THE PERSONAL TRAINER CONNECTION!
- Strength Building
- Body Building
- Weight Loss
- Body Sculpting
- Senior Fitness
- Glendale, Montrose, Burbank
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification • Certified Senior Fitness Specialist (Certified under NASM) • Certification Silver Sneakers™ • TRX Suspension Training • National Academy of Fitness and Sports Nutrition Supplement Rx • Certification AED (Automated External Defibrillator) CPR Certification
Personal Trainer Overview
In addition to being a Certified Personal Trainer for everyone, I have studied and been certified as a Senior Fitness Specialist - my knowledge includes biology, physiology, and the psychology of the aging adults - in other words-factual needs and wants!
I LOVE seeing the twinkle in a client's eyes when they exercise and most importantly- afterward. I thrive on seeing people exercise to improve their quality of life!
BA in Mass Communication - University of South Florida
When I was 41, my right hip and lower back started hurting. It started overnight, as if something had been strained but I hadn’t done anything in particular to hurt myself. My back hurt for weeks, so I finally went to a hip specialist – he was touted as one of the best. He told me I had degenerative disc disease. Agh!!! That sounded awful! “Disease!” But he told me most women over 40 got it. I did my homework and found out degenerative disc disease is when the discs that make up your vertebrae dry out and shrink, reducing the space between the discs, often causing pain. It’s a natural part of aging. The “hip specialist” prescribed a choice of either a pain killer, a patch or pills. I asked if there were a way to cure it and he told me it might subside but there was no way to reverse it. Well, I’m not a pill-popper. THAT’S JUST ME. I went to another western Medical Doctor. He suggested pain killers, stretching, and possibly fusing my vertebrae. I did not want surgery to my spine! I asked him “Doctor, if this was your wife, would you advise her to have the operation?" and he said no. Decompression, acupuncture, yoga and four chiropractors later I was worse than before. I gave up. I was at my wit’s end. A friend told me about a chiropractor who would give me a free consultation. I said, “But I've been adjusted, pulled, poked, and rubbed with cold gel followed by ultra sound… nothing has worked!” He said, “Go!” So I went. That chiropractor said it seemed like my problem was more of a quality of life issue, and that I didn’t know how to work-out and stay my active self without pain. So he placed me with a physical therapist and a PERSONAL TRAINER who was a CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST. Guess what happened? I stopped hurting! As we trained for about a year I would read about fitness, working-out, nutrition, anatomy and various ways of training and talk about it with my trainer. She kept telling me that I should become a personal trainer, that that I needed to become a personal trainer. I just laughed. Then about a year later, I woke up one morning and asked myself, “What do I want to do the next 20 years of my life?” I smiled and realized that I wanted to be a personal trainer. So at the ripe age of 46 I studied my brains out and passed my Certifications as fast as I could. I try to help others not only to not hurt, but to feel good, to feel fit, to be healthy and in shape. And, I don’t hurt anymore.