Certified by The American Council on Exercise (ACE)
AARP Qualification as a Fitness Trainer
My mission: To help others become fit, and in the process, to help them learn to enjoy staying fit.
In addition to many years of formal training, much knowledge has come to me firsthand. I suffered serious health issues such as losing a kidney to cancer, two hip replacements, a rotator cuff and knee surgeries. It was discouraging to lose strength and mobility as I worked through those problems, but I know I was able to spring back faster because I had a good base level of fitness. And, I had confidence in myself that once I had healed, I could bring myself up to the best level of fitness my fixed-up body could attain.
After years of running to control my weight, I was still unhappy with myself. I was lean, but I was not strong. A good friend introduced me to strength training which challenged me in a whole new way. With running, my body had become accustomed to long endurance workouts. But strength training required exactly the opposite: short, intense movements. Early on, I struggled, learning as I went, and feeling sore after each workout.
Then one day I realized that for the first time in years, I was getting stronger. Old nagging aches and pains were gone, and I was able to do physical things more easily. And unlike solo running, these workouts were enjoyable because they took place in a social setting. Being surrounded by others and having some casual conversation and a few laughs made the hour fly by. This was fun, a healthful use of my time, and I really appreciated the changes I was seeing in my body.
Since 2004 I have been helping people just like yourself lose weight, maintain a proper diet, gain strength, lower their cholesterol, and find a way to enjoy keeping fit. Let me do the same for you. I offer reasonable rates, flexible times, and meetings at your home, place of work, or my gym.
Take that first step toward good health, today.
You won’t regret it.