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I'd like to thank you for your presentation to our Women in Management group breakfast at the Hyatt Hotel yesterday. The feedback has been great and personally, I found it really interesting.  I always think about the times that I've been feeling a bit down and out (literally with my crook back) and how that effects diet, stress levels, etc yet as soon as it's all fixed, everything else feels great too! 


Sometimes we need a gentle reminder that we are just as important as everything and everyone else in our lives and you did that perfectly.


I will fax over a copy of the article in the Advertiser today - great photo and exposure for us.


Thank you for reminding my guests how important they are.




Angela Maglieri AIM CPMgr
General Manager, Membership Services
Australian Institute of Management






Thank you for your sessions the other day.  A lot of the staff have advised that it was excellent and helped some refocused on the essential in life – taking that five minutes out to smell the roses. 





Small Business – Shaping the Administrative System

Australian Taxation Office




Hi John


I thoroughly enjoyed your talk at the Tax Office on 10/11/04 in Brisbane and would like to receive the three e-books you mentioned at that time:

- Hourglass diet

- Aerobic fitness diary

- How to fix a crook back


I would also like to subscribe to your occasional email newsletter "Health and Fitness Express".







Hi John,

I've just attended both your talks at World Trade Centre. Brilliant - light, informative, humorous, inspiring. Would you be so kind as to send me your 'aerobic diary' and 'back exercises'. Many thanks.


Skilling and Dev. Co-ord.
ATO Personnel/Recruitment




Dear John


You make a lot of sense and I am having to address this area of my life after straying along the food tourist and recreational eating paths.




Client Processing Services




Hi there John,

I really enjoyed the seminar you presented at TGA Symonston yesterday. I came away really motivated

You had mentioned that you would send us an ebook dealing with back pain/exercises.

I spoke to you briefly about my sacro-illiac joint and the pelvic tilts a physio had recommended. If you had any other suggestions they would be appreciated.

You also mentioned "goal setting" but we did not get the chance to touch on this subject.

I would like to work on this in regard to weight loss and increasing fitness, so tips on how to go about this would be useful.





Dear John,

I enjoyed your seminar immensely and appreciated the humour that permeated your talk.  It was informative, delivered in a practical manner and based on (un)common sense. Although I am lean, fit and healthy, I am always keen to read updated information that will help me stay that way - or improve on the methods I presently employ. 


People like you will certainly make a difference to the lives of people who aspire to improve their general health and wellbeing, so keep up the good work.  I have recommended your seminar to others in the Tax Office who would enjoy and benefit from your information.


ATO Legal Practice




Thanks John

Your course gave me inspiration to go back to formal yoga classes, and a big plus is that I've been able to get my husband to go as well

Thanks for the course - I'm passing on to other people in the ATO that it was valuable to attend and they should take the opportunity if another one arises

I look forward to your newsletters and I'm sure they'll contain some gems

All the best for your future work

Maureen Carter
Operations Research and Analysis (ORA)




Hello John


Training OK - got the points system going and I am reaching about 700 points a week. Walking to and from work each day also. 30 minutes fast


I often use your quotes and info when talking to people - it certainly has provided a lasting impression.

Regarding the charts, if possible, can you please send them to my new email address.


Thanks and regards


Business Operations Manager
Comindico Australia Pty Ltd




HI John


It is about time I reported back to you on the success of my change in eating habits since your visit and lecture on the 7 habits of fit and healthy people.


The good news is that my asthma is under control like it has never been before and I am discovering my singing voice which has been long gone. I am off the cortisone sprays and keeping it under control with a non-cortisone spray.


Point two is that I am getting slimmer. I have not lost that much weight but my waist measurement is slowly going down. Not as fast as I would like it to go but it is going.


Point three is that my skin irritations are still there but reducing slowly. I did have a bad outbreak 2 weeks ago from too much sweating during my cardio sessions and I had to use cortisone cream.


Point four is that I have had a lot more energy during the day and feel less dependent on snacks etc to get me through the day.


I hope you are well and enjoying the long weekend.


Regards Graham





I can now bend over

It got to the point late last year where I could not bend over and then to the point where I was in serious acute pain and could not even go from standing to sitting (or reverse) without major spasms.

My physiotherapist provided me with some exercises and they were helping but I knew that what you had provided were much more comprehensive.

I can now bend over, get up in the morning and be able to move and don't have constant pain. Initially if I missed one day of exercises I was in real trouble by that night. I believe that my overall alignment is improving and even though I still have a way to go am at least not living with constant pain.

No more chiropractor

I am a 56 yo male Senior Executive with a desk job that also involves frequent plane travel. Prior to attending the Global Back Care Clinic I was a regular visitor to chiropractors seeking relief from chronic lower back pain, exacerbated by unequal hip height.

Although these visits relieved the problem temporarily, they left me unsatisfied that I was really addressing the underlying cause. Since attending John's program I have been able to maintain flexibility and build strength in my lower back to such an extent that I have not neede d chiropractic manipulation.



A huge difference

… I have found that the exercises and the direction you have given me have made a huge difference to my back problem (bulging discs around L4, L5).

I was on pain medication daily for about 5 months and no longer require them. Since you directed me with these exercises my condition is improving. This has also made me aware that the operation would have only been a mask of the problem as I was never told what caused this problem or any alternate methods of correcting it. I have no doubt that this is the better way to deal with this condition. As you said this would take at least 8 to 12 months, I still have a long way to go. Thanks heaps:



I think we should call this a success

Hi John. First, I am doing incredibly well. I have no pain at all.

I found a good massage therapist who also has a background in orthopedic medicine and exercise physiology and she altered one of the piriformis stretches to keep that sacro-illiac joint in a closed position and I feel like all the stretching has made a remarkable difference in retraining those muscles to return to a more normal position.

I have also begun to work on the postural muscles in my back

I do my stretching morning and evening still.

I flew home to see my son a week ago and was able to walk all day every day by the shore and had NO pain, even though I was sleeping on a pull out sofa bed.

I think we should call this a success.


Better than chiropractic and physiotherapy

… I found that your approach provided what my chiropractic and physio experience did not; a suite of practical and convenient exercises that improve your posture and encourage back awareness, alignment and care.

I do them regularly and they have been a great help - certainly much more practical assistance (and education) than I have received previously.

Distinct improvement

… I have been doing many of the exercises daily.

Almost immediately I noticed a distinct improvement in the pain in my back - to the point that my back is virtually un-stiff when I get up in the morning now. It may sound corny, but you have changed my life (for now, anyway).



A great resource

I have found that your exercises … certainly assisted me to overcome back, neck and shoulder problems. The information you provided in clinics and books has been a great resource and has assisted to improve my health. I would recommend to anyone, particularly those who undertake computer based work.

I no longer suffer back pain

Prior to completing your program I was suffering from back pain on regular basis.

As a result of the regular exercise and stretching covered by you in your session I have strengthened my core and I no longer suffer back pain.



Simple, but it works

Prior to learning the Global Back Care exercises my back was moderately sore most days and my neck and shoulders were as stiff as a board with occasional headaches, and I had a monthly massage by a physio to release the stiffness in my neck and shoulders. I no longer need this regular massage.

I have found your approach simple, but it works. I am happy to speak on your behalf anytime.
Greg - Research Scientist



Where would I be now

I have attended 2 of your Global Back Care programs in the our Newcastle Office.

I often wonder where I would be now if not for the exercise routine you presented in your program. My problems manifested themselves in my right neck and shoulder. I did not focus on this when exercising but started by doing all the exercises from your handout once a week. I also did an abridged version (always doing the hip crossover) a few times per week. Over the years I have incorporated massage and some physio, yoga and cycling to arrive at a very good place. It has all helped with the neck and shoulder issues which do flare up from time to time but are not disabling as they once were.



Amazing results

Many years ago you taught me a daily exercise routine to help me with chronic lower back pain. I've practiced this routine religiously ever since with amazing results. I am pain free and able to participate in strenuous activities without any problems. I recently completed The Great Ocean Walk (104km) that would have once been impossible. I'm very grateful to you.



I wish I had done this 30 years ago

I took your advice and have been doing pilates which goes through much of the program that you worked on with me. I do squats, sit ups, push ups and buttock stretch regularly and have gone from a back that could drop me to the floor without warning to playing golf two or three times a week, swimming, bike riding and walking with no pain in the back or the sciatic nerve of the right leg.

Truly amazing but it took time and perseverance but worth every minute. I wish I had done this thirty years ago, certainly before computers became the major work tool.



Never felt fitter

I attended one of your clinics a few years ago and was able to incorporate your exercises into my own fitness program and this had lead to an improvement in my back problems and has resulted in me visiting Chiro’s on a much less basis. By incorporating your exercises plus my own fitness regime I have never been fitter and approaching 50 am probably fitter than I was 25 years ago. Thanks heaps.



Highly recommended

How's this? After doing your program, my body felt years younger and my back problems disappeared. The decrease in pain and increase in flexibility was amazing and very welcome. I still do the stretching and flexibility exercises regularly. Highly recommended.



I attended the session that you delivered in Hobart in 2008 I did gain a wealth of information that inspired me to take responsibility for my own spinal health.

I re-discovered the benefits of improved flexibility and I have since committed to a regular stretching routine that is certainly improving my spinal health and general wellbeing. By following the principles of the Global Back Care program I have seen a measurable improvement in my core strength, flexibility and range of joint mobility. Many thanks,




I attended you’re the Back Care program a couple of years ago and found the course very enlightening and worthwhile. Since the program I have performed most of the exercises demonstrated every night with very good results. I encourage by family and work mates with back complaints to do the same. Regards


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