Joan was in her late 60s when she first experienced back pain. JOAN STRUGGLED WORKING IN THE GARDEN AND GETTING IN AND OUT OF VEHICLES. Thinking that her core was weak, Joan joined a health club and hired a personal trainer. Despite working out, her back pain did not go away. Surely the pain must subside, she thought. 3 months passed and she still had back pain. 6 months passed and she still had back pain. 2 years passed and she still had back pain. Back pain became part of Joan’s existence and SHE SUFFERED EVERYDAY. Joan forgot what it was like not to be in pain. Then Joan started training at Core Fitness. The trainers at Core Fitness told Joan she needed to strengthen her core. Joan’s workouts were tailored specifically for her body, and were very different than anything she tried previously. Joan started to feel better after several months of training. HER BACK STARTED TO FEEL LOOSER and she was able to move without pain. Gardening did not remind her she had back pain! Getting up and down did not remind her she had back pain! Joan was displaced from her home after Super Storm Sandy. Her home flooded, and in order to make it livable again, she had to move furniture, paint, and clean. Joan hired contractors, but also contributed to much of the work, AND SHE WAS IN HER 70s! During this laborious process, Joan still found time to do core exercises.
This is Joan’s story, and we hope it inspires you.
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Featuring Jimmy’s Story
Jimmy frequently struggled with back pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain throughout high school and college. After Jimmy graduated college, he decided he wanted to become a police officer. Even though Jimmy was determined, he was CONCERNED ABOUT HIS JOINTS because of the amount of jogging, pushups, and pull-ups that were required on a daily basis at the police academy. Jimmy started training at Core Fitness 6-months prior to enrolling in the Police Academy and he focussed on building strength in his joints for the various physical tests and building endurance for the 1.5 mile run test. After one-month of training Jimmy was single leg squatting to the height of 18-inches WITHOUT ANY PAIN IN HIS KNEES and doing pushups and pull-ups WITHOUT ANY PAIN IN HIS SHOULDERS. Jimmy also started a sprint-running program. Jimmy worked diligently in the gym for 6-months in preparation for the rigors of the police academy and it paid off. After hundreds of pushups, sit-ups, and pull-ups, Jimmy FINISHED TOP 5 in his class overall and had the SECOND FASTEST 1.5 mile run at 8:36. Even more remarkable, however, is that Jimmy NEVER RAN INTERVALS LASTING MORE THAN ONE-MINUTE, and most were in the 10-second to 30-second range. Jimmy graduated from the Monmouth County Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II Police Academy in May 2015 and is now a police officer in Monmouth County.
This is Jimmy’s story, and we hope it inspires you.