Prior to working as a Personal Trainer, I worked as the VP of marketing for a busy real estate firm, so I have experienced first-hand the challenges facing busy professionals in sedentary professions. At the age of 40, I embarked on a new career path because my true passion in life is helping people achieve better health and fitness. This career change took courage and a leap of faith, and I hope to serve as an example of how it is possible to create new habits and the life you want, at any age.
While some people thrive on competition, other people are intimidated by gyms because they assume there will be a competitive environment. Twenty years ago, I began practicing yoga and contemplating the oft-heard phrases “Listen to your body”, “You are not competing with your neighbor”, and “This time is for you”. I realized that the absence of external competition enhanced my own enjoyment of physical activity, thereby inspiring me to practice more often, making me a better athlete. When I am working with a client who is new to working out or is intimidated by exercise environments, I encourage self-awareness and non-competition. Getting to the gym and putting in the time can be a major success in itself for many clients! Conversely, when I am working with a client who is motivated by competition, I will design a program with plenty of measurable challenges and provide ample feedback on successes. In a nutshell, I am a versatile trainer whose programming style is driven by your needs.
A consistent, science-based fitness program has many benefits. These can include postural balance, stronger muscles and joints, improved bone density, better cardiovascular health and stress relief. My goal is to ensure clients feel a sense of accomplishment after each session, and to help them achieve a better quality of life through improved health and fitness.