After finding inspiration from a former NBA player, one local lady is determined to make others pain-free through health and wellness clinics throughout the city. Read on for more.
Cincy Chic: What is Going Pain Free?
Bambi Merz, Founder of Going Pain Free: Going Pain Free is a Cincinnati-based effort to promote health and wellness through education while empowering people to take action on their own health.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind the business?
Merz: I was inspired to start Going Pain Free clinics after I was introduced to a device invented by former NBA All-Star Jonathan Bender called the JBIT MedPro, which takes pressure off the joints and activates the muscles. One of the ways that the device is promoted is through events called Pain Free Clinics. Here, a person can come for free and try on the device to experience it before buying it.
Cincy Chic: When did Going Pain Free launch?
Merz: We launched it in April 2014.
Cincy Chic: What types of services do you offer clients?
Merz: Currently, Going Pain Free can be seen at health and wellness events as well as working with individuals and health and wellness professionals throughout the area. Since the JBIT MedPro is a consumer device and joint health is such a current topic – especially among athletes and Baby Boomers – we will continue to expand our reach to educate concerning, non-pharmaceutical solutions to health and wellness and pain management.
Cincy Chic: What makes Going Pain Free unique?
Merz: We’re unique in the promoting of the innovative JBIT MedPro device. How awesome to be able to try on a device and understand what it feels like and what it can do for your prior to investing any money? If you go to the “Studies” tab on our website, Jennifer is a person from Cincinnati that came to our first Cincinnati Pain Free Clinic. Her story continues to grow and be shared to help and encourage others.
Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy the most about what you do with Going Pain Free?
Merz: The two coolest things about what I do are:
1. Actually putting the device on people and watching their faces light up. The device is described by people as feeling like “they are a marionette” or that they’re “walking in water,” and then they are smiling asking “How does it do that?” Fun!
2. Continually learning and sharing what I have learned. Some of the professionals I have been able to hear and share with have been so eye opening for me. Personally, I continue to explore and make different choices myself concerning my own health and wellbeing.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Going Pain Free?
Merz: The company is young and we are currently building our core team of people. From there the number of Pain Free Clinics and exposure to the JBIT MedPro as well as the health and wellness offerings will increase as the core team and core work of the company truly commences.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more?
Merz: Visit www.goingpainfree.com and check out health and wellness events (We were at Cincy Chic’s 2015 Women’s Health Expo!).