My story is unbelievable to me. In Feb of this year I had to take 6 weeks off work due to one bulging disc, one protruding disc and moderate to severe lumbar stenosis. It was difficult for me even to get out of the bed in the morning without spasm type pain in my back. I was told I would need an epidural injection in my back or back surgery. I wanted neither. I was referred to Heidi by my brother who had a friend going to her with similar problems. I had my free consultation in April and I immediately felt a connection to Heidi. I was also overweight to my dislike. I started going to Heidi 2 days a week incorporating deep tissue massage, which I had never had before with multiple core training exercises. I had also been active with power walking and going to the gym thinking I had a strong core. Boy was I wrong. I now learned that by having a strong core you are actually improving your posture and strengthening your back thus alieviating back pain. It's now been four and one half months and I have lost 23lbs and am free of back pain. Heidi has become my friend, coach and positive mentor in my life. Thank you Heidi for giving me back my life.
Heidi is a miracle worker. I came to her hoping for some guidance with posture, a nutritional program, a weight loss program, strengthening techniques. She gave me all this and more. I lost almost 20 lbs over a few months with a very reasonable plan. She taught me do it yourself simple exercises that strengthened my core muscles. She taught me how to eat right. I am an inch taller than coming in to her because my posture is improved. I have never felt so good about myself. She is a lovely person, well trained, up to date on all the latest research. An absolute gem.
As I have aged, I have had to give up golf and tennis because of moderate to severe central canal stenosis in my lower lumbar. I was still able to enjoy long walks along the Redondo Beach coastline and the cliffs of Palos Verdes but unfortunately, even that had to be curtailed because of the pain and discomfort that resulted after this exercise. It is very important for me to have a good outlet to exercise to maintain my health and mental outlook on life. I did not want surgery and after consulting my doctor, I decided on a course of action that included physical therapy and a series of epidurals. Eventually this no longer worked and I was searching for an alternative when I happened upon Heidi Morrison. This has proved to be a pivotal turning point for me.
I have been a client of Heidi’s for over a year now and have been able to accomplish my primary goal of enjoying the beaches and cliffs of the South Bay without the pain and discomfort that had so changed my life.
Heidi states on her web site that her primary focus is to ensure her clients achieve the goals they have set themselves. She also states that nothing brings her more joy than knowing that she has positively impacted someone’s life. Well to that I say, you have accomplished your primary focus and you have positively impacted my life which certainly brings joy to me and as you stated to you as well.So, thank you Heidi. You have helped me grow in my physical as well as my spiritual health. For that I am grateful. What a “Win Win Situation”.
Thank you Heidi!
Thank you Heidi for helping me with my lower back. Not only did you make it feel a lot better with your hour session, but with the stretches and exercises you taught me I can now keep it pain free. I feel Great!
Thank you Heidi!
I walked into Heidi Morrison’s facility over one year ago. As a lifetime exercise enthusiast, incorporating healthy eating and exercise, I allowed personal life changes and physical changes to affect my health. I had a baby at 40, foot surgery as well as some personal setbacks. I gained over 16 lbs, something I had only done during my pregnancies. I was mentally and physically deflated. I had foot pain and hip pain that I had seen physical therapists and doctors about for over 2 years. After an initial evaluation, I found out my spine was so out of alignment and I had one hip higher than the other. We started with massage therapy. While I wanted to just start exercising, Heidi made me slow down, literally. I realized I had to “fix” what was broken before I could get stronger. Heidi is this amazing wealth of information. Spiritually and physically! She is certified in sports medicine and massage. I now understand why something hurts and how to help myself feel better. Now, I have never felt better. I have lost all of the 16lbs, plus more. I am stronger than I have been since turning 40. I can stand on an uneven surface throwing a 10 lb ball doing chops. I couldn’t lift a 10lb baby when I walked into her place. I have recommended her over and over and those that have gone have the same positive results. I stand taller, I feel stronger than I have in a long time. Possibly my favorite part about Heidi is everything is within reason. The first thing she told me was to just give up “one” thing each week. Instead of “starving” myself, I could take my time. I remember after seeing Heidi just a couple of times I went on a walk with a friend. She said I looked different, better. I hadn’t lost a pound yet, I was just standing taller. Heidi is life changing. If you want to feel better, be pain free, you should see Heidi.
She has changed my life!
Thank you Heidi!
I Although I have always been an avid walker, When I started with Heidi Morrison, I could hardly walk straight. I had sustained several falls while cross country skiing that resulted in sufficient scar tissue to inhibit my range of motion in such an every day activity as walking. It was when my husband noticed this imbalance that I started looking for a way to resolve this issue. I have been an active yoga practitioner since I was 50 years old. My regular practice had not resolved the issue of my left hip imbalance.
Then I found Heidi. I went in and made an appointment for an evaluation. After that consultation, I decided to try this method to resolve this issue of muscle imbalance.
Now, after 2 sessions a week with Heidi, I am once again able to walk straight, stand tall, and my left hip flexibility has improved over 50% from the time I began with her. This is due to a combination of different types of massage to relax the muscles that are already too strong and a regimen of stretching the muscles that were too weak to do their part in every day life activities. My head forward position, as documented by Heidi's photographic computer program, has improved 85% ; my knee cant position has also improved since beginning my program of muscle stretching with Heidi, and I feel SO much better!! I walk taller, straighter and with less stress on weak muscles!! I'm so glad I started working with her! I highly recommend Heidi Morrison.
Thank you Heidi!
I started working with Heidi after hip replacement surgery.
A life time of sports had taken its toll on my body, both knees replaced as well as both hips plus fusion of the L4-L5 vertebrates. The years of joint pain caused me to walk incorrectly and while the surgeries had taken away the joint pain, I was left with little or no balance. In one and a half years Heidi has balanced out my muscles so walking is no longer dreaded.
I have been in the care of numerous physical therapists, chiropractic doctors and trainers. Heidi is all three but he best. If you truly want results, Heidi Morrison will give you that good feeling again.
Thank you Heidi!
I have been going to Heidi for two years. I found Heidi after I was involved in a motorcycle accident. The insurance provided physical therapy, but that wasn’t working. I also had additional work injuries from constant computer use, so I was also suffering from numbness and tingling in my arms and fingers related to carpal tunnel syndrome. The owner, Heidi, is much more than a personal trainer; she is a body healer and rehabilitator. She approaches each client’s needs from a variety of disciplines that she is certified in, including physical therapy, massage therapy, yoga, and more. She set up a multi-disciplinary plan of action specifically for me, which is something that trainers and physical therapists that I have seen have not been able to create. This holistic approach has worked so much better than other treatments because they were not limited to a ‘specific’ area prescribed by insurance. Her passion and energy in her work helped to motivate me. Using Heidi’s techniques, which don’t over-exert, but gradually improve my well-being has allowed me to make significant progress and heal in a realistic time-frame. I now enjoy increased mobility, as well as increased health and weight loss of over 20 pounds. Her wealth of knowledge in the body, and wide-range of training, makes Functional Fitness an excellent choice for anyone looking to achieve weight loss goals to one looking for pain relief from an injury and experience increased mobility.
I am a 69 Years old physician working actively at the gym most of my life.
Over the past years I have acumulated wear and tear to my joints.
I have neglected flexibility exercises over the past year and my back has been tight for the past 2 years despite my efforts at stretching and physical theraphy treatments.
after just 2 weeks with Heidi my back had become symptoms free than I have for years.
It is now 8 weeks with her and my symptoms of discomfort have not returned.
She is profesional,knowledable, effective and a good person
Thank you Heidi for all your help!.
~Irwin Cooper ,MD
Heidi Morrison is an amazing Fitness Professional I was introduced to her by a friend who looked taller, thinner and all around amazing! I asked her what she was doing and she said "HEIDI"
I had chronic back and hip pain all the way down the right side of my body for many years after just a few sessions with Heidi I felt incredible change. This was different from others trainers I've seen in the past as she knows the body like nobody else and exactly where to work on the deep deep core muscles to stabilize the whole body and I can really feel a difference.
I highly recommend Heidi to anyone who wants to feel and look better!
No ones is better than Heidi! She knows the muscularskeletal system better than anyones I've worked with during my 32 years as a nurse.
Utilizing her knowledge of the how the body functions,she incorporates the principles of rehab medicine to personalize a fitness plan with you to achive your goals.
For the past nine months,my husband and I have spent one hour, twice a week, with Heidi and have seen amazing results.
My husband,who is 60 years old, has lost over 45 pounds has improved his posture ,flexibility and increased his muscle strength and as a result has a lot more energy.
He has scoliosis and has always suffered from back pain.
Now he’s pain free and spends his weekends improving his golf game.
When i was 26 years old, i had open-heart surgery to correct a congenital heart defect and at 45 years of age, I had open shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotater cuff.
As a result, I have suffered for years with decreased range of movement of my neck accompanied by spasms in my shoulders and neck. One year ago, I partially dislocated my left hip while exercising in the gym and have since had recurrent plantar fasciitis.
I've been in physical therapy several times over the years for my problem,but it wasn't until I started working with Heidi that truly saw and experienced a change in my body.
Today,nine month later,I've lost 35 pounds,I am pain free,stand straighter and can twist my neck to look over my shoulder.
Heidi worked on rebalancing our muscles, stretching some muscles while strengthening others.
Using pressure points and Massage Therapy with stretching,she slowly worked on realising the tension in my neck and shoulders and my husband's back. She challenged us each week too add a healthy habit and shed an unhealthy one in an effort to lose weight.
All the while, she’s assessing our progress and mixing up the workouts with the use of the bender ball, body blade, free weights, stability ball,MB,machines,and flexible ladders.
We're learning how to exercise our way to good health and we hope to age well, pain free, utilizing what we've learned from Heidi.
Thanks, coach Heidi, You are awesome!
Linda and Bill Maywood
In Feb 2005, I was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis grade 2 and could barely walk without pain in my lower back and sciatica shooting down my right leg. After an MRI,CAT scan, three epidurals, and seeing several surgeons and specialists (nerve,spine,etc),it was recomended thatI have back surgery. For me this was a high risk solution requiring long recuperation that I would consider ONLY as my last resort.
After inconsistent attempts at physical therapy, I started working with Heidi Morrison in 2006. Heidi took great care in understanding my diagnosis and health condition to best determine what post rehabilitation and corrective exercise regimen would be most beneficial. Over the last several years, Heidi has done an exceptional job in patiently working with me to strengthen my core from the inside out; align my hips, legs and knees; as well as strengthen my lower and entire back. Heidi constantly tweaks our workout sessions based on her observations of my current posture and body alignment on a bi-weekly basis. She incorporates equipment/toys into our workouts that are effective tools for stretching, strengthening and improving my physique that also break up the monotony and make it fun. With a consistent exercise regimen, utilizing the same tools and proper techniques that Heidi has instilled in me, I am much more flexible, almost pain free and feel amazingly stronger, healthier and younger than my 57 years. Heidi is truly amazing!
I have suffered from neck pain for years.I would go to doctors,physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists for a cure, but the pain would always work it's way back eventually.
I have always exercised throghout my like,but when I turned 40 years old, my well-rounded exercise regimen (spin,yoga,weights,walking) was starting to agitate my neck.And then i started getting chronic migraine and tension headaches. I was told by a doctor to certain exercises from my roitine, but was given no guidance.
I was lost in pain and frustration.
To my delight, I found Heidi Morrison who specializes in Medical and Corrective Exercise. On my first day, Heidi assessed my medical history, strengths, weaknesses, and devised a comprehensive plan that is catered to my special needs. Heidi’s experience and knowledge identified muscles that were over-working to compensate muscles that were dormant….all leading to my neck pain and tension headaches. She has educated me on reprogramming my bad posture habits by replacing them with focused and simple techniques. She has also taught me specific exercises that strengthen my weak areas.
I have been training with heidi Morrison for 6 month and she has helped me eliminate 100% of my tension headaches and migraines!
Heidi's specialty effectively bridged my medical diagnoses with corrective execises andmassage therapy treatment. I feel better, stronger and enlightened.
thank you, Heidi!
As a former college and professional athlete, I'm very particular about working with a personal trainer. In just one training session with Heidi Morrison, she has changed my life. For the past ten years, I've suffered from Rigid Hallux (rigid big toe); which is a form of degenerative arthritis. I've worn orthotics and endured painful cortisone shots on a regular basis. Heidi's expert assessment of my body's biomechanics and corrective exercise program has completely altered the way I stand, walk, exercise and sleep.
Before going to Heidi Morrison, I try many other professionals regarding my rigid big toe frozen issue.
After my first session with Heidi my toe unfrozed and since then, my range of motion improves with every session
I speak Heidi's praises on a daily basis with family, friends and fellow gym members . Thank You ,Heidi !
Victor Rivas Rivers
I suffered from back pain and plantar fasciatis for a long time and decided to address my pain or I would be confined to a wheelchair in a few years.
Because of my plantar fasciatis i had gained a lot of weight.
After training with Heidi, my pain is all gone.
Now,I'm so much better physically. She has great knowledge of body alignment and always she isconstantly learning more techniques to improves her skills. I feel she saves my life. She is a miracle worker.
Today i'm happier, i can move without pain and I have lost more then 70 pounds.
Thank you so much Heidi for giving me my life back.
"I severely sprained my ankle which required me to see an orthopedic surgeon to determine my options to help heal my joint and tendon damage; one of them being corrective surgery.
After I finished with physical therapy, I went to see heidi.
She trained me with target ankle exercises to strengthen and heal the complex joint.
after six weeks of exercise, x-ray and MRI scans revealed that my ankle was almos compleatly healed and the muscle/tendons were restoring to its healthy size.
I revisited my doctor who confirmed, that due to the corrective exercises sessions, my ankle was in fact healing to the point that surgery was no longer a necessary option. By continuing with heidi and her exercises,my ankle is healed and the pain that i experienced is gone.
Now I can walk, run again and I avoided a potentially painful surgical procedure because of Heidi's Expertise and Massage therapy, Medical, Corrective Exercises. She is Great!
Thank you Heidi!
Chairmam of the Redondo Beach public safety commission
and Southwest Regional Sales Director Berkeley Design Automation
Prior to training with Heidi, I had various physical issues such as spinal stenosis, which resulted in surgery, being overweight and knee problems. I’ve been training with Heidi about 4 months. Having worked with other trainers who only had basic experience of training, her methods seemed more established. Her knowledge and techniques especially in the field of core strengthening and training surprised me and led to fantastic results. These include but are not limited to, going up the stairs, knees pain free, flexibility with my neck and back and a 36 lb weight loss.
She was always supportive but not over assertive. I am very pleased with my results and the direction I am going. I will continue to work with Heidi, as I am very confident I will soon achieve my goals.
I'm a hairdresser that works very long hours.I suffered from vertigo and severe neck and shoulder pain. My left shoulder used to sit 3-4 inches higher then my right. On my first visit with Heidi she relieved my vertigo. I been going to Heidi Morrison to aligned my body for Massage therapy sessions , she also an has taught me stretches and exercises that i could be done in seconds in between my clients.
She has teach me ways to manage my condition in my every day life.
Her corrective stretching techniques mixed with corrective strengthening exercises as well her body work have left me pain free and my shoulders in perfect alignment. Thank you Heidi for helping me to live a pain free life.
I am a 56 years old executive-wife-mom that thru the years had many accidents and injuries that lead on chronic pain. My lower back will hurt, my knees will turn in and hurt,my neck and shoulders will be stiff and hurt,my cholesterol was high,I was overweight and my ankels were very loose and also hurt.
After I meet Heidi , my life changed. She has helped me with all this physical problems I had and even more.
Heidi also teach me how to eat well, shes will make me set up small goals and reach them.I have lose 29 pounds,I have lost 7% on body fat ,my cholesterol went down, I feel Great!, Im so much happier,my self esteem has increased and Im pain free. Now I can run again.I am a 56 Years old and feel like 40. Also,she has teach me how to be more positive.
Thank you Heidi,You are the Best!
I knew I wanted to come to Heidi from the first time I saw her at the gym training her clients using functional training techniques and plyometrics.She first assisted me in working on my elbow injury (tendinitis0 and recovery. Now i don't have any pain on my elbow and i can keep going with my life.Also,I used to have hamstrings and hips very tight,with Heidi's type of training,every session I get more flexible, stronger, and pain free.Her assesments and experience allow her to be in tune with my body.She always knows what is going on.
She incorporates into every training session diverse combinations of balance exercises, stretches,multi-planar movements, plyometrics, and weight training to achieve total body fitness results. If you train with Heidi you can expect to work effitiently and smarter, understand more, be corrected to achieve mastery, and know how to get the most from your workouts. "I'm convinced Heidi is the Best Fitness professional in LA"
Thank you Heidi!
Heidi Morrison is a highly effective exercise program specifically for me, and enthusiastically helps me to work it.
Heidi’s knowledge of musculature is invaluable in helping me reach and maintain a high level of fitness, carefully matching my needs and preferences. She has analyzed my specific injuries that I hade been struggling with, and is providing a mixture of strenght exercise,stretches and massage theraphy which is leading to distinct improvements.
I used to suffer of sciatica and cronic back pain, today I'm pain free.
Heidi's Bodywork, stretches and spinal stabilization exercises has helps me tremendesly. Also,over the past years I have acumulated wear and tear on my knees.(lateral meniscus tear),feet and shoulders.
Today my knees and feet are much better better and almost 100% pain free.
Heidi has teach me how to manage my physical problem, preventing future injuries.
I strongly recommend Heidi as a most knowledgeable, effective,profesional and fun.
I started training with Heidi Morrison years ago, and still do, because I love the way it make me feel. Heidi is not only an ultimate professional with and amazing amount of experience and skill, but she is certified in sports medicine , great person.
When I started with Heidi she helped me lose a lot of weight with a meal plan, she has told me how to eat healthier, about portion control and number of calories I should be eating.Her workouts are fun and very effective, she always have a new tool to play with, balance boards, TRX suspension trainer, medicine balls, and more. She taught me how to work out by myself to maximize the time I spent with her.She always says "it's about how you do it and not how much you do it",She cares very much about techniques, she really cares about her clients.I know how to (and enjoy) using weights on every body part, and have a cardiovascular plan for fat burning and maximum workout efficiency.Heidi's sessions has greatly increased my overall health and strength.
When the everyday activities of life cause me pain,I always know that I can meet with Heidi and I will walk away feeling Great!
Thank you Heidi!
I had been through three different profesionals before I found Heidi Morrison. She is knowledgeable, focused, skilled professional. I came to Heidi with multiple injury's and constant pain in my back,shoulders,hips, legs and ankles, and within three months my body was more align and pain was gone.I was able to hike 130 miles across the Pyrenees through France and Spain.
Larry Shaw PhD
"After years of muscle and chronic back pain I was referred to Heidi Morrison.She has worked on aligning my Body with Massage therapy and other healing modalities.She also has taught me how to built my core muscles to support my body which alleviated years of pain and dr. visits.
I did not had coming to workout any longer as I had in the past. We work effectively with results in a short time. I was not sore and aching for days afterwards as I had been with previous training styles.
"Thank you Heidi for charming my life and teaching me about my body"
Heidi Morrison is the Best of both worlds!
She is a Sports Medicine Trainer, Medical Exercise Specialist and Massage Therapist rolled into one!
Over the past year I got diagnosed with Fibromalagia as well knees and back injuries.After going to my doctor and recieved physical therapy my pain didnt go away,after that I decided to see Heidi.
She has teach me stretches and strenght exercises as well how to manage my condition.
She also helped me with old past injuries on my knees and lower back. The pain is reduced and now
I am able to move freely.I dont know what I would have done without her guidance
Everyday I move and fell 100% better.Thank you Heidi,you are the Best!
Heidi's first session performed a full Assessment of my Body Alignment and developed an improvement plan.
After working on Massage therapy on relaxing some of my muscles that work to much (tight)
She taught me the latest in stretching techniques and Corrective Strength exercises that Align the muscles of my body and eliminate my chronic pain (back, shoulders and knees),restore my body's ability to move with confidence and freedom.
Today my posture had improved and my pain is gone.
"It was a God- send."
Thank you Heidi Morison!You did a stellar job at keeping me fit, encouraging and supporting me during my whole pregnancy.I'm eternally graceful.
Just goes to show that when you set a goal, focus on it with all your attention and you have the right people supporting you, you CAN achieve anything!!
Love and hugs
What I really liked about Heidi's training is that she focused on core and stability exercises. I never thought I had abs muscles, nor could obtain them.
Working out for 8 weeks with Heidi I lost 16 pounds, my body fat went down 6% and I stet to show more definition on my abdominal area.
I win the Golds gym contest!!!
Thank you Heidi!
Heidi Morrison has taught and guide me through an extensive exercises and stretching program that has allowed me to alleviate numerous physical problems.
I was able to eliminate back ,neck, shoulders and hips pain.
She also resolved a numbness issue from my fingers and hand and worked out the stiffness and pain of a shoulder injury from an auto accident (10 yeas ago)
I also suffer of Hi -Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol .Since I been working out with Heidi my blood pressure has almost disappeared and my cholesterol has tremendously improved .
Today, I am pain free , my posture has improved, and still improving every week.
I want to thank you for restoring me to my present healthy and pain free condition.Your evaluations and therapy program undid over five years of pain and poor sleep that came with it.I went through a "typical " physical therapy program for 6 month after my initial injury and was told it would just take time to heal completely..., but it did not .Heidi Im very thankful for your prodding me into your treatment.
Heidi, you told me about alignment and balance of body and I have used that knowledge to continue improving my entire overall health.
My days are now pain FREE and I sleep like a baby again. This is the way life is supposed to be and I can recommend your therapy over others to anyone
Thank you again and keep helping us warrior
"I have been a client of Heidi’s for the past 3 years and cannot provide a high enough recommendation. In what seems a very short time, she has taken my overall fitness level is higher than I could ever imagine.
Heidi has the unique ability to work with you to understand your fitness goals, develop a plan to obtain those goals and then teach you the life skills needed to maintain your gains. She is much more than a trainer, she is a teacher.
I deeply appreciate everything Heidi has done for me and recommend her whole heartedly"
~ Ronnie Petty
For Years I suffer of Lower Back and Knee Pain.
Since working with Heidi,I have found that my areas of concern have improve drastically. This areas were my Lower Back, knees and Abs muscles (core)
She not only teach me the proper technique, but show me how to focus on those areas.
My exercise routine has improved, I feel better, move better ,Im stronger and leaner.
I feel more motivated to workout.
I incorporate her method with my individual routine to have a better and positive results.
Today Im pain free and keep improving.
Thank you Heidi
~ Ken Crow
Heidi Morrison has treated my arthitis knee as well as my chronic back issues.
She has brought much improvement increasing flexibility and strength .
My core muscles are much stronger and my back and knee pain are gone.
Ms.Morrison is a highly Trained Professional who is committed to improve her clients health .
~Dave Bacon M.S.
Professor Recreation PE and Athletes
El Camino College
Over the past decade, Heidi has taken great care in understanding and effectively treating my health condition and sports injuries. Heidi has done an exceptional job in working with me to properly align and strengthen my back, knees, posture and core from inside out, constantly adjusting our weekly sessions to address current health issues. Heidi has also incorporated sensible practices, tools and meditation techniques to enhance and improve my overall health and well being.
Heidi is amazing! I have suffered from back pain on and off for the past 20 years. Prior to seeing Heidi, I was dealing with my worst episode of back pain for about a year. I have always been a physically active person. However, during that year I stopped doing all exercise and eventually found myself living a very sedentary lifestyle. I tried doctors, chiropractors and acupuncturists. Nothing helped. I started to believe that the pain was going to be with me forever and I just needed to learn to live with it. Until one day I came across a friend and could not believe how amazing she looked -- thinner, younger and happier. She told me about Heidi and explained that she had been living with hip pain for a long time and Heidi helped her take the pain away. Although suspicious, I decided to try going to Heidi myself. The best decision I have ever made! Within three visits my pain was diminishing and after a few months I was running daily on the sand at the beach. I have never been a runner and now I can't wait to get up in the morning for my beach run! I cannot say enough about Heidi and her professionalism. I definitely recommend her to anyone living with physical pain.
Heidi Morrison was referred to me by my wife, mid October of 2017. I had a total knee replacement in June 2017 and at the recommendation of my orthopediac surgeon I was going to private physical therapy sessions in Torrance 3 times a week. They were 1 hour each and I truly felt they were helping. I attended 18 sessions after having 6 in home sessions right after surgery before I could get around on my own.
It had been about 4 months since my knee surgery and I still had quite a bit of pain and swelling. My wife had gone to Heidi 2 times for a problem she had with her foot and told me Heidi was really helping her. I am very skeptical but went to meet Heidi for a consultation and discuss my concerns. She is very professional and knowledgeable about the entire body and muscle areas. I explained my knee, leg and also my back problems and decided to try a 1 hour session with her. After the first 1 hour session I felt some immediate relief. I tried a second 1 hr. session a few days later and felt confident Heidi was helping me not just with my leg and knee but also back. She stated “it’s all about alignment”
My wife and I signed up for 20 sessions twice a week which we completed and another 20 sessions which we are now going to once a week. I can honestly say that my leg, knee and back are feeling great and I look forward to seeing Heidi each week. I highly recommend her and recommendations are something I very rarely offer.She truly gets to know each client individually so she can provide her expertise to help the areas of your body that you are concerned with.
When I came to see Heidi for the first time, I was in a lot of pain and had been in pain for many years. My problems had been with my knees, feet, hips and hamstrings. The pain had cycled through all these areas for years. I also wore orthotics because podiatrists and chiropractors had told me I had one leg longer than the other. I thought I would spend the rest of my life in pain. Heidi was the only person to tell me that one of my hips was two inches higher that the other and that one shoulder was two inches higher than the other. I realized that I had spent most of my life doing the wrong things for my body. I am naturally hypermobile and I overstretched in yoga classes and ignored pain in other group exercise classes and thought I should push through the pain. These things both caused and added to my total body imbalances. I took a leap of faith when a friend recommended Heidi to me. However, it wasn’t long after seeing Heidi that I started feeling better and sleeping better and stopped wearing orthotics altogether because my hips quickly leveled out thanks to Heidi. I kept doing my daily exercises she gave me even though I thought I wasn’t doing enough exercise. I continued to lose weight and feel great thanks to her. I am standing taller and feel like I have rediscovered abdominal muscles that I haven’t felt since way before having children over 16 years ago. My tennis game is better than ever now too! Heidi is like a miracle worker with the human body. She really knows how to identified and fix your problems! There is no price you can put on great healthy and no pain!
Thank you Heidi!
Your #1 Fan,
I’ve had (sometimes debilitating) neck pain since a really bad car accident for 14 years, and I’ve tried everything. And over a year ago, I was reinjured so badly I could not move, and had to take medicine around the clock. After 3 months of immobility and torturous pain, I knew I had to make a change and somehow find a way to get better and get my spine stable, but safely. I didn’t know where to turn and then I saw Heidi’s card “Functional Fitness, and that’s exactly what it is, and a lot more. Heidi is the best body worker/trainer/ healer I’ve had in those 14 years. Instead of just getting rid of the pain like a medication, or any band aid that works temporarily, she shows you and tells you, in easy to understand ways, how to actually get better. It also helps that she is encouraging and does not give up on you (and has a good sense of humor). I think she was more convinced than me and my family that I could get better. The body work has really helped to not only make movement therapies even possible to do in the first place (I wasn’t able to move that well, let alone lift even a 5 lb. weight), but they keep me on track, and help integrate the exercise aspect of the process, so that I keep on getting stronger and stronger, all while not being in pain. This is the first time in over a decade that I’ve been able to gain my mobility back without taking 2 steps back because of an injury or pushing too hard, or in incorrect ways during the process. She is safe, and can naturally tell your limits, so that you can progress but without being in pain or reinjuring yourself. She really has a full understanding of structure and proper positioning so that you are actually strengthening the specific muscles and parts of your body that are weak. In some ways it is magic, but when she breaks it down for you, it’s really quite simple and effective. I went kayaking and swimming for the first time in a long time, and I actually could do it pain free – that, in my opinion, is a miracle. Not only can I finally lift my nephews up without being out of commission for 3 days, but soon I will be able to play a game of tennis and do other more challenging activities – something I never thought possible! I am forever grateful for Heidi’s tireless efforts to help my body overcome these issues. If you have any pain, have had an injury, have dysfunction, or just need specific and correct tips on how to work out safely and more effectively, she is the person to go too, 100%.
Doctor in Acupuncture
I started going to Heidi last year after I injured my left foot and was experiencing “delayed healing.” I was not able to return to my regular workout routine without much pain/discomfort and for someone who has always been fortunate enough to enjoy good health and an active lifestyle this was very upsetting on many levels. (My doctor advised surgery as a last resort, but I wasn’t convinced.)
Going to Heidi I can honestly say that it has been the best decision I could ever have made.
This is because Heidi’s approach to wellness is to treat everyone as an individual because our bodies are all individual!! It just makes sense. Her one on one approach let’s her get to know her clients and treat them accordingly.
Not only have I got relief from massage therapy and corrective exercises, I have been introduced to a whole new approach to fitness that really works and I feel so much better.
Heidi goes above and beyond – she really does care and I feel so fortunate to have met her. I can recommend her wholeheartedly.Thank you Heidi!
I have worked with Heidi for the past year. I came to Heidi with lower back and knee pain. Not only has my pain been alleviated, but Heidi has taught me how to increase my flexibility, posture, and endurance--something I need as I enter my forties! Her expertise has also helped me lose 15 pounds by implementing her suggestions. Heidi provides a unique, exceptional service that you can not get anywhere else. I recommend Heidi if you want to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
Heidi's skill as a healer and fitness coach are life-changing. After years of very physical work, there were days when my body would no longer do what I asked of it. Through her stretching classes and one-on-one sessions, Heidi helped me regain physical flexibility and mobility, along with an increased mental sense of feeling more grounded and less stressed. If you're looking to feel better in your body, Heidi's your gal.
~ Alixe Morehouse.
I've been suffering from headaches and tension migraines for over 20 years. I'd be in bed for days with my migraines and could not sleep. I started working with Heidi at functional fitness South Bay and Heidi Morrison teaching for 3 months. She customizes the massage therapy and physical therapy that specific for me. I notice that it has reduced my migraines and the best part;I sleep much better than I used to. I definitely recommend everyone to go see Heidi. She's absolutely amazing! Thank you Heidi for all your help. You are so awesome!!!
~ Gamie K.