I began my journey the same as many of you have or will. I was sitting at a desk all day and did not like what was happening to my body. I was in retail for many years so I did a lot of moving things around. After my daughter was born, I knew that I did not want to be that mom that just sat on the sidelines. I wanted to have the energy and stamina to keep up with everything she wanted to do. And that led me back to the gym. They were opening a gym right near us which was great because I knew that if it wasn’t close, I’d probably not go very often. I was like you in the beginning, sometimes I’d be very regular and then the wheels would fall off. I got invited to attend a Bodypump class one day and I fell in love. You see, I had always enjoyed the weight training part. I had done it many years before and then stopped. I found that it fit with my schedule and I could get in an entire workout with someone guiding me.
That led me to become an instructor. Since then I have gone on to several different class certifications. But as I grew as an instructor I felt that something was missing. Members would ask me questions after class and I wanted to make sure that I could answer them correctly. That led me to my personal training certification.
After moving across the country and taking a break from the training aspect, I felt it was time to get back in. In most of the big gyms I was teaching at there was something missing from most of them. The majority of the trainers in these bigger gyms were 20-somethings. Yet most of the clients wanting training guidance were much older!
Not that it’s wrong but working with someone that understands what your body has been through over the last 40 – 50+ years or so can be very beneficial.
And that’s what I want to share with you. I want to share my love of exercise and how it can make you feel invincible. And that translates into feeling invincible in the other areas of your life. Confidence in your strength and abilities in all aspects.
My bigger goal is working to change people’s perception of what “Old” looks like. Too many people think of shuffling, walkers with tennis balls, hunched, slow..the list goes on. You and I can begin to change that. Because I don’t know about you but I am not planning to be like that!
What do I do?
My specialty is working with adults that are 40+. Why? Because we’ve put our bodies through things that a younger trainer cannot truly understand. And sometimes that can lead to injuries.
Just because we are not in our 20’s anymore does not mean that we can’t work out anymore. It does, however, change how we approach an exercise program.
We may have past injuries that will impact what we do. We address those together and modify as needed.
We build your foundation first, get the basics. And build up from there.
Each person is different so each approach is different.
For everyone, we focus on multi-purpose and functional.
Strength training because our muscles and bones need it as we get older. Core stability to keep us upright.
Mobility and flexibility to allow us to move easily. I like the word Pliability. Pliability combines both mobility and flexibility and gives us the ability to play tennis, golf, dance, play with the kids and grandkids. To go on adventures knowing you can keep up!
Because isn’t that what life is about?