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Westport Fitness Facility Wants You To 'Train Away Pain'

Owners and patients of Train Away Pain celebrate the facility's re-branding Thursday evening.
Owners and patients of Train Away Pain celebrate the facility's re-branding Thursday evening. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

WESTPORT, Conn. — A new Westport training facility wants you to “train away pain.”

Through a mindful training method focused on sustainability, the recently re-branded Train Away Pain facility is targeted toward all ages with a common problem.

“Train away the pain is functional movement for people of all ages to help them resist the injuries they get from repetitive stress,” said Dr. E.J. Zebro, who is a partner in the business.

Each training session begins with a brief biomechanical assessment of the participant. Then the gym tailors exercises to fit his or her needs.

Those who have attended his training sessions say they have seen improvements.

“I couldn’t move when I walked in here,” said Steven Laitman, a partner who has also followed Zebro’s training program.

Now Laitman said he’s back out playing on the tennis courts and the running on the roads. He said the program provided him with an “amazing foundation,” which has made him stronger and more stable in his sports.

Zebro he doesn’t necessarily compete with the CrossFits and Soul Cycles, popular gym franchises that are popping up across Fairfield County and the country.

“This method is complementary,” he said. “(It) will help you do whatever you want to do with less pain.”

The facility offers both private sessions and group sessions, which are not just open to those experiencing pain.

“You don’t have to be injured to do these classes,” Chief Visionary Officer Lee Baldwin said.

You don’t have to be a famous athlete either, although Zebro has treated some.

“After working with EJ [Zebro], I learned how to be mindful of how my body felt,” Marcus Tracy, a professional soccer player for the San Jose Earthquakes and Aalborg BK, said on the facility’s website. “If I had that knowledge in high school and college, I think I could have prevented some of the issues that I dealt with.”

Zebro, a Westport resident, has been teaching the art of functional movement for over 25 years.

Zebro studied Exercise Science at The University of Delaware, where he also minored in biology and sports psychology.

During his time as University of Bridgeport men’s soccer strength and conditioning coach, he developed Train Away Pain to improve the performance of the athletes and decrease their rate of injury.

Train Away Pain is located at 180 Post Road E., Suite 209, Westport. More information is available on its website here .

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