Fitness For Life
When it comes to fitness age is just a number.
If you are over 45 you’re among my favorite people to work with. Why? Because you have a lifetime of experiences, adventures and skills to draw on to overcome obstacles and make your goals your reality. Your body has had its share of challenges, from injuries to illnesses, and that makes you want to work harder to stay well and strong. I am comfortable working with you because I’m like you, and my goal is to inspire you to become the absolute best version of you, just as you inspire me.
I know you…you are:
- An active person looking to turn back the clock just enough so you can move better, feel younger and live a life full of travel and adventure
- Young at heart but your body (sometimes) begs to differ
- Seeking a smarter way to stay fit and active or wondering how to start
You’re in good company and I’m glad you’re here!
It is often said that “exercise is medicine,” but this prescription is rarely written down and handed to anyone. What doctors know is that the behaviors and choices we make every single day accumulate and are reflected in our bodies’ wellbeing. Of the debilitating conditions that can develop as we age, such as loss of muscle mass and bone density or disrupted metabolism, many can be prevented, or helped, with some simple lifestyle changes, and among those changes, exercise is king. Sounds simple, yes?
Movement throughout the day, every day, is the single best way to set yourself up for healthy aging.
As a qualified, professional, fitness and nutrition coach I can help you find the unique path to fitness that will work for you rather than against you. No matter your fitness level, if you have the desire to move better, feel younger and stay active, you are in the right place.
What activities do you want to do that you cannot do now?
What activities do you want to continue doing that seems to be getting harder?
My Fitness For Life program offers you a personalized fitness program based on the principles of functional movement and aging. After completing a movement screen and activity history I will put together a custom program for you using whatever equipment and space you have available. My programming is designed to optimize the key movement patterns we all need to move well throughout life: squatting, lunging, stepping and balancing. Adequate hip and shoulder mobility work will be incorporated, and I draw on pilates and yoga to build core strength and overall stability throughout the body. My goal is to improve your resilience as you progress towards your goals.
Are you ready to get Fitness for Life?
HERE’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WILL GET:
- Functional movement assessments to optimize and personalize your fitness program.
- Fitness programming that uses the equipment and space you have available
- Regular meetings via phone and Skype or Facetime to review your progress and keep you on-track.
- Privacy and convenience – exercise whenever and where you prefer
- Access to an online platform that shows you exactly what exercises you need to do, how to do them, and allows you to message your coach with questions
- An optional upgrade to include nutrition coaching tailored to you.
Move well. Move often.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am having trouble finding time to work out now. How does this help me?
We are all busy, but think of this as way to reclaim your time and improve your quality of life as you reach your goals. Once you start on-line coaching, I am certain you will notice you have:
- More time: no more traveling to appointments or classes
- Complete confidentiality: no more public discussions in crowded gyms
- Freedom to roam: do your workouts or call in from wherever you are in the world.
- No more excuses!
If you haven’t been scheduling time for your fitness on a regular basis, there will probably be an adjustment period. It is important to acknowledge that adding something new to your schedule now means you might need to give up something else. To prepare for Fitness for Life you will want to think through what you might need to change in your schedule, and if this will affect anyone else in your life, in order to make this work for you. It helps to have someone hold you accountable. That would be me.
I've never exercised before. Will this work for me?
It is NEVER too late to get started, and everything you start doing now will benefit you in the future! If you want to be active and healthy, this program will absolutely help you become more active and more healthy. In fact it is a great place to start!
I am struggling with past/present injuries. Would you still work with me?
If you are currently nursing any injury, please get cleared for activity by a medical professional before seeking to work with me. Otherwise my answer is…let’s talk about it. If you are fresh out of physical therapy and wanting to rebuild your fitness program, yes I can work with you. If old injuries are starting to nag you, I might be able to help you. Even if I don’t think I can work with you effectively I would be happy to try to point you towards a professional, wherever you are, who can help.
I have some medical issues. Are you experienced working with someone like me?
I have experience working with clients with a number of conditions, including cancer (in remission), joint replacements, high blood pressure, metabolic disorders, bad backs, and arthritis. I would be happy to discuss any medical issues you may have, and learn how the condition and the treatment affect you and your ability to stay active. I can coordinate with your medical team to provide the most effective physical activity and nutrition coaching support. In the end we both need to feel confident that working together is the right course of action and that happens with a real conversation, so please contact me directly.
Where do you train clients?
If we are working together online I can coach you anywhere you are at a time convenient for both of us.
If you are in the vicinity of Mammoth Lakes, California I can meet you in your home or a local park. I will also be starting outdoor fitness walking classes once the snow and ice clear.
What technology do I need to have for online coaching?
If you can use a computer, send an email, and talk on the phone, we can work together.