Testimonial: The Combo of EarthFIT and Back Pain Relief4Life

The combo of EarthFit Body-Mind Transformation Center and Back Pain Relief4Life has Deb jogging again.

“Before I joined EarthFIT and before I started the program, my life was not existent. I had issues with my back – severe back pain. I couldn’t get up off a chair. Basically, I had tremendous back pain just sitting, just standing. When I came in to EarthFIT it was my last hope, basically, and I sat down and spoke with you, Ian, and you’d explain what back program was about and we started. And now 9 Months later, I’m jogging, which is phenomenal because I could barely get up off a chair.

Before Relief4Life, the back program, I had such pain in my lower back that I couldn’t get out of bed either. I could not sleep at night. The severe pain in the lower back was pretty much debilitating. It would not allow me to do anything, I couldn’t bend over, I couldn’t sit and of course after this, after the program Back Pain Relief4Life, that’s all gone now. I don’t have any back pain at all. I am conscious of the movements that I’ve been taught now to keep me from doing the wrong movements, from doing the correct movements and the exercise that I’m supposed to do and just continuing with my exercise here at EarthFIT. It’s tremendous change.

Psychologically what the Relief4Life program has done for me has given me incredible boost as far as my self confidence, as far as my ability to do things and it relieved fear. Fear was holding me back from just about everything I did in my life. It has taught me that I can get beyond the fear that I can push myself a little more, doing things correctly, following the program, following the exercise that I graduated to which I’m proud of. It’s just a tremendous psychological boost in every aspect of my life.

In addition to just fear in general, my other huge fear was surgery. I did not want to go to a doctor for him to recommend to me that “Oh! you know we should explore the possibility of surgery.” I was more afraid of that than I could ever tell and ever explain to anyone, but maybe someone in my position understands that completely and if they do then that’s another reason to just get in here, try it and you’ll be amazed on what results you’ll get. Please just come in and try the program. It’s worth it in so many, many ways. You’ll be, not only glad you did, but can’t believe that you had done it before.”

Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.

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Back Pain Relief4Life Testimonial Karen K

Back Pain Relief4Life is the world’s simplest and most effective way to eliminate back pain naturally… without the need for drugs… surgery… or fancy equipment. It is a lower back pain cure that beats out every other back pain remedy and option in the world for getting a healthy and strong back.

“My life before Relief4Life was… every other day my back really bothered me. You know I could still function but it wasn’t comfortable. I have pain in a lower right back, it kinda radiates down a little bit, and it’s just makes…, it hurts and so I wrenched it about 2 weeks ago when in an airplane and then I sat which is the worst thing I can do for. So it was really bothering me and I got to where I was staying and started gently doing the exercises from the DVD and did those everyday with a little progression in terms of how intense it was and within a week it was better.

I was skeptical about Relief4Life, it’s something that appeared to be so simple could work so well. And then I can do I mean I can sit at home and put it the DVD and do this… I don’t need any help of beyond the instruction on the DVD and my back from my lower back clear up to my neck, it feels better.

I would recommend, I have recommended it to other people, I’ve loaned the DVD to other people.
After Relief4Life, in combination of coming to EarthFIT and doing the exercises I would say is that if I do have an incident there’s a quick recovery time and I’ve very rare like have incidence where my back really bothers…almost never!”

Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.

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3 Components of Back Pain

“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com and I wanted to do a quick video about the 3 components of back pain and there’s actually one that is major but it’s not really spoken about often, and so I want to bring that up here. (If you hear music we have people training in the background so you’ll get that part of the video.)

So the first few things that I wanted to cover are the top 3 that I see consistently and often, which are emotional, physical and nutritional, and they are all intermixed to some degree. So, Emotional aspect would be the mental aspect and being conscious of the tension that you have in your body. So if you have constant tension and stress, you know, low feelings like guilt, shame, anger, jealousy, those feelings will build constant stress and tension. They’re actually shown to be destructive to the body, they contract, they cause contraction of the muscles, of the cells, and this can cause tension in the body which can create back pain.

Alright, so wherever your issue is, which typically people have a lot of stress on the back to begin with because of sitting and standing and then build up of tension, will create stress in the back and cause pain.

The next one would be Physical. Alright, so lack of movement, lack of mobility, lack of proprioception – that’s your awareness of your body’s, your understanding of where you are in space; it allows you to touch your fingers to your nose. If your brain doesn’t have an understanding of where the muscles are in the back because there’s a lot of movement and there’s no map from the brain to those muscles, pain will show up. That is what’s great about the body, the body will bring something to you and say “Hey! pay attention to me” and this is one of the reasons why that happens, lack of spacial awareness too. So, there’s a bunch of things that connected into physical and physical actually could be directly connected with nutrition but I made it a different category altogether because there’s a lot of things to go over there.

So Nutrition, if we have a lack of vitamins and minerals. Our back won’t get the nutrients it needs. So for example osteoporosis. A lot of people have osteoporosis of the spine. If you are lacking the nutrients, vitamins and minerals your body will leach it from your bones and then you’ll start to get degeneration of the bone. And that would also happen to the rest of the body, right? Discs as well. And nutrition is also water. We forget that, right? So, vitamins, minerals, water stay hydrated, not eating too much processed food, preferably eliminating processed food all together, alcohol as well. These are inflammatory foods; people who are eating foods that they’re allergic to, many times not knowing that they’re allergic to it. Other inflammatory foods like dairy or processed dairy, gluten and nightshades. If you’re eating those and you have an issue with them they’re causing inflammation. Wherever you have a problem that is in the body will now be exacerbated tremendously. And the last thing that I’ll be speaking about, which is one of the most important things, is toxins. So, before eating foods and consuming foods from cans, fish… we’re building up toxins in the body and we cannot escape it any longer. We’re breathing them in, clothing has toxins, the tags in our clothing have toxins, your seats have toxins, the plastic bottles have toxins, we’re taking on a barrage of toxins constantly, all day everyday, and it’s causing inflammation. It can also cause autoimmune type reactions in the body and if these toxins are not eliminated then they will cause inflammation, systemic inflammation, and again, it can lead to back pain, other joint inflammation, arthritis etc..

So, I also put wifi down there, the electromagnetic frequencies that we’re taking on cause cellular toxicity as well. And so, this is something that you want to keep awareness about. So, how you eat will help eliminate heavy metals as well, and stay away from electrical, you know wifi, toxicity.

So these are a few tips. I’ll do another video on how you can actually eliminate some of these toxins naturally and removing yourself from electronic smog, for lack of a better term. Alright, so this is Ian Hart with My Back Pain Coach. I hope you found this helpful. Look out for another video on how to tackle some of these issues. Have a great day!”

Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.

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“…you’re always thinking okay… this will fail too but it didn’t and it worked!”

“I would definitely recommend Relief4Life to anyone that wants to strengthen their back, relieve back pain, and just live a healthier life.   

Before Relief4Life I spent many days confined to my bed because I had a lot of lower back pain that affected my sciatic nerve, my foot drop was a lot worse, it caused me to find an occupation where I had to work from home because I suffered so much severe lower back pain.

After Relief4Life I basically am much more active. I haven’t had any lower back pain since I started this program 2 months ago. I just feel much better and I feel more active. I don’t have to see the chiropractor, I don’t have to take pain meds, I just do the program and I feel great!

I was skeptical about doing the Relief4Life back program only because it was like my last resort, I had pain injection that didn’t work like I said I had seen chiropractors that didn’t seem to help so you’re always thinking okay… this will fail too but it didn’t and it worked! I’d say with my 8 year old nephew says “Try it! You might like it!” and just what do you have to lose.”

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Beaufort Personal Trainer: Thoracic Mobility

Hey EF Fam,

I find that almost everyone can benefit from increasing their thoracic mobility (The area in the middle of your back).

Thoracic Mobility


So… I created a video for you.

You can do this pretty much anywhere. If you don’t have any of the equipment handy, you can do the exercises that do not require any equipment and still get amazing results.

The body works as a connective chain and we should see:

  • Thoracic Mobility
  • Lumbar Stability
  • and Hip Mobility

But what we tend to see is the inversion of that which is:

  • Thoracic Stability
  • Lumbar Mobility
  • and Hip Stability

creating a formula which can lead to:

  • lower back pain
  • bad posture
  • neck pain
  • shoulder problems etc.

We already have an internationally successful formula to help stabilize your lower back and mobilize the hips called Back Pain Relief4Life sold in over 62 countries and has helped tens of thousands…

But thoracic mobility is a missing link to even greater results. So, for that reason, I created the THORACIC MOBILITY PROGRAM


Committed to your success,


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Beaufort health and fitness: Proprioception

“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here and today I wanted to talk to you about Proprioception and how it relates to back pain and other pain that you might be having. So if you’ve seen some of my videos on mobility, as well as just active movement and the back programs specifically then you know that proprioception is a major factor in those things.

And proprioception – the definition here (this is taken from Google) is the sense of the relative position of the neighboring parts of the body and strength of the effort employed in movement. So essentially we have nerves throughout the body. It sends information, our sensory system sends information to our brain. It’s also the inner ear which sends information to the brain and then we have special awareness of ourselves, it’s what allows us to touch our finger to our nose. If we’re lacking in proprioception, we would miss. And this is why, you know, athletes who play on different levels have high proprioceptors when it comes to… I don’t know, swinging a baseball or hitting a tennis ball, where as someone else would go up and completely whiff and miss a baseball if they swing at it. So those are the things that are getting fine tuned for an athlete. But, for somebody with back pain this is extremely important, because we lose proprioception in certain areas when they don’t move. So, sitting down all day causes us to decrease proprioception, our brain connections to the nerves on the lower back, and when there’s lack of proprioception, the body has an amazing ability to let you know about it, and it will start to create a pain sensation or can start to create a pain sensation.

So just increasing proprioception, which is what the back program does; it’s part of the numerous factors of what it does is increases proprioception. So therefore, back pain, just from increasing proprioception, dissipates or people find relief. It’s the same with the shoulder. You know if you have like a shoulder issue and you haven’t been moving your body, if you do mobility stuff, you know, a few times a day for a few days you’ll notice that your shoulder might feel a hundred times better depending on the issue, that’s kind of a generalization. But really, sending information from our body to our brains will help with mobilization, it will help synovial fluid get activated, it will help with overall proprioception.

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Now, there’s a threat level, there’s a hierarchy of threat that our body has and if we are deprived of oxygen, our threat level goes up right? we become more stressed. If our vision is impaired, our stress levels go up and our movement goes down. The third one of the hierarchy is proprioception so if your proprioception goes down, your threat level goes up.

So a few things: breathing will release stress and doing it in a specific way, deep breaths, belly breaths letting your belly rise possibly holding it for few seconds, you’ll notice there’s a bunch of different techniques right? I like to breathe in through the nose, breathe in for 4 seconds, hold it for 4 seconds and then breathe out for 8 seconds to let my body relax, that’s one of the ways I do it. Vision, I do exercises for the eyes, I move my eyes back and forth; if you’ve seen our morning mastery video we go through a bunch of these things. And then, proprioception, which is the back program, it’s also our full body mobility videos, etcetera.

So when you incorporate just those three aspects to, say, like a morning routine you’re going to notice your stress level go down, your pain levels go down, you’ll automatically feel better because you’re activating the body and the neurochemicals release the feel good chemicals. So, we’re talking about just one thing – Proprioception. I went off on a little bit of a tangent speaking about other threats to the body, but here’s the number one part that increases threat, which is proprioception. I hope this helps. This is Ian Hart with My Back Pain Coach and Back Pain Relief4Life. I’ll see you on the other side.”

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Walking and Back Pain

“Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart here. I’m here at my fitness studio and I had a quick thought that I think can help you if you’re dealing with back pain. And so that being: how you walk.

Okay, a lot of times the way you walk can either cause back pain or relieve back pain and so there’s one tip that I think a lot of people can use right now. And that is when you walk, you’re suppose to swing your arms, alright. If you notice that your walking without swinging your arms you’re putting a lot of torque and tension in your lower back and it’s causing damage. Now if you swing your arms you’re dissipating the force and letting your body flow freely. And what happens is, when people have back pain they actually tighten up and they let fear get into the mind so they tense up their whole body and they stop moving their arms and their shoulders and they walk, you know, in this position like this (please see the video) and this is actually causing more pain than if they just walk freely. Alright?

So you’ll notice when you swing your arms with your body nice and fluidly, it feels great. Just in general just go nice swing, you’re actually, your whole physiology will change and this goes, you know, you’re changing your nervous system when you let your body flow freely and walk. This is true for posture too, you know we know that if you sit up straight you get your spine in alignment, information sent from the brain down to the spine faster, automatically your whole physiology change. You feel better about yourself and you feel better about the world around you just by increasing your posture, increasing your breathing and all those things because that’s the way the body’s designed. It wasn’t designed to be hunched over alright. So as soon as you’re hunched over or you walk with your arms tightened up and you’re not moving, these little things can transform the body dramatically. Alright, so when you walk, walk with your arms swinging nice and fluidly, it dissipates force so you don’t put torque and more compression in your back leading to more microtrauma which will cause more pain. Alright, I hope this helps. Walk with your arms swinging. Ian Hart with MyBackPainCoach.com, BackPainRelief4Life.com have a great day!”

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Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com, BackPainRelief4Life.com and today I wanted to speak to you about sitting. You know sitting gets a bad wrap for numerous things and it should because sitting all day is not good for you right? They say it’s the new smoking because your blood doesn’t flow, you don’t get nutrients and oxygen all that stuff to the body and the body is designed to move and get a lot of energy. And so lack of movement is really what can cause back issues. If you’re sitting in a certain position all day there’s going to be compression on the discs, lack of movement of those ligaments, tendons, that support the spine and it won’t get the nutrients it needs. But, if we were going to be completely honest about it you know sitting is not really that detrimental to the back. All right, it’s just the fact that lack of movement, nutrients and all that stuff overtime is really what’s damaging. Alright so it’s damaging to every part of your body, your cardiovascular system, your neuromuscular system, your back, all those things. Sitting is not good for long period of time all day everyday right? we know that.

But, there’s a few thing that make it extremely bad for your back. I’m going to show you right now on the chalkboard here. So if you’re doing twisting movements, spinal flexion and then sitting that is damaging your spine or damaging the disc so you’re going out in doing more damage than sitting without doing that would cause. So for an example people who are golfers, if you go out golfing and you’re swinging and then picking up the golf ball and then you go home and then you sit down and crashed in a hunched over position, you’re creating damage and you’re going to end up in pain eventually. We worked with a lot of golfers so I see it often you know just doing some of the movements we have allowed them to not only get rid of the back pain but actually hit the ball further. Working out incorrectly, some people go to gym in the morning they’re not lifting correctly, they do have exercises that cause torque and twist in the spine and then they go and sit for 8hrs a day so they’re asking for back problems.

So, the proper movement patterns, the right exercises, and then sitting properly all day will prevent back pain and you know there’s other factors that going through like hydration and less stress, etcetera. But the main key here is don’t do any twisting, spinal flexion, and then go and sit. And spinal flexion would be you know hunching over to pick something up where your back is not straight rather than squatting all the way down. All right if you seen some of our videos on the most dangerous things to do nor not to do for your back then you know squatting down with back straight when you pick the weights up rather than hunching over and putting torque and tension on your lower spine. Alright, so I hope this helps you know – No twisting, spinal flexion and then going to sit down all day. If you do that you are asking more trauma to the spine, more pain, more injury and then eventually it’s going to lead to somewhere bad. All right, so take preventive measures that’s why we’ve created Back Pain Relief4Life program. Alright so you can check it out at MyBackPainCoach.com.”

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Degenerative Disc Disease

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE… If you have been told you have degenerative disc disease, you may want to watch this video and check http://www.backpainrelief4life.com/

Quick tip for those suffering or been told that they have Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). This is a label and a term and it means nothing; there is no such thing as DDD. If you look it up online and it’ll tell you this is not a disease. Everybody has degenerating discs, it’s part of getting older and I heard Dr. Stuart McGill say when you go to a Doctor’s office (Dr. Stuart McGill is one of the leading spine specialist in the world) and he’d say, when you go to the Doctor’s office and they see wrinkles on your face they don’t tell you, “You have degenerative face disease,” right? Because no one would accept that or buy that. But as soon as somebody accepts that they have DDD they believe that they have a disease when the true cause of all degeneration is typically stress, diet, are you getting the minerals? Are you intaking inflammatory foods? etc., etc., like, are you gluten intolerant, but you eat gluten which has an affinity for collagen so it attacks the collagen that wears down the joints faster, etc.

So, main thing is there is no such thing as Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). Everybody above the age of 50 when they look at a cadaver their disc are degenerated. Now, some are degenerated a little faster, because everybody’s different and some degenerates slower. Now, if you’re someone that the disc degenerates faster, then I would highly recommend:

  1. Looking at your diet
  2. Looking at your stress level
  3. Looking at your exercise/ activity level

How often are you moving? How often are you sitting? If you’re sitting, that is one of the most dangerous things for your back, like if you are sitting all day and you’re in a certain position where you are not activating your abs, you’re putting stress on your lower back, then this can cause your disc to degenerate because it is not getting the oxygen, the blood flow and the nutrients that it needs. And the nutrients is transferred through synovial fluid which is released through compression on the back. So compression is needed to keep your back healthy which means that you need to be lifting or doing things that cause compression on the spine and this is how we get nutrients and blood flow but if you’re sitting all day what happens is you create a lack of blood flow and energy to the certain area. Imagine you sit 8 hours a day, that’s 1/3 of your day, you are sleeping the other 8 hours typically right? So in between that time the time that you’re sitting and sleeping there is not much going on, so activity level is very important. So when you’re in between those two 8 hours of sitting and sleeping, you should be doing some activity right? that’s why we’ve created Back Pain Relief4Life, because it helps people get blood flow, nutrients and oxygen to their back so that they can come back, de-stress the lack of activity, the lack of blood flow, and nutrients to the back. So there’s no such thing as Degenerative Disc Disease; really it comes down to you being your own best doctor with nutrients, stress level, activity level and that’s gonna be the main three things that affect your back. So you make sure you focus on those areas and you should see 90% of all back issues and DDD go away if you’re able to incorporate healthy lifestyle and nutrition, reducing stress and  activity level.”

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Health and Fitness Beaufort SC: The Body Is Designed to Move!

Health and Fitness Beaufort SC: The Body Is Designed to Move!

“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com, EarthFITtraining.com, and BackPainRelief4Life.com. And so, today I wanted to talk to you about the fact that the body is designed to move, and it is designed to move a lot. Alright, so we know this, everybody knows this. It’s not a surprise but there is some fears surrounded around exercise and movement, et cetera, and what I want to go over is why there should be no fear around movement, in general, training or doing any type of training.

Alright, so, first thing and foremost is depressed people move less. So the less you move, the more depressed or the lower your mood is going to be. That’s just a biochemical reaction of what is going on. But when people are severely depressed they tend to shut down, so a way to combat that is through movement. So that’s one of the main things that people say, you know, “Go exercise.” That’s just a movement fact of your body connecting to your brain that helps you to lift your mood.

The other thing is overweight people move less. We know that being overweight is the number 1 cause of disease and death, or one of the causes of disease and death right? It can lead to numerous things so the lack of movement leads to severe health issues especially in combination with the bad diet. So if you’re sitting all day, they say sitting is like the new smoking. If you’re sitting all day, there’s a lack of blood flow, nutrients, energy, things become stagnant. We see a ton of people with back pain and people sometimes associate exercise, and in training, with back pain. The truth is if you have back pain or something happen in training, it was a build up for years and years and years… usually compression on the spine or inflammation of the body or you just happen to be sitting down for years and years at your job. So the key is to move more and to keep all the muscles, like melting the muscles and keeping them pliable, warm and filled with energy, nutrients and oxygen.

Alright, so the more you move, the greater your chances of injury are. So this is where the fear comes from right? So we see athletes for example, they have about 10% rate of injury, even youths, let’s say 30 million youths, this is what the statistics say: 30 million youths working out and about 3.5 million of them end up with some type of injury. So we know injuries are going to occur, it’s a part of life. We just need to get over that fact. Just in the last couple of months we’ve had clients that injured themselves doing laundry, in their sleep they’ve moved over, so moved over wrong, injured their shoulder, pulling luggage, making their bed. So injury is going to happen at some point in time. Typically, you know it’s part of life, but not moving and not doing exercise is the most dangerous thing you can do and getting injured is not an excuse for stopping moving. This is something we tell people who suffer from back pain that bed rest is the worst possible thing you can do for an injury. Alright… so, I’d recently tore my pec right off the bone and I had it re-attached and it has recovered quickly. One of the attributes to that is, one, the surgeon did an awesome job, so I’m super grateful for that; I had good therapy, but I also exercise, and I wasn’t necessarily moving this a lot but just exercising the rest of my body got nutrients, blood flow, and more oxygen to the area that was injured and created the recovery, it made the recovery go much faster.

So, don’t let injury deter you from continuing to workout and don’t let the thought of injury create fear in your mind so that you don’t exercise or decide to join a training program or something to that effect. Get over that fear, accept that it could possibly happen, you want to minimize the risk so every step we take in training we try to minimize the risk and based on science and research, and so that’s the way you want to go with exercise. Security, safety, stability while you’re doing exercise or movement and then, once you’ve move past a certain phase where we called the cognitive phase, it’s where you know movements are kind of shaky, you’re not really get it too well, but once you start to get it, your nervous system and neuromuscular system are connected in a way that allows you to get the movement better then you can progress to the next exercise. So, part of the problem is jumping too fast into exercise that you’re not prepared for. But finally, injuries are going to occur at some point in time, but not exercising is more harmful and devastating to your body. Alright, this is Ian Hart with EarthFITtraining.com. Enjoy!”

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