As you may have read on my biography, I have a terrible back myself (this being written by Andrew Eppinger the owner). I have had two herniated discs since I was 18 years old, and learned how to exercise safely as well as design workout programs for others with similar issues. Over the years I found myself with roughly half my clientele being people with back pain, and at this point it is safe to say that is what I do best.
Every machine in this facility was hand picked for people with back problems.
What we focus on:
-Flexibility (figure out how to make you stand up straight)
-Core Strength (starting with safe exercises at level 1)
-Proper posture in each exercise
-Learning which movements to avoid
-Prioritizing glue strength in the legs instead of quads
What we avoid:
-Anything that compresses the spine
-Bending exercises (in most cases)
-High impact exercises
Everyone with back pain comes in at a different starting point, a lot of times we need to take it slow and develop a baseline of strength in the core for you to start being able to properly activate the abdominals, but after that you will start to notice a huge difference in your everyday life.
Our number one priority is to make sure your back does not get worse when you start working out, a lot of people with back pain come to the gym only to get hurt a week later, thats where we come in.