Relieve Back Pain

Relieve Pain and Strengthen Your Lower Back

At Excellence in Fitness Personal Training Studios, we believe a strong and flexible core provides a solid foundation for whole-body strength.

We are proud to provide expert personal training for all our weight loss plans using the patented Medical Exercise equipment (MedX) Core Spinal Fitness System — a workout system that delivers the five factors essential to core health: strength, stability, flexibility, endurance and prevention. The MedX system includes the Lumbar Extension machine, a device that represents 14 years of research and a nomination for the Nobel Prize in medicine.

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July 25, 2019

I have been attending Excellence In Fitness for about 4 years now. I can’t live without them. The personal one-on-one training is the best. To have someone right beside you every step of the way is important to me. The correct form is very important when exercising because injuries can occur. Also, I discovered I needed a hip replacement. I immediately touched base with EIF to see if they could help me to build muscle and strength around my hip so that when I decided to have my surgery I would have a good recovery. Joe K. has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences with a focus in Orthopedic Rehabilitation. He worked with me before my surgery and now after. Thanks to all of the trainers at EIF I was up on my feet in 3 days after surgery. My doctor said “you are amazing,” I said “thanks to Excellence In Fitness!”

Amy Moore

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Amy, we are so proud of you! You are the one who has put in all of the time and hard work! Thank you for allowing us to help, guide and motivate you.

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September 22, 2020

As a spine surgeon, I recommend my clients find a trainer who will push them, but with the expertise so that they don’t get hurt. That is what I have found at EIF over the last 3 years. Knowledgeable trainers with the enthusiasm to keep it fun. Highly recommend.

Dr. Brian Sullivan

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EIF maintains two personal fitness studios, with locations in Millersville and Annapolis, MD. Get in touch with us and receive the personal attention your health deserves.

Complete our form and call our Millersville location at (410) 987-1003 or our Annapolis location at (410) 266-6688.

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Grow Stronger with Excellence In Fitness

Lower back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the U.S. The Lumbar Extension machine effectively reaches the muscles that other lower back strengthening exercise won’t. EIF is pleased to offer this game-changing Fitness System in our personal fitness studio, where clients optimize their exercise time to maximize results — and achieve the pain-free lifestyles they deserve.

How to Alleviate Back Pain With MedX

The core muscles, which include the muscles of the back and abdomen, support the spine and hips. When these muscles atrophy or suffer an injury, back pain often results. Strong core muscles protect the spine and hips, relieving and preventing pain. MedX designs and manufactures the only FDA-registered Medical Strengthening Device in America, and it is designed specifically to strengthen the lumbar and cervical regions.

This research-backed device works — even when other forms of strengthening and stretching exercises have failed.

The patented Lumbar Extension machine incorporates restraints that prevent the user from recruiting the butt and leg muscles during back strengthening exercise. Because the Lumbar Extension machine isolates the muscles surrounding the lower spine, each repetition allows the user to target and strengthen the muscles best
positioned to support the back, and relieve and prevent pain. Strong spinal muscles improve stability and posture without relying on nearby abdominal, gluteal and leg muscles.

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What to Know About MedX Equipment

Arthur Jones, the creator of Nautilus fitness machines, founded MedX in 1986. Today, MedX designs and manufactures state-of-the-art medical strengthening equipment that improves strength, endurance and range of motion. All MedX fitness equipment undergoes rigorous, independent testing to prove efficacy.

It is the only machine of its kind to exclusively test muscle functionality while providing rehabilitative exercise. The Lumbar Extension machine has helped tens of thousands of people improve their quality of life through reduced or eliminated back pain. Because our trainers can adjust the Lumbar Extension machine for hundreds of resistance levels, it is a suitable fitness solution for nearly any client who suffers from chronic back pain.

In addition to the Lumbar Extension machine, the Core Spinal Fitness System includes machines that improve strength, flexibility and endurance throughout the core. These machines include the Ab Isolator, Super Stretch, Torso Rotation and Four-Way Neck. Known throughout the fitness and rehabilitation fields as a provider of revolutionary medical strengthening equipment, MedX constructs its machines using precision engineering, low friction and high-quality components.

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The Research

Over and over, independent research published in peer-reviewed health and fitness journals prove that MedX technology makes meaningful differences in the lives of people who suffer from spine-related pain issues. Even one Lumbar Extension training session every week is enough to produce measurable gains in strength and reductions in low back pain, according to an article published in the journal, Ergonomics.

In addition:
  • Chronic low back pain patients who exercised using the Lumbar Extension for 10 weeks reported a “significant reduction in reported pain” and “less physical and psychological dysfunction,” according to the journal, Spine.
  • Individuals with chronic low back pain achieved measurable improvements in functionality and pain reduction when exercise focused on the lumbar extensors, according to The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine.
  • A study that used the MedX Lumbar Extension machine found that patients who engaged in lumbar strengthening exercises exhibited “substantial improvement in back strength” as treatment progressed, according to the North American Spine Society.

Rehabilitative Exercise That Transforms Your Lifestyle

Chronic lower back pain transforms a formerly active individual into a person who experiences difficulty standing, walking and sitting — chronic lower back pain can even influence emotions and outlook. If you’re tired of doing exercises and visiting doctors to no avail, get in touch with EIF. With one-on-one training using our MedX Lumbar Extension machine, you may be able to increase your spinal strength and range of motion, and most importantly, reduce pain.

At EIF, you can:
  • Get your life back. If you’re accustomed to living an active lifestyle filled with rewarding physical activities, EIF can help — especially if you love to golf. The Lumbar Extension machine is great for golf exercises for the lower back, since the equipment targets the core muscles used during the swing. Improve core rotation and speed, and see how quickly you can improve drives off the tee.
  • Reduce your dependence on medication. Painkillers and certain other medication improve symptoms, but they do not solve underlying problems. Many EIF clients improve so much after working with us that they can usually stop taking painkillers, as well as some diabetes and blood pressure medications.
  • Improve your psychological well being. Spend months trapped in an unhealthy body, and you’ll understand why feeling fit and strong is so important. One-on-one training at EIF can improve your outlook, reduce anxiety, improve self-image and boost confidence.
  • Perform the exercises that target your specific needs. Our personal trainers, voted the best in the region for eight consecutive years, design customized programs that address the specific needs of each client. Work with us, and we will listen to your concerns and make your goals our own. Reduce or eliminate back pain, improve range of motion, boost endurance and strength, and gain lean muscle mass as you transform your lifestyle into the healthiest it’s ever been.

Author: Joe Aben


Our clients consistently rate us five stars.

We share a vision to live a stronger, healthier, happier life. Because of the 1-on-1 attention you receive and the workout routine tailored to your needs, every minute of your visit is highly efficient. Our clients agree!

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