What Others Are Saying!
My name is Glen. I am turning 60 this year and started the year stiff and overweight (5’ 8” and 255 lbs.).
I started working with John on the Life Warrior training program and have done 7 sessions with him so far and feel great! I am training with Meditation, Yoga, Strength Training, Nutrition, and am starting to run again using the barefoot running techniques.
The Meditation program is fun and relaxing. The Yoga is a challenge, working joints and muscles that have been stiff and sore for years. The Strength Training is just starting so we will see how that goes.
My favorite parts of the program are the nutrition and the running. I had gotten into a rut with meat and potatoes, but using ideas and guidance from John, along with the Forks Over Knives recipe book, my choices of food has exploded. I am eating a lot healthier and enjoying the richness of choices.
For running I used to be an avid runner and marathoner and over the years my feet, knees, and back just wore out. By starting running using barefoot running I am finding my joy for running coming back. I am just beginning this also so we will see how that goes, but I am very encouraged by my first couple of runs.
In my Life Warrior training I have found that the mediation/mindfulness has helped me in more than my workouts, as I can bring myself back from wandering thoughts at work and in other areas of my life. The yoga training has given me balance and flexibility.
These two practices have contributed tremendously to my warrior training. The mindfulness and balance have given me more dimensions to my strength training and daily workouts. Focusing on my breath and alignment has benefited every aspect of my life.
I can’t thank John enough for his coaching, willingness to listen to my personal expectations, my training and guiding me in this wonderful journey.”
The Life Warrior program lives up to its name. The training techniques have made me stronger physically as well as mentally, because they are transferable to so many aspects of life. Mindfulness has given me a new outlook, especially in stressful situations. John is exceptionally knowledgeable, caring, and dedicated to helping others.
I found John during a challenging period in my life. Suffering from anxiety and depression and at the highest weight in my life, I needed someone who could help me with something more than just a workout. John recommend several books that are helping me learn to quiet my busy mind and find better ways to deal with fear and stress.
Meditating with John opens my mind and heart and I find that people around me are responding in a more positive, happy way. John’s Life Warrior program is teaching me to be more aware of my body when I eat certain foods and pay attention to my thoughts. He is showing me a new way to live through his encouraging, kind, and attentive direction and support.
I’d highly recommend John if you are serious about having a top notch trainer. I decided to work with him so I could recommend his training to brides, as I am a wedding planner.
It has turned out to be something that I’m really starting to see benefits from and will continue to do for myself for the foreseeable future! If you are looking to get into shape in both both body and mind, then Life Warrior is the perfect program for you
So a few years ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and the drs told me I had a high chance of having a heart attack by my 40th birthday… Through excercise and a plant based diet I decided not listen to the drs but take my health in my own hands…. I got my test results today… the first time since I began my journey… and my levels went from 222 to 149!!!! I am totally “normal” and healthy. Oh and to boot I reversed my hypothyrodism!!! Thank you vegetables!!!
When I met John my back was in crisis mode. I have had back trouble and pain for years, but after falling recently, it was extreme. I was in pain twenty-four hours a day – when I woke up and when I went to bed, my back was filled with awful pain. I am delighted to say after ten sessions working with John my back is pain free!!! Now, I am working with him to fix my hip, which I have been told needs a hip replacement.
Getting older is hard, and living with pain takes the joy out of living. Working with John has given me a new expectation of what is possible without drugs and without surgery. In addition I have come to realize living without back pain is possible! It is wonderful! It is marvelous! I have begun a new chapter in my life, and needless to say, I am very grateful to have tried something new beyond what the doctors have told me.
After being told by my orthopedic surgeon that I would have to have both of my knees replaced in under five years, I met John Foster and began using his Life Warrior program. In under 12 months using his full body skills training method, my knees are now much more functional and I am almost pain free. …I am skiing again and running for the first time in my life……In addition to my knee problems, my cholesterol was over 250 and I was severely overweight. I now am off of my cholesterol medication, my total cholesterol has dropped to 141…and I have lost 85 pounds. I am healthier, happier, and willing to take on new physical challenges for the first time in my life.
We may grow older but we don’t need to do it without a fight. I turned 70 this fall and suddenly I realized I was starting to slow down. I had trouble with my balance. Getting up from a chair was accompanied by grunts, groans and joint cracking. I could feel the muscles deteriorating…Crossroads time.
I found John Foster. He has turned this situation around and it did not involve all the horror of gym equipment. Through his philosophy and the teaching of yoga, strength training, and functionality, I have corrected my posture, walk and alignment. The abs have finally been found, and I may finally be walking/running correctly. More importantly I understand the mechanics of my body and realize what caused my problems. Triathlons may again be in my future. Thanks, John! I look forward to a healthier, more active lifestyle.