Our featured LifeStory for July 2020
I’m so grateful to Lifestart for not only improving my quality of life during quarantine but certainly beyond!
I hadn’t utilized any Lifestart services prior to quarantine and while I am a pretty active person normally, I had a few aches and pains that were really impeding my active lifestyle. I enjoy Pilates 3 days a week, walking my dog each day and have lifted in the past, but not regularly or with any specific routine or goals.
Over the last few years since not incorporating regular weight/resistance training, I’ve started noticing pain in my shoulders when I wake up each morning. I could barely sleep on my side and it felt like one side was so weak that I had limited use sometimes.
My first session with Ryan was spent talking about my specific goals of mobility and strength in my shoulders and arms. Ryan put together a routine that we would build on over the next few weeks that incorporated a great warm-up to get my joints warmed up and movements that included stretching throughout the day, working with a lacrosse ball to loosen specific tension points, meditation, etc. It’s been a great holistic approach that isn’t just focused on my designated time to lift. It can be adjusted to fit whatever the day brings so that I can stay feeling flexible and strong.
We’ve added to the routine to increase upper body strength, core strength and lower body strength all while being mindful of staying limber throughout the day. I felt better after just 3 sessions and continue to improve with the additional sessions in the following weeks. I’ve learned so much in a supportive environment about small adjustments that I can make to my fitness routine and daily life that will stick with me in the long term. I’m so grateful to Lifestart for not only improving my quality of life during quarantine but certainly beyond!
I have seen such wonderful results that have immensely impacted my daily life from sleeping better, increased range of motion, improved flexibility, improved performance in pilates, more endurance, less fatigue aches and pains over all. I would love to continue my remote training workouts beyond quarantine as it’s had such a great impact on my quality of life in a matter of weeks. Thank you Lifestart!
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