I have always been physically active – from playing squash two hours a day six times a week for the last 35 years, to doing karate forty years ago. I stopped playing squash three years before the episode mentioned below. I firmly believe that it was my active lifestyle that kept me alive.
Four years ago, I got a major wake up call. Following a devastating anxiety attack, I had to undergo an emergency open chest triple bypass surgery just to survive. As it so happens, one of the three arteries needed was endoscopically harvested from my left forearm, resulting in substantial nerve damage and a horrendously frozen shoulder.
Over the course of the next two years, I tried everything – acupuncture, acupressure, TCM, physiotherapy – nothing worked. I needed my wife to help me perform the simplest of chores, like putting on a shirt, since range of motion and strength was virtually non-existent. My left bicep had shrunk to one-fourth the size of my right. This was destroying me psychologically.
Although I used to see Augustine on and off before my medical problem, I must admit I was perhaps not as dedicated or serious about the gym as I should have been. Now, I needed help. Badly. And if Augustine could help, so be it.
The improvement and change I underwent – both physically and mentally – within the first two months, was incredible! I am now a dedicated regular at the gym and will not miss my session for any reason whatsoever. From the first day when I was unable to lift a bar with ZERO weights, to the present where I’m lifting weights that even surprise me, is a testament in itself to the wonders of healthy living. Words are inadequate to express my gratitude to the patience and dedication of Augustine and his team
Augustine and his team are very, very good at what they do. My miraculous recovery and on-going progress is a testament to their competence and single-minded focus in their chosen mission in life.
As Augustine says, “Age is just a number”. Now, I agree wholeheartedly.
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