Fitness Experience: I’ve been what could be considered a “gym rat” since my mid-20’s. Pursuing fitness as a vocation in my later years is a meandering outgrowth of that orientation. Result: 12+ years of experience of small and large group fitness, personal training, and martial arts instruction.
Personal Accomplishments: I’ve managed to lose/keep off some 60 lbs., most of it done past age 45. I started training in martial arts at age 40, achieved 2nd degree black belt in Japanese swordsmanship, cross-trained in karate, escrima, and bo staff (and have instructor credentials in these areas as well). I received my bachelor’s degree and all my training certifications after age 50 (translation: it’s never too late! ;-).
A Favorite Inspirational Quote (But I have many…)Persistence
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the word is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. *Calvin Coolidge*
Education:NSCA-CSCS, NASM-CES, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, summa cum laude. My interests and studies in psychology revolved around mind/body interactions (a.k.a., psychoneuroimmunology), motivation, stress responses (physical and psychological).
My Service: You can expect prompt, attentive, adaptive, and FUN training at our sessions. I also believe in variety, keeping it fresh--good for both mind and body!
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Exercise Etc. Brains & Balance Past 60 Specialist, CPR/AED, APEX Certified Fitness Professional, NASM Weight Loss Specialist
Who I Especially Like Working With
Peri/Post-menopausal, Seniors, Women