Friday, April 28, 2017

Fun With Silver Sneakers!

I have been wanting to become a Silver Sneakers instructor for the past couple of years.  I'm happy to say that the trainer workshops were finally taught in my town.  I am now certified in the Circuit class and the new Stability class.  I am hoping to find a local gym to teach either of these classes.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 2016 Studio Updates

Since the last time I posted, I have updated equipment and gotten new equipment for my studio. Since my clients enjoy the Pilates Power Gym Pro, and it wasn't gliding as smoothly as it did when I first got it, I upgraded to the Pilates Power Gym Plus.  It elevates higher, which can make the workout more challenging.

I finally got my TRX wall mount up and have started incorporating more TRX training in my client's workouts.

Last week I got a Pilates Supreme Toning Tower.  It gives a whole new dimension for my client's workouts. I have trained about 5 clients on it so far, and they all love it!

I started taking Pilates classes the past couple of weeks.  As I continue taking classes, I'm learning more and more things I can use with my toning tower not only for myself, but also with my clients! 

Panoramic picture taken tonight of my studio.

Pilate Power Gym Plus in the highest setting.

Pilates Power Gym Plus in the lowest (flat) setting.

Toning tower with sculpting bar attached to the coil springs.

Toning tower with the straps attached to the coil springs.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Studio Pictures

In the above picture you see a Pilates Chair, Ballet Barre, Kettlebells and free weights.

 The picture above shows my vibration exercise platform and my Pilates Power Gym Pro.

After using a Total Flex for over a year, I found out that it was a knock off of Thane Total Flex.  I found out accidentally, after buying replacement resistance cords that included the leg extension piece and the head rest. At that time, I noticed a big difference in quality! After thinking about this for a couple of months, I ordered the Thane Total Flex.  I am so glad I did since it is a much better piece of equipment.  This picture shows it without the leg extension accessory.

Vibration Exercise Platform

Shortly after setting my new fitness studio, I purchased a vibration exercise platform.  I had done a lot of research on this type of equipment after trying it out at a yoga studio.  My clients use it as a warm up prior to their personal training sessions and for a cool down at the finish of their workout.

One can do various exercises while on it, which increases the benefits.  However, this machine is great for those that aren't able to exercise because it helps with balance, helps circulation, and helps the muscles work passively.

It is a great addition to my studio, and everyone that has used it, loves it.  I use it every day myself. In addition to standing, stretching or exercising on it, I sometimes also use it as a massage while lying on the floor, for my calves, quads or hamstrings!

Friday, March 6, 2015

New Fitness Studio Space

I have moved and now have a designated fitness studio space!  I'm excited now to have one room where I can keep all my equipment and my clients can work out!

I also now have a vibration plate exercise machine and a ballet bar!

I am still in Palm Beach Gardens and also still near Central.  I'm off Hood Road, halfway between Central and Jog.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Water Fitness

I became certified as a Water Aerobics Instructor with the American Sports & Fitness Association in August.  I thought it was time to make it official since I've been doing water exercise since I was in my the 70's!  I've also been training many of my clients in the water this past year.

So now I am certified so I can group train at a gym or rec center!  Currently, I train a small group of women at one of my client's community pool.  Our group consists of four women who liked the idea of getting a great workout while enjoying each other's company.

If you are interested and have a couple other friends who would like to form a small group class at your pool, contact me and get more information.

Or if you prefer to train privately at your private or community pool.  It is amazing what exercises one can do in the water that you aren't able to do on land!  This is very empowering!!

Some exercises are done without any equipment, but I find using water paddles, a water volleyball, and an exercise flotation belt very beneficial to rounding out our workouts.

Best of all--water workouts are FUN!

Sessions can last anywhere from half an hour to one hour and 15 minutes--depending on your fitness level and your time constraints.

If you live in the Palm Beach Gardens area and would like to find out more about water exercise training with me, please contact me.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Welcome to My New Personal Training and Fitness Blog!

Since I'm coming to the anniversary of my 4th year of being a certified personal trainer, I thought it was time to finally create a blog regarding personal training. 

I have to admit that after years of creating websites in the past, I didn't feel compelled to hurry and create a professional website. I was too busy working at a gym training clients and then after leaving the gym, training clients privately.

I do have a website, but I haven't taken the time to expand on the information.  I got published almost 4 years ago, but with having a profile page at Idea Fit and a personal training Facebook page, I just linked to those.  Also, because I also had a personal trainer page, at LinkedIn, a Pinterest page, and also listed at various personal trainer directories, I just didn't feel the urgency.

I also already had a blog, but the subject matter was regarding leading a raw food diet.

I will use this blog to share information regarding personal training, fitness and health articles, pictures, quotes and to keep you up to date on various workshops I'm attending, new things I'm learning, and various types of training I'm doing with my clients.

In addition to getting fitness information, It will be a way for you to get to know me and learn a little bit about my personal training style.