We are honored that so many have trusted Columbus Fitness Consultants to help them improve their quality of life through a customized program.
I first started coming to Columbus Fitness Consultants in Fall of 2021 and come about 2-3 times a week. I do Muscle Activation Therapy, MAT, and Personal Training and I could not be happier with the results. I work with Sarah for MAT and Kyle for personal training. Since starting at CFC, I have been able to get more range of motion in my knees and my everyday tasks seem to get easier each day with little to no pain. I have also noticed that walking/running and steps are easier than they ever were before and the workouts through the personal training program are fit to the specific goals you want to reach. The staff here at CFC is truly amazing, they are so kind and flexible with your schedules and you will not be disappointed!
"In December 2019 at age 63, I was 60+ pounds overweight, inactive, working from home, and could barely walk the dog around the block because of severe hip pain (arthritis and a torn muscle).
At Christmas that year, I decided I had enough of that lifestyle and pain, started on the weight loss app Noom and made an appointment with the OSU sports program to get my hip fixed and begin rehab.
By mid-2020, I had lost my age in weight (my goal) and had set my next goal…to walk over 125 miles on the Camino de Santiago in Spain in the fall of 2021 (remember, I could barely get around the block!). The challenge was, that even though I had lost the weight and fixed the torn muscle, I could not get rid of the arthritis in both hips and what I thought was sciatica in my lower back, so that I could walk more than a couple of miles on a couple of days of the week with the amount of pain I was still feeling. Well, I needed to be able to walk 10-15 miles per day for 11 days to meet my schedule for walking the Camino and I would not be able to enjoy it in that much pain.
In early 2021, I was getting advice on walking the Camino from global hiker and friend, Trish Cadwallader (another CFC client). When I told her about my hips and back challenges, she told me about CFC and introduced me to Andrew Fawcett. I scheduled an evaluation with Andrew and he was confident in CFC’s ability to help me and my ability to meet my Camino walking goal in a lot less pain! Andrew (and his staff) is extremely well-versed in physiology, physical therapy, MAT (muscle activation technique), exercise and several other therapies (laser, pulse, etc.), and was able to explain to me exactly how a combination of many of those therapies may help me meet my Camino goal with minimal, if any, pain. I bought in.
The combination of Andrew’s therapies, exercise recommendations, and Katie Watkins’ exercise expertise and training, started producing small results within a couple of weeks…enough that gave me the same confidence that Andrew had that they could help me achieve my Camino goals and dream.
Over the months that followed, I was able to build up to 10-13 mile walks several days per week, with no pain in my hips or back (they were related). I couldn’t believe the difference!
In October of 2021, I completed my Camino de Santiago walk and literally had the time of my life! Northern Spain is so beautiful! An unbelievable experience I would recommend anyone check out, even if they currently have some physical challenges and pain they think would keep them from doing it. I highly recommend the work of Columbus Fitness Consultants, Andrew, Katie and the whole team, several of whom helped me achieve my goal pain-free!"
"CFC did a complete physical assessment of my strengths and weaknesses and developed my personalized workout plan. My personal trainer directs each session, sets up the equipment, demonstrates and instructs me on each exercise, provides new and challenging workouts, and offers unlimited words of encouragement. I provide the sweat! CFC is a values based, customer-service oriented, professional business. My workout sessions are a precious gift I give to myself, an investment in my physical and mental health. Thanks, CFC, and my trainer, Kari, for helping to make that happen."
"Joining the CFC family has been a game changer for me. My team (Andrew, Katie, Jake, and Caleb) has made significant progress reducing my pain, improving my balance, and increasing strength to the point I postponed a 3rd back fusion. Not only are they great cheerleaders, but everyone on staff is always warm and welcoming when I come through the door. What a caring atmosphere! In addition, my program is designed for me. If a technique doesn't produce results, we try something else. No "one size fits all" PT here. The team truly wants the client to improve.
I have been coming to CFC consistently for 8 months (July 2020). I look forward to the MAT and microcurrent treatments. Mastering the jelly balls is my current goal. I have referred friends and my eye doctor."
"About 4 years ago, I sought help from CFC for a problem I was having with walking. Prior to this I was walking 5-7 miles, 5 days a week and suddenly I had pain that kept me from walking 2 miles. My physical therapist started me on Muscle Activation Therapy and FSM as well as an exercise program designed for me. It seemed to help until it didn’t. We tried everything from the Dolphin to laser and finally, while doing MAT, she found a suspicious area in my upper thigh right where my pelvic bone was.
I had gone to several orthopedic doctors prior to this, and they just kept saying it was arthritis and to keep exercising. The x-rays didn’t pick up the malignant carcinoma that had been growing in my leg and muscle for over a year. If my PT hadn’t found the mass, it might have gone to Stage 4 as the cancer was very aggressive. I went through a year of the strongest chemo and radiation, which finally led to a 5 ½ hour surgery to have the grapefruit size tumor removed and reconstruction of the area left by the removal at the height of the pandemic. I truly believe my recovery would have taken much longer based on the surgery they did that affected my muscles if I hadn’t been going to CFC before and during the last part of my treatment. I went into treatment stronger than most and amazed the doctors with my quick progress.
A year after the cancer surgery (April 2021), I found out the radiation had exacerbated the arthritis in my hip. I was looking at a hip replacement to be done on June 15th. The surgery was complicated as they had to put a longer rod in my femur to protect it from breaking in the future. I was in the hospital for 3 days and started in-home physical therapy on July 1st. Again, because I had been training at CFC the whole year before and up until the surgery, I again amazed my in-home PT with my progress and was discharged from PT in 3 weeks instead of 6. I will be going back to CFC in a week to continue to get stronger. If this doesn’t convince you that consistent exercise and MAT work, then I don’t know what will. CFC has been a godsend for me."