I grew up with fitness. Classical ballet training and performing until I was 30. Aerobics, pilates, yoga, tennis, cross-country skiing and anything else I could fit in after that to try to stay in shape! Raising two athletic children and pursuing a marketing career in the corporate world, however, left little time. My fitness level was really slipping, so I joined a gym – once again. I religiously attended and hit the machines, doing what I thought was correct, over and over again. But I was getting nowhere fast…and noticed I wasn’t alone. Floundering and misguided, I consulted several trainers until I found one I felt confident in. Everything changed from there. I began to feel the results, and was intrigued with the process.
Today, I am certified as a personal fitness trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association. I am also Functional Movement Screen Certified, which I find very helpful for my clients and myself in terms of establishing a reasoned starting point for training, as well as a benchmark from which to track improvement. And currently, I’m pursuing yoga teacher training and hope to be certified in May 2016.
With an established client base and an 18th century barn on our Christmas tree farm now renovated into my gym, I’ve left the corporate world to pursue fitness training full-time. Juggling the demands of a corporate career while trying to build a new one has been intense, but the payoff has been even more rewarding.
My goal for each client is to help them enjoy long, actively engaged lives. If you’re reading this, perhaps you’re already looking for answers. Are you where you want to be in terms of fitness? Are you frustrated or uncomfortable with the gym scene? Are you confident in the effectiveness of what you’re currently doing to stay fit and healthy? Do you change up your fitness plan frequently and regularly so that your body continues to adapt, respond and change? Are you working safely while challenging yourself appropriately?
We live in a country where the chatter about the latest diet and newest exercise regimen is deafening. Yet we continue to see the rates of obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease rise. Fitness is a life-long pursuit, a path that allows you to remain actively engaged in your life and the lives of those you care about. If you find yourself confused and paralyzed by all the information swirling around the fitness universe and would like help sorting out what is right for you, I would welcome the opportunity! Please contact me at your convenience, and we’ll talk!