Michael Finn

CHEK Level I Practitioner, HLC 2

Do you wake up in the morning lacking the motivation to exercise?

Do you follow sports and say to yourself, ‘I want to do that, but how. I have aches and pains, I am not as young as I used to be, and look at this weight I have put on around my middle.’

Do you look at other business colleagues and ask yourself, ‘How do they stay fit, and play their sports with a busy schedule?’

You can be athletic, have fun, play the sports you like, be successful, loose that unwanted body weight, and win. It may not be at the professional level, but there are lots of levels of competition these days.

You may have aches and pains from old injuries or just from life.

You may have been focused on your business and family and let your health and athletic ability fall off a bit.

Maybe you have always wanted to compete in sports, but never felt you could or knew how to get started.

Don’t you want to be successful in a sport you like to play, just like you are successful in business?

Rather than watching other people on TV live their athletic dreams start living some of your own.

You are never too old to play and have fun.

Everyone can be an athlete.

Jon is an athlete at age 59

Jon cylcing one

Jon was 40 pounds overweight, had knee pain, back pain, and cervical stenosis from years of a desk job and computer work. Jon used to play some basketball, but wanted to get into road cycling. Jon really wanted to enter “The Death Ride” in the Lake Tahoe area. This is a 135 mile bike race over 5 mountains so there is lots of climbing. Jon did not think he had the time to condition the body for cycling, and continue to spend time with his wife who also works fulltime and spend time with his son.

So Jon came to Michael Finn for a program to correct the aches and pains in the body, drop the unwanted body fat, and condition the body for cycling up large hills at altitude.

Now Jon weighs in at 180 pounds, his back is strong and healthy, there is no more pain in the knee, and his neck is a lot stronger to manage the cervical stenosis. Jon has completed a number of 100 mile bike rides, completed the death ride last year, posted a time 20 minutes faster in a 100 mile race this year, and has a goal of taking 40 to 60 minutes off his time for the death ride this year.

Jon can now ride away from riders while climbing hills that he used to struggle to keep up with.

Jon has this to say about Michael’s super coaching powers.

Michael’s knowledge of the human body and how it all works is incredible. The workout programs he creates for me are a cross between physical therapy and strength and conditioning. The workouts are hard, but progress at a pace that I can adapt to. The focus of the workouts changes daily, weekly, and seasonally depending on my racing schedule, traveling for work, or busy times around the holidays. Michael has taught me a simple nutritional plan and instructed me how to listen to my body, so I can maintain a proper body weight for me and have energy for work and cycling. The deep tissue work Michael does helped me recover quickly from a separated shoulder and has improved the function of my neck.