I know the importance of staying physically active. Having been diagnosed with a chronic health condition, 20 years ago, I know first-hand that staying active has increased my quality of life significantly.
Physical activity does not need to be a chore or something to check off the list because it is good for you. My mission is to make exercise FUN-for it to be a LIFESTYLE change for you.
As a personal trainer I will work with you one-on-one to implement an exercise plan that meets your fitness goals. I especially love to work with clients that are 45 – 105 years young. There are so many benefits to our health when we stay active.
Some of the many benefits of staying physically active are:
- Improved flexibility – We need flexibility to perform our everyday activities, from getting out of bed, to lifting our groceries, picking up and hugging our children and grandchildren or sweeping the floor. Without flexibility our daily tasks can be very difficult. As we age, we tend to lose some of our flexibility. Staying active and moving our bodies, will help us to be more independent as we age.
- Increased strength – There are numerous reason why strength training is so important, especially as we age. It can help reduce many chronic conditions, arthritis, depression, and osteoporosis. Post-menopausal women can lose 1-2% of bone loss each year, which can then lead to more fractures. Strength training helps us to stay independent longer.
- Increased energy – Believe it or not, exercising increases your energy even when you feel too tired to exercise. I often ask my new clients when they come for a workout to tell me what their energy level is on a scale of 1-10. Most often when I ask them at the end of the session where they are at, the number increases. They may come in tired and/or down, but they almost always leave thankful they came as they feel so much more energized. After working out for a few months, they notice that their energy has increased in most areas of their everyday lives.
It takes time to get from the couch potato to working out regularly, but I have yet to hear anyone say that they wish they would have stayed a couch potato.
- Improved balance – Core strength and balance is so important, especially as we age. Most of us want to stay independent as long as we can and adding some balance training into the workout routine, adds to their success.
At your first appointment, I will do an assessment with you to find out where you are at with your physical activity, we will set goals and then I will put together a program that meets your individual goals.
I offer training in my home studio, or I am willing to come to your home (some restrictions do apply).
I also enjoy doing couple training, bring your spouse so you can both enjoy the benefits of getting active.
If this sounds like a step in the right direction for you, I would love to set up a time to speak with you. I invite you to schedule a free initial consultation with me. During this session, we will discuss your fitness level to determine how I can best support you in achieving your goals.
Let’s start getting active and having fun!