I’m going to be writing to you every couple of weeks about being healthy and strong, and the best way to introduce myself is to tell you this story.
I had my first child just before my 37th birthday. Late, I know, but get this, the second didn’t come until I was nearly 45. She was an eye-opener for me. Consumed by the pregnancy, I hadn’t thought beyond it, but within days of her birth, I started doing math. Lots of it. I realized I would have to get through another 5 years of elementary school. Then I figured out how old I’d be when she graduated from high school. Then college. Then…
And that’s what started me on the path to opening this studio.
One of my best friends is a Fitness Instructor, and I had been taking her classes since my first child was born. For the second child, I was working out and staying strong in anticipation of the birth (worked out right up to the last 2 weeks before), but within 2 years of her being born, I got serious. We had moved to Roswell, and I immediately completed my first fitness certification and started teaching group classes–mostly because I couldn’t find an instructor as good as my girlfriend!
Then, as I explored the field and moved into Personal Training, Pilates, and Yoga, I got frustrated with the Parks and Rec Department (where I was teaching) because they couldn’t buy all the “toys” I wanted to use and because I wasn’t able to use the parks for my Chi Running workshops. So I opened my own studio! I have lots of certifications (AFAA certified Personal Trainer, Certified Chi Running / Chi Walking instructor, Advanced Functional Training Specialist, AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Kids in Motion, SCW Reformer, Balletone, Practical Pilates, Practical Yoga) and I bring all of this knowledge to every client and to every class.
Why does that matter? It matters because it means that everything I do for my clients is backed by science.
It also means that at 57, I am not only fit, I am stronger and healthier than at any other time in my life.
So stay tuned and we’ll explore what it means to be healthy, confident, and take the world on your own terms. I’ll help you find ways to eat “clean,” add movement to your life, and get back to where you once belonged. That place where you lived life without wondering if you could climb that hill or ride that wave. You just did it. That’s when you know you’re strong. And isn’t that what we all want?