This month’s feature story:
Success for Alexis!
Alexis spent 60 hours at The Brain Gym in the summer of 2015.
Her mother writes, "Last year when Alexis was in 8th grade, I had to drag her out of bed, give her many time reminders and push her out the door for school. Now in 9th grade, she gets herself up out of bed at 6am, gets ready for school, eats breakfast, packs a lunch and leaves for school at 6:45am without any assistance from me. Alexis struggled because she used to do things like forget her homework, or do it but forget to hand it in, or leave it in her locker, or not follow the instructions. Now she is organized, writes everything down, studies for tests and has A's in her honors classes. Alexis asked to be tested for the gifted program and was accepted. She received a 97 on her gifted project. Our relationship has greatly improved because instead of me pushing her to care of her responsibilities we can talk about things that are important to her. The Brain Gym training allowed Alexis to unlock the intelligence we knew was stuck inside of her. The girl who began ninth grade in high school had a very different attitude than the eighth grade middle schooler. Alexis chose to take all honors courses in ninth grade and she received the highest honors for a GPA of 3.8. Her fourth-quarter eighth-grade English grade was a 69 and her first quarter ninth grade Honors English grade was a 93."
"The Brain Gym helped me to focus longer and remember my assignments by writing down what I need to do. My grades in school have improved and school has become easier and less stressful."
"Michael is able to do most of his work on his own. He never did that before! He used to take lots of breaks during school time and it took us up to 4 hours to complete. Now he gets it done in about an hour," says Karen.
What's more, Michael's behavior has improved significantly. When given directions or tasks around the house, Michael no longer gets frustrated and gives up. Instead, he is willing to help do chores and feels so good about himself when he completes his jobs. Karen is thrilled, "Last week, Michael said that he enjoys school now. Oh, what a pleasure it is to teach someone who enjoys school! We are so thankful that we found The Brain Gym."
- Karen ∙ Lancaster, PA
I had heard about The Brain Gym for a few years, even suggesting it to a friend whose son struggled with school. So, the training began. It was easy at first, but the work soon became more challenging. Karina was mentally exhausted after her Brain Gym sessions...but she was progressing. While we were warned not to expect miracles...I was waiting to see some improvement. I kept asking Karina if she thought things were getting better, and the answer was always "I don't know." But everything changed one day toward the end of her Brain Gym sessions.
She is now a high school graduate on her way to college. She still doesn't love school...but she isn't afraid of it anymore either.
My only regret is that we didn't get her to The Brain Gym sooner. Brain training may sound funny...but I'm telling you...it works. When the brain works better, studying becomes much easier. Karina is proof of that.
- Heidi Shuman ∙ Berks County, PA
- Danielle Malik ∙ Wernersville, PA
I tried to go to community college, but I couldn’t pass the entrance exams in reading and math. What kind of hope for a good future was there for a guy like me? When I was 21-years-old, my mom found The Brain Gym and basically made me go. I had gone to other learning centers in the past and they hadn’t helped, so I thought this would be yet another failure. I was so wrong!
The Brain Gym worked on all of my weaknesses and it wasn’t long before I began to notice a huge difference. At last I could function as an independent adult: I began remembering driving directions, remembering phone numbers long enough to get them written down, and remembering appointments on my own. I finally learned how to read. I mean really, really read! I can even read and listen to music at the same time now and still remember and understand what I’ve read. I can spell well enough to use text messaging (imagine a teenager unable to text because of poor spelling—yup, that was me, but not anymore).
Now I work in the heating and air conditioning industry because I want to, not because I feel stuck! I wish I had found The Brain Gym sooner! Basically, my whole life has changed…I’m a completely different person!"
- Nicholas ∙ NJ