Shane came to me with chronic pain in his back that was impacting all areas of his life. We've been working together using Functional Patterns techniques to undo his dysfunctions so that he can live a life where pain is no longer holding him back.
“I thought I was doomed to a life of chronic pain until I started training with Courtney. Physical therapists have told me there was nothing more they could do for me. But in the last six months Courtney has accomplished more than all the doctors and therapists put together. It feels like living in a different body.
Through her incredible knowledge of anatomy, Functional Patterns, and work ethic, tailoring the training and homework to my specific needs, she is transforming my body into a pain free and stronger form. Getting stronger without injury and healing at the same time is something I thought could never happen. But Courtney has showed me different. I cannot recommend her enough, I wish there were more than five stars I could give her!“
Spencer was living in chronic pain for over 5 years, trying every therapy possible without relief. Within the first few months of Functional Patterns training, he had a significant reduction in pain. He is now 100% pain-free and experiencing life to the fullest.
"Courtney is a welcoming, knowledgeable, highly detail-oriented, compassionate, patient, completely non-judgemental, and professional coach with a variety of strategies and tools to address any mechanical issue at a level far beyond the average personal trainer (thanks to specialized training in Functional Patterns).
I started coaching to manage scoliosis and a few areas injured in the past, as well as get back into fitness after several years of severe illness and a sedentary lifestyle. The work has been incredibly helpful and in less than 10 sessions so far has made me feel more confident in my ability to move safely both in everyday life and in specialized movements like barbell lifting and rock climbing, which I feel empowered to finally begin doing again.
I absolutely recommend training at PrimaStrong and genuinely believe Courtney can help literally anyone achieve dramatic improvements in their relationship with their body."
"Training with Courtney helped me bring more awareness and balance to my physical patterns in a way I definitely could not have done on my own. She’s extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this work and I would highly recommend her and Functional Patterns to anyone looking to improve their functionality, coordination, strength and overall wellbeing!"
"I came to Courtney in January 2020 after looking for a trainer who would suit my needs. I have a spinal injury that makes high impact and heavy weight training exercises difficult, and gives me a good deal of pain if not cared for. I was also carrying about 30 pounds of excess weight that I wanted to shed, but needed nutrition guidance to make better choices.
Courtney has a fun, easygoing, non-intimidating personality, and put me at ease immediately when I began working with her. After about two months of sessions with her, the COVID-19 crisis and Stay Home orders started. Happily, Courtney was able to transition me to virtual training so I can feel safe in our weird current environment, but keep building on what she’s teaching me.
I feel stronger and fitter, and I haven’t had any back pain practically since my first training session. The system Courtney trains through, Functional Patterns, focuses on posture and movement to build strength and power in a usable way, not just in muscle bulk. I can see and feel real results, but I think the best part of training with her is that I feel better, in every way."
“Before working with Courtney, I was experiencing a lot of pain in my back and also psychologically felt resigned to feeling increasingly stiff and out of shape. This was disheartening because at one time - for many years - I was an avid exerciser, runner, and cyclist. Breast cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation have taken a toll on my body along with years of very long hours at a desk at my own business.
Before Primastrong, I was beginning to feel that improvement was impossible. Now I know that is not the case. Courtney manages to provide motivation and inspiration without the drill sergeant approach. I want to work hard when she is coaching me! Working with Primastrong has reinforced my commitment to fitness and the realization that it is absolutely essential throughout life in order to move about without pain and do the things that need to be done in life.
I am feeling much better; less stiffness after sitting and driving. I have more endurance and feel my core strength is on the way to being the best it has ever been. Still working on the diet, but Courtney has been tremendous help there also. Through her guidance, I realized I was not getting enough protein in my diet and am making changes to achieve that goal, too.“
“I have been working with Courtney for almost a year now, and Functional Patterns has changed my life. I suffered from a back injury that left me in constant pain and made simple things a struggle. Even injections and physical therapy never worked to lessen the stress on my spine. I started working with Courtney and learning how to properly stand (yes, even that can be something we need to re-learn) and working out in a way that let my body naturally improve itself and build back up to a healthy range of motion and mobility. My pain went away after around month 4-5, and now, one year later I am still pain free. My spine decompressed (I've grown a half inch) my posture improved, and I've lost almost 40 lbs. I haven't felt this good since freshman year of high school.
Courtney adapts your workout to specifically what your body needs. You're not running till you crash or lifting weights endlessly. You're using your own body and natural human movements, and yes, it's hard. My overall health has drastically improved compared to one year ago! Working with her has been amazing and she's honestly become a friend and a mentor to me. Whether it's diet, nutrition, body health, mental health, or anything you need guidance with for living a healthy lifestyle, she's there to help. I love her and all she does! If you want a more one on one session where you're the focus and comfortable in your own zone, rather than a crowded gym full of weirdos, then Courtney is the way to go!“
"Before I started going to Courtney, I was going to the chiropractor at least 2 times a month. I have suffered with back pain due to scoliosis. It increased while I was pregnant. During pregnancy, I went to the chiropractor once a week. The pain did not go away after I had my baby.
Since I started going to Courtney and doing Functional Patterns I no longer go to a chiropractor and my back and ribs are significantly improved. I also have been able to strengthen my body as a whole. She takes time to listen to your complaints and concerns and makes sure that you feel comfortable. I would recommend anyone to go to her if you are looking for a personal trainer."
"Courtney is an awesome trainer. Her training has literally helped save my life.I started working with Courtney shortly after a cancer diagnosis and surgeries/treatments to fight it. I absolutely brought her my worse self to work with. My body was weak, I had difficulty with the most basic movements. My health numbers and blood work were horrible and trending to needing to begin medication therapies. I wasn't sure I could keep up a training plan, but I was terrified of what might happen next for me if I didn't do something.
Courtney met with me and gave me a fitness and movement assessment and she did not even hesitate to say she could help me. Her knowledge of and passion for fitness has made all the difference. I have learned so much from her about nutrition and how my body should work. I love that she is always challenging me to be my best self but she does not hesitate to stop me if I try to rush the process. I have gone from planning a funeral for myself at 43 yrs old to now, at 44, stronger and healthier than I have ever been including in the years leading up to my cancer diagnosis. I have lost weight, my health numbers have vastly improved (no medications for me!), and Courtney has made all the difference. I cant thank her enough!"
"I am so much stronger since working with Courtney. After having my third baby I had back pain and struggled being as physically present as I wanted to be with my kids. I am bounding up the stairs now, easily picking my kids, and moving without pain. I really enjoy working out and feel great about all that I can do. I have gained more confidence and started running, also without pain.
I was really resistant to the idea of getting a trainer because it was intimidating to me. I am so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and starting working with Courtney. I liked working out before, but she has taught me so much about how my body works that it would have been impossible to learn without her expertise. She truly cares about helping me reach all my goals and I am so thankful to have her as a teacher."
"Courtney is amazing! She is so dedicated and passionate about helping people reach their health and fitness goals! She is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to how the body works and how to train to become better inside and out. She never rushes the process, but instead dedicates the time needed to reach goals. She goes above and beyond when it comes to sharing recipes, workouts, etc. She frequently checks in on me to see if I need anything. To sum it up, Courtney is the best!"