Nancy BurkeVerified 4 Reviews
I have been a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor since 2010. I am NASM and ACE Certified. My Specialities are Seniors, Women over 50, Parkinson's, Alzheimers and Cancer Exercise. I love creating workouts that accomodate whatever your interests are! We will always focus on Strength, Balance and Core along with meeting your unique goals. Fall Prevention is also very important for everyone and I use MELT in every session to relieve any pain or stiffness.
My favorite client story
One of my Favorite clients is a gentleman who is a prominent Integrative Physician with Dementia. He improved tremendously in Strength, Endurance and Flexibility. I always incorporated NIA into his workouts and after six months he was thrilled that he could go to parties again and DANCE!
My favorite exercise
NIA! Nia incorporates Dance: Jazz, Duncan and Modern Martial Arts: Taekwondo, Aikido and Karate Healing Arts; Feldenkrais, Alexander and Yoga
NIA is always different and can be adapted every moment to what your body, mind and spirit need.
My favorite quote
When the world says " Give Up", Hope whispers " Try One More Time".
My training philosophy
Everyone can accomplish more than they realize. My goal is always to support you in discovering all the amazing things you are capable of.
My training experience
I have Trained and taught Group Exercise for over ten years. My clients have ranged from 15 to 96 years young.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Weight Loss
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Myofascial Release
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Senior Fitness Specialist, Certified MELT Instructor, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids, Powerstrike Kickboxing, TRX Certified Suspension Trainer, EBFA Barefoot Training Specialist, Schwinn Indoor Cycling Certification, CPR/AED/First Aid, Melt Method Hand and Foot Instructor, CETI Cancer Exercise Specialist, Parkinson's Wellness Recovery, Alzheimer's Disease Prevention & Intervention Specialist, Restorative Yoga, Yogi Beans Children's Yoga, NASM Women's Fitness Specialist, NASM Core Training, Cycling for Parkinson's
Who I Especially Like Working With
Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Middle-aged, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Seniors, Women, Youth
I wanted to work with Nancy because I had fallen twice in the past two years, both times at work. I work on a university campus and I do a good bit of walking.Plus, now at 68, I intend to continue working for a few more years! (My primary interest is balance and strength training, as well as continuing to do MELT. It was important to me that Nancy is a NASM and ACE personal trainer, that she works with older adults, and that she also specializes in instruction for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's patients. Nancy is amazing. She is passionate about her work and her clients. She asks about my week; she genuinely cares about my well being both physically and emotionally. Let me give you only three examples, although I have more. One, she listens and watches so carefully that she can tell when I need a little more time to rest between sets ... when I might be too shy or embarrassed to ask for extra time. So, she suggests 30 seconds or a minute to rest or drink some water. Conversely, she recognizes when I can be pushed a little more so I can see gains and improvement. Two, when I have had questions about knee pain or muscle cramps, she has answers, suggestions, and she often sends web links for further information. three, and most important to me, she gave me excellent tips to avoid falls. One I use every day: Stand up straight, keep your head up, and look in a sweep left to right at least 10 feet ahead as you walk. Brilliant! While her multiple certifications and trainings are important and speak to professional dedication to her career, I think it is equally important that she is personable - friendly, kind and compassionate—in groups and in individual training sessions. She is quick to laugh and quick to praise. I heartily recommend her without any reservations. She would be a remarkable addition to any company, organization, agency or team.
I cannot recommend Nancy highly enough. I have seen Nancy in both a group class setting and as my personal trainer. She is truly gifted as a fitness teacher, and over the course of my 55 years she is the only person who has managed to make me want to return to a class, or work with as a personal trainer. She has a knack of knowing exactly how hard to push her students on any given day to where they feel they have made progress but are not over exhausted. She is always encouraging, and I look forward to seeing her every week. She has also introduced me to MELT and is equally gifted as teacher for this. Any facility or private individual would be lucky to have her.
Nancy Burke has been my personal trainer for the past two years and I am very pleased with the results I have experienced. Nancy is truly committed to being the best trainer she can be and passionate about helping people improve their health and well-being through proper exercise. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm makes the workouts fun and never boring. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a highly qualified and experienced personal trainer.
Having spent years in PT for neck and hip issues, I am finally ready to move to post-PT training, but with caution. I have had some bad experiences in the past with physical therapists claiming they are good with injuries, when in reality, they are not. Nancy is so knowledgable and really understands pain and anatomy. She is teaching the Melt method, while also fitting in aerobic exercise and weight training. I leave our sessions sweaty, happy and energized. Most importantly, we have a great time. I highly recommend her.
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