Let me introduce myself. My name is Luke Raymer, a native "yinzer", born & raised. My grandma used it, so that makes it a word in my book. Born in October, as a Libra, I was destined to provide balance & harmony. I grew up in a small town along the Monongahela & eventually moved into the city. To keep this brief, I'd like to just share how I stumbled upon the tank. Often I'm asked, How did you get into this? That's a good question because I certainly had no intentions of owning a float center, let alone even know what a float tank was.
It all started with realizing the importance of health & fitness at an early age. This is my calling in life, & in one way or another, it is something I'd like to give back to the world. I’ve spent countless hours studying, training & trying to understand optimal performance. I researched & sought out some of the most talented individuals in the world & traveled the globe to learn from them. I was in Toronto, Canada, to train with the world renowned Ido Portal. Here, I had my first opportunity to try out the floatation tank I had heard so much about from Joe Rogan's Podcast. I had been physically preparing for months before attending Ido's workshop, & just my luck I injured my back a few days before leaving. It’s a long drive from Pittsburgh up to Toronto, & of course this didn’t make it feel any better. In fact, I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to participate. Sadly, I was settling on being a note-taking attendant rather than an active participant.
I had researched & found a local tank I wanted to try out. Little did I know, a float was exactly what I needed. Immediately, I was hooked. The weightless sensation was unreal & so foreign to me. I felt completely revitalized after I got out. Not only was I mentally refreshed, but my back felt significantly better. To my surprise, I was able to participate in everything we did. Undoubtedly, that float changed my life. When I finally got back home, I knew I had to have that experience again & thus began my new floating addiction. Unfortunately, the closest tank I could find was four hours away. This wasn’t going to cut it for me. I needed to float regularly, I needed my own tank & set out to make it happen.