“He’s a fantastic trainer!”

I had suffered from chronic (and sometimes very severe) low back pain since roughly the age of 20.  I tried every modality of treatment and exercise I could find : yoga, weights, cardio, pilates, chiropractic, physical therapy, massage.  The results of all of it were at best temporary.  Even on the days when I was pain free I had a general feeling of instability that made me feel like excruciating, debilitating pain was only one wrong (and completely unpreventable) move away.  I have been to the emergency room because of sciatic pain, I have collapsed doing mundane things like getting out of bed, and I think it’s safe to say I have spent ten of thousands of dollars on treatments over the years.  At some point a chiropractor told me this was going to be with me for the rest of my life and my goal was to manage it, not “fix” it.  As depressing as the thought was, I’m a realist and so I figured that’s what I should be doing.  Just accept it and move on.

I began training with Mario at the age of 35 with only the intent of getting into better shape, hoping that might make my back better but not “fix it.” Well, Mario began by doing a few things no one else had done: muscle testing, balance exercises, and intense trigger-point massage.  Within one session my back was better in ways that it had not been better in a decade.  Within three sessions I was symptom free. (Only afterwards did I meet another chiropractor who told me that the balance exercises were key to my improvement because they retrain the neurology). After that Mario showed me how to maintain my own back health and nearly four years later I still say I am not a person who has a back problem.  I am a person who HAD a back problem.  Also, it’s important to know that I am a computer professional.  I sit all day, 5 days a week.  I’m also still fairly overweight.  I absolutely SHOULD have a back problem.  But I don’t, and it’s thanks to Mario without question.

To sum it up, I unhesitatingly recommend Mario Gaytan.  He’s a fantastic trainer.  He understands how your muscles work together (or in opposition) and how that produces pain or not.  He knows the human body very well.  And most important he knows how to change the body.

Mark Baker
Business Process Consultant

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