Saturday, June 29, 2019

New Additions to My Fitness Equipment

In March I was lucky enough to win a monthly contest with Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) magazine! In doing so, in addition to receiving a prize of attending the Functional Aging Summit in June in New Mexico, I also received training for certification such as the FAI Functional Aging Specialist, and others which others which I haven't taken yet.

In addition to these training for certifications, I received some equipment sponsored by various companies. Here is a list of some of my new toys:

Bosu NexGen Pro Balance Trainer from BOSU
Halo Trainer Plus with Stability Ball from Merrithew
Foan Roller and Stretch Out Strap by OPTP
Anchor Point Training Package by APT
ActivMotion Bar by ActivMotionBar

These are some things that I already have:

Medicine Balls
Stability Balls
Free Weights
Ballet Bar
Weighted Body Bars
Battle Ropes
Resistance Bands & Tubes
Thane Total Flex
Pilates Power Gym Plus

Wonder Core Abdominal
Ankle Weights
NordicTrack Recumbent Bike
Vibration Platform 

My little studio is getting quite full with my fitness toys! My closet is also overflowing! 

This summer, I have some afternoon openings available.  If you train in my studio, you can get your first 2 introductory one-hour sessions for $40. Be sure to tell me you saw this special on my blog when you contact me!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

FAI Functional Aging Summit

I have just completed a 2-day Functional Fitness Institute conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico! It was two days jam packed with updated and expanded knowledge in the fitness field dealing with training active aging adults. The information will help to continue to train my clients, so they can function easier with activities of daily living throughout their lives, within their limitations (if any). And in doing so, may help prevent injuries as well as balance issues.

Much of the information had to do with staying active and not to stereotype yourself or others by age, since it is just a number. Many people in their 70's, 80's & 90's may be more active than some in their 40's or 50's, etc.  AGE IS JUST A NUMBER!  

The way you age and feel has to do more with your lifestyle! Being sedentary and isolated can make you age faster. The mindset you have can help you assist in keeping you young.

You can see more pictures and information regarding this conference on my Personal Trainer Facebook Page.

In addition to the information I received from the various workshops and lectures I attended, I was also able to participate in two early-morning exercise workouts. I'm grateful for these since they were using equipment that I have recently purchased.  These workouts gave me a lot of new ideas that I can use with my clients.

One of the highlights of the conference was meeting many personal trainers from other states as well as other countries. It was nice to get to know them, and find out what they do.  Many have attended up to 5 years of the FAI conferences, and I'm pretty sure this won't be my last one since the focus is on training the active aging adult.

I am listening to the keynote speaker in this picture 
(I am the blonde in the front left side of the picture).

Sunday, June 9, 2019

New Certifications!

I have been busy, and didn't take the time to post my most recent certifications. So I will post the two most recent ones in this blog post instead of separately.

In April, I studied for and got certified as a Functional Aging Specialist with the Functional Aging Institute. Next week I'll also be attending the Functional Aging Summit for 2 days of lectures and workshops!  I am very excited about this!!!

Previously, I had started the Fitour Primary Group Exercise certification, but had put it on the back burner in order to get certified with The American Council on Exercise (ACE) for the Senior Fitness Specialist Certification program.  I hadn't realized that I really had pretty much finished studying.  But now that I got these two behind me, I got back and reviewed & studied and completed the group exercise certification.

So, now I am freed up to start my next certification program. I think I will take a little break until after I attend the Functional Aging Summit next week in Albuquerque, NM.