CEP works with Care Coalition in helping US Military Special Forces
wounded warriors get back to top form....from wheelchair to first Tri.
I would like to give thanks where it's due. I personally want to thank
The Care Coalition (Tony, Hector) and Jason at CEP for helping me over
the past few years recovering from my injury.
The Care Coalition provides a much needed voice and
advocacy for SOF wounded warriors, and I appreciate all the help in the
past. And thanks Jason for continuing to provide me with physical
therapy in way that benefits the SOF/ Warrior. I can't say enough about
how much Jason (PT) and Raph's (S&C coach at 1441) facility has to
Attached is a pic from my 1st triathlon. I didn't
break any records, but given my past injury I consider my race
successful. Thanks again all.
I may never break any records, but I believe Bruce
Lee said it best, " Life is a never ending strive for perfection" .
SFC Parnell, Timothy
Thank you for getting my knee in great shape, keeping me going and
getting me right for a big year. Go Bucs!
#17 Arrelious Benn, Wide Receiver, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
"Rejus Benn is making one of the most impressive recoveries from ACL
surgery that I've ever seen. He will be full go by August! Amazing..."
Drew Rosenhaus, NFL sports agent, via Twitter 6/1/11
Dear Hap, Jason & Competitive Edge Staff:
wanted to wish you and your staff a very Happy New Year and thank you
for keeping my dream alive!
As I'm sure you are aware, I received a verbal
commitment from the University of Denver to compete on their 2011
Pioneer Gymnastics Team on Thursday, December 3, 2009. I had been
working extremely hard for thirteen years, training to get to the
collegiate level in my gymnastics. Unfortunately, during a competition
on Friday, December 11, 2009, I tore my ACL and was devastated because I
thought my dreams to compete in college would never become a reality.
After my surgery on December 16th, you and your staff
were incredible about ensuring I was able to begin working with your
wonderful team to get back to my pre-injury condition and competition
performance. Everyone was extremely helpful in coordinating with my
hectic school and gymnastics schedule. I want to thank you for doing
such an incredible job and allowing me to get back to my pre-injury
status as quickly as possible.
know that many people are quick to complain when something happens that
they don't like, but I wanted to take the time to thank you for all your
help and encouragement!
Please see my pictures attached which shows me
signing my National Letter of Intent to attend and complete on the
Denver University Gymnastics Team in 2011. I would not have been
possible without your help. You are your staff were great and I so much
I wish you and your staff all the success that you
have given to me!
Shannon A. LeBlanc
Spring Hill, FL 34610
3 months to prepare for the 2010 Southern Region Oireachtas (an annual
Irish Dance Competition), my 15 year daughter tore a ligament in her
left ankle while at dance class. Not comprehending the magnitude of the
upcoming competition, the pediatric orthopedist would not recommend
physical therapy; thus, we were left to our own devices. Six weeks
passed by, and my daughter could walk but was unable to dance.
The Oireachtas looked unattainable; however, we were
not ready to throw the towel in yet. I went online desperately seeking
help and found Competitive Edge. I spoke to Jason, and he understood our
dilemma. In 3 weeks, Jason not only got my daughter jumping and leaping
on her injured ankle, but he also whipped her into shape. At the 2010
Southern Region Oireachtas, Emily came in 31st place out of 110 fifteen
year old female dancers AND qualified for the 2011 North American Irish
THANK YOU, JASON and COMPETITIVE EDGE!
Last Spring my father, Nat Lichter and I came to you with a task we
thought to be impossible; enabling my wheelchair-bound, 79 year old
father, with congestive heart failure to walk down the aisle at my
daughter Jackie's wedding. We wanted it to be a surprise to her and the
rest of our family. With your efforts and encouragement my Dad not only
walked down the aisle, he also was able to dance with Jackie, (see the
Jason, I wanted to let you know just how much
your work is appreciated. I think you can tell by the expression on
their faces, you can't put a price on that happiness.
With only 8 weeks remaining before the start of the Girls Florida State
Cup Soccer Playoffs, our daughter tore her left hamstring. Things seemed
pretty dismal until we were directed to Competitive Edge. From the very
first visit, our spirits were lifted, especially our daughters. The
programs at Competitive Edge are designed with the athlete in mind. The
goal is to get them back as quickly and as safely as possible by
focusing on exercises that are injury and sport specific, yet also help
prevent the injury from occurring again. As parents of a child who is
serious about competition, Competitive Edge was the absolute best choice
for our daughter.
Brooker Creek Elementary School
My experience with Claudia McCoy has been nothing
less than fantastic. Claudia is a consummate professional with knowledge
and experience far above the average personal trainer. Workouts are
never boring with Claudia. She is always varying your routine to ensure
that your workouts don't become monotonous. Her experience and
background make her a perfect fit for all skill and age levels. No
matter what your goals are, Claudia will help you attain them. I highly
recommend her to anyone looking to take their level of fitness and
overall health to the next level.
Jonathan Berns, D.C.
LifeSource Family Chiropractic
1722 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
As a lifelong couch potato, I had finally mustered
the energy and will to get off my bum and train for my first 5K and my
first Sprint Triathlon. But just a week after finishing the tri, my IT
band started giving me problems and I wasn't able to run for more than
about 4 minutes without serious pain. I was mad. I'd finally found a
great cardiovascular activity that I loved and was sticking with, but I
thought my running days were finished. I contacted Claudia because I
knew she shared a similar passion for running as I, and because I
trusted her expertise and opinion.
After a few sessions, I noticed a big difference, and
after we finished the whole program, I was nearly 100%. Now, I continue
to work on the problem areas she found, to maintain the program she
instituted, and to use the tools she taught me. I am signed up for my
next Sprint Triathlon and can't wait to run across the finish line.
Gayle Hill, Lutz, Florida
Claudia Mccoy is the standard by which any trainer
should be measured. She has expertise in exercise, nutrition and her
background in physical therapy in Germany. She has extensive knowledge
of the human body. She has the ability to understand her client's needs
and demonstrate exercises with knowledge and depth of understanding, not
only in execution but also application of these movements and how they
are best suited to the individual. Most importantly she is extremely
motivating and encouraging.
Although I had always been athletic over the years
through exercise, running and soccer, I found myself approaching
'mid-life' with extra weight, low energy and minimal fitness. After some
weight loss success, I decided I needed to do something to improve my
fitness and build muscle tone. I had known Claudia for a number of years
through participation in local soccer leagues and knew she would be the
perfect trainer to get me back on the right track. I joined a fitness
center and scheduled my personal training sessions with Claudia. We went
over a diet, cardio, weight lifting and stretching plan. She was able to
recommend vitamin and nutrition sources for a comprehensive program.
Claudia is passionate about fitness and it shows
through the energy and enthusiasm she brings to every session. Her easy
going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
She makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun!
She has taught me how to power groups of muscles, rather than training a
series of isolated large muscles. Claudia also places a high value on
correct form with each exercise. She has taught me the correct way to
use the equipment at my gym and how to continue to improve my fitness
once my sessions with her are finished. She has motivated me to push
past my perceived limits to get results. The results were effective
almost immediately. I have incredible energy, my core strength and
flexibility have improved immensely and I've got great new muscle tone
and definition. I am now able to motivate myself and enjoy the time I
spend working out. My endurance is improved and I recently participated
in 5k races for the first time. My soccer teammates are impressed with
my new fitness, speed and body control.
I recommend Claudia McCoy as a Personal Trainer for
any goal you want to achieve, whether it is weight loss, muscle tone or
total fitness. I have never felt so good about myself and I owe it all
to Claudia's knowledge and enthusiasm. She is always the first one to
say I have done a great job. I look forward to continued health and
fitness as well as working with Claudia into the future.
Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease over 10
years ago, having three shoulder surgeries in seven months and
completing 42 radiation treatments for prostate cancer, my husband was
down and out. His spirit was gone, he had no energy and was happy to
stay home, sleeping most of the time. Finding Competitive Edge proved to
be his saving grace. From the first day, Fred has shown excitement and
enthusiasm. He looks forward to each visit and with your encouragement,
works out in between, using exercises specific to his needs considering
his abilities. His balance has improved measurably, he is able to do
simple projects at home as well as chip and putt, and we are convinced
that he will be playing a round of golf soon. We have even gone to
Disney World, where he walked all of Epcot in one day. Competitive Edge
is not just for athletes, it is for anyone who wants to have an active
and fulfilling life and I thank you for giving my husband back his.