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Feeling accomplished, yet still room to grow...

Feeling accomplished, yet still room to grow…

In the words of the great basketball legend, John Wooden, “Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.”  Throughout our lives we are faced with injuries and illnesses, minor or major, physical or mental, and by adopting a healthy, active lifestyle we can overcome any hurdle that comes our way.  Studies have shown that regular exercise (150 minutes of low to moderate physical activity per week or 75 minutes of high intensity physical activity per week) increases an individual’s physical and mental strength.

With my B.A. degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of Southern California (USC), I am skilled in understanding your diverse needs and encouraging you diligently adhere to an exercise program designed for your specific goals.

What are your goals?

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Stages of Change Model
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What stage are you at now?

Are you contemplating adopting a more active lifestyle in the next 6 months?

  • I will educate you about the benefits of exercise, listen to your needs, and motivate you to reach your health and fitness goals.

Are you preparing to exercise regularly in the next month?

  • I will clarify your realistic goals and expectations, affirm your beliefs about the importance of exercise, discuss exercise programs to reach your goals, respect your busy schedule, preferences, and health concerns, listen to your past successful experiences with exercise, eliminate exercises that could lead to discomfort or injury, and develop a social support network to help you establish a regular exercise routine.

Each exercise session I plan will be FUN for you as we focus on the process involved with reaching your fitness goals while never losing sight of the end result.  It is the reward we receive from meeting our smaller short-term goals that enable us to achieve our larger long-term goals.

Some areas of focus will include: disease prevention, preservation of bone mass, improved mood (decreased depression), reduced anxiety (stress management), sleep hygiene, increased energy, and overall enhanced feeling of wellbeing.

We will work to improve your athletic performance and, with my background in occupational therapy, enhance your functional performance outside of the gym setting.  Research indicates that physical and mental impairments greatly limit one or more activities of daily living (ADLs) in at least 25% of individuals diagnosed with a chronic health condition.  The International Council of Active Aging’s 7 Dimensions of Wellness (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, vocational, and environmental) will be a core component to your commitment to a lifestyle change.

dimensions

Do you want a challenging workout experience and avoid injury?

Do you want to complete at least 3 – 5 workouts each week?

Do you want to enjoy each workout and feel good at the end?

We will work together to develop a customized exercise program to strengthen your weak areas, improve balance, help relieve your aches and pains, and simply feel good. Achieving impressive weight lifting numbers, or “PR’s” does not need to be your fitness goal. Your goal(s) can be to simply stay active, overcome physical challenges, and/or enjoy each workout. You will become a far better human after working with me because you will be healthier physically and mentally.

You are one workout away from a good mood!

Determined!

Determined!

 


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I will work with Web Exercises to prescribe an exercise program customized to your needs, preferences, and desires.

 

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