Wednesday, September 23, 2020


 As many of you are aware, our new normal has changed dramatically in the past 8 months. Since this time, due to my client's age groups, I have not been training clients. The majority of my clients are at high risk due to age and many with underlying medical conditions.

I, too am at high risk due to my age. However, my husband is at even higher risk due to several underlying medical conditions.  Both of my parents are in their 90s with health issues.

Because life is the most important thing, I will continue not to train clients until our weather gets cooler and IF my clients are willing to train outdoors.  I will be able to train clients on my patio or at a park or other outdoor location.

During this time, I have been continuing my personal training education and doing what is necessary to keep all my credentials updated.  Some of this has been tricky since some government offices have been closed for visits, etc.

I did have a new experience.  Instead of going somewhere to attend a personal trainer type convention/conference, I attended one online via Zoom. This had it's pros and cons.  

Financially, it was advantageous since I didn't have to pay for a flight or for several days at a hotel.  However, I basically was a captive at my computer for 5 or more hours a day for three days, in my fitness studio. 

But I received a lot of education, inspiration and enjoyed it very much.  I may even attend these for a few more years even after things become safer to travel.

For now, I hope everyone is staying safe and also doing something on a regular basis to keep up with their fitness and health. There are many online sources for working out at home.

I'm looking forward to resuming training my clients. If you are interested in personal training in the future, feel free to contact me.  I am happy to answer any questions.

I wish you all well. Stay Safe.

Monday, May 18, 2020


I have gotten married! Right before things shut down for the Corona Virus, I was able to get married!

My new last name is Velez, but at this time, my business name will still remain as Viveca Park, Personal Trainer. At my age, there are so many places to update my name and it has been very time-consuming.  Also, the first place to update your name is the Social Security Administration.  Unfortunately, they were closed.

My business is registered with the state as Viveca Park, Personal Trainer and that is also how each of my county and city license is registered. But more importantly, I've been known online as Viveca Park in relation to my business and search engines, etc. I will keep my business name. 

Currently, I am not training clients since the majority of my clients are over 65 and vulnerable.  We are currently just in the first stage of Phase 1 here in South Florida.  I shall wait and see how things develop.

In the meantime, if you are interested in personal training when I begin training clients again, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Active Aging

We're in "season" here in South Florida, so I've been busy training clients.
The majority of my clients are women, but I do have one male client.

Although the average age of my client is about 74, lately I have started getting more clients in their 40s and 50s. This is great because I can help them avoid some of the issues that can crop up as they near the age of 60. 

As one ages, if one does not exercise on a regular basis, their body can age more quickly. As it does, one can start to feel their age and body parts start to wear out and make their presence known.

Many of my clients in their 60s and 70s have issues that require me to create a workout for them to help reduce these physical issues without causing them any pain or aggravating their condition.

My main goal for my clients over 60 is functional fitness.  Functional Fitness training is leading my clients through exercises that will help their body stay younger, which will help them be able to perform activities of daily living, stay independent longer, and enjoy a better quality of life as they age.

There are many components of functional fitness such as:

Strength Training

I really enjoy getting to know each of my clients and helping them obtain their fitness goals. In addition to getting stronger, they may be need to work on balance or getting up from the floor. 

My passion is helping my clients not only by staying functional as they age, but to make it fun along the way and keep them active for years to come.