I have been training with Gump personally for over a year and a half and I can honesty say that what he has taught me has been some of the most beneficial information that I’ve learned. I went I into this knowing nothing about yoga or strength training and over the course of my time spent with him I have learned so much about the way your body functions as a whole and how to maintain this function on a daily basis. What I have learned through his training has helped me physically as much as it has mentally and i continue to use it on my own. I look forward to getting the opportunity to train with him again.
I had taken many yoga classes before working with Iron Gump…and after one Combat Yoga class, no other classes are the same. He teaches from his heart and you feel that mind-body-breath connection that is so important in yoga. Working at your own pace, listening to your body, taking care of it, and using your breathing to control your moves and focus your thoughts are all techniques that Gump teaches and is very knowledgeable about. My strength, flexibility, and my ability to relax and de-stress have improved greatly since beginning a few months ago and have also helped me in my other fitness related activities. I promise that if you don’t already love yoga, you will definitely change your mind after working with Gump.
I started practicing Combat Yoga a few months ago with Iron Gump at MPR Endurance, I have to admit i never thought yoga of any form was of any interest to me until I tried this class. I didn’t realize how important alignment, breathing and core strength were to overall strength and muscle function. Since practicing under Gump’s instruction my my awareness of my body position has improved drastically from how i sit at my desk at work to how i perform a squat while working out, I highly recommend trying Combat Yoga at Gump’s instruction, he’s very passionate about his practice and it shows!