I’ve heard so many great things about Nashville based personal trainer David Harvick and I finally got to meet him. After hurting my right knee last year (which I take full responsibility for), I’ve become a bit of a marshmallow. I mean, my jeans still fit and all that. But, I sit at the computer A LOT of my day and with fear of re-injuring myself, I’ve pretty much gotten by with a few trips on the elliptical each week…if that.
Here’s my issue: my muscles do not work together like they should. My IT band is tight, my hamstrings overcompensate for my glutes and my outer thigh muscles overcompensate for my inner thigh muscles. What does this mean? Knee pain. Oh, and you should just hear my knees going up the stairs – it will make you wince.
Here’s my other issue: I tend to be cheap. Well, I’ve bitten the bullet and I’m David’s client, even though he’s not cheap. Besides the fact that Spring Break is almost here, here’s why I’ve chosen David to work out with:
First of all, he’s convenient for me. It matters, really. With the ability to meet him either at LEAN Personal Training, upstairs at The Hill Center Green Hills, I don’t have an excuse not to get to my workout. I can even hit Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods or Kroger afterwards and grocery shop while feeling healthy, and thus make healthy choices! And, by the way, all the trainers at LEAN, and the facility, have impressed me so much. These people are serious about their jobs and making sure to hit their clients expectations.
Secondly, he specializes in two primary areas: Corrective Exercise and Functional Training. This is EXACTLY what I need.
“Corrective Exercise is the correction of any muscle imbalances that may be preventing the body from moving in its natural and proper state. A startling statistic – 60% of individuals who hire a trainer get hurt within the first six weeks because their muscle imbalances are not identified and addressed. Functional Training is important because it prepares and strengthens the body for everyday use and activity. Not only does this reduce the risk of injury, it also allows for better muscular balance and joint stability. Whether you are looking to tone up or prepare for more extreme exercise, Functional Training is for you. Not to mention it will be beneficial, challenging and yes fun too!”- David Harvick
Finally, I’m tired of thinking I can do it on my own. I need help getting my body to work right again and I need the obligation of an appointment to get me there.