"Tom's skills as Physical Prep Coach are really quite amazing. I have been a client for over 10 years now, and I have seen him grow and achieve a level of knowledge and ability that is so high, that I trust his judgement completely regarding muscles, motion, strength and safety.
He loves the unique challenge each client brings, whether the physical challenges of a specific sport, repairing injury, or issues of mobility when performing daily tasks. He works with the individual to find solutions together, achieve goals and maintain high-level performance.
For those of us like me, who start with only a vague understanding of our goals, Tom works to identify what they are, even if that's something as simple as hiking, carrying a suitcase on vacation, or correcting a lifetime of poor posture. As individual goals change, Tom works with the individual to define them and implement programs to achieve results. A side benefit for me has been that I am now better able to identify health / mobility issues on my own.
Working with Tom is never static. It's always evolving to find better solutions. He sure has helped me understand my objectives, and make my workouts more efficient. Today I have much better flexibility and mobility, and we are achieving specific goals. I am better able to identify potential risks, and I do not have the frequent injuries that many others have. We are not stopping here, Tom is constantly challenging me to do better, and I enjoy both the process and the results."
TERRY, LOS ANGELES, CA
"Working with Tom has changed everything. After a car accident left me in chronic pain, I was afraid that I would have to stop doing so many of the things I loved - like hiking and riding my scooter in the foothills. Tom helped me to re-align and strengthen my body AND my mind. I now have hope for a continued active life doing the things I love. With continued training my posture, strength and flexibility continue to improve."
SHANNA, PASADENA, CA
"I'm well into my journey recovering from chronic hip pain and a shoulder injury. I've visited physical therapists, deep tissue specialists and spent many an hour in the gym. I've made undeniable progress through each of these stages and learned quite a bit, but there was always something missing, never quite a complete solution that freed me from discomfort and restored my performance and mobility.
The physical therapist brought back some of my range of motion by strengthening weak muscles; the masseuse reduced my pain and improved my quality of life by partially relaxing angry and over used compensator muscles. But it was only when I met Tom and implemented his blend of stretching and strengthening that the incompleteness of my previous experiences came into sharp focus. Tom's program of common sense techniques encompassed, distilled and expanded on all my previous successes and, maybe more importantly, identified and eliminated my injurious and counter productive routines and habits.
There is no magic easy solution to pain and weakness, only hard work applied precisely, diligently and intelligently. I've made more progress with Tom in the last couple months than I had in the last 10 years. I wish I had met him sooner."
HUNTER, LOS ANGELES, CA