I have had low back pain since I was 13 for as a result of moving poorly to compensate for dislocating knees and lifting/moving wrong but it was something I could get through after a few days of rest and lots of Ibuprofen and Tylenol.
Then in February I had a huge fall at my home rendering me unable to put my chin towards my chest, bend forward, or even walk around my block without terrible pain. I finally got an MRI than revealed a 9mm herniated disk in my L4-L5, a 3mm herniation between L3-L4 with a tear and a rudimentary vertebrae between L5-S1, and a twisted sacrum.
I was told that my only option was a 3 level total fusion of my lumbar spine. I was devastated. I was 27 at the time and was looking at being forced to be medically retired from my career as an RN after only working for 2 years. I was determined to find another way and… then....Foundation Training!
I started showing amazing improvement right away and I was in tears at how quickly my pain started decreasing. My husband was in shock in seeing me move around the house again and enjoy life again (before FT I couldn't sleep, when I would make up I would just go lie flat on the floor and move only when I had to, and take the maximum doses on Ibuprofen and Tylenol to get through my shift while wearing a giant lumbar spine brace).
I am not exaggerating when I say it was miraculous. My co workers started saying that I was looking like myself again and I was able to do my job!!!! YES! I am so thankful for FT and for all of you guys working endlessly to get this amazing program out there. I am feeling so great and very optimistic about my future!
Matthew McConaughey, Actor
I thought my lower back would be my Achilles’ heel forever. Foundation Training took that thought out of the equation. I feel strong and flexible, and my posture is better than it has ever been. This stuff is just plain good for you.
Rob Lowe, Actor
Let me tell you that these guys have created something serious. Until you do the work, it is hard to understand how strong you can become through body-weight training. Not only am I in the best shape of my life, but my body moves and feels completely different. I feel stronger in everything I do.
Jeff Bridges, Actor
My back likes to let me know when it's pissed at me. When it does, life can become a bit more challenging. Foundation exercises have been a great addition to my exercise routine. I really notice a change in how I move. My back doesn't just feel better, it feels strong. That is a big deal. These exercises let you move with some real confidence. Everybody with a bad back should do these exercises.
Dr. Joan Vernikos, Former NASA Director of Life Sciences & Author of Sitting Kills, Moving Heals
The Founder exercise is the answer to my many years of research on the negative effects of sitting.