P-Knot moves to the Hope Artiste Village

“Leap and the net will appear.” — John Burroughs

hope1This quote, along with many other quotes, impacted the conversation with “self” that ultimately pushed me to take a big risk, a risk that could fail!  Helping me to make the terrifying decision, it was Thomas Edison’s quote “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” that gave me the justification to quit my job.  Time and energy is what I told myself I needed to create and execute a plan to start an Educational Movement.  I mean John Green said “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.”  The people need to know about the option to adopt Self Myofascial Release into their daily lives as a form of holistic health.  Not only that, people need to learn how to foam roll!

Many people in my personal world at this time had serious concerns of my decision making process.  I had a career that I loved and I just up and quit with zero warning.  So, I can look back and see that these people were concerned because they care about me.  I am grateful to have people who care about my well being, and I suppose I can see how strange my actions might have been perceived.  They just could not see what I could see.

So, I hunkered down and shut out the world around me.  The #PknotProcess begins.

All my eggs were in one basket that I kept intently in my minds eye.  I restructured my life.  I organized my apartment, rearranged my office, and started a new schedule so that I would wake up every day at 3 a.m. to start my #PknotAdventure.  After creating a business plan, talking with mentors of the Small Business Association, and patiently waiting for each P-Knot prototype to be ready for pick-up, I found myself in a place that “In my darkest hours I had a choice to make. I could be a victim or a victor.” –Whynonna Judd

The money ran dry, eight prototypes came back that were not acceptable to be the catalyst to an Educational Movement, and the company I was working with create the SMR tool shut down for 5 weeks during Christmas break.  I was told to go forward I would need $100K!!!

I kept the goal in my mind’s eye though.  I said to myself that there had to be a reason why this was not going as smoothly as planned, and blocked out the voice that was telling me that everyone who thought I was crazy might be right.  Then through word of mouth, I was referred to by someone looking for Exercise Prescription for low back pain.

This was when I met my partner Ryan for the first time…

Skipping ahead to the current day, April 14th, I am proud to say that just 6 days shy of being 2 years as an LLC together, P-Knot Industries, LLC is going through #PknotPuberty.  Tomorrow, we are moving into the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI.


Thank you to all those who have supported the idea that P-Knot is going to be the catalyst to an Educational Movement on the health benefits of Self Myofascial Release. Thank you to all those who have come into our wake of #pknotting.  Thank you to all those Star Fish Throwers out there.  Thank you to those who have come around on the skeptical opinions now that 2 years have past, and we are “growing up” (aka here to stay).  Thank you to all those who have yet to discover the #PowerOfThePknot.  Tomorrow marks a very big day in the P-Knot process.  There will be more content, more workshops, more everything educational coming soon!  So, Stay Tuned Folks.  And, for those interested in the gap between meeting Ryan through the current time of writing this blog, I will fill those gaps another time as there are many interesting quotes and stories that have brought this vision to the current state.  For now I have one last quote:

{I’ve been}  “Waiting for the time when I can finally say, that this has all been wonderful but now I’m on my way.” Phish

Special thank you to the crew who shares my vision and selflessly working hard to get to where we are going.  I could not begin to express my appreciation for you guys.  Just know that our journey is special to me and I love you guys.  This last quote is on the fly and made up to wrap up this blog.

“Hey,  Ryan (Mind), Tom (Soul), Marco (Habit): This is Ethan (Body), and with our powers combined we are Professor P-Knot!”

Be Well Folks.

Ethan Plante
Ethan Plante

Ethan's primary role is educating P-Knotters. His favorite P-Knot Move is the Grab and Pull in the hamstrings from a deficit using a UniSphere.

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