Restorative Strength

Two years ago, I was looking for a place to workout. At the time, I was 65 years old, had always been active, but I never had structured workouts. There had been a decline in my activity and felt some formal or guided workouts would help regain and retain muscle tone and increase my mental well-being.

About that time, I met up with a friend that had been going to Emerge and she looked more fit and healthier than ever. Upon her recommendation, I met with Beth Pirtle at Emerge and started soon after. At the time, it was difficult to comprehend that 1/2 hour sessions twice a week could make such a big difference, but it does! Along with increasing my stability, I have a heightened awareness of how important it is, especially as one ages. My muscle tone and strength just keep getting better! It has made a world of difference in my body image and overall well-being.

Beth has been the perfect trainer for me, is a fantastic motivation, and keeps ahead of all the latest news and studies in her field. Emerge is a welcoming environment; nothing is intimidating. It is a professional atmosphere without formality. Everything is well monitored, no promotion of gimmicks, and no high pressure. My trainer is the greatest and I love Emerge for what it has offered me and allowed me to do!

Becky Boyd *

Becky Boyd *

Even though I’ve always been active, I’ve never felt my core strength was that good. Thanks to Beth’s guidance and support, I have really strengthen my core and I can tell such a difference in so many ways. My overall posture is so much better, my balance is exceptional for someone my age, I’ve lost weight, and my strength is better than it was 20 years ago. I was letting my age hold me back, and Beth provided the encouragement and expertise I needed to move to the next level in my workout sessions. Believe me, I have never been as fit as I am now at age 72.

Bonita *

Bonita *

My name is Michael Wehr, I am a 48 year old Triathlete. I started seeing Jason at Emerge Fitness 6 months ago in response to injuries over the years of working out, not always with the best of form. After visiting with Jason, we set up a schedule and began retraining my body to work the way it was intended to.

We had a big job. Between shoulder pain and my hamstrings not firing right it took a little time and a lot of effort on my part to get things back in order. I would see Jason for one hour every week at first and do his exercises every day between visits. We worked up to every other week were we are fine tuning my routines.

I’m pleased to announce that after 6 months I have seen dramatic improvement in my over all functionality and little to no pain in my shoulders. My thanks goes out to Jason and the team at Emerge Fitness.

Michael *

Michael *

I arrived at Emerge Fitness with the goal of “getting in shape” and improving my fitness level, but really, the bottom line for me was I wanted to lose weight. I had a disc issue with my neck that was making it very difficult for me to consistently engage in any physical activity. I heard that the trainers at Emerge were very good at working with people who had injury issues. So I started working with Matt Wirth, and the results have been better than I ever could have imagined.

We started with such basic exercises that I was surprised at how effective they were at building strength to improve my neck pain. As my neck improved, we were able to expand the strength training, and I am able to do things now that I’ve never been able to do before. Matt knew what I could do without hurting myself. He has been really good about teaching me proper form and monitoring me throughout each training session and correcting my form to prevent injury. There have been many times when he has asked me to do something that I’m not sure I can do, but he has instructed me and encouraged me, and I’ve succeeded! In addition to the strength and fitness training, he has also provided nutrition instruction and taught me how to make smarter choices about food

The combination of better nutrition and exercise has resulted in that weight loss I was looking for. I lost 65 pounds in one year of working with Matt. But I gained so much more. I have more strength, more energy, and more confidence in my abilities. I am a better role model for my nine year old daughter, which I now realize is so important. My quality of life is so greatly improved that it amazes me. There was a time when I thought I couldn’t afford to work with a personal trainer; but now I realize I couldn’t afford not to.

Amy *

In October 2010, I was experiencing severe back and leg pain due to a herniated disc in my lower back. After numerous visits with multiple doctors and steroid injections in the spine, round-the-clock painkillers and muscle relaxers, I still found it difficult to do things as simple as putting on my own socks. By February, I had had enough and was ready to concede to back surgery. Meanwhile, my husband had been doing some personal training with Kimberly at Emerge; and during the course of a casual conversation, she suggested I see Dr. Matt Lytle at Precision Health Group. I pessimistically agreed to try one more thing before setting up the surgery. I began seeing Dr. Lytle on February 23. After three weeks, his treatment helped tremendously, and I was soon cutting back on some of my prescriptions.

Dr. Lytle suggested I go to Emerge in order to build my core and increase relief from my symptoms. I started working with Angie on March 21 while continuing to see Dr. Lytle. By April 5, I was no longer taking any prescriptions. In February, I couldn’t stand to be in a car for 5 minutes; but in early May, I took a couple OTC and was able to sit on a plane for four hours. As I write this, I am heading to Texas tomorrow and not even packing any pain relievers. Thanks, Angie and Kim at Emerge for your part in helping my get my life back!!!

Sheila *

A while back I hurt my shoulder so I went to see a physical therapist. After many visits nothing seemed to work. I started working with Nick my personal trainer and it was like having surgery with no scars. Since then, I not only can use my shoulder but I have seen a dramatic change in the way I look and feel about myself. I am now tone and have muscles at the young age of 51.

Donna *

At 37 years old I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and a labral tear in my left hip.  I am an active mom of three, but within months walking became extremely painful.  I underwent PAO surgery in February 2014 where they cut an repositioned my hip socket.  I had my femur reshaped and the labrum cartilage tear repaired.  I was in Emerge Fitness rehabbing with Matt Pirtle 9 days post surgery.  Matt's interest, compassion, knowledge, and experience got me through the hardest days of my life! With the teamwork of Dr. Lytle, we worked hard and I quickly progressed.  Since then I have continued training with Matt and I feel amazing! He has taught me about nutrition, weight loss, staying motivated, and exercising safely to strengthen my hip and body using correct form.  Not to mention how to do a perfect plank! I will use this knowledge for a lifetime.  This has been an amazing journey and I couldn't have done it without the help of Matt and Dr. Lytle! Thank you so much for giving me a bright future!

Jessica Willoughby

Jessica Willoughby *

Dear Matt,

You have given me a tremendous gift!

When I came to Emerge late last year, my sciatica was producing great pain.  I couldn't run or swim or play on the floor with my little grandson.  I couldn't even stand up straight.  I was desperate.

You greeted me kindly, listened to my story and developed a customized plan of exercise and massage to help me regain my strength and mobility and to relieve the pain.  Not only did you know exactly what to do, but you were caring, encouraging and, very gently demanding of my best effort.  It was many months of hard work, but, today, I can swim, practice karate and chase after my grandson without pain! I am a happy wife, mother and grandmother, feeling good every day and enjoying all life has to offer. 

Your gift to me was a gift to my whole family.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your skillful professionalism, your guidance, and encouragement.  I would recommend your services to anyone.

Best regards,

Francoise McCollister (the French grandma!)

Francoise McCollister *

* Results may vary based on each patient’s physical health, diet and exercise, and adherence to the program outlined by trainer. The results described in testimonials or photos are not typical for every individual.



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Email: kimberly@emergefitnesstraining.com
Phone: 636-345-3324


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