Lifestyle Performance Training
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Take your training to the next level
Let's be honest, you don't necessarily WANT to come into the gym and lift weights and condition your body because you enjoy it.
BUT you do know how much coming into the gym and lifting and conditioning your body will help you enjoy other aspects of your life you love.
You may want to get better or get more out of your hobbies. If you love wakeboarding, hiking, skiing, or recreational sports, you know you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
You may want to get stronger, in better shape, and reap the mental benefits of a regimented exercise routine so you can live at a full capacity for your family. This results in better quality time spent together and leaving you feel like Super Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa.
Whatever aspect of your life that you're trying to improve, you understand that getting into the gym, eating healthier, and treating your body better will drastically improve your quality of life. One of our personal fitness trainers will craft an individualized program with your specific life goals in mind. If that means playing four-on-four after work or simply keeping up in a game of tag with your kids – we craft the program that’s right for you.
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Lifestyle Performance Success Story
For the past seven years, I sought out more than a dozen specialists for chronic low back pain after being hit by a car. All the while enduring traditional PT approaches, X-Rays, MRIs, fluorscopies and epidurals without relief. Over the years, my pain went from simply being a nagging injury that decreased my physical activity, to the past year where it began to severely affect my overall quality of life. After trying seemingly everything else, I sought COVAL out at the recommendation of a friend.
Through email, I was able to provide context for my injury and a history of the kinds of treatments I tried in the past. In our exchange, the responsiveness and attention to detail convinced I’d found someone who could help. I booked a flight from New York to fly to Michigan for an evaluation with Mike on a Friday morning. Pain rarely fits neatly into one physical therapy schema. Mike’s strength is that he’s not a strict adherent of one particular ideology, but approaches his clients with a combination of expertise that offers a more holistic approach. Later that afternoon, I was at COVAL again for a one-on-one session with Mike to break-down my assessment. The approach was a routine that focused on exercises and stretches to help me get better, but also took into consideration the kind of athletic activities I was hoping to get back into (weightlifting, cycling, hiking). Mike was able to define a set of restrictions for these activities that could exacerbate my condition in the short-term.
A traditional PT approach would bar you from any kind of physical activity until the pain is resolved, but COVAL gave me the ability to remain active and focus on my recovery at the same time. I was only able to have two sessions face-to-face at COVAL, but even afterward, Mike remained incredibly responsive to my questions and took great interest in how my recovery was going, checking in on me periodically by email and sending videos to help explain concepts I wasn’t quite grasping on my own.
Through my experience at COVAL, I had Mike’s undivided attention. Though COVAL takes a thoughtful and clinical approach to his work, Mike made me feel more like a friend than a patient. I saw immediate results in the first two weeks, and continuing the foundation I was given at COVAL on my own for the past two and a half months, I’m happily pain free for the first time in seven years. I’m able to lift weights comfortably three times a week now and am currently training for a long-distance cycling race next spring.
For anyone looking to take their performance to the next level and has hit a plateau whether it be persistent pain holding them back, their program not getting them the results that they want, or coaching from another professional that just isn’t getting them the results that they desire, then I can’t recommend the integrated experience at COVAL enough. I’m confident that you will get the results that you are looking for.