Let me introduce myself. My name is Luke Raymer, a native "yinzer", born and 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 and harmony. I grew up in a small town along the Monongahela and 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 and fitness at an early age. This is my calling in life, and in one way or another, it is something I'd like to give back to the world. I’ve spent countless hours studying, training and trying to understand optimal performance. I researched and sought out some of the most talented individuals in the world and 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, and just my luck I injured my back a few days before leaving. It’s a long drive from Pittsburgh up to Toronto, and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and set out to make it happen.