10. EverStrength: Functional Patterns Training
- 3 years in business
- 1 hire on Thumbtack
"More than just your typical trainer. I've had my share of experiences hiring personal trainers to act as accountability guides and motivators, but Everett stands apart from the rest. His holistic approach to wellness combines the physical with the mental/emotional to help create a better balance for your entire life OUTSIDE of the 1:1 sessions. Functional pattern training is unlike training in a gym or any of the typical exercises you might see in a franchise wellness center or in exercise videos. It goes beyond doing an "arbitrary" exercise well, and focuses on creating strength and capability of movement for your daily life. When I first started working with Everett a year ago I was at absolute zero. I know people often say things like that in testimonials, but I could not even adjust my body position while seated without getting winded. I wasn't walking upright, and I was folded in on myself, slowly collapsing under my physical and psychological weight. I didn't want or need someone who would make me do uncomfortable exercises despite my frustrations and pains, and Everett is nothing like that. I've never been forced to do something I didn't want to do, and if anything causes a sense of discomfort or unease, we stop to discuss it and figure out the resistance underneath it so we both have a better understanding of myself. For the first time in my 39 years I am walking with correct posture and my head held high. It has nothing to do with my weight and everything to do with how he's taught by example with patience, kindness, and gentle corrective guidance. Household chores are now easier because my body has been learning how to move properly, and daily movement is so vastly different it's like I'm living in an entirely different body than I was before I started working with Everett. I cannot recommend him enough as a personal trainer, a coach, or as a fine example of a human being you will ever meet."