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Jeff has certainly become a blessing for me. I didn’t fully understand to the extent of what I would get from the whole experience. I did know though that I was looking for positive change in my life.
In a little over a month of working with Jeff and I’ve shed a very real 15+ pounds. I have noticeably gotten stronger from the work we’ve done. As a former Personal Trainer myself, I recognize most of the movements we performed, but they were very different in certain ways. Each movement was very intentional and functionally integrated with very specific corrections to my body. My posture has improved drastically in this short time. My shoulders are pulled back, my is back retaining its correct shape, I’m standing taller, and my walking and running seems to be even less strenuous.
Better eating habits have become a part of my life now and is not as difficult as I once imagined. Jeff has helped me become more aware of what I put in my body and now what I do put in my body has its purpose.
My life has already greatly improved. Things like playing with my 3 and 1 year old have become more enjoyable for me over the last month. Everything from picking them up and holding them, getting down on the floor with them, to the usual running and playing. I believe this has actually allowed me to better connect with them both.
Mentally, the process of “Evolving” has been more than a simple physical adjustment. It’s been a very enlightening and overall positive experience. I very am grateful for Jeff’s approach to life.
I have had GI problems for as long as I can remember. In 1997, I was diagnosed with proctitis at age 26. My condition worsened as the years progressed. In 2002, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and the suppositories were no longer working. In 2004, I was hospitalized due to an acute flare. I lost 12 pound in 10 days, I could not keep any food down and could barely drink any water. When I was admitted, I was told that my potassium level was so low that I was dangerously close to having a heart attack. I spent 5 days in the hospital and left with two new prescriptions: 3,200 mg (12 pills per day) of Asacol and a three month supply of steroids.
During the next few years, I had intermittent flares that were somewhat controlled by the amount of medication I would ingest. I started questioning my GIs about diet and whether that could play a role in my disease. I went to THREE doctors who all told me the same thing: “diet doesn’t matter“. You are stuck with this disease. Increase your meds. Learn to live with it. In winter of 2009 my flares had become constant. I knew where every bathroom was for every place I went. There were several days that I was stuck in my bed, cramping with no energy to move. Jeff had been trying to get me to adopt the CHEK lifestyle for at least 2 years. I thought it was too expensive, too difficult and to be quite honest, I subscribed to my GIs way of thinking – that I was beyond help. I was so nauseous that I couldn’t eat – let alone take care of my three kids. I told my doctor that I was stopping the drug. When he tried to convince me to “step up my drug therapy” again, I quit Western medicine.
At this point I was at rock bottom. I had no other choice but to try something completely different. I (finally) jumped in with both feet in spring of 2010 with Jeff and fellow practitioner Josh Rubin. It was the best decision I have ever made! I am off of all medication and have never felt better! I have NO colitis symptoms and my GI system hasn’t worked this good in 20 years! I am healthier, happier and more energetic that I’ve ever been! There are no words to express my gratitude to Jeff and Josh. If it wasn’t for them, I would never know how great life could be!
I came to Jeff with skepticism at the recommendation of two good friends. I already felt healthy. I went to the gym five times a week, was eating low-fat, low calorie foods, and taking the ‘right’ supplements. I did have problems sleeping and felt fatigued, but I chalked that up to everyday life.
In the first meeting with Jeff, he did a physical evaluation. Just from a few measurements, it was obvious that something was off-balance. After getting all my physical measurements done, I had a head tilt, pelvic/hip imbalance, and my right leg was 2.5” shorter than my left leg (which greatly contributed to me tearing my ACL). He made some recommendations that I trusted him to do.
In my second meeting with Jeff, he gave me a stretching regimen and talked about nutrition for awhile. For the next week, I stretched once a day and started implementing his dietary guidelines. My posture was greatly improved, my musculoskeletal structure was feeling balanced, I no longer felt fatigued, I was sleeping soundly through the night, and I just felt ‘good’.
I feel taller, stronger, and very stable. Every new breakthrough builds up to a new plateau. Instead of thinking of all the changes I wanted in my body, I’m seeing them come to life and transforming my health one workout at a time.
The focus on my weight training has changed how I breathe, sit, and walk. In the past, my body would ache and feel fatigued. In only three months, neck and shoulder pains have subsided and are almost non-existent. My body is functioning better then ever. I notice I have greater ease in dealing with my emotions during the day and I can reduce any frustrations through my personalized strength training or stretching program designed by Jeff.
From day one, I experienced the dedication and care he puts into transforming one’s body. Seeing you improve gives him great joy. He analyzes my movements but never judges. Working with him motivates, teaches, and inspires me.
May the Chek be with you,
I have to admit, I began working out with Jeff and Feeling Functional mostly for vanity reasons. Yes, I desired to be healthy but mostly I wanted to be fit. What I got was so much more. Jeff and Feeling Functional have supported me in transforming my lifestyle. From the way I eat, to the way I work out and how I view “being” healthy. Living a balanced holistic lifestyle has allowed me confidence and freedom in my body I have never experienced up until now. I have more energy, strength and stability, plus it has increased my overall positive outlook on how I live my life. I look and feel better then ever.
Ever since I started the Nutrition program my body and life have changed drastically for the better. I started to feel better within the first week. In addition to feeling better, I began to lose unwanted weight. With these psychical changes came elevated moods throughout the day and an overall feeling of health and confidence that I had not felt for years. I will continue to eat this way the rest of my life and have made it a lifestyle.
I always felt that Jeff was very engaged and focused on making sure that I was working at perfect pace/strength for maximum safety and benefit. I completely trust Jeff’s knowledge and skills. It was always fun and felt great for my body. I realize (for about the millionth time) how much I need that commitment with someone else in order to work out regularly. I always used to think it was a little ridiculous for people to hire trainers, but the truth is that I need (a) that regular appointment/commitment, (b) the knowledge of a true professional to make sure I’m doing the right thing for my safety and overall benefit, and (c) encouragement during the workout. If I were working out myself (assuming I even made it to the gym), it would be too easy to wimp out during an exercise – but with Jeff there I found myself trying a lot harder. Jeff was super encouraging and worked with me at my level. He listened well and paid attention – finding ways to work with my particular strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. Jeff is truly awesome.
"It's never too late to be what you might have been." Working with Jeff has brought strength to my body that I thought I'd never have. My core and my back feel strong and vital. He has helped me build my muscular potency and alter my diet, so that my arthritic knee pain has almost vanished. I can't wait to see what's next! Thank you, Jeff.
Rev. S. Moore
My work with Roseanne has really helped me have a healthy outlook on life as well as help me develop tools to better deal with challenges in my life. Her compassionate heart and soft approach helped me feel comfortable enough to face some things in my life that seemed a bit threatening. Roseanne has a lot of experience working with people from all backgrounds and it shows. I am grateful for having her in my life. And highly recommend her services.
Rosanne first coached me in 2002 and has maintained a coaching commitment with me since then. During this time Rosanne has supported me in seeing many of my barriers and strengths and had me notice what is working and not working in my life. She has inspired me to harness my strengths and utilize my whole Self to create an amazing relationship, family, business and healthy, fit body and mind. Rosanne is an amazing insight into my life and a true leader in every sense of the word. I have always experienced compassion, love, kindness, connection and belief in me from her. She is definitely a person who I want on my team and will continue to have on my team. Rosanne has empowered me to go where I never thought I would go mentally, physically and spiritually. From that empowerment and support I now enjoy a life that is one of passion, harmony, peace and fulfillment. Thank you Rosanne!
Rosanne is a passionate, caring person. Her kindness and warmth are obvious as soon as you meet her. I had many conversations with Rosanne when I was going through a difficult transitional period in my life. During this painful time I was in a sad, low place. Rosanne listened attentively with much compassion and was very open and available to me when I needed her most. She had a way of making me feel comfortable and safe. In addition, Rosanne gave me a lot of good feedback. She helped me recognize and change patterns that I had created. I was able to be honest with her and with myself which were key elements to my healing. She was able to help me find my own strength and I am in a stronger, better place now in my life because of her knowledge and advice.