"Everyone benefits from exercise"
When in college I started exercising regularly in order to maintain my weight. I soon discovered that consistent exercise gave me more energy and made me feel better physically. The weight control became an added bonus. My belief that exercise is vital for overall well being inspired me to change my college major and embark on a new career path in the field of health and fitness.
After receiving a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois I worked as a health club fitness director and an exercise counselor for a hospital based weight loss program. During that time I started a part time personal training business. I found that I really enjoyed working one on one with people and addressing their needs specifically. This led me to focus on personal fitness training full time.
Over the years I have had the good fortune to work with many terrific people with varying needs. My clients have helped me to learn much as I have helped them. I thank them all for giving me the opportunity to assist them while increasing my own knowledge and experience.
When one thinks of a personal trainer, they often think of someone working with “fit” people to make them “fitter”. While this is certainly part of what I do, exercise isn’t only for the fit. EVERYONE benefits from exercise. I have worked with people to help them lose weight, increase strength, improve cardiovascular endurance and enhance athletic performance. However, some of my most rewarding work has been with clients who have special needs. I have worked with people who have muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, back problems etc. For many of these clients the main goals have been to stay mobile and continue to live independently. Regular exercise is one of the most important things that someone can do to improve their quality of life both today and in the future. The key to efficient results and success is a comprehensive program that is specific to your needs and goals. Daily life in our society is becoming increasingly sedentary. Supplementing with regular exercise is more important than ever.