Personal Training

Personal Training

 

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe to match your nature with Nature. ~ Joseph Campbell

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe to match your nature with Nature. ~ Joseph Campbell

Maximize your time and energy to be the best you can be!
I am dedicated to offer you an exceptional personal training program that will help you achieve a higher level of health and fitness. The benefits that you may enjoy include increased energy levels, improved posture, weight loss, reduced joint stiffness, increased core strength, sport-specific conditioning, better stamina, and an improved sense of well being. I specialize in private and partner training programs, offered in hour or half-hour sessions. Most clients choose to work out with me for 1-3 training sessions a week. We typically meet at the Wood River YMCA in Ketchum, Idaho. If you prefer to work out at home, your program will be designed to meet your needs. In most cases, if equipment is recommended, the cost will be relatively inexpensive.

Partner Training

Partner training is an affordable way to have personalized training and split the cost. Couples particularly enjoy the time interacting and encouraging their spouses, while having fun and working hard.

Small Group Training

Small group training keeps you engaged and moving. Clients enjoy the group dynamics and want to continue taking their training to the next level under the guidance of a personal coach. Three or four people split the cost.

 How Do We Start?

I ask you to fill out a physical readiness questionnaire, called a PAR-Q. This is a standard form that, depending on your answers, tells you whether or not you need to check with your doctor before you start or continue with your exercise program. Along with this, I ask you to fill out a health and lifestyle questionnaire that gives me more specific information about you, so that our first meeting together doesn’t waste any time.training

Your first session is critical to helping you set up a foundation for success. I do some assessments to see where your strengths and weaknesses are. Assessing body composition, cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility helps identify your current health, facilitates setting personal goals, and establishes a baseline from which progress can be measured. I include functional movement screens, core assessment, posture and joint range of motion assessments. Although the first session does involve this necessary screening, you will get some exercises in! After the first several training sessions, you will definitely get the ‘flow” of a great workout!

How much does it cost?

The fees for training vary according to the length of the session (30, or 60 minutes), as well as how often you would like to train. As well, different price structures exist for small group training (2-4 people). I will be happy to discuss fees with you. Sessions are pre-paid, either cash or check.

What do we do?
Unless you have specific concerns/goals, a well- rounded program needs to include the following:

  • Overall strength: I like exercises that incorporate full body movement, because in life and sports, we need to move well. It gives you better results overall.
  • Core Training : Your midsection provides the foundation for a stable center of gravity, which helps support your spine, enhance your posture, and prevent certain muscle-related injuries. (Essential Core / Copyright ) Having a strong core is crucial.
  • Balance and Coordination: You will get this automatically in your workouts because you won’t be using a lot of machines.
  • Flexibility: If you train with me, you will eventually be doing yoga! I incorporate specific flexibility, if necessary, throughout your workout.
  • Cardiovascular endurance: To be a regular exerciser, you have to find time in your schedule on an ongoing basis. We will incorporate the activities that you enjoy into your program, and help you become more aware of the opportunities to move more in your daily life.

 My Policies

I do require  24 hours’ notice when canceling an appointment.

Stretching out after a great TRX Suspension trainer workout

Stretching out after a great TRX Suspension trainer workout

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6 Tips on Happiness and Health

Would you really want to live forever if you can’t have any fun doing it? You’ve heard it a million times: Health is happiness.

Would you really want to live forever if you can’t have any fun doing it? You’ve heard it a million times: Health is happiness. Health correlates more strongly with happiness than any other variable. After all, the connection between living longer and the meaning and purpose of life has been recognized since Aristotle. Fast forward to today: What if, along with eating your Brussels sprouts or exercising, you found ways to laugh every day?

If you’re facing a serious illness, or are in pain, certainly it’s difficult to feel happy, and anyone would hope for you to have the best outcome. But any amount of positive emotions, like happiness, has health benefits. With the demands and stresses of the holidays approaching, here are 6 facts on happiness that might inspire you.


1. You are less likely to die

People who report that they feel a larger sense of well-being are less likely to die compared to those who do not. Of course it can be difficult to differentiate between causes and effects, but there are good research studies to show at least a correlation between the two.


2. Happiness is protective

It would be nice if a happiness intervention stopped all illness, but this field is relatively new. However, it can contribute in a smaller way. Happiness is associated with less risk of a stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. There is also some evidence that people with serious health conditions such as coronary artery disease, spinal cord injury and heart failure are more likely to recover more quickly when they feel happy.


3. Positive emotions strengthen resilience

A study of 175 Belgian adults, ages 40-65, who underwent blood tests for three inflammation markers found that the participants who experienced a broader range of positive emotions had lower levels of inflammation compared to those who experienced fewer positive emotions. You can put this into practice by noticing when you are experiencing a positive emotion and tag it. Tagging, or labeling it can help you experience more positive emotions throughout the rest of the day.


4. Be mindful

The effects of happiness based on positive psychology have been widely examined. An overview of more than 100 trials involving people with cancer, cardiovascular disease or other conditions showed that mindfulness improved depression, anxiety and stress compared with control conditions. And several studies of mindfulness for patients with chronic pain can help lessen distress and coping skills.


5. Move more

Do you remember, when you were young, Mom telling you to go outside and play? The behavior that has been studied most extensively regarding happiness is physical activity. The link between depression and physical inactivity has been recognized for many years.


6. Giving to appreciate our shared humanity

Doing something nice for someone changes the activity in your brain in ways that increase feelings of happiness. We are hard-wired to give. In a recent experiment, toddlers given goldfish, which researchers knew they adored, were twice as happy when they gave them away to a puppet named Monkey. For many of us though, it seems overwhelming, that your small donation can’t possibly make a difference. Being able to envision how your money will be spent does.


Connie Aronson is an ACSM-certified exercise physiologist at the YMCA in Ketchum. Learn more at www.conniearonson.com.

https://www.mtexpress.com/wood_river_journal/features/fitness-guru/article_5b001b86-1791-11ea-825b-ef55b4dcf33c.html ( excuse lack of edit! )

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