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- High cholesterol
- Osteoporosis/bone loss
- Orthopedic Rehab - Shoulder, Back, Knee
- NASM - national academy of sports medicine
- Fallproof™ Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor
Training Philosophy or Slogan
The primary reason I decided to become a personal trainer is:
I first became interested in fitness when:
One of the primary reasons I am so passionate about fitness is:
My approach to training people is different because:
I feel the most important aspect of fitness is:
One of my first clients had fibromyalgia. She was in constant pain and very de-conditioned. We started working in the pool slowly and gradually increasing her working level as she improved. Within 6 months she was able to go out on land and work on the cardio machines and with light weights. Eventually, she was coming on days we did not work together with a routine I had prepared for her. Over this time period her pain level and quality of life greatly improved.
Another client had severe knee issues and being in her mid fifties was hoping to postpone a knee replacement. She wanted to lose weight and become stronger. We started slowly with a weight lose plan and exercises to help her lose weight and strengthen without aggravating her knees. Over a course of several months what a pleasure it was to watch her become leaner and stronger. I knew what we were doing was working when she shared with me the way she was able to "bounce up" out of chairs, out of the car and to do activities without knee pain.
I was hired by a client who had had back surgery. He had been a very active senior before the surgery, but had lost endurance and strength pre-surgery from the pain, and then from the extended recovery after the surgery. We started training in the pool with vertical exercises slowly and gradually, strengthening and improving endurance. Eventually, he was ready to train on land. Again, we worked on general strengthening with a focus on core training. Keeping the integrity of his back intact was of extreme importance to the exercises I chose for his workout. One of his goals was to be able to be as active as he once was with little to no pain. Also, he wanted to be able to get off the floor without holding on to something for support. He attained both those goals. He bounces off the floor when standing, he has an incredibly strong core, and he works out everyday of the week. He weight trains 3 days a week and swims everyday.