I believe that, as we age, we will only be able to do what we train for, so I address the entire fitness/performance range - e.g., cardiorespiratory; strength stabilization/muscle mass/maximum strength/power; skilled movement for dynamic balance/coordination/agility; flexibility/mobility. A lot of my service has been in working with clients to prevent or recover from disease and/or disability.
I provide science-based education, training, coaching, and resources that will enable clients to achieve their highest health, fitness and body/brain performance potential. The settings include client homes and the outdoors.
Many of my clients enroll in a special 6-week assessment/training/education program designed to equip them to continue training on their own.
My favorite client story
My favorite stories are about clients who have overcome barriers and exceeded their own expectations.
One example is JR who lost 50 pounds and eliminated every symptom of his type 2 diabetes.
A second is EF who had not walked for 14 months, but through progressive training was able to walk again.
A third is an 89 year-old client who reversed her decline in strength and stamina recovering the ability to do all of the things she loved to do.
My favorite exercise
My favorite exercises are those that equip a person to perform in a sport or activity that requires a combination of skilled movements such as balance, coordination, agility, and quickness.
My favorite quote
You will only be able to do what you train for. So if you want to leap tall buildings in a single bound, start jumping.
My training philosophy
As an athlete trains for his/her sport, so all of us can "train for life" - to be at our best in all that we love to do and are called to do.
My training experience
My training experience includes serving a wide range of children and adults via health coaching for disease prevention and reversal, personal training, and self-defense. I have designed fitness centers and comprehensive programs for retirement communities and corporations, provided body/brain health consultation for organizations, and designed and led a nationally-based telephonic health coaching program. I designed and led a ten-week, in-residence program for comprehensive health (not only addressed physical health but also addressed each major area of life).
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Corrective Exercise
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Weight Loss
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Senior Fitness Specialist, CPR/AED, ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Law Enforcement, Men, Middle-aged, Post-rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Alzheimer's, Arthritis, Asthma, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Congestive Heart Failure, Depression, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Joint Replacement, Multiple Sclerosis, Obesity, Parkinson's Disease, Postural Issues
Training Areas Served
In-home, Outdoor or Virtual Training