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It Can Change More Than Fitness

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When I started DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training I’ll admit, I didn’t know what it was going to be. It was organic, there was no book on how to really progress or program what we wanted to do. Thanks to our clients, they are the reason you see DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training as it is today. 

What it has done for people over the past decade has been the most rewarding part for us. Jessica and know what DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training has done for our lives, but hearing the amazing stories of others brings us a joy that is hard to describe. 

Especially ones like this one from Faith Warner-Martin. Not only has Faith been married to a US Marine for the past 20 years, she has also been in charge of Marine Fitness for the past several years in Okinawa, Japan. Just meeting her and working with her has been a tremendous reward because of her never ending desire to learn more to help the men and women that so bravely serve our country!


However, when I last saw Faith last December, we had to make it about her! After a bad car accident she was having all sorts of problems. I sat with her and outlined a plan because she had to not only get better for herself, but her family and the Marines that relied so much on her. 

This past weekend she wrote me one of the best notes of my life. I wanted to share it with you because it is why we work so hard not to sell you sandbags, but give you DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training, a system that can profoundly change your life!

“Hi Josh,  


I wanted to share with you and Jessica a few things in regards to all of the exceptional work you are doing inspiring me, not only as a trainer but a DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training practitioner as well.  


Last September I was involved in a car accident when a small Japan K car caught air and rolled over into my van.  I suffered a severe concussion and my back from the thoracic area to the right side of hip felt like an accordion.  Upon returning home I started to sense some issues.  I felt taller on one side than the other and I noticed I was lacking sensation and strength in my inner thighs all the way down to my big toes.  It was of course it was nerve wracking to be in a car for a while but there were other issues that arose.  I started noting irritability with my family and friends, I could not understand why they were losing patience with me, come to find out I was repetitively asking questions, sometimes three or four times in a row.  In addition I was unfocused and not following through on things I said I would do at work.  This was especially troubling as I have worked to train myself on body and mind awareness as a yoga teacher and teacher trainer.


When I saw you in December it was a relief to once again hear, hey you need to slow down… Your nervous system is in overdrive.  I then began to realize slowing down does not mean becoming complacent with my reality or taking a break from working out but using tools like the DVRT to bring me back on track, guiding myself back into awareness as I observed differences between my right and left as well as where my mind would take me when I met tension.


The leaps and bounds I made in recovery was surprising!  I started to gain better control of my body and connect my mind with the subtle changes I was making.  I started a journal or scheduler just so I could make sure not to miss important appointments but found I no longer needed it.  I was beginning to lift even more successful than before and noticed an improvement in my snatch and clean as jerk.  As I began to implement the restoration program into my life I noticed that doors were opening for me to assist others.  Not only was I feeling amazing and connected again but others started to notice.”

Thanks to Faith for this amazing note, it probably made my year! Seeing people improve their lives goes beyond anything we could ever want. If you are wondering how and what we did with Faith you can start getting some insights in our “DVRT Better Backs, Knees, and Shoulders” program HERE, or any of our DVRT Body Armor programs that come with a FREE copy of “Building Body Armor” which has helped many people make their lives better! Check it out HERE and save 25% with coupon code “change”.