All of my life I have been very active and took too much for granted. I did a lot of heavy labor in my youth. I continued to do this type of heavy lifting on the job with my husband while beginning our carriers at our company, Franke Construction. Home and yard was a continual task, I’m sure many can relate. I exercised when I could in my 20’s and 30’s but when my children got into high school I had the time to begin doing more committed workouts and was always encouraged by my family to do so.
Up until about two years ago, I was doing great. I was proud of the fact that I was doing more than most of the women my age and exercising on a regular basis. Unfortunately, doing too much the wrong way and the years of heavy lifting caused me to have serious lower back pain. I thought if I quit working out that I could get past this pain. NOT working out was the worst thing I could have done.
After seeing a pain specialist and being referred to Accelerated Rehab Center for improvement of pain level, I was then referred to Donovan Muldrow at Athlete Factory to get back on track with a specialized workout for me. He has done an amazing job of knowing my problem areas and training me to strengthen those areas so that I can now do a workout and have recovery in a much quicker period of time. The pain is now considerably less. The results with Donovan have been amazing. He is well trained, encouraging, consistent in his efforts to improve each situation and listens to what my needs are. I like the fact that I am at a true gym. I am now 60 years old and Donovan pushes me to be a better me every training session.
Belinda Franke, Bloomington IL