We use a Holistic approach to assist people in getting healthier through exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle habits.
We're all different. Therefore, we approach each client individually when it comes to exercise, nutrition and lifestyle programs.
We offer private training, semi-private training, in-home training, small group training, life coaching and nutrition advice using our primal pattern dieting approach.
I’ve been training with Chris since 2017 in both private, small group and recently, virtual sessions. The work we’ve done over the years has varied, but we spent the first year or so focusing on addressing my lower back pain and managing my C7 disk bulge issues. Our work together involved a combination of SomaTherapy for the spine, pelvis, and TMJ along with ELDOAs focusing on my pelvis and lower spine. These days, I’m virtually free of lower back pain and have good pelvis and overall body awareness. This is down in large part to SomaTherapy. We then started reintroducing some Olympic lifting into my program. Lately, given the pandemic lockdown, we’ve transitioned from body weight exercises to free weights and are working on my infant mobility, core strength as we build towards a hypertrophy phase.
ELDOAs have saved me from potentially months of pain and discomfort. During pandemic lockdown—when Chris and I weren’t training in person and I didn’t have access to a chiropractor—the daily routine Chris showed me of General ELDOA, neck ELDOAs and L5-S1, kept my C7 disk bulge manageable. In fact, I went six-plus months without an adjustment—the longest time between corrections since my diagnosis in 2009—and when I finally did go, the chiropractor didn’t even correct my neck such was the high quality of the neck tissue!
Virtual training has been surprisingly awesome. Clearly, nothing can replace what it’s like to train in-person with Chris, but this comes a close second given Chris’ attention to detail even through a camera lens. I always know he’s observing my movements with laser focus and listening to my breathing through my earbuds! I recently relocated from the East to the West Coast and have no plans other than to continue with our bi-weekly virtual sessions and my own self-directed workouts from my large yoga mat at the front of my house. Chris has made virtual training the “new normal.”
The experience overall has been extremely positive. Given Chris’ practice constantly is evolving—as he educates himself with new tools and techniques—the training never gets stale. Chris constantly tailors my programs to suit my needs and is able to modify on the spot depending on how my body feels on a given day. He always modulates according to my needs and together we keep my ego in check. Ever since the beginning of our work together, Chris has encouraged me to do self-directed stretching and full body workouts, and this certainly helped me tremendously during the beginning of the pandemic lockdown when we weren’t training together regularly.
Chris’ approach of looking at the body as a system is brilliant. The body and its constituent parts shouldn’t be viewed in isolation, but as part of an integrated system that communicates and provides feedback during normal times and when under stress. This isn’t limited to the physical body, but also includes the mind, body and spirit. I’ve come to realize through my training that there are multiple inputs that might affect my capacity to train. Everyone knows a few glasses of alcohol the night before a training session results in inflammation and decreased flexibility and mobility, but not many of us realize that the body can store emotional trauma that can manifest physically when attempting an exercise that requires the engagement of a particular body part or side of the brain that connects back to that trauma. In this sense, Chris’ training is truly holistic.
I highly recommend working with Chris! The training has been life altering. I have never felt so personally responsible for my own exercise and well-being, which might sound like a strange thing to say about a personal training experience, but Chris has altered my perceptions by expanding my mind, taught me to listen to my body and how it communicates, and has given me the tools and techniques to take care of myself well into old age. This is the differentiator between the Dekhana Wellness approach and other training modalities. You come to Chris to change your whole way of being and lifestyle and emerge capable of taking responsibility for tending to your mind, body and spirit.
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