"Stephen Flam served as our U.S. Team Head Massage Therapist in Athens, Greece at the 2004 Mixed Martial Arts World Cup. Stephen's exceptional knowledge of the anatomy and exercise physiology, as well as kinesiology as it related to our competitors was superb. Stephen's consummate professionalism, confidence and competence in treating our fighters, both in preparation for the matches, as well as for recovery and maintenance thereafter were a godsend. I would recommend Stephen Flam to anyone with the utmost confidence and highest regard."

-Kaicho J. Palais
 Chairman, Kitoshakai International
 Former World Champion martial artist, coach, trainer and World Martial Arts and World Karate Union Hall of Fame inductee

"Stephen was my student at the Swedish Institute (College of Health And Sciences). During his course work, I had the pleasure of having Stephen as a student in all of the Exercise Science Courses. He was always prepared and contributed to the class discussions in appropriate ways that raised the level of the learning experience for all his classmates. Stephen's positive demeanor and attitude were a pleasure throughout the program and helped him communicate and motivate his clients during our Fitness Fairs. It is my opinion that Stephen is a skilled massage therapist and personal trainer who has the requisite interpersonal, communication, and hands on skills to be effective in any setting."

-Vincent Metzo, MA, LMT, CSCS
 Dean Exercise Science/Personal Training, Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences

"Mr. Flam has been my massage therapist for over 12 years. He is a dynamic "take charge" kind of guy! I am a very big fan of treatments and enjoyed them all over the world at various hotels, resorts, "body shops" and numerous cruise ships. Stef is the best massage therapist I have encountered. His regimens are most therapeutic and his stretching techniques at the end of the treatments are outstanding. I am presently 55 years old; look 40; feel terrific and in the best form of my life. I believe his care is responsible for my youthfulness, agility and overall well being."

-Richard I. Halpern
 Regular client

"It was my pleasure and good fortune to meet Mr. Stephen Flam during his pursuit of enhanced knowledge in the field of fitness and wellness. Stephen Flam is an educated, focused and determined individual. This is obvious through feedback from his clients, his punctual nature and his constant quest for knowledge. Stephen puts all of his attention to each client he works with during massage or personal training and he treats patients from all walks of life. Many patients have pre existing injuries he must work around but he also trains apparently healthy individuals. As a member of the Bodhizone staff, Stephen conducts himself in a responsible and professional manner. This is demonstrated through his rapport and his coordination with all employees of the facility. He continuously tries to make the patients treatment more streamline and efficient through the proper communication to all practitioners and with the front desk manager. I, without a doubt, send Mr. Flam to you with high regards and am sure he will be an asset to any team or organization. If you have any further questions regarding Mr. Flam, do not hesitate to call me at the above address."

-Scott Weiss, DPT, ATC, CSCS
 Owner and Clinical Director, Bodhizone

"I could not have survived the last trimester of my pregnancy comfortably without Stephen. I was having excruciating leg cramps and back aches which were making it difficult to walk and to sleep. Stephen gave me weekly massages which were fantastic. He checked in with me during the massage about my comfort level and the pressure. My leg cramps and back aches subsided after the first session! He knew the areas that he could not massage because of the pregnancy and also suggested stretches to do between sessions to alleviate the cramping. I recommend Stephen without reservation; he is phenomenal! My only regret is that I didn't start using him earlier in my pregnancy."

 Pre-natal massage client

"Stephen has been my trainer for about a year. He has a 'take charge' approach, he is very energetic and motivating. When I started working with him, I had bad posture, no muscle tone to speak of and the list goes on. Training with Steph twice a week with kettlebells, weights and low impact aerobic has changed all that. My posture has improved tremendously, my core is stronger then it has ever been and I have good muscle tone all over my body. Most importantly I feel good and I am very happy! I am always looking forward to my twice a week exercise routine with Steph."

-Maria Appendino
 Regular client

"Regarding Stephen Flam and Pinnacle, I have a very simple statement to make: He has literally changed my life. I am in the best shape of my adult life and, as a result, enjoying my life more. Stephen is both intuitive and scientific at the same time. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about training regimens from cardio to weight training to Pilates to nutrition, that he tailors for each specific client. Each session is customized and I can say I have never had the same session twice in over 6 months of working out with Stephen. He introduced me to Kettle Bells and has brought me to a level of proficiency that I never dreamed possible. By combining the weight training with Pilates movements aimed at strengthening my core, I have dropped 4 inches from my waist and added lean muscle mass throughout my entire body. We burn 750 to 850 kcals a session, but never feel over cooked in the routine.

Stephen is a godsend. Best trainer I've ever had bar none. My highest recommendation!"

-Paul Raffin
 Regular client

"Stephen has added a level of personal and creative attention to my rehab program for my back that focuses on my personal physiology. There is very little more important to me than feeling healthy, and strong every day which allows me the freedom to do as I choose with my time, without limitation. I was progressing with a chiropractic, and core strengthening programs, but Stephen's combination of intensive strengthening, and stretching has helped me to achieve more rapidly a new level of core strength, and long term functional mobility. As a hiker, biker, and passionate traveler I have incorporated many of his ideas into my daily routine."

-Arthur Bellis
 Regular client

"Stephen has in depth knowledge of how the human body works. Combine that with his sincere desire to help people get healthier and you have one of the best trainers and massage therapists around."

-Ethan Ruby
 Regular client