The High Fives Foundation is hiring for the first time a full-time head trainer for the CR Johnson Healing Center. His name is Jack Powell, and his story is pretty rad. When his friend, Jeff Andrews, suffered a spinal cord injury in 2014 at Sugarbowl, Jack stopped everything he was doing (bartending and Tahoe stuff) and committed to being part of Jeff’s recovery. He moved with Jeff out to Maui where Jeff was undergoing a specific treatment called Neurokinetic Pilates from a world renown trainer. Jack learned the fundamentals of that treatment, came back to Tahoe, and began working with athletes with major injuries locally. (Jack’s background is in Kinesiology and personal training so he is well qualified). He’s made some mega improvements in the recoveries of people like Jason Abraham.
After establishing himself and building a clientele, he’s now being brought on full time as an employee, rather than an independent contractor. He’ll run the Healing Center in a new way. Having an “on-staff practitioner” has never been done in the five year history of this CR Johnson Space. All “healers” are independent contractors, like personal trainer Chris Cloyd and massage therapist Karen Stubbs and others.
More of why this is significant — The Healing Center will now be accepting local people and athletes with knee injuries and smaller less “life-altering” injuries. A lot of people call requesting to work with us, but the space was primarily in use by people with spinal cord injuries and brain injuries.
However, any athlete in the area with a “life-altering injury” can now use Jack’s services for FREE.