Jon Messner was in a car accident when he was 17 and knee surgery seemed inevitable.
Jon started reading books on physical therapy, functional anatomy, and sports medicine. Jon discovered the cause of knee pain might be weak gluteal (hip) muscles, but was reluctant to accept this as the cause of his pain. Despite his misgivings, Jon started hip strengthening exercises and his
knee pain disappeared in two months.
Jon was inspired to teach others how to cure knee pain, back pain, hip pain, and shoulder pain
without surgery, and in 2011, opened Core Fitness.
Shortly after, Jon returned to coaching college track and field. Jon’s unique approach to coaching distance runners has resulted in numerous school records, personal bests, and conference championships.
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