First of all, I want to thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it!
I think I had better get right to explaining who I am…or better yet, who I think I am. After all, I’m in my 30’s, but this business focuses on folks aged 45, 50 years old and above.
Why is that?
What is it about me that helps me understand the unique issues (and the urgency) of an age group I’m not really a part of?
I’m a fitness guy. A former athlete (baseball was my thing). For a lot of my clients, that alone is very different from their world…and maybe from yours.
So, this is my story…and it starts out quite a few years ago…
My grandfather worked on a ranch. This was a very physical lifestyle, as you can imagine. Just an average day’s work on the ranch was more hard work than most folks did in a week.
My grandfather was ‘that guy’. Physical. Strong. Full of energy.
Then one day, he took a bad fall from a horse. I’ll never forget it. I was only about 12 years old at the time. This man went from being incredibly active, to being confined to a wheelchair…to dead. All within a span of 10 years.
Seeing the steady decline was startling.
I remember thinking, “I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t take care of myself and lost all my strength and independence like that. I don’t ever want that to happen to me!”
Now, of course, no one can prevent accidents like the one that happened to him, but…you can do your best to be ready if something similar does happen. Your personal challenge could come in the form of an illness, heart disease, or an accident.
Who’s to say?
It was difficult to identify with my grandfather’s situation because I was so young at the time. But as I got older, the straightforward goals of people just a decade or so older than me became clearer.
You want to move better, feel better, look better, have more energy and maybe lose a few pounds long the way.
For many of you, it’s possible you’ve had your own ‘scare’ in some way. Maybe some change that served as a “wake-up call”. High blood pressure, an injury, a health crisis of a family member or good friend.
Let’s face it…it’s more likely than not that by the time you hit your 40’s and 50’s, you’ve seen something along these lines…
In my opinion, this is a part of the irony of fitness…. something that motivates me every day.
Generally, people over age 45 actually start to decrease their physical activity for one reason or another…just when they need it most! Just when their muscle-building hormones take a nose dive and their metabolism really drops off.
Life just gets in the way…preventing you from putting the time towards your health you KNOW you should.
But is just doesn’t have to be this way. And I find this all incredibly frustrating (can you tell!).
So, back my story…
Like I said, I had been a pretty decent baseball player when I was in high school. This kept me in touch with training and all. Eventually, I decided to become a personal trainer.
It’s a good thing too, because at 23 years old, I tore my ACL. Now, I was young and it was not wildly traumatic; nonetheless, events like this stop you in your tracks!
I took it as a learning experience. I was very ‘hands on’ about my physical therapy and general recovery. In fact, I took the opportunity to get certified as a “Correctional Exercise Specialist”.
I now knew I was in a position to help others live the life they fully expected when they got older.
I also said to myself, “What if I was 53 when this happened and not 23? Would I be ready for that?” Suddenly this becomes a MUCH different conversation!
Then things hit even closer to home…
Recently my mom took a bad fall…on an airplane no less.
She fractured her leg and (as of this writing) is still bedridden. Unfortunately, it appears she has a long road to recovery ahead of her. The first thing I thought about was the downward spiral my grandfather took.
I was praying history was not going to repeat itself!
The sad part is, had she been taking care of herself over the years leading up to her accident, she may not have even gotten hurt…or, who knows, maybe she would not have taken the fall at all!
Like I said, “being ready” in the event something like this does happen is sooo important…this was even more proof to me.
The fortunate part is that, when she is ready, I have the expertise and clearly the motivation, to be there to help. I can design her program from scratch to get her back to where she expects to be; doing the things everyone over 45, 50 and older wants to be doing…
…going out dancing…
…being able to walk around the top deck of a cruise ship in the Mediterranean or Alaska…
…playing golf or tennis…
…riding a bike…
You get the idea.
I tell you all of this in order to explain why I do what I do, and why Stowe Training Systems is designed the way it is.
I have a vision of a facility where individuals can count on a program designed for them, not the masses. I deliberately stayed away from those big classes with crazy circuits set up where people train until they drop (from fatigue or injury).
I wanted to be so much more individualized than that.
Honestly, seeing a 67 year old client knock out 10 pushups (on his way to 20!)…
Or a 58 year old woman doing 5 chin ups (true story!)…
Or even my 56 year old college professor achieve a lifetime best deadlift…is incredibly inspiring.
That’s the type of thing that gets me excited to go to work each and every day. Helping people accomplish things they never dreamed they would do…or do again…
I have had two people in my world have their lives wildly disrupted by events that struck out of the blue. And while some things like this cannot always be prevented, I know I can help others prepare themselves, live fuller lives and experience successful aging…just by being ready.
We pride ourselves on people like you doing things that are not always seen
- Prescription meds NOT needed
- Falls and injuries avoided with surgeries NOT needed
- Weight lost, NOT gained
- Medical conditions that DON’T get a foothold
- Diseases prevented, NOT suffered from
- Lives lived to the fullest, NOT compromised
In the end, I created the exact facility I had envisioned with the exact mission I had hoped for.
This is the only thing I really want to do…
The button below will take you to a registration form so you can secure a spot as a member of our facility right away. As I mentioned, we simply CAN’T work with everyone AND deliver the individualized service we are known for.
We are a ‘hands on’ program, not a call to the masses.
Simply click on this link and let us know how we can help. We will contact you ASAP and set up a time for us to meet.
Not a fan of on-line registration? No worries.
Here is my personal cell number. Just call me directly.
Nathan Jay Stowe and cell number (225-276-5292)
I will answer any questions you may have and arrange for a time for us to meet. I’ll show you first hand, what we do and we can go from there!
I look forward to working with you.