We just launched our Personal Training program at #BKBQB and are psyched about the impact it’ll have on our community. Meet Kevin Jackson, who works with our Head Personal Trainer Michael Levenson.
“I’m a teacher and I was living in Forrest Hills and I work at the school around the corner. I have a herniated disk in my L5 vertebrae and used to be a zookeeper at the Bronx Zoo – the physical activity compounded my injury, and I sort of ignored the pain up until a breaking point.
I’ve been in and out of physical therapy for 2.5 years with mixed results and wake in pain everyday. Since I started training with Michael two weeks has done far more to alleviate my pain than the years of physical therapy.
Michael showed me some basic stretching and addressed the way I move – not just in physical activity, but the way I move and sit, and within a week I’m sleeping through the night much better. With each time I meet him, he’s giving me more and more to add to my routine.
I definitely want to get fitter and build up my stamina. To wake up and never have pain in my back is the ultimate goal. Michael is very realistic about where I am, and where I’m going. I feel like I have a better understanding of what my injury is just by working with him. I have a better idea of what’s wrong.”