Storytelling - A Tradition Of Hope

One thing you will notice about us,
we love telling our Stories.

Our Stories are our vehicle of Hope. When someone goes through hell and comes out the other side, their Story is another persons’ Hope. Their Story signals to someone who is beaten down to keep fighting. It tells someone who has given up it’s possible. When you can bring Hope to someone who feels hopeless, you can change the trajectory of their life. What greater contribution is there?

You will also find that our Stories are our benchmarks and bragging rights for our Coaches. Our Coaches purpose is to create Stories. When we are creating stories, we are impacting lives. That’s our mission...so that’s our benchmark.

Our message to you is simple. We want you to be our next Story. And we want you to be someone’s Hope.

– Matthew Lister, Founder of Align

Charlie Fishing

Charlie’s Story- Back and Shoulder Pain Journey

I love the consistent accountability. Coach David started me with basics, getting the right muscles to do what they are supposed to do and has moved me to doing more than I had believed I could still possibly do. My wife and I both do Align and we look at it and prioritize it in our budget as a maintenance expense that we will continue to do to maintain a quality of life that we highly value.

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Shannon at Boston University where she graduated with her masters in social work

Shannon’s Story- Back and Leg Pain Journey

I love working out. Over time, my quad became very painful. I tried to blindly follow workout instructions without much body knowledge, as well as avoid pain. I ended up over-emphasizing certain muscle groups and neglected others to the point it became dysfunctional. I remember trying to sit down one day and just tearing my quad.

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Deanna next to a waterfall in Hawaii

Deanna’s Story- Back and Neck Pain Journey

Then my life changed in a split second. I was in a major car accident, rear ended by someone going 60 mph. It was a traumatic experience. I could barely move or walk. The entire right side of my body was tweaked. I had multiple fractures in my right hand from the airbags, along with whiplash and a concussion. This was devastating to me.

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Marc smiling sitting against a brick wall

Marc’s Story- Back Pain Journey

The other week Marc finished his workout and when walking out of the gym he started flapping his arms like wings of a bird. I laughed and he said “This is how I feel!” I think that’s such a powerful image of what it’s like to be free from chronic pain.

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Jamie at the ocean

Jamie’s Story- Neck & Knee Pain Journey

“This is my one life with my one body, and I don’t want to be held back. I better build good things now. When I am in pain, I can’t do what I want to do. Then pain is making choices for me instead of me. I don’t want pain to choose for me what I will do. So I am choosing today to partner with Align, so I can choose what I want to do tomorrow.”

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Jeen sitting on her patio

Jeen’s Story- Low Back Pain Journey

“On a grander scale my low back improvements with Align have re-established my trust level. I can now make travel plans with no particular concern for slipping into a back spasm. One of the most important and meaningful areas of my life is traveling to spend time with my out-of-town family. My successful Align journey thus far has significantly improved the quality of my life, both outwardly and inwardly.”

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Carrie on a spin bike

Carrie’s Story- Low Back Pain Journey

“What I’ve learned is that I was fit, but not strong. Most of us know about our major muscles but give little thought to all the little ones behind the scenes. Without those, we are lopsided and compensated, which causes all sorts of pain problems.”

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Lori walking her dog

Lori’s Story- Leg & Back Pain Journey

Before Align my life was completely controlled by constant searing sciatic pain through my low back and down through my entire left side. I could not sit or stand, and was not able to lie on my back or my left side without searing pain.

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Vickie with a huge smile on her face

Vickie’s Story- Low Back Pain Journey

We watched over time as her entrance into the gym turned from tears buried in crippling pain to a smile and laughter with radiant joy. She trusted the process of changing her muscle tissue and joint position one step at a time.

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Sandra and her son

Sandra’s Story- Knee Pain Journey

The doctors diagnosed me with arthritis and told me I had very little meniscus left. My knee was “bone-on-bone.” I was also told knee replacement surgery was in my future, but I should delay it as long as possible so I wouldn’t have to have another surgery once the initial one wore out.

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Jeremy with his paintball gear

Jeremy’s Story- Neck & Back Pain Journey

You have to really be ready for change. If you’re here then you’ve already started your journey. Trust your coach is here for you and know what’s best. Dedicate to the plan and you WILL see results.

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Cheryl and her dog

Cheryl’s Story- Back Pain Journey

“Exercise and Cheryl were never in the same sentence! Seeing I am able to move again as I once did is thrilling! I have my life back and I’m looking forward to getting more!”

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