Whole Body Fitness & Health
Diane Kern, Physical Therapist
“I don't know how many patients I've sent over to Jayah - the poles have been such a boon to some of my patients. They've been able to alleviate back pain and return to activities they thought were lost to them forever.”
Jerald R. Gerst, MD, MPH
Physician specializing in treatment/prevention of musculo-skeletal injuries
“It's very important that those of us who use poles for balance and mobility (including myself) do so with correct technique. Those of us who use them for that reason tend to have decreased upper body strength and muscle tone and a higher incidence of degenerative changes of the neck and shoulder which can be aggravated by improper use.”
Robert G. Macdonald, M.D., FRCP, FSCC, FSCIA
“Exercise is important for maintaining bone density, building muscle strength and enhancing cardiovascular fitness and weight loss. Poles can provide stability and a sense of security to allow patients to more quickly resume a walking program.”
Linda J. Buch, Owner of Balance Enterprises, LLC, "Body Language" Fitness column
“Jayah is one of the most knowledgeable people I know when it comes to the why, how and where of walking and trekking poles. She is also a great teacher--clear in her explanations and directions.”
Hose Cruise, Age 60, Multiple Sclerosis Group Facilitator
“I feel safer when I'm walking down the street.” “I know that, if I stumble on uneven pavement, it's not a fall – I won't be kissing that pavement.”
Poles facilitate fall prevention.
Masami Takesue, Age 67, Hiker, CPA
“Poles have improved my structure. I've had arthritis for many years…by exercising my arms, my legs, it seemed like my whole body started functioning properly.”
Use poles to combat aging, address back pain, lubricate arthritic joints or prepare for and recover from joint replacement surgery.