At age 36 I made several lifestyle changes, one of which involved adding exercise to my schedule. As an adult I worked out with weights at home but was intimidated by even walking into a health club.
Finally, I got up the nerve to join a gym. A friend helped me develop a routine and I was hooked. In fact, I liked the atmosphere so much I got a job at the gym. Working at the gym lead me to realize I really did not know what I was doing when I was exercising. My friend’s help had only taught me so much. I was intimidated to come into the gym that I worked in. My body suffered. I developed several injuries that made it difficult to lift weights. I was going in the wrong direction. I decided to hire a personal trainer.
With the help of the trainer I chose, my life was changed. Yes, that may sound dramatic but it is true. I learned why I had injured myself and how I could exercise without pain! I learned how to understand what I was doing as I exercised. I was not just pushing weight; I was contracting muscles. I saw results that I thought were never possible.
My trainer was an inspiration to me and helped me as I chose to pursue a personal training career. He trained me for my certification. In 1997 I became certified through the American Council on Exercise.
I work with clients with varying degrees of fitness. I can help you develop a new routine, work beyond your current plateau, or teach you the benefits of proper form to prevent the risk of injury. I specialize in training with beginners, or those just getting back into the fitness lifestyle. I understand the frustration of not knowing what you are doing while being too embarrassed to ask for help! I also understand those who have a difficult time just
walking into a gym.
That was me - 24 years ago. Now I'm 60!
I am available to work with you at
Urban Body Fitness and in your home.