Mar
21
2014

Everyone needs to read this heartfelt testimonial…

5 comments written by Kristina

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeet Ken Dery, who has been a dedicated Overload Fitness client for the last eight years – who had a stroke a couple years ago…

We chose Ken as our “Client of the Month” for March.

Here are a few words from Josh Trentine on Ken’s time with Overload:

“Ken has been a great pleasure to train. I really enjoy his energy and positivity. Even after he had a stroke, he has built his leg press strength far beyond that of an average man half his age.”

Thank you, Ken, for all of your hard work thoughout the years! Here’s to many more!

“I used to have back spasms maybe twice each year and I would go down for two or three days. Ultimately those occurrences began to escalate. I first joined Overload to strengthen my lower back. After six or seven months of Overload strength training, I finally improved. The occurrences of those difficult spasms continued to improve to the point that I might have a flare up once a year. I was (and still am) a believer.

However, that is not why I was selected as Overload’s “Client of the Month”! That distinction has come for other reasons. Out of nowhere in October 2010, I had a stroke. My entire right side was basically gone: unable to lift my arm, unable to stand or walk.

After 17 days in acute in-patient rehab, I could walk reasonably with a cane, but was far from normal. I happened to bump into Overload founder Josh Trentine and we talked about my condition. It was evident that besides the excellent outpatient occupational and physical therapy that I was receiving, Josh felt Overload strength training would help my recovery immeasurably. He was absolutely right!

Today I no longer do either occupational or physical therapy, but I do Overload every week. My strength is back to greater than it was before the stroke. I am back to skiing and am able to enjoy everything that I could ever do before. That is my Overload story!”

– Ken Dery

Talk about an inspiration for us all.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Chris Allen March 21, 2014 at 10:37 am

Really inspiring. Exercise is medicine. Especially what I know Josh and alike prescribe. Permission to share this testimonial on my website?

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avatar Pete Collins March 22, 2014 at 7:55 pm

This is a magnificent story.

Ken you are in good hands.

Pete

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avatar Joe H. March 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm

LOL, only Josh with his RenEx mastery can rehab sick/injured people, no one else in the US is qualified.

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avatar Tom Sotas March 25, 2014 at 7:36 am

Really Josh? Pulling at the heart strings, a weak emotional ploy posted by a pathetic trainer but still no training data more than 2 years into RenEx.

Funny how only the infirm make progress with RenEx.

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avatar Steven Turner March 31, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Hi Josh,

A very inspiring story. I know that Arthur Jones said one of the most important components of an exercise program (Ken Hutchins definition of exercise) in terms of results is “confidence” in the exercise program. I would also like to add to “confidence” is confidence in the trainer, Josh take a bow.

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