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I hadn't been to a gym in about 15 years. I needed to make time in my schedule and commit to training.
I can't overstate how helpful the staff at TD Athletes Edge has been. They are a committed, focused, and caring team. I have been working out there for 5 months now twice a week. The program(s) (program is enhanced each month) that they designed have alleviated all of my aches and pains.
Physically I feel very good. My shoulder is 90% better and I barely notice it anymore. Same for my tennis elbow. The chronic pain in my right hamstring is gone completely. If I feel it tighten, I now know what to do to loosen it up properly.
I began a new "lifestyle" journey just before joining TD Athletes Edge. When I was first introduced to the gym my primary goals were to lose weight and get back into a regular exercise routine. I have always struggled with my weight and always felt self conscious and uncomfortable in gym environments and staying motivated despite being an athlete all my life. I always made excuses or let minor injuries derail any progress I made.
From day 1 I knew TD Athletes edge was not just a typical gym. It is the most welcoming, inclusive, supportive and positive fitness environment I have ever been a part of. It's encouraging to be cheered on not only by the coaches but by other members when doing a sled push, running or performing a particularly difficult exercise. When I hurt my knee outside of the gym, Jess and the team worked hard to revamp my programs to rehab and strengthen my knee. I'm so appreciative of the effort and attention put in to my programs to ensure my knee was getting stronger.
While my weight loss has been consistent since joining TD Athletes for the first time in my life I have come to the realization that losing weight isn't necessarily the most important goal to strive for. I have found a new love and appreciation for fitness in my life and I know that wouldn't have happened without the truly amazing team at TD Athletes Edge!
My goal was to work on strength to prevent injury and maybe help deal with my nagging “injuries” or issues. As an endurance athlete I put my body through so much, I really need to focus on things other than swimming, biking and running so I can keep doing this sport I love. While injuries come and go, I had a nagging heel/Achilles issue that was preventing me from running, occasional hamstring and sciatica issues that were annoying and uncomfortable. But a big obstacle was not knowing what to do or even where to begin, and also not cause any more issues!
Tim’s PT background was one of the things that attracted me to TDAE. Then to see how knowledgeable the rest of the staff was, I knew I was working with great people. The encouragement of the staff is awesome, they make me feel invincible....and more than that, they feel like family.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how easy the program has been and between that and strength training I have lost almost 10 lbs and 12 inches. I feel amazing! I notice the benefit of my increased strength in my endurance training. I love the changes in the appearance of my body, I am leaner and stronger and seeing muscles I didn’t know were there! I love the change in how my clothes fit though now I need to buy a smaller size! I am more confident and am becoming so much more comfortable with how I look.
My goals included decreasing hip pain and preventing injuries as I continue to pursue endurance sports.
The TD coaches are amazing. Their watchful eyes will keep you honest with your form and fine tune your mechanics to get the results you want and avoid injuries as you progress through each phase. The dynamic of the team is fun but focused. My other favorite part of going to my workouts is the other TD members. There is something magical about having the diversity present within the gym - all ages and levels of strength are evident within the community.
I am a physical therapist who has done consistent strength for over a decade. For the first time in my life I have built up my strength to the point where I do not need to get on a foam roller. I have ramped up my training and I do not have any aches or pains. I am forever thankful for the progression of my program every phase. My body continues to respond to the new challenges and I feel invincible.
When I first met Tim, I had recently “graduated” hospital physical therapy for ACL reconstruction. My physical therapist at MGH helped me regain basic functioning, but when I left her program I could barely walk downstairs, let alone jump or move in an athletic way.
The biggest obstacle I faced before starting at TD Athletes was the lack of a useful or strategic program. The generic program I used with my hospital physical therapist got me only so far, and then when I left that program I had no meaningful plan. I am a hard worker, but I had no idea how to help myself. I also faced an even more challenging obstacle: fear. I was scared to hurt myself again and I approached each exercise with trepidation. Quickly, it became clear to me that Tim and the team were re-teaching my body how to move safely, and my fear went away, never to return.
My favorite thing about everyone at TD Athletes is that they do exactly what they promise. You want to regain strength to ski? No problem. You want to get strong enough to pivot and cut again so you can play sports with your kids? We can do that. You want to start running races? We can get you there. There was never ever an ounce of uncertainty or doubt from anyone, which shocked me because I’d heard a lot of “Well, you’ll never be the same” from people along the way after my injury. More importantly, the coaches design really smart and progressive programs that always challenge me in new ways, and they always seem to know just how much to help and when to let me tackle an exercise on my own. I truly love this team and everyone who finds their way to TD Athletes becomes part of the gym family because we all understand how lucky we are to have found the solution to whatever was stopping us from the success we desire.
I've been competing in triathlon for 10 years, this year will be my 6th year at the Iron distance. I had been putting a lot of stress on my body and at the age of 45 I felt somewhat broken, I didn't feel as strong as I did in my 30s and I was suffering nagging injuries that were constantly popping up, mostly during my runs.
I think the hardest thing for me was that I had to accept that my 40 year old body was much different from my 30 year old body. However, the staff at TD gave me the confidence that I needed to believe l could still be competitive well into my 40s and 50s. I just needed a structured plan!
The structured strength and conditioning plan that was created for me has helped me feel stronger than I have felt in years! I no longer have low back pain on the bike or while I'm swimming and when I do my warm-up and cool-down exercises prescribed by the TD coaches my runs started to feel good again!
My goals when I began training at TD were prevent injury, get in shape for field hockey season/life, and build more muscle. A few months in I experienced a back injury that was limiting and required me to take some time off from field hockey and training.
My coaching at TD Athletes Edge has been incredibly helpful. They have helped me to strengthen both my back and my knee to reduce pain and prevent my injuries from worsening. I have been training with TD for almost a year now and I have noticed some serious changes in my life and athletic ability. My physical strength and balance have improved immensely. In addition, not only have my previous injuries gotten much better, but I have noticed that I have been getting injured much less while running and weightlifting. I have also noticed that I have been recovering much faster from workouts which has been incredibly helpful for my training.
I have always been dealing with overuse injuries from triathlon. To be able to develop and fine tune my weaknesses was exactly what I needed. Some of the obstacles I had were starting from the beginning and consistency. By starting…with the basics, I was able to see the progression on how to build the strong base that is needed to further develop the proper mechanics that carry over to sports. Staying consistent and committed are the two main things that I am focusing on to help me in everyday life.