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Larry Nowlin - March 2019

Larry Nowlin - March 2019

Meet Larry Nowlin!

            I'm a California guy.  I grew up in Pasadena, graduated from UCSB twice with a BA and MA, and spent some time in Europe.  I’m retired but much of my career was in Aerospace in Santa Barbara.  I’m happily married and we stay healthy and active.

When did you start coming to Prevail?

            It seems a long time ago, maybe 15 years ago.  At the time I was working, sitting around in front of the computer, getting fat and out of shape, going to meetings, and eating power lunches. 

            It was not good; Prevail saved me.  I started with private lessons and moved into group classes.  I took a break but now I'm back and part of that wonderful madcap "Master Class". (That's a euphemism for geezers you know!)


What impact has training at Prevail made in your life?

            I am a huge fan of Prevail because: they are the most scientific, well trained, credentialed instructors you could hope to find.  They know what they're doing.  Every instructor we have had is top notch.  Even in the group classes they provide careful individualized instruction tailored to your goals and needs.  You improve and you don't get injured.  For a while Erin, an Olympic Bronze medalist in Bobsled, coached our class. How cool is that?!

            My wife and I train at Prevail together.  Our quality of life has improved in strength, flexibility, range of motion, balance, and endurance.

            Prevail offers a variety of services in addition to training, including Physical Therapy, Nutrition Counseling, Acupuncture, and more.  I have taken advantage of several of them.  Nutrition Counseling with Diego Garcia has enabled me to lose 25 pounds and I feel great.  Physical Therapy with Brook helped me correct the damage from two herniated discs in a way none of the other PT's I'd seen could do.  My wife has benefited from Acupuncture and Nutrition Counseling.  The "Regen" (Regeneration) class is currently one of my favorites.  It is an amazing class, not really an exercise class, but oh does it help. 

            Their excellent instructors attract dedicated students.  If you attend one of their periodic celebrations, you will see a cross-section of their clients: all ages, sports, and goals. Prevail’s community is a great group of people.  We are lucky to have Prevail Conditioning in Santa Barbara.


What are your hobbies?

I like being active.  Do whatever works for you and keep moving.


What is your favorite movement/exercise?

            The programs have logic to them.  There is a Warm up, Training, Recovery, and you do it again.  The programs change over time and progress. We have fun.

            I like all the exercises, but I hate some of them, especially the hard ones like SLEDS.  Gads, sleds!  I guess that's what happens when you have instructors schooled in winter sports!  I gripe about sleds because they are hard, but I like them too just for that reason.  So... bring it ON.


Any additional comments you would like to share?

            Finally, it is about the people. Chris, Peter, Erin, Josiah, Brook, Diego G., Deigo B., Ali, Sara, and all the good people at Prevail, you are the best! No bull! Thank you!

 Larry and his wife, Jennifer

(Larry and his wife, Jennifer)


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