cares for his clients and how willing he is to share his knowledge with us whether it be via email, text message, or in person. He is able to continually explain the ins and outs of why we’re doing what we’re doing, why I’m having pain, and how I can improve.While many people tend to be January joiners and never see the gym again after setting lofty goals, Shaun has helped me to set achievable goals, but more than this he has walked beside me as I have pushed myself to be stronger and better every day. Perhaps the greatest advantage to working with him is the fact that I have constantly felt motivated and supported knowing that I am not working at this alone. Shaun’s support has driven me, motivated me, encouraged me, and inspired me so that heading into the end of 2015 I can look back on this year and only be proud of what I have achieved and excited to see what lies ahead. (December 2015)