Micheal T. Reilly,
MD, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
"As an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, I constantly
emphasize stretching to my patients as a way to prevent injuries.
Stretching helps the body prepare for all physical activity and
sports activity. The 'FRAID NOTS program is what I recommend. It's
concise, easy to do, and the most effective way to stretch. I find
that patients at times will have difficulty getting into a stretching
program, but with the 'FRAID NOTS program, they not only like it,
they do it on a more consistent basis."
Paul Calise, MD
NOTS is a program that has greatly benefited both my stroke patients,
and those with lower back problems. Plus, my patients stick to this
program because they enjoy it."
Dennis Liston, MD.,
Board Certified Psychiatrist
Mr. Drum, Seldom do I write praising of a product, but your BACK-IT
BALL deserves such acclaim. For such conditions as stress, depression,
and excessive-anger, I find your ball a wonderful tool for my patients.
Sure, it feels great to roll on, but as far as throwing it against
a solid wall, I find it a wonderful frustration vent. Your ball
not only gives my patients exercise, which is healthy for them in
itself, but it also allows them to displace aggressive tendencies.
It lets the steam out of a ready-to-boil kettle. In todays stress-filled
hectic society, I think a lot of us could use this release."
Kenneth Hodor, MD,
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
am truly sold on your stretching program for my patients. It facilitates
greater flexibility and range of motion than conventional stretching
programs, but the greatest asset of your program is that it's fun
and easy to use. That alone makes my patients stretch more often.
I have to say my patients love your ball too, as much as I do, because
it feels so good. What they don't realize is that by rolling on
the ball, they are helping to retain the normal curvature of the
cervical and lumbar areas, which reduces stress and muscle fatigue.
Rolling also helps increase blood flow, and leaves you feeling relaxed
and energized. I really like the fact that it doubles as a medicine
ball too, and offers a great total-body workout. Its nice to see
someone still has simple solutions that work!"
Head Coach Fort Lauderdale Swim Team
with the 'FRAID NOTS System has virtually eliminated shoulder injuries
in our program. My swimmers want to stretch with it, and use it
on their own time, before and especially after practice."
2nd Degree Black Belt
studying for years and earning my Black Belt, I truly appreciate
how well the body performs when it's flexible, and how important
stretching is. I also think Yoga is a great way to achieve harmony
and flexibility. Problem is, now I have a husband and child, and
with going back to school, I don't have nearly as much time as before.
Although Yoga definitely may have some advantages, it takes to long,
just like Tai-Chi. I can maintain my flexibility with the 'FRAID
NOTS Program in a very short amount of time, and some of the hanging
stretches that stretch my back are not in Yoga. I've used a ball
in Yoga too, but the BACK-IT BALL is so much more stable, and I
can do so much more with it. I always seem to make time for both,
probably because they make me feel so good! Thank-you for your great
Head Coach University of California, Berkeley
Tom: I wanted to tell you that we are using your 'FRAID NOTS Stretching
Program here at the University of California with our swimming team.
Although we have done stretching in past years, I have to say that
this year our regular use has produced some really great results.
Maybe it is having a rope to remind us to use the program on a regular
basis, or maybe it is a better program-or maybe both. Anyway, I
wanted you to know how happy we are with the 'FRAID NOTS Program
and the results we are getting. I feel that we are really benefiting
from your routine."
Assistant Instructor-Jim McLean Golf School
the Jim McLean Golf School, we realize how important flexibility
is. Everybody that comes to our golf schools wants to hit the ball
longer. As a matter of fact, a lot of our pros feel that with better
flexibility and more hip rotation, a golfer would be able to hit
a longer, and better ball. After using both of your products, I
realized that a lot of golfers could benefit from your programs.
Just the hip stretch and the way it teaches you to follow through
is worth it, but the whole 'FRAID NOTS Stretching Program is far
superior to stretching with a club, and way more complete. I really
like the way it feels, and its versatility. I keep the rope in my
golf bag and use it before and during a round. Just the idea of
hooking the rope to a golf cart and stretching my arms and lower
back, or using it while I'm waiting at the next hole to tee off
is so innovative, yet simple. Though it's a little too heavy to
carry in my bag, your BACK-IT BALL is a great tool. When I roll
on it, it stretches out my back from top to bottom, and I feel great
afterwards. I really enjoy rolling on the ball, after teaching all
day, or playing golf. But 2 of the exercises that come with the
BACK-IT BALL can truly help golfers. Your method of working both
sides, the one you swing with, and the one you don't, really improves
your overall range of motion, flexibility and strength, and I can
see how it would reduce injuries. A lot of golfers stomachs are
weak, which can cause lower back pain. The exercises with your program
can help strengthen those muscles. The sit-down rotational drill,
the torso twist and the golf swing exercise can improve your swing.
I think the 'FRAID NOTS should be in every golfers bag, and the
BACK-IT BALL should be on their floor at home."
Boyd-Anderson Track & Cross-Country Coach:
nationally ranked high school cross-country and track teams have
used your 'FRAID NOTS flexibility program for the past three seasons,
and one of the reasons that my teams have been so successful is
that we have reduced the number of in-season injuries by having
a daily stretching regimen in place. Our athletes had a haphazard
approach to stretching before 'FRAID NOTS, but now they do it on
their own without me even asking them. My sprinters particularly
like the arm stretches, something they never would have learned
were it not for your program. But I'm runner myself, and I truly
feel the benefits of stretching on a daily basis."
Licensed Massage Therapist:
a massage therapist in a very busy physical therapy clinic and in
my own office, the hardest thing for me to get patients to do is
stretch. I can't massage them 24-7, so they need something to maintain
their flexibility on their own. I tell 'em it only takes 7 minutes.
You can at least do that. It helps my neck patients, and especially
my back patients. Every patient gets a 'FRAID NOT, and I go through
the routine with them, and show them how easy it is, and I have
them follow along while looking at the card. I love the rope. Aside
from patients, I'm a nationally senior ranked tennis player, and
last February I won the Grand Dames Checkit Cup. I know a lot of
my success was due to physically being able to move quicker and
better, and more importantly, I could bend lower. I travel to national
tournaments and every one wants to know about the rope after they
see me stretching with it, and without a doubt, most people want
a rope by the end of the tournament. I'm a lot less sore when I
stretch, and I know I'm a better tennis player because of the 'FRAID
BACK-IT BALL and 'FRAID NOTS are a great combination for spinal
exercise to increase flexibility and inter-segmental mobility, which
are necessary to maintain a healthy spine. I treat a lot of sport
injuries, and of the 5 components of fitness, strength, endurance,
speed, coordination and flexibility, flexibility is the most often
overlooked component. Both of these products help people improve
their flexibility. "