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Want to feel good now?

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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 and my M.S. degree concentration in Wellness Coaching, I am skilled in understanding your diverse needs and encouraging you to commit to a positive healthy lifestyle change.

What are your goals?

Image source: www.adultmeducation.com Stages of Change Model
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What stage are you at now?

Are you contemplating adopting a healthy, active  lifestyle with in the next 6 months?

  • I will answer any questions you may have about a healthful lifestyle, actively listen to your needs and desires, and help motivate you to reach your health and fitness goals.

Are you preparing to exercise regularly within the next month?

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

Each coaching session will be FUN for you as we focus on the process involved with reaching your health 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: improved mood (decreased depression), reduced anxiety (stress management), chronic disease prevention, sleep hygiene, increased energy, and overall enhanced feeling of wellbeing.

As a Certified Personal Trainer, we can work to improve your muscle strength and endurance 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.

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Do you want a challenging workout experience and avoid injury?

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

Do you want to enjoy life and feel good?

We can 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 stay active, overcome physical challenges, and/or enjoy each workout and life, in general. You will become a far better human after working with me because you will be healthier physically and mentally.

You are one workout, or hour, away from a good mood!

Determined! Determined!