We had EKG Fitness (Ed) work with our 13-year old son Mason. Mason is very active and has been playing football and baseball since third grade. About one year before we found Ed, Mason had developed a bad habit of bobbling his head when he was running. This clearly slowed down his running. Mason was very becoming very frustrated with this lack of speed but direction from us (his parents) and his coaches was not helping.
When I asked Ed if he could work with Mason, I was specific that this one area I would like them to work. However, more importantly, I asked Ed to speak to Mason about Masons goals. What did Mason want to improve for himself. Ed created such a great rapport with Mason, they really worked well together.
Ed focused on some strength training and running drills. He taught Mason that running isnt all about the act of running. He taught him about building up his muscles and increasing his endurance. Mason would explain to me after a number of their workouts that running fast is a combination of having strong legs, and strong core and being able to pace yourself. While this may seem like knowledge everyone has, up until now only his parents were giving him this information. Now he was getting it from an expert and it sunk in. It made sense to him. It was awesome!
More than knowledge and increasing his running skills & speed Ed gave our son confidence. He broke his bad running habits and became faster. His coaches noticed a difference and complimented him on his drive to improve himself. He tried out for different positions in football that he never would have, and learned he loved playing those positions.
Would I recommend EKG Fitness to work with one on one, and with youth? Absolutely! He takes the time to listen to your goals. He gives you the tools (knowledge) you need to achieve those goals without making you feel like should know these things already. He makes working out fun and something to look forward to.