The thing I like about Alston's approach is that he works creatively with his clients. He really uses what he sees in his evaluation, and through observation he configures an individualized approach. The artist connects to what is called for at a particular time and particular circumstance. It's that element of his work that is exceptional and that I really appreciate.
- Dr. Joseph Cooney
He has a holistic approach to body mechanics. Alston is teaching people physical ways in which to center. A concept, a belief system, that if you align your mind and body, this is where health lies.
- Dr. Ray Sabatelli, Fairview Hospital
Alston is doing Extraordinary work that goes so far beyond "training" or "fitness". He is a real seer, who works with your whole body and soul. At EPG you can absolutely work out hard with their great equipment, but Antoine helps you get your system in the right place to do so. Gym-related injuries could be a thing of the past...if every trainer learned from Antoine.
- Amanda H.
Joseph’s work with my mother was nothing short of extraordinary. She has Parkinson’s and used a walker at the start and now most often goes without. It is simply remarkable. I could not say enough good things about Joseph Antoine Alston.
- Jonathan E. Schwartz M.D.
“A few years ago, as I was approaching 80, wife and a friend directed my attention to my steadily deteriorating posture. The friend, a knowledgeable New Yorker, added: "You need a trainer, and here in ther Berkshires there;s one who's as good as any I've had in Manhattan, maybe better. " My initial resistance yielded to this recommendation, and so I met Antoine Alston, with whom I've trained twice a week for nearly four years now.
What a help to my life this training has been! With unerring inturtionm Antoine each session manages to focus on elements of body strengthing, balancing, posutem alignment that I, myself, hadn't realized were issues. Along with the demanding but appropriate exercises that Antoine prescribes, he also provides insight into the subtleties of muscular functioning that testify to 3 a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Through this combination of actions and explanations, he has renewed my awareness of the wonders of the human body while at the same time helping me stand straigher, move with great assuarnce, and contine to do own rototilling of our extensive garden.
That would be enough, but I must mention one other quality of character that I sense continually in Antoine: genuine compassion for those less well endowed physically that he. At times I've watches him direct yourhful iron pumpers, by his own participations? How ishe so sympathetic and supportive of some of he post - stroke victims with whom he so considerately works? Along with his exceptinal gifts as a trainer, Antoine's wide ranging human sympathy must offer strength and encouragement to anyone who trains with him.”
- Rabbi Everett Gendler
Alston's insight into human physiology and movement is nothing less than masterful! As a middle aged athlete he has taught me how to come into my body in such a way that I have more power and function at 46 then I did as a D1 athlete in college. This confidence also translates into my personal and professional life.
What started as tingling in one area, morphed into full body numbness from my eyes to my toes and now I’m being rushed off to the hospital. After numerous testing I was discharged as stroke had been eliminated…but I was still numb, tingling, headache, very weak and a cane was now in order.
Thank goodness I found Joseph Alston!
After one session of micro movement patterns and the results were immediate. These finely designed 8 movement patters, “The Alston Method” reprogrammed my body and brain. The blurriness in my eyes, numbness, weakness and tingling was all gone. I got my life back and with the simplest system to do so.
Thank you Joseph - Ariane Blanchard