I exercised, primarily using basic body weight exercises, off and on until my mid-forties. At that time, I started experiencing significant joint pain throughout my body: neck, shoulders, back, hips, knees and toes. Knee pain made it difficult to walk up or down a single flight of stairs. Hip pain made it difficult to walk at all. I felt old far beyond my years.
Somehow, I came across a program called IntuFlow by Scott Sonnon. The first two times I performed the level 1 (of 4) exercises, I felt no change in my severe hip pain. However, the third time I performed the exercises, I heard a loud pop from my right hip and, as though a switch had been thrown, the pain immediately and completely ceased. It was remarkable! My hip had been immobilized and pressed on the underlying nerve. Performing the exercises slowly and gently had mobilized the hip and released the nerve pressure.
The relief I experienced motivated me to continue performing the exercises, and I gradually progressed to the fourth level of difficulty. Along the way, I experienced resolution of more pain.
So impressed with the results, I next tried Sonnon’s FlowFit program. This set of exercises looked easy until I attempted to perform them and immediately realized how weak and inflexible my body was. I kept practicing, slowly and gradually progressing, until I was able to perform the fourth level of FlowFit exercises. By that time, ALL of the pain in ALL of my joints (most notably my knees) was gone. I felt young again.
These were my first experiences with Circular Strength Training (CST). I continue to study and train in more advanced programs in the CST constellation. The more I learn, the more I encourage others to use IntuFlow to begin their journey toward dramatic reduction of pain and increased functional strength.