Dr. Tim Brown, DC Inventor of Intelliskin Posture Apparel
"Peter and Eric have created the perfect storm, bringing together evidence-based science and functional training that is second to none. Their approach to building a solid foundation is my prescription for everyone from top athletes in the world to their mothers! Movement is life. Life is movement. And if you are limited in how you move against the constant forces of gravity, it is only a matter of time until you are injured. I know this to be true as I have experienced this roller coaster as a competitive athlete. Not until I retrained my movement patterns did the cycle of injury after injury end. It really is a thing of beauty to see such a brilliant melding of creativity and sports science built into a practical, low-tech program that focuses on posture, core, and fundamental movement patterns designed first and foremost to provide athletes with a solid foundation to apply to their chosen sport. I'll never forget what Derek Fisher said to Peter and Eric about why he chose to work with them: ""I did not hire you to make me a better basketball player; I hired you to make me a better athlete."" True, true."
Dr. Terry Schroeder
"Dr. Eric Goodman worked as the Strength coach for our USA Olympic Water Polo team from December 2007 to July 2008 leading to the Beijing Olympic Games. All of these athletes are world class and they felt that Eric did an exceptional job of keeping them injury free while performing at a very high level through some extremely tough months of training. In my opinion, this program was very critical to our success in Beijing. The team exceeded everyone's expectations and became one of the great stories of the Olympics by winning the silver medal. We stayed healthy and performed at a high level and Dr. Goodman deserves a good deal of credit."
"Eric worked as my strength coach for the year leading up to the Beijing Games of 2008. Eric was obviously very knowledgeable in the arena of muscle structure and physical anatomy. He introduced us to unique routines called “Foundation Training”. These workouts resulted in our whole team reaching a new level of maximum strength and flexibility. I felt Eric was one of the primary driving forces behind my physical development and preparation for the Olympic Games."
Kalyra Women's Cycling Team
"Eric and Peter helped to give us the ""Foundation"" strength we needed to set the transcontinental record in the world's toughest bicycle race-Race Across America. This is a non-stop round the clock, week long race across the country. For once pain was not the first thing on our minds."
"I search for the best of the best when it comes to my fitness and conditioning. I have always been in great shape and take pride in maintaining a certain level of fitness, but in the time I have been working with Peter Park and Eric Goodman, I have reached a new level of endurance, stamina, and strength. The program pushes me without exhausting me, conditions me, and has completely changed the way my body moves and feels."
"I just wanted to say that I'm really impressed with the foundation training exercises and videos. I've been on the Canadian Snowboard Team for 10 years and competed in many World Champs, X-Games and 2006 Olympics in Half-pipe and snowboard-cross. We've trained with some of the best physical trainers and physios but your short training video make a world of a difference to me. Makes my back and core work at all the right places and feel my hips and lower back stretch as well. Thank you so much for making a difference. I've told countless amount of friends as well about your website and everybody is amazed in what a 18-21min video can do. Keep up the great work and TED conferences."
"I’ve never been tested quite as much as I had when I was hit by a car while riding my bike at 35 mph. I shattered my kneecap into 3 ”ish” pieces and my professional cycling career was quickly put into jeopardy. It all happened so quickly yet it took me months to truly wrap my head around the severity of my injury. Clearly I knew I was going to be able to walk again, but to ride again at the top level of the Pro Cycling peloton was at the forefront of my concern. I’m not one to wallow in my own self pity. I turned my negative situation into a positive one and I began forming a formidable team of some of the best healers I could find to help me return to cycling stronger and faster than I was before. I found the best physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and health practitioners I could and set off on a mission. Once I committed myself the doors began to open. In December of 2009, almost 7 months after my accident, my open mindedness led me to Peter Park and Dr. Eric Goodman. These two men were the keystone to my recovery. They gave me Foundation Training and in turn gave me my career back. The Foundation exercises rapidly increased my strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance quicker than I ever could have imagined. I committed to their program I went from having a hard time walking up and down stairs in late December, 2009 to competing in the Amgen Tour of California in May of 2010. This is the largest cycling event in North America and attracts some of the best cyclists around the globe. I was not only able to meet my goal of finishing the 7 day, 812 mile race but I was also able to finish inside the top 20 and be highly competitive day in and day out. Since, I have taken these exercises to heart and put them into my training regime year round. They helped get me back to racing competitively as well as cured other imbalances I had developed after years of racing my bike and neglecting my core strength. I encourage everyone to have the open mind I did when seeking help for my injury. Follow that path and a better, healthier lifestyle is right around the corner."
"When I first came to Peter for help with my comeback I had a looong way to go. By introducing Foundation Training to my endurance program I was able to get back on the bike quickly with the same intensity I am known for. Training for the Tour De France, and now training for the Iron Man Triathlons involves pain and suffering. Foundation Training lets me train hard while feeling great.” I wrote the forward to their first book, I know these guys are on to something significant for a lot of people."
Here is my original testimonial from early 2011: “I am somewhat new to Foundation Training, but can already feel what this work is capable of. My back has always been an issue, and I know Foundation will get me where I need to be to win my 10th world title.” Here is an update: "I still use Foundation Training. I have now won my 10th and 11th world surfing titles and recently won my record 50th World Tour event. Foundation Training is very good for athletes and anybody with a spine for that matter! Definitely worth your time."
Derek Fisher's Testimonial
"...even just for a short time, I've really started to see some differences and changes in my body."
Marc Heller, D.C.
"When I first saw these exercises, I was a bit skeptical. I have a broad variety of exercises I teach my patients based on symptoms and the results of functional tests. Could a single exercise system work for multiple low back problems? After using it and teaching my patients this model for a couple of months, I am convinced this approach is powerful and effective. What do I like? The first two movements of the "founder" exercise. Reproduced with permission from Eric Goodman, DC. The exercises feel like real exercise. You feel the burn; you know you are working. Some motor-control exercises from other traditions are just too subtle. This has depth and subtlety, but it is within a context of exercises that are relatively straightforward and physically challenging. The integration of activating the hamstrings, adductors and gluteals, along with the back extensors, is profound. I have come to appreciate that many of the tight muscles we used to just stretch actually improve in their function much better if we strengthen them, ideally with strengthening in length and/or functional positions. In foundation training, the emphasis is on strengthening the adductors and the hamstrings in a lengthened position. The patient and the doctor/therapist/trainer get immediate feedback. When you are doing these exercises, you can feel where you are weak. After you do the exercises, your posture and function immediately improve. It is safe. The emphasis on maintaining a neutral spine keeps the lower back from getting injured."