WE’RE MEANT TO LIVE LONGER AND STRONGER!
Life extension is a 20th century phenomenon that has continued in the 21st century. But have we extended quality of life and functionality throughout those extra years? I call my mission to help clients understand, and experience in their own bodies, the fact that aging and debility are not synonymous, “50+ FITCULTURE”. For despite the scientific and technological advances the world has benefited from, most people still do not expect to feel or function well in later years. Yet we have more control over this than we think. It requires that we invest time and energy in our bodies, learning how to work with and care for them.
I focus on the 50+ population because I’m part of it and can relate to having areas of the body that remind one of a life well Iived. At 52, when my work conducting medical assessments for seniors requiring social services was interrupted by serious musculoskeletal problems, I got certified as a personal trainer before surgery to be able to manage my health later on. Along the way I discovered how much I enjoy helping other people ignite their body’s own capacity to overcome injury and dysfunction. Since then I have worked in a handful of clubs and in corporate fitness. I am certified in weight training and corrective exercise by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and suspension training by TRX. In my current practice I offer tailored online training that can help clients balance health and fitness goals, address postural and chronic pain issues, include sports performance conditioning as well as general deconditioning post Op or post PT.
At 59, I am proud that 50+ FITCULTURE is a growing community of people who respect that time has passed and our bodies are different while appreciating the control we do have over our health outcomes. I get so much joy from guiding people on this journey, seeing changes in how they work during sessions, hearing their reports of diminishing pain or of common tasks becoming easier. I look forward to more of these moments in the new year!