No Thoughts of Knee Surgery
"The pandemic brought me back to your Stretch class. My knees were so sore, that I was evaluated for knee replacement surgery and started taking shots in my knee. I had to take steps, one at a time, for fear of loss of stability. Well one year later, with 3-4 stretch classes a week, I have no trouble walking up and down steps, little discomfort, and no thoughts of knee replacement surgery or getting shots." --Penny T.
"Unlocked a Shoulder after Many Years"
"I had accepted shoulder pain as the price of years of skiing and physical activity. I had a long yoga practice pre-pandemic but it didn't really improve my shoulder.
A few weeks into using Will's stretching classes online, I totally opened that shoulder and now know how to keep it feeling good👍.
"My Back Pain is a Distant Memory"
"I lived with back and hip pain for years...then I became a regular in Will's stretching classes...I can do them from home, my pain is minimal, and the methods Will teaches really help." — Fred R.
"Two Un-Frozen Shoulders 🙂"
"My job as a flight attendant requires a lot of overhead lifting. I started hot yoga for my 2 frozen shoulders and both are good now. Will's stretch class really allows my body to open and move to do all the other sports I do. I can never conquer it - is the most challenging for my mind and body - moving my muscles and stretching my body in a beautiful healing way. Thanks so much Will!!! 🙏🏻😀". --Darlene
Question: what would you say is the overall impact of your regular stretching practice - now that it's been a couple of years since we changed from "yoga" to "stretching"?Let's say you were to "sell" your previous self on starting the stretching practice...how would you describe the daily effects in a sentence or two?
"The stretching has enhanced my flexibility, balance and it relaxes my tight areas. Additionally it settles the mind and creates a happy feeling and relaxed when I am done with class."
--Lynne, retired police officer, current private investigator, physical studio client who has continued on Zoom, 1x/wk
"For me it's part of my Personal readiness includes the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and family preparedness needed to be able to optimize performance and be fit for duty both at home and at work."
--Lorena, yearslong physical studio client who has continued with us on Zoom, retail sales on her feet all day, 2x/wk
"On that first, I can say that stretching at home removes any excuse for not making it to a studio, and it also eliminates distractions and any self-conscniousness that might prevent one from truly benefitting from the practice.On the second, there's truly a benefit in not needing equipment to get what seems to me to be a nearly complete workout. Using your own body to establish balance first and foremost, and training yourself to stretch your thighs and hamstrings, ankles and shoulder muscles is, over the long run, much more effective, and less punishing than using weights and machines to accomplish the same goals."
--Fred, yearslong studio client who has continued with us on Zoom, middle school teacher standing all day, 6x/wk