Friday, December 12, 2008

Personal Trainer “Bad Feet, Bad Knees, Bad Back” Suggestion #1: Z-Coil Footwear

Many people I talk to have seen Z-Coils…they have a unique look to them…and they are highly effective footwear. The coil/spring on the heel of the foot cushions each step, so much so that it cuts the impact in half on your feet, knees, and back. To your joints, it feels like you instantly lost half your body weight.

A current client of mine was in a major car accident and had three reconstructive surgeries on her foot. She’s hobbled around in a velcro boot for the last two years! Her unusual foot shape (an unpleasant by-product of her surgeries) has not allowed her to wear shoes since her accident. I took her to Sprongs in Minneapolis (go to to find the dealer closest to you) and my client was fitted with a pair of Z-Coils. Three weeks later she is walking all over the place, even up flights of stairs, which she has not done for over two years! I have many Z-Coil stories like that.

If your back, knees, or feet hurt a lot, start by taking care of your feet. It’s always good to start from the ground up! (Body Change Tips from an In-Home Personal Trainer)

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