Healthy Living Specialist & Certified Personal Trainer
I am, at heart and by experience, a trainer, especially of physical skills. I love working with people – meeting them where they are to help them improve their lives with various forms of physical and wellness activities.
I have extensive experience in teaching lifeguarding; swimming, swim instruction and swim instructor trainers; group exercise; and Basic Life Support and Basic First Aid; tai chi; sea kayaking; canoeing; and presentation skills.
I have also created personalized training for seniors, cancer patients, and youth with diverse abilities. My most recent emphasis has been working with seniors toward healthy aging, improving chronic disease/conditions, and fall prevention.
My Training Philosophy:
My philosophy has evolved over the years. Today I find that training should support our health goals as well as specific performance goals. Using strength and exercise training to live healthy longer, to move without pain through all the daily activities of life for as long as possible. I incorporate a wide variety of methods, including traditional barbell and dumbbell, bodyweight, TRX, kettlebells, Indian Clubs, etc.
American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Personal Trainer with Senior Fitness Specialist
ACE certified Health Coach
TRX Suspension Trainer
YMCA Group Exercise
Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor
Pedaling for Parkinson’s Instructor
International Tai Chi Alliance – Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor
International Yang Family Tai Chi Association certified TTM Tai Chi Instructor
EnhanceFitness, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Healthy Heart Ambassador
Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance
Certified Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach