9. Molly Yoshikawa Personal Training
"About 3 years ago, they misdiagnosed me with ALS. While they still don’t really know what I have, they’ve decided is definitely isn’t ALS. But what I do have is weakened portions of my lower body, compounded by sciatica. As a result, going to a gym usually leaves me in tears and horribly embarrassed. Yet, I knew I couldn’t just sit stationary behind my desk for 8 hours a day and magically have the weaknesses in my body improve.
When I heard about Molly, the way she’ll come to train me in my home and the fact that she was able to teach me ‘Yoga for the eternally unbalanced,’ I decided to give it a try. BOY, am I glad I did! She works with the limited exercise equipment I have in my basement: a yoga mat, a treadmill, some bands and a fitness ball. I’m being guided through Warrior poses and stretching exercises. She listens to what is too easy and what is too difficult in order to give me exactly the exercises I need to take me to the next level. Her knowledge is exceptionally expansive so she always has several exercises options to offer.
After just two highly customized sessions, I was better balanced, less tight in the muscles and had stronger legs. I noticed that I didn’t have to hold so tightly to the handrails when going up steps for fear of tripping... and that I was able to travel up them twice as fast. I no longer had to watch every step ahead of me while walking, scanning the ground for tripping hazards. Having legs that were a bit stronger and steadier allowed me to pick up my chin and enjoy the sights around me a little more.
Was I completely healed after two sessions? No, of course not. But I WAS convinced that there were things I could do to reverse my condition, and that together with Molly, I would to be able to do all the things I should be able to do at my age. She not only helps me strengthen my body, she is transitioning me into a state of renewed grace and confidence. I highly recommend her services!"