Currently only accepting new clients requiring corrective exercise. As a NASM Elite Trainer and Wellness Specialist, my training philosophy goes beyond simply going through the motions and counting reps. It is about making a decision to change your life and taking the necessary steps to make it happen. I take a whole body approach that includes nutrition coaching as well as fitness so that my clients will see and feel the benefits of personal training.
My favorite client story
I began training with Ann back in 2009 and the progress I’ve achieved in my fitness pursuits is directly attributable to the program she has designed for me and the personal interest she takes in my welfare.
Ann and I worked at the same company for many years and she was aware of my many ups and downs and also aware of the challenges I had because of prior surgery on both knees. In the past, whenever I hired a trainer from the gym I belong to, they would simply apply a cookie cutter approach to me with no regard to my age or physical constraints. I would ALWAYS end up injured and mentally defeated. But Ann designed a program customized just for me that took my limitations into consideration. She started me out with exercises that strengthened the muscles surrounding my knees so that I could do the more difficult moves later on without compromising the joints. She always provides modification alternatives and encourages feedback. Ann has gotten me out of my cardio-only rut and helped me to appreciate the weight training aspects of a balanced fitness regimen. I may never truly love weight training, but I realize now that it is KEY, especially for women my age.
I won’t say it’s easy and because I’m on the west coast and Ann is on the east, it does require honesty and commitment on my part. We conduct our coaching sessions via Skype. She also sets up my training routines on the HFPN web site where I can view them and even watch videos of the exercises I’m not familiar with. Ann also tracks my progress with eating, supplementation and self-talk. In the past, I would let a “fall off of the wagon” completely derail me. But she has really helped me with my black-or-white mentality and to see that even small successes are positive moves. I can turn my bad weekends into learning experiences. When she noticed that I was baking more after my daughter and granddaughter came for an extended stay, she gave me extra exercises to help compensate for the spike in calorie intake. I’m grateful that she holds me accountable for my behavior.
When I had my annual physical a few months ago, my primary care doctor was thrilled with me and my “numbers” all saw improvement. My cholesterol and blood pressure are normal and I have been able to significantly reduce my use of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Thanks to Ann, I have made exercise an integral part of my life, it’s no longer a negotiable. I’m excited to see what direction Ann will take my workouts in this second year and am considering investing in the TRX suspension system. My goal for this year is to maintain the exercise while focusing on making my eating more consistent and “cleaner”. It’s also exciting that I can actually see a future where dual total knee replacements don’t necessarily have to be a part of my my future.
If you are serious about improving your fitness, you owe it to yourself to contact Ann and have her design a program that is customized for you. You won’t be sorry!
My favorite exercise
My favorite exercise is the plank. Anyone at any fitness level can perform this move and progress it to more intense levels as his or her strength improves. This is a great total body exercise with an emphasis on the core.
My favorite quote
If you believe the doubts in your mind, you will never achieve the dreams in your heart. - Marinella Reka
My training philosophy
Listen to your mind, body and soul. It's the only way to harness your true power.
My training experience
As a NASM Elite Trainer and Wellness Specialist, I design workout and nutrition programs unique to each individual based on his/her fitness assessment that aid in reaching goals such as general fitness, weight loss, injury rehab/prevention, sports conditioning, cardiac conditions, stroke recovery". CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS REQUIRING CORRECTIVE EXERCISE/INJURY REHAB
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
CPR/AED/First Aid, NASM Behavior Change Specialist, NASM Sports Enhancement Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist, NASM Senior Fitness Specialist, TRX Functional Trainer, NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Who I Especially Like Working With
Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors
Medical Conditions Experience
Arthritis, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Cancer, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Headaches/Migraines, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues
I am 54 and have struggled with back pain for years. I tried rolfing, chiropractic, special chairs and cushions, and nothing seemed to provide relief for long. I saw Ann's information online and decided to give it a try. She is amazing, and my back is so much better. My overall energy and strength has improved, and the pain is gone. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to stay mobile and active.
Ann is awesome!
Ann is a great resource for working out and balance work and strength training. And it’s fun!