My time spent at Aspire has been nothing but amazing. For the past 5 years I had numerous injuries that, over time, limited my mobility which affected my abilities when it came to games and practices. When I first came to the Okanagan I was super nervous of the extra workload I was about to put my body through.
Andrew Locurto has been one of the first people I had met during my time in the Okanagan. Following extensive conversations regarding my lower back, knees, shoulders, and ankles Andrew had programs and exercises made specific for my injury-prone body within the next week. He had worked with me tirelessly in order to get me right for the season, but it didn’t stop there, he also helped extremely when it came to the off season. Throughout these programs and workouts I was finally able to perform movements that I was once unable to get anywhere close to. My lower back had been a main area of concern at the beginning, having been to many physiotherapists and chiropractors along the way I had given up on trying to find a solution. With Andrew’s help I was able to get to work and strengthen my lower back rather than continue to sit and let it heal on its own. I was finally able to work on prevention of injuries rather than constant physical rehab. Not to mention, the team workouts had been a great time for everyone, he has this way of keeping people motivated and pushing the best out of people, no matter what mood they may have started with. Along with being a varsity student-athlete there were many mental battles along the way. Being able to talk to someone else had been a huge relief among others. Without having Andrew work with me; constantly fixing my form, having me do different variations of exercises, or something as simple as having someone to vent to, I wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am today, both physically and mentally. I would definitely recommend Andrew to anyone coming to the Okanagan looking to get right and get better!
Sapna Deo, OC Coyotes