When I was diagnosed with severe sciatic nerve problems. I was unable to do anything without experiencing excruciating pain that went from my lower back all the way down to my foot. I also lost all strength in the left side of my body and had what doctors call a “drop foot” – my left side didn’t even have enough strength to lift my foot and I was forced to drag it behind me. This lasted for over a year, and luckily, after many doctors and procedures, I got much better. What I noticed, however, was that my muscles were practically nonexistent. I had no upper or lower body strength. My doctors kept encouraging me to work out and do strength training because a strong body is the best way to prevent sciatic nerve problems. I went to a trainer for a couple months, but I didn’t feel any better, and never saw any results. Now, four years later, I have definitely found what works in Steve. When I started training with Steve, I had just gotten engaged. I wanted to tone up, maybe lose a couple pounds, and gain strength so I wouldn’t constantly be fearful of hurting myself again. For the first couple weeks, I’ll admit, I wondered what in the world I had gotten myself into. The workouts were the most intense workouts I had ever done. I was nervous driving to the gym because there was no telling what was coming next. Luckily, I stuck with Steve. Now I look forward to the intense workouts because I feel stronger and healthier than I ever have before. Steve’s workouts are catered to my needs and not only can I see awesome results in the way I look, I feel so proud of myself when I finish! I have more energy during the day, and I sleep so much better at night because my back doesn’t hurt nearly as much because of my new core strength. I can’t imagine working out without Steve’s motivation (which is sometimes tough love), and his excellent workouts!!! I love how strong and healthy I feel, and I look forward to continuing my work with Steve.