Sitting at a desk all day, most days, for 20+ years has wreaked havoc on my body. In PT for some back pain, it was discovered that I didn’t have any pre-activation or activation my core muscles. My obliques and erectors were doing all the work of keeping me upright and my shoulders and neck were keeping me balanced. Not a good mix for someone who doesn’t want to be hunched over in their old age.
I didn’t really think anything was going to change with MORE exercise, but VerticAlign came highly recommended by my friend who had seen results herself. I wasn’t interested in a sweaty, tie myself up in knots kind of workout and was pleasantly surprised by how deeply the first few lessons affected my body – and it was mostly stretching. Four weeks later brought more intense movement – some I could do, some I couldn’t. When I had issues, Zeena answered all my questions and helped me make adjustments.
The videos were a great help. I used them even with exercises that I had already done so that I could work on perfecting my technique in order to get the greatest benefit.
All in all, this was a terrific program. I can see a HUGE change in my body. And I can feel my core now.
I have been experiencing chronic neck and back pain for several years now. I remember it first starting with a kink in my neck that never seemed to go away. I ended up going to the doctor who in turn ended up sending me for physical therapy. That, along with some visits to a chiropractor seemed to help for a little while. From time to time it would flare up again.I found a few exercises on YouTube that were recommended to correct forward head posture. I did some of those.
I’m sure they were good. It was around this time I came across the VerticAlign website. Posture Coach Zeena seemed to have a solid plan of attack. A variety of exercises that would help improve my entire body alignment, not just one area. Sounded good to me, so I purchased the course.Did it work? You bet it did. Just take a look at my pictures after only one month. I look taller and leaner, although my weight hadn’t changed. Did it help with my pain? I have not have any issues with neck pain since.
VerticAlign founder Zeena Dhalla has gone above and beyond in her efforts to design a program specifically suited to my needs. When I first started my program I could barely get off the floor after exercising, I was having hip and leg pain and was very weak in my core. My posture was definitely in need of work.
Having the online program has kept me motivated to exercise daily. I especially like being able to refer back to the online videos and see Zeena demonstrate the correct movements.
Today my core strength has increased and my scoliosis hip and leg pain has significantly decreased. I look forward to doing my daily program knowing how much better it makes me feel.