My name is Forest Vance. I’m a personal trainer and boot camp instructor based out of the Sacramento, CA area.
In addition to over 12 years of experience in the fitness industry, I have a Master’s of Science in Human Movement with a specialization in Corrective Exercise, as well as being a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist.
I want to share a little bit about my own personal story – and most importantly, how what I’ve learned can help YOU.
See, in a ‘former life’, I was a pro football player. I lived in a state of chronic pain. And when my career was over, the wear and tear my football days left on my body unfortunately still lingered.
I knew how to train like an athlete – but I didn’t know how to work out like an ‘average Joe’. And I sure as heck didn’t know how to train to prevent and decrease my chronic pain.
Learning about exercise science, how the body works, and the intricate interplay between muscle balance, core strength, and proper movement was a gradual and rather long process for me. I got a specialty training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (my Corrective Exercise Specialist certification) and that really opened my eyes.
I started to realize that the vast majority of folks I saw experienced chronic pain and nagging injuries.
I also realized that this was a huge area of opportunity where I could help folks out, further than just the general fitness, fat loss – type stuff I had been doing so far …
I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Human Movement with an emphasis in corrective exercise … and now I help folks with movement issues and pain relief every day.
But here’s the bottom line. You know you NEED to stretch and recover, to keep your body from getting sore and tired, to prevent aches and pains, and to recover faster from your training. But you don’t know exactly what to do … and / or you don’t take the time to do it.
To make it so that you can improve flexibility, keep your body going, and feel great … with just three to six minutes of work each day!
After a year off work, two surgeries, and countless hours of Physical Therapy I returned to work. At that time I decided it would be in the best interest of my mind, body, and spirit to maintain some level of physical fitness in an attempt to avoid future injury/re-injury. So I went to my local gym, expecting to continue the exercises PT recommended for me. What I got was so much more…Forest Vance!!
In March of 2010 I started training with Forest. Six months later I feel better and stronger than I have ever felt, and ever dreamed was possible. The transformation my body has undergone is… Read more…