Latest Review: Im a 58 year old guy with two fake hips and some disc issues. Im also quite active, swim 3-4 days a week and was a dancer in a previous life (about 30 years ago!). Ive worked with lots of trainers and therapists over the years and I have a few key things I look for when I work with someone.
Expertise. A trainer must know what they are doing and demonstrate that pretty quickly to gain my trust. Ekemba knows a great deal about the body and exceptional knowledge in the specialized area I need to improve my back issues. With him, weve made serious progress in a few short months. Real progress. My pain is gone!
Empathy. I have physical challenges and if my trainer doesnt care or empathize, Im not motivated to continue with him or her. Ekemba cares about my physical state, understands and shows genuine interest where Im at in my progress arc. That means a lot to me.
Humor. Hey, if I cant laugh through it all, whats the point? Yes, Ekemba pushes me hard. And gives me tons of verbal direction. And harasses me. And often gives me things to do I wouldnt give to an enemy. But hes doing it for me. And I make jokes about it, and we laugh. (Maybe hes laughing AT me?!)
Im bummed hes leaving town because were making great progress and I was looking forward to the next steps with him. But when I continue on with the work hes given me, Ill always hear his voice in my brain
.pushing me harder, focusing on position, flexation, turn out, rotation
. all those fun things.
Jim- Los Angeles, California
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