Chandra trained for her first full marathon over two years ago. During her training she encountered hip and low back pain which did not stop her. She completed the race but was out of commission for the next two years and left with chronic back and hip pain.
She spent some time doing physical therapy and found no relief. This past May she started seeing Dr Lytle for soft tissue work and started a strength training program at Emerge in August.
Today she performs a stationary reverse lunge, which seems simple to most but for Chandra a huge accomplishment.

Chandra trained for her first full marathon over two years ago. During her training she encountered hip and low back pain which did not stop her. She completed the race but was out of commission for the next two years and left with chronic back and hip pain. She spent some time doing physical therapy and found no relief. This past May she started seeing Dr Lytle for soft tissue work and started a strength training program at Emerge in August. Today she performs a stationary reverse lunge, which seems simple to most but for Chandra a huge accomplishment. Our focus from day one was learning what it meant to keep a neutral spine and braced mid section while strengthening her glute, core, and hips. Today she is pain free for the first time in two years. Every week is a new progression from what we did the week prior. First week was glute bridges off the floor, standing planks, and light band walks. Now her workouts consist of heavy step ups, front squats, lots of hip hinging, and the list goes on. Our #1 main focus is strength with neutral spine. We have recently dove into nutrition and made some big eating changes that has helped with reducing inflammation in her back and increased energy. Chandra has slowly introcused running back into her schedule and doing it pain free. There is no stopping her now! Our hopes are to first train for a 5k and keep on a running program while forever keeping strength training a huge part of her routine. This is one of Emerge’s strongest areas of fitness. If you enjoy running or any activity that is causing you chronic pain, schedule a free consultation with us and we will help. We are experts in the area of identifying what is causing pain and teaching you how to strengthen and get back to what you love. #EmergeStrong#Nowitsyourturn#RunStrong#BuildAnArmor#PirtleStrength

Posted by Emerge Fitness Training on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Our focus from day one was learning what it meant to keep a neutral spine and braced mid section while strengthening her glute, core, and hips.
Today she is pain free for the first time in two years. Every week is a new progression from what we did the week prior. First week was glute bridges off the floor, standing planks, and light band walks. Now her workouts consist of heavy step ups, front squats, lots of hip hinging, and the list goes on. Our #1 main focus is strength with neutral spine.
We have recently dove into nutrition and made some big eating changes that has helped with reducing inflammation in her back and increased energy.
Chandra has slowly introduced running back into her schedule and doing it pain free. There is no stopping her now! Our hopes are to first train for a 5k and keep on a running program while forever keeping strength training a huge part of her routine.
This is one of Emerge’s strongest areas of fitness. If you enjoy running or any activity that is causing you chronic pain, schedule a free consultation with us and we will help. We are experts in the area of identifying what is causing pain and teaching you how to strengthen and get back to what you love.
#EmergeStrong
#Nowitsyourturn
#RunStrong
#BuildAnArmor
#PirtleStrength