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My favourite success story… So far this year!

Last year I met Gayleen and despite all the pain she was in, I promised her within 6 weeks she would be flipping tyres across the studio floor, back pain free….


I like to set everyone new little milestones for their journey with me, yet there has always been one that has been set in stone for years…Tyre flipping! To this day I still love the reaction I get during a consultation, when I tell someone they will be flipping a huge tyre in 6 weeks. Some people don’t say anything, some think you’re mad, others see it as a challenge. Nonetheless, its brilliant to see someone once crippled with pain, do something they never thought they would do.

I met Gayleen last October and I thought rather than tell you about our journey, I’d ask Gayleen do it herself:

“I’m a 46 year old woman. Before I styretarted working with Adam I had suffered from severe lower back pain for about 15 years. I was living on prescription painkillers. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 36. My body would ache from head to foot, particularly my hips, knees and elbows. I struggled to walk far, limped most of the time and was in constant pain. The other thing you should know about me is that I’m a massive Disney fan, especially Mickey Mouse. For years I had been pestering my husband about going to Florida on holiday, but as he rightly pointed out, I couldn’t walk very far so it wouldn’t really work, and with my back I couldn’t go on any of the rides. I’m also overweight and was secretly worried that I may not have fitted in the ride seats. So in October 2016 I started working with Adam. I was very sceptical at first, especially about the tyre flipping within 6 weeks. However within a few weeks, true to his word, he had me flipping tyres. I was so proud, I’ve showed everyone I know the video of me flipping that tyre! As well as not being in pain, I’ve also lost weight and body inches since st16839760_10155709269323238_2057283528_narting to work out. I had made such impressive and rapid progress with Adam that in December 2016 my husband agreed to book Florida. I’ve just got back from a week in Florida and I had the time of my life. Not only did I walk for 53 miles during the week, but I kept up with my 2 teenagers, I fitted on every ride, I wasn’t in pain and of course I met Mickey Mouse. Not only did I feel fantastic, I also felt like a normal person, and it’s been a long time since I could keep up with a normal person. I honestly didn’t think I’d ever be out of pain. It may sound dramatic, but working with Adam has completely changed my life.”

Gayleen has been a brilliant client to work with and, as promised, has achieved what she set out to do.  It’s like the old saying goes ” If you want something you’ve never had, do something you’ve never done”

 

 

 

If you’re currently just going through the motions and nothing is changing, stop! It’s obviously not working. Try new things; no one should have to live in pain.

As always, gentle hugs

Adam

3 Comments

  • Sally Silva

    How sick of my condition do I have to get before I will learn to discipline myself with exercise. There it is in one sentence.

    I know this is the answer for me. But I live alone. I don’t have a lot of outside support. I go weeks without leaving the house. I’m working on getting a diagnosis of EDS. Been on disability since age 50. I’ve recently retired from part-time work I was doing at my local Walmart. Fibromyalgia and plantar fascist is made navigating the floors 8 hours a day impossible. Coccyx pain and minor subluxation of joints in my feet, thumbs, upper back, and neck add additional pains. I take two tramadol a day which is down from the 6 per day I used to take.
    I do recognize my pain is moderate to mild compared to a lot of EDS patients. For that I am grateful and also hopeful. I’ve always felt that the right exercise program could change my life. I went to spine clinic that had the same idea but it was so far away for me to drive that I didn’t continue. But from it I learned that stabilizing certain joints while working others was good for me. So I try and keep that in mind when I exercise. Which is rarely. My motivation is so low and I don’t know how to change that. I’m 58 years old. If I don’t figure out a way to motivate myself I will be dislocating more and more. I really think I can control it with string training.

  • Sally Silva

    Strength training… not string, above.

  • Judith Culham-Elsdon

    Well done Gayleen I knew you could do it with the help of Adam x

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