My son gave me a LiquidGym gift card for Christmas and so I started in January using the underwater treadmills. Having struggled with weight issues and arthritis for several years, I had been moving less and less but was in more and more pain. Going to LiquidGym I started moving more and more and was in pain less and less. In February I started a weekly treadmill basics class and by March was taking two classes a week and had progressed from the basics to the conditioning class. I was running again, underwater yes, but still I was running and hopping and jumping! Fast forward a few more months of classes, to mid-July, when I was walking my dog in the greenbelt. I had parked my car on the side of a four lane (80 km) roadway to access the trails. On the walk back to the car my Chihuahua did something she has never done before, and will never have the opportunity to do again. She trotted ahead of me toward the highway putting more and more distance between us. The faster I moved the more she sped up and no amount of shouting or coaxing could make her stop. When she was almost at the road I broke into a full run for over 100 feet and then managed to traverse a ditch just in time to run out and scoop her off the right lane as several vehicles were bearing down on her. How I was able to do that, without falling, is attributable to my classes at LiquidGym where I was encouraged to run and was taught the proper form. LiquidGym got me to the point that I was able to run on land when I had to, and not only helped me to save my dog's life, it's been helping me to save my own.
LiquidGym therapy has helped me so much in the short time I have been using it. My legs are moving so much better and I know it can't clear my back because of the damage in it but I sure know I move better. Thanks also to the wonderful people that work there; they are so caring and help in every way they can. I tell everyone I meet about LiquidGym! Thank you so much!
LiquidGym has given me the opportunity to keep my fitness levels up while I am unable to run due to an injury. I am so grateful for this facility and the friendly, knowledgeable people that work there. Thank you!!
I "LOVE" LiquidGym and it has made me (with fibromyalgia and arthritis) feel as though I am participating in my own wellbeing. LiquidGym is the only form of exercise that I have tried (and I have tried everything!) that I can do which does not exacerbate the pain in my legs. Although I use the treadmills at a very slow speed, it is the ideal exercise for me. Having the treadmills IN the warm water was a stroke of genius on Karen's part and I am grateful that she took a leap of faith and opened LiquidGym in Bell's Corners. It takes me an hour to drive there, but believe me it is well worth it. Thank you. Thank you.
I am a 55 year old woman who has been active most of her life. A few years ago, I was speed walking 5-6 km at least 5 days a week, and then I started having problems with my knees and ankles. I had to cut back and eventually quit speed walking. I learned I had a type of arthritis known as Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition in all my joints. It resulted in inflammation, pain, and stiffness.
I was trying several different forms of exercise and machines (treadmills, ellipticals, low resistance machines) to replace the walking. This along with medication allowed me to do some regular activity without swelling, but I still suffered stiffness and pain.
I started taking Treadmill Classes at LiquidGym in March 2014 and have noticed an improvement in my mobility and strength. The degree of pain and stiffness I suffer has decreased and occurs less often. I have been able to increase my outdoor walking and exercises.
I love the LiquidGym! LiquidGym has been instrumental in getting me back on the path to health and fitness. The ability to run on the underwater treadmills without risking knee pain and injury has re-ignited my joy in physical activity. I've also joined aqua spin and TRX classes and love the increased energy and well-being that come with taking care of myself. The staff all know my name and are very welcoming every time I arrive. Karen and Irene offer a unique fitness experience that all can appreciate.
As someone who had been away from physical activity for a number of years, I find this place a great first step towards regaining my fitness level. I feel a lot stronger than when I first started 6 months ago. LiquidGym is great preparation for my 3rd degree Black Belt in the art of Karate.