“I started working with Kyle a little more than a year ago. I have been working out in some capacity since the 8th grade, played sports competitively into my freshman year of college and then got very involved with weight training after college. I did the gym thing for years, went through a marathon phase, and then landed in CrossFit about 6 years ago. I loved it but after 5 years I was finding myself constantly injured (not blaming CrossFit as the injuries were a result of a life time of pounding on my body and not taking the proper steps to care for it) and losing my enthusiasm for exercise.
I sat down with Kyle and said that I wanted to really focus on strengthening my core as I was suffering from some serious and at times debilitating back issues, he asked me what my goal was and I repeated; “I really want to focus on strengthening my core.” He then stated “That is not a goal.” For someone who has also spent a career in sales this was a real eye opener for me. In my professional life I was extremely goal oriented, set a target, achieve it, set a new target. However in my fitness life the goals had faded to worthless targets like, get to the gym 5 times this week, lose 10 pounds, etc.
In talking with Kyle I realized these are not goals, they are more outcomes. Goals are the accomplishment of something you can’t do at the present time but if you work hard you can achieve. This more than anything has been the true benefit of working with him. We outlined a few short, and long term goals and then put a plan in place to achieve them. Goals that at the time I didn’t think would ever be possible like holding a 30 second free standing handstand (something I accomplished in about 6 months and now do 5-7 times a day).
The programing is extremely varied, and challenging, it pushes both your body and mind to the edge. You will be frustrated, and then rewarded in ways that I had not experienced since leaving competitive sports.
Oh and I now have without question the strongest core I have had in my almost 40 years and I am happy to report that my back issues (issues that a surgeon really wanted to go in and “fix”) are nonexistent.”