Back in Action Program
An exercise program for back pain.
Has scientific backing
Testimonials look real, although unreliable
Author is unverifiable
May not be worth your money
Is Back in Action Program by ‘Kimberly Clark’ really going to relieve your back pain? This program claims to bust all the myths about back pain and present to you the real, simple solutions that will eliminate your back pain without breaking the bank. In this review though, you’ll find out all you need to know about this program, who created it, and my opinion on it. So without wasting much of our time, let’s begin!
Back in Action was launched in March 2020. It claims to be the program that will eliminate your back pain ‘once and for all.’ According to the author Kimberly Clark, all you need to do is to perform a set of simple exercises, which will strengthen your core muscles and relieve your back pain. Clark claims that her father used her program to relieve his chronic back pain, as well as countless other clients. She also claims that she too suffered from back pain which, in addition to her father’s suffering, inspired her to quit her day job and develop this program.
In Clark’s view, her Back in Action program is ‘the only program you’ll ever need
to eliminate your back pains.’ Well we’ll see about that but first, let’s briefly take a look at the backstory, shall we?
Backstory of Back in Action Program
Kimberly Clark tells us the backstory of her Back in Action program at the same time she’s lecturing us about the ‘myths’ about back pain (more on that later). According to her, it all began after her once-vibrant, ‘larger than life’ father was reduced to a gloomy, irritable old man due to his chronic back pain. His family tried help him to relieve the pain by rehabilitation, seeing a specialist etc … ‘but nothing made the pain go away.’ He was eventually left at the mercy of ‘mild painkillers’ and needless to say, the situation took away the joyous atmosphere that once existed in their family.
Years later, Kimberly herself developed similar symptoms as her father. You see, she had started working a desk job as an accountant – the same profession as her father – and all the years of sitting hunched over at the desk had started taking a toll on her back. It was at this point, declares Clark, ‘that I knew I had to make a change.’ She wasn’t going to let back pain torture her as it did her father, she vowed.
So she started researching ‘for weeks’ on the best ergonomic chairs and other common measures to help with her situation, only to end up ‘bedridden’ with pain less than a year later … and experiences like this eventually led her to discover the so-called ‘myths’ about back pain.
Eventually, through the help of her husband, Kimberly was able to gain access to ‘thousands of journals, papers, articles, and reviews on the human body and how it moves.’ Also thanks to her husband, she was able to interview ‘chiropractors, doctors, trainers, professors and more’ experts in the field. Finally, she condensed all her findings ‘to a single routine that doesn’t take more than a few minutes to complete.’ She then tried it on herself and surprise … ‘it actually worked!’
The next day, she gave her dad the program to use and sure enough … his chronic pain was gone in no time. Then she quit her accounting job and became a Pilates instructor, determined to bring the good news about back pain relief to as many people as possible. This is how Back in Action came into existence.
Science Behind Back in Action Program
Back in Action Program is supposedly based on 3 ‘core principles’:
According to Clark, mastering these three principles is the key to not only relieving your back pain, but will also tighten your core and give you ‘more toned hips, thighs, and butt.’
Clark also singles out a particular exercise which she calls ‘Origin Stretch.’ She claims that this special exercise is a ‘simple stretch that you can use ‘to relieve back pressure, loosen up your ligaments, and strengthen your core to prevent back pain from striking…’
Then there’s this ‘Arrow Stretch’ which will help you ‘improve your posture and realign your back so it’s as straight as an arrow.’
Back in Action is not all about exercises though. Clark also included what she calls ‘the secret kitchen tips I’ve discovered’, which will supposedly ‘help make your back pain even more manageable by reducing inflammation and promoting healthy digestion at the same time.’
In essence, Back in Action is a program based on Pilates which leads to the question:
Does Pilates Work For Back Pain?
For those who don’t know, Pilates is a form of exercise that is primarily focused on improving core muscle strength for stability and flexibility of the body. According to the UK’s NHS, ‘there’s some evidence that pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain. This 2016 study also confirms NHS’s statement.
At least the science backs up the claims of this program. But this review isn’t over yet so let’s continue!
7 ‘Myths’ About Back Pain ‘Debunked’
Throughout the presentation, Clark ‘debunks’ what she calls ‘myths’ about back pain. These myths include:
- Back pain is only caused by an injury
- ‘Bed rest is the best medicine’ to back pain
- ‘A firmer mattress is better for your back’
- ‘Back pain is strictly a physical condition’
- ‘Drugs and surgery are the only solutions’ to back pain
- ‘Sit up straight’ at all times
- ‘If you’re fit, you’re safe from back pain’
Clark does a good job of ‘debunking’ these myths but I believe that most people know that these are myths already. As far as I’m concerned, this is her long-winded way of telling us that muscle strain due to prolonged bad posture is the most common cause of back pain.
Should have gone straight to the point instead of wasting everybody’s time!
How Back In Action Program Works
Back in Action reportedly works in 4 phases:
Phase 1: This phase consists of ‘movements that are designed to ‘relieve your pain.’
Phase 2: This phase includes exercises designed to ‘restore’ your posture so that your back can properly heal.
Phase 3: This phase is all about strengthening and improving function of the back muscles that is responsible for your back pain
Phase 4: This phase consists of exercises designed to ‘retain’ the progress you’ve made and prevent future injuries.
Kimberly Clark claims that she has a ‘team of health coaches’ who ‘is available every step of the way to motivate and encourage you.’ She even says that you can chat with them and they are ready to customize the program to suit your needs.
How Much Does It Cost?
Back in Action costs $37. With this amount, you’ll gain access to the exercise videos, the Back in Action ebook and a ‘cheatsheet.’
Back in Action comes to a 60-day moneyback guarantee. So if you’re not satisfied with the product, you can get a refund by contacting Clickbank (the retailer) directly.
- The program is cheap
- There is reliable evidence that Pilates exercises help with non-specific back pain.
- Testimonials look genuine, even though they are unreliable
1. The Author is Unverifiable
Kimberly Clark calls herself a former accountant turned Pilates instructor who has ‘years’ of experience in the health industry. Apart from that, there is no other information about her. I couldn’t find her anywhere on social media. On top of that, the woman claiming to be Kimberly Clark in the video presentation (left) doesn’t seem to match with the photo provided of her in the text version of the website (right). I may be wrong though so please look at the photo and decide for yourself.
Mind you, the woman in the video is standing behind a green screen, not an actual gym. This is worth noting because I usually see scammers doing this kind of thing in order to give off the impression that the actor they hired to read their script is actually talking to you from his place of work. Just look at Gutamin 7 as an example of what I mean.
Anyhow, the bottom line is that Kimberly Clark is unverifiable. She may be a hired actor for all I know!
2. Scammy Advertising
The presentation of Back in Action is unpleasant and reeks of scammy advertising. First of all, the video presentation is 50 minutes long and painful to watch. To make matters worse, you cannot skip any part of the video – you’re only allowed to pause and play. You can’t even right-click on anything on the website, indicating that the owners do not want people like myself snooping around and verifying their claims. Then there is this very annoying pop-up that always comes up anytime you hover the cursor on your browser’s address bar (even when you’re not planning to leave the site), offering you a $10 voucher. You can only close it by clicking on the ‘X’ instead of just clicking anywhere like other websites.
All these shenanigans resulted in a very unpleasant experience for me. Frankly speaking, I didn’t enjoy reviewing this program. it was a nightmare!
This will cost them.
3. May NOT Be Worth Buying
Back in Action primarily consists of Pilates-based exercises designed for back pain. The problem, however, is that there are tons of free Pilates exercise videos out there for back pain, which you can start doing right away. This brings up the following questions:
- Is this program worth buying?
- What does this program offer that justifies buying it?
- Do you really need the special virtual coaching the program supposedly offers?
You decide for yourself.
One more thing: I’m not confident that this program will relieve your severe back pain. This is because Kimberly Clark clearly exaggerated her back pain story in order to sell you this product … which is a bad sign. Plus, there is no way of ever verifying her story since she’s nowhere to be found online apart from the Back in Action website.
Put that into consideration when contemplating on buying this program.
Final Conclusion: You MAY Try Back in Action Program
In conclusion, I’m not impressed by this product and so it’s not going into my Whitelist. However, it is cheap (beware of upsells though) and has scientific support … and I’m sure that Clickbank will refund you immediately if you’re not happy with the product. So go ahead and try it at your own risk.
For those who will use this program, I’d be grateful to hear your feedback on it in the comments below. Thank you!
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