When the sun finally breaks through the dark gray skies around the Pacific Northwest, it seems like everyone is drawn outdoors. Perhaps the sun calls you to tackle that yardwork you ignored during all those rainy months that now need serious attention. Or maybe it wakes you up early to finally go on long hikes, kayak, play beach volleyball, bike, or run outside again.
Yes, around here better weather means more physical activity. However, unlike the weather, if you spring into action too soon you are bound to get hurt. And if that happens, you will wind up having less fun in the sun (and it’s so fleeting!).
That’s where the professionals at A2 Physical Therapy can help. Think of them as your personal “movement consultants.” They will talk to you about your fitness/fun goals and evaluate your readiness so they can create a custom plan to help you avoid injury.
You can be fitter, stronger, and more flexible than last year. From nutrition and exercise plans to cutting-edge technology and even tips for better sleep, A2 offers a well-rounded approach for everyone to up their game, from serious athletes to weekend warriors.
And if you do happen to overdo it while yanking on that lawn mower cord or get hurt while playing a mean game of soccer, A2 will be there to help you overcome injuries, too. And hopefully get back to the fun in the sun as soon as possible.
"Kristi’s weekly bootcamp has truly gotten me out of my comfort zone. I started attending with my family a few months ago. My first couple of times I was so ore! At times I became discouraged, but I just pushed through! I keep coming every week I am available. There’s no shaming if you must miss a week. You can even have someone go on your behalf if you miss a week. Since starting Kristi’s bootcamp I’ve said yes to other fitness opportunities I would have previously turned down. I now workout EVERYDAY and I’ve lost over 20 lbs since I first started coming. Thanks Kristi and to my family for introducing mw to this awesome bootcamp!"
"My wife was trying to get me to go to A2 after she was enjoying the classes. I am busy and wanted to go but always had an excuse. Well one she pre-paid for me to go. Time for me to face my fears about why I hadn’t been going because now I am going. First, I was in ok shape active just not work out shape plus what if I couldn’t beat my wife or the other women in class? What if I passed out?
As Saturday approached my fears rose and my brain searched for an excuse. Yet when I arrived at the class what I found was nothing like I was fearing, quite the opposite. Everyone is focused on their own pace. While being motivating Kristi is not forceful but positive and supportive, coaching each person at their ability.
It has not been a month of one day a week, my body has reacted by toning up, my six pack is back. My wife was mad and happy at the same time. I have been seeing a chiropractor for maintenance and recently my body is firming up and I do not feel the aches and pains of getting older. Was I sore after the first workout? Yes for a few days I was sore, but each week the soreness would decrease. After a month I am not sore but stiff the next day, feeling stronger each workout.
Thank you, A2 Physical Therapy and Kristi, for the good music and for pushing us without pressuring us."
"I came to A2 PT to assist in my recovery of a torn Achilles tendon. Not fully knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised. Using a combination of PT (for strengthening and stretching) and massage (for scare tissue Break up) I feel my recovery has been accelerated. The whole crew Alika, Kristi, and Sophia are very kind, spirited, and passionate about their jobs! On a personal note, the word massage should be removed from the phrase deep tissue massage. It is very misleading-but it does work!
Keep up the great work gang!!"