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My experience with Steps has been very rewarding. Thanks to Irv, I stand taller and sit straighter. He knows the very muscles to target that strengthen my neck and back and allow me to the get the most of my workouts.
I look forward to my workouts with Scott knowing that he will customize my workout to help me be able to continue, as I age, doing the activities I enjoy such as backpacking, cycling and swimming. He also offers helpful hints on bike maintenance at no additional charge.
My mom is 81 and in generally good health with an excellent mind. But, I could see that she was slowing down. I suggested to her that she should see Irv, who has helped me develop an effective exercise program that has allowed me to be a very active 57-year-old. She said “why do I need to do that?”. I asked her how she felt about using a walker. She got the point and we scheduled an appointment with Irv. By the end of the meeting, she saw the potential for Irv’s program and said she would do what he suggested on a daily basis and meet with him once a week. She’s been following the program with great discipline and is feeling better, walking up stairs with energy and is generally just a happier person. She said it would been great if she had known Irv and her therapist when she was 35. So, here is my suggestion for you…whether you are 35, 57 or 81. Start a regular exercise program. If you know what to do to maximize your return for the time you spend exercising, just do it. But, if you need some help structuring your program or a little help sticking with it, Irv is a great resource. Invest in yourself!
I want to thank you for all your advice and encouragement for my upcoming knee surgery. I have done the “Irvies” exercises faithfully, and I definitely feel stronger. Maybe that’s why my jeans keep getting baggier, especially in the seat. You could say the exercises benefit all 3 knees — left knee, right knee, and hi-ney. I am looking forward to getting the op over with, get back on my feet and start kicking a$$ again!
STEPS holds a special place in my heart. I nearly destroyed my body with an eating disorder; I lost bone, muscle, and most of all myself. Through strength training, I have made my bones denser, my muscles stronger, and my spirit brighter. I have a second chance at life, and I owe a large part of that to STEPS and my trainer, Irv.
I’m someone who likes to exercise but hates to work out: gym class as a kid scarred me for life! But Scott Kinney makes it fun, interesting, and—most importantly—an effective use of my limited time. I like the friendly, low-key STEPS vibe with everybody there to do their thing. I feel much stronger and healthier than I used to. Thanks, Scott, and thanks, STEPS. Couldn’t recommend the experience more highly.
“It was so nice to go to a “not gym” to workout – people are there to do one thing – work out and enhance their health and well being. That is the best kind of atmosphere – no judgment. Osa is a quiet enforcer – he does not say a lot – but he very effectively PUSHES you in a good way. I see why people speak so complimentary of you and your facility – you are all highly credible and kind. I am so glad I have started a relationship with STEPS!”
“The training with Latina was great!! With her training I discovered what areas need the most focus and how to be effective in my workouts. We also discussed nutrition and my diet and eating habits as well. Latina has provided me with the necessary tools to work out on my own from home with the equipment that I have. She checks in with me once in a while just to keep me on track with my workouts. I had a very positive experience with STEPS and Latina!”
“The type of training I do with Irv has given me confidence on my feet, through better balance and learning to make quicker directional transitions and sharper turns. My foot slipped out from under me once doing a front cross in a competition, but thanks to my workouts with Irv I stayed on my feet and Dara won the class. Irv grills me really hard and that’s okay because I feel I should work as hard as I ask my dog to work!”
When I started at STEPS, I had recently learned that I have Parkinson’s Disease, and I was spending a lot of time just sitting and worrying about the future. At STEPS, I started moving and was given great encouragement to try new ways to limber up and to stretch my muscles. If Dr. Irv said it once, he said it 100 times—“Hold your shoulders back!” I started to feel better and began to look forward to my exercise routines. Today I feel stronger and more energetic than I have felt in some time. My trainer is highly professional and always positive. STEPS is giving me a new and healthy way of dealing with this disease.