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.
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.