I stumbled upon Twist in January 2013, when I was returning a walking cane to the Red Cross. Twist happened to be located in the same mall as the Red Cross, which turned out to be a happy coincidence for me.
I'd needed a cane after a not-so-routine hip replacement. What made it "not-so-routine" was that the replacement didn't go back in at an optimal angle. It dislocated twice in the two weeks following the initial replacement, and I required a second surgery (to replace the replacement).
In just under a three week period, I had two compete hip replacements, four total hip dislocations, and six attempts at putting the hip back together (twice the attempt to put it back together failed). To say that the muscles surrounding the hip were "traumatized" would be an understatement.
I followed my surgeon’s instructions, and diligently performed all of the at-home rehab. I completed the hospital physiotherapy, as instructed, and progressed as far as I could.
Even so, seven months after surgery I was still having difficulty sitting, standing and walking. I knew I needed help in order to recover, and Twist filled that need.
I met George (the owner) and told him about my situation. George suggested an assessment, which I completed the following week. Based on that assessment his trainer put together a program, and in mid-January I started my training sessions.
At the beginning, I was fighting muscle atrophy, and my own paranoia. (I didn't want to chance another hip dislocation). It was nearly impossible for me to perform simple exercises (like a "step-up"), or to get into a simple position like "take a knee" (from muscle tightness).
We used tools that I had never used before, such as the TRX, agility ladders and foam rollers, which all helped with strength, agility and muscle tightness. Both my strength and agility have improved significantly since I began training with Twist. I'm walking better, sitting and standing without difficulty, and climbing stairs without assistance.
I regret that I didn't video the transformation from the first time I stepped through their door to now . The difference is astounding.
I heartily recommend Twist to anyone who finds themselves in the place I found myself in: post surgery (or injury) and in need of assistance with strength, agility and flexibility. All the trainers I have used at Twist know what they're doing, and they have the professional credentials you can rely on.
I'm glad I found Twist when I did.
Mark McCook, 57
Twist Athlete for 4 years now!