OsteoStrong: Changing Lives Through Skeletal Strength Conditioning
An interview with Jason Hicks, the owner of OsteoStrong Clayton
A number of OsteoStrong centers have been popping up across the St. Louis area, as well as the country. What is OsteoStrong?
OsteoStrong is an exciting new system for developing functional strength and wellness by focusing on your skeletal system. We’re unique in our approach to health, although the principles of our system have been taught in medical schools for over 125 years. OsteoStrong Clayton is proud to be the fourth center in St. Louis to open and, due to high demand, more are sure to follow.
Why did you choose to get involved with OsteoStrong?
I was an unhealthy and overweight child who couldn’t keep up with the other kids. Additionally, I suffered from asthma, chronic bronchitis, and major skin allergies. While this doesn’t have much to do with bones and strength, I know the loss of personal freedom you experience when you don’t have your health. Throughout the years, I’ve helped friends and colleagues with various aspects of their own physical goals based on my research and experience, and the rewards of doing so are tremendous. When I first heard about OsteoStrong at a Tony Robbins seminar, the science behind it just clicked with me and within two months I was fully committed. I truly believe that this is one of the absolute best things you can do for yourself, and I’m honored to bring it to the people of St. Louis.
What’s a typical OsteoStrong session consist of?
When you arrive at the center for your weekly appointment, one of our session coaches will greet you with a smile and ensure you get checked in. You’ll begin by stepping onto a vibration plate for two minutes, which will stimulate your central nervous system and improve agility, balance and coordination. From here your coach will take you through a set of four patented, osteogenic loading stations called Spectrum. Each machine targets a different area of the body where you will engage in 10-20 seconds of actual effort in a safe and controlled isometric push or pull force application. This 10-20 second period is where the magic happens! After completing all four stations, you’re invited back to the vibration plate. The whole process for a regular session only takes about 10-15 minutes.
10-15 minutes a week sounds too good to be true. How do you know it really works?
10 to 15 minutes a week does sound too good to be true, but our system is backed by research, peer reviewed studies and thousands of success stories. We’re able to help our members reach and often surpass their goals with minimal time and effort because we use science and technology to pinpoint what actually triggers the change in our bodies that we desire. In fact, you’ll hear the term “growth trigger” used regularly, because that’s the moment when your nervous system has recognized the need to grow new, healthy bone tissue.
What type of person should use OsteoStrong?
We have members as young as 9 years to over 90 and from all walks of life. Our younger members are still growing their bones naturally, and our system will help increase that growth rate to proactively support them throughout their lives. Our senior members are usually more reactive to the effects of naturally occurring bone and muscle loss. They typically want better posture, relief from joint and back pain, increased strength and stability or stronger, healthier bones. Our athletic members report improvement in their strength, speed, power and agility. They avoid injury more easily, too. At the end of the day, almost anyone can benefit by joining the OsteoStrong family.
That sounds amazing! What can I do to try this out?
Just give us a call, shoot us an email or stop by one of our centers. We will schedule a brief tour and answer any questions you may have. If you find that OsteoStrong is right for you, becoming a member is easy and there are no long-term commitments. Call us today. We’re excited to meet you!
OsteoStrong – Ballwin
110 Holloway Road | 636-697-3902
OsteoStrong – Clayton
8201 Maryland Avenue | 314-541-5661
OsteoStrong Lake St. Louis
OsteoStrong – O’Fallon
44 Crossroads Plaza | 636-238-8696
OsteoStrong – St. Louis
12333 Olive Boulevard | 314-300-6902