Stories like this are the reason we love what we do:
"I am a competitive cyclist and so far I have used Jim Guillory & Muscle Activation of Houston on three occasions. I was skeptical about how much muscle activation could help me but found out it really works!
The first time I saw Jim was after a pretty hard crash during a race in April of 2015. About two weeks after the crash I was struggling to ride well, getting dropped in races I would normally expect to be competitive in and feeling very unstable when putting in hard efforts or lifting weights. I thought I would just recover with training and time but wasn’t seeing any improvement. I was recommended Jim by a friend and as a last resort booked a session with him. Within a 30 minute appointment he was able to identify and activate some pretty significant muscle groups. After the 30 minute session I felt an instant improvement, even getting into my truck was easier, and in the next week I saw significantly more improvement than the previous three weeks put together. Just a couple of weeks and 2 short follow up sessions later and I was back to training hard leading to some good results in races.
Unfortunately, just as I was starting to peak, I was caught up in another crash. I wasted no time in seeing Jim and again. He was able to activate several muscles. In both cases what surprised me was the amount to core muscles that were damaged. This time results were even quicker and once the road rash subsided I was able to start racing again. Largely due to this I had a strong finish to the 2015 season. I found that the quicker you get Muscle Activation work done after an event the more effective and faster the recovery is.
The third time I saw Jim was for different reasons. A couple of weeks ago I competed in Rouge Roubaix, a 100 mile race though hills, gravel road and broken pavement in Louisiana. It's about as hard as any amateur road race gets. A combination of pushing myself a little too hard and not getting my nutrition or hydration right led to cramping throughout the last 6 miles before my entire body completely failed in the final sprint resulting in cramping pretty much everywhere and a very slow final 100 yards. After seeing my post about this on Facebook Jim commented suggesting I should see him. 3 days later I saw him and he diagnosed I had pretty much shut down everything in my back, glutes and a lot of leg muscles. After 30 minutes of work from him I felt like a new person and less than a week later I was ready to resume training and racing. Had I not seen Jim or waited a couple of weeks I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have recovered fully and it would have taken months to be able to race well again.
If I crash again (Touch wood I don't) or suffer a major shutdown in the future the first thing I will do is book in with Jim, it cuts recovery time massively so you don’t waste months of training and can get back to doing what you love ASAP. I can’t recommend his services highly enough."
- Stuart Gardner - Competitive cyclist and Fit Studio Assistant at Bike Barn
Our friend Stuart has obviously reached and maintained a high level of physical fitness, but Muscle Activation can be extremely beneficial for anyone, regardless of their fitness level or lifestyle. Has chronic pain or injury been keeping you from being active for an extended period of time? If so, it doesn't have to stay that way, and there's a very good chance you CAN be active again. Are you already active and simply pushing through some nagging pain or injury to maintain your general health? You don't have to and, frankly, should NOT continue to simply fight through that pain, because it may be the sign of damage being done to your body. Your current level of fitness isn't worth much if it can't be sustained, to some degree, for the majority of your life (unless you're getting paid for it - maybe).
We can help you achieve your goals, whether that be to maintain your competitive edge, regain the ability to live an active life, improve your recovery from exercise or injuries, or to resolve some chronic pain or limitation. Make an appointment with us ASAP so we can make an assessment of your situation, determine your specific needs, and begin restoring your body's healthy function.