Today a story about Andrea.

Andrea has been a client of mine for over ten years.⠀

She is a wife, mother of two, and a licensed nurse practitioner. ⠀

Unfortunately she has also had to deal with lupus her entire adult life.⠀

It has forced her to deal with hand, low back, and shoulder issues. ⠀

She always gives maximum effort but the pain was stopping her from reaching her goals – she needed help.⠀

I was able to help Andrea and here’s how:⠀

1️⃣ Communicate. She tells me how she feels before the session begins.⠀

2️⃣ Mobilize. Next, I make sure her pain level decreases with targeted soft tissue work.⠀

3️⃣ Get Strong. Lastly I focus on recapturing her lost range of motion with stretching, and then to strength training so the pain hopefully won’t come back.⠀

Most days she is pain free and is still reaching all of the fitness goals she set for herself.⠀

Here’s another story, one that will help you put this into perspective:⠀

A man calls a plumber to fix his water heater.⠀

“Won’t heat the water,” he says. ⠀

The plumber shows up, looks at the heater carefully, and places his ear on it. He runs his fingers lightly on the side of the heater and then taps it with a small hammer. The heater starts right up, the man is happy, and the plumber goes away.⠀

Two days later, the bill shows up from the plumber. “Water Heater Repair: $500,” it says.⠀

The man calls up the plumber angry. ⠀

“$500?! All you did was tap the heater, and you charged me $500?! I need to see an itemized version of your bill to see why you thought that was worth $500.”⠀

Two days later, the new bill arrives in the mail.⠀

✅ Tapping the heater with a hammer: $1. ⠀
✅ Knowing where to tap: $499.⠀

My solution to Andrea’s problem was relatively simple. ⠀

This was only because I knew where to tap the hammer.⠀

This simple solution changed her life.⠀

It also converted her into a lifetime client, and resulted in 11 client referrals and $25,000+ in income all because I knew where to tap my hammer.⠀

This is why mobility work is so important to know.⠀

Next week I’ll fill you in on the 5 things that you need to know about mobility from the guru himself — a guy I refer to for inspiration daily.⠀

-Coach John