MEET MY CLIENTS

and see how I've helped positively influence their lives

Name

Age

Occupation

Needs & Concerns

Hobbies & Activities

MARYALICE

56

Registered Nurse

Spinal disc injury & knee surgery

Being a registered nurse is a physically demanding job requiring her to be on her feet 12+ hours a day
Enjoys tennis, which requires specific mobility and strength to enhance her game and prevent injuries
Cares for two large dogs, challenging her strength and balance













'Laura is constantly educating herself on exercises that can help chronic back pain. By incorporating these exercises in my programs, Laura has helped me to manage and in some instances reduce my back pain. I feel strong, fit and confident.'

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Age

KEN

78

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Age

Occupation

Needs & Concerns

Hobbies & Activities

KEN

78

Retired Financial Advisor turned Photographer

Knee replacement & spinal fusion

Enjoys bike riding and kayaking
Loves traveling and taking photos of wildlife and nature which requires lugging heavy photography equipment out in remote areas
Often engineering and building large art installations
Avid gardener and participant in garden tours requiring a variety of gardening work














"Laura’s exercises are specifically targeted to my personal needs and have helped me be able to continue doing my favorite outdoor activities without pain and with improved strength after my spinal fusion surgery."

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Mary joe

82

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Age

Occupation

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Hobbies & Activities

Mary joe

82

Part-Time Retail Associate

After fracturing her pelvis, she wanted to build strength and balance to remain independent

Enjoys getting out of the house to be social
As a retail associate, Mary Joe is carrying, unboxing, and hanging up new weekly inventory
Always doing charitable acts for friends and strangers
Dislikes exercise but knows it is important to include in her weekly schedule in order to remain strong and independent














"I am lucky to have found Laura.  Even though I hate exercise, Laura always makes training fun and regularly scheduling training with Laura has helped keep me accountable and allows me to do the things I love to do."

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Age

Kathy

76

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Kathy

76

Retired Teacher

Spinal stenosis, bulging disc, and frozen shoulder

Dedicated to daily exercise (walking, biking, and strength training)
Loves to be outdoors (kayaking, swimming, etc.)
Enjoys being with people either in church and volunteer work, social activities, or keeping up with her children and grandchildren
Rarely at rest and always moving at high speed (she is able to do hard physical work like scrubbing her floors or rearranging heavy potted flowers or running up the 8 flights of stairs in her condo building)















"I refuse to let my age dictate my activities. Laura designs exercise programs that give me strength in a functional way and prepare my body to easily accomplish all my routine activities, without irritating my injured or aging body parts. I view exercise with Laura as my fountain of youth!"

I Help my clIEnts feel and function optimally, no matter their age

Have you never exercised and don’t know where to start? Are you a regular exerciser struggling with a painful shoulder or knee that prevents you from completing your workouts? Have you noticed a decline in your ability to accomplish your favorite activities or daily chores? I am here to guide your exercise and help you achieve your goals!

Some common objections I hear and my responses to them

What I've heard

I take a walk every day. I do not need to lift weights.

My response

What I've heard

I am 80 years old and too old to exercise.
I get plenty of exercise with my daily housework.

My response

What I've heard

I take a walk every day. I do not need to lift weights.

My response

My response

Housework and walking stairs in the home are great non-exercise activities and important for general health. However, exercise is an activity that is sustained for a specific period of time at a slightly higher level of exertion, that will strengthen your heart, lungs, and skeletal muscles. You need 1) strong heart and lungs to have the endurance to walk the long haul from a parking garage to an entertainment venue or quickly move through the airport to catch a plane, 2) strong skeletal muscles to get down and up from the floor, pick up a grandchild, climb in and out of a car, or carry heavy groceries, 3) balance to have the ability to navigate an uneven terrain in a garden or yard, to maneuver on an escalator, or to just avoid falling. Exercise provides you the mobility, strength, endurance, and balance necessary for your body to function optimally and remain independent as you age.

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What I've heard

I am 80 years old and too old to exercise.
I get plenty of exercise with my daily housework.

My response

My response

Walking is an excellent exercise, if done properly, to strengthen your heart and lungs. But, strength (or resistance) training is also necessary to build strength in the skeletal muscles. Adults naturally lose about 5 to 7 pounds of muscle mass each decade after the age of 30, if they are not actively building muscle through strength training. Having strength is important for optimal functioning. In addition, stressing muscles through resistance training will strengthen the bones and help to prevent osteoporosis. 

BACK

What I've heard

I have always been thin. I do not need to exercise.

My response

What I've heard

I play tennis and golf regularly. I don’t have the time nor the need to add exercise to my routine.

My response

What I've heard

I play tennis and golf regularly. I don’t have the time nor the need to add exercise to my routine.

My response

My response

There are so many health benefits to exercise, other than weight loss! Latest science has found that regular exercise is known to prevent or reverse about 35 diseases/health conditions like hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, dementia, Type 2 diabetes, colon and breast cancer, and diverticulitis, to name only a few. In fact, the single best indicator of health and longevity is a person’s activity level. Researchers have found that low cardiorespiratory fitness is a better predictor of death than risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and smoking!

BACK

My response

Different sports require different types of conditioning and strength. But, all sports require core and skeletal strength, mobility and balance. Even non-professional athletes need additional exercise (or training) behind the scenes to enhance their athletic abilities, prevent injuries, and maintain pain-free and unrestricted motion. As you age, it becomes even more important to engage in customized exercise that will help you safely continue playing your sport.

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What I've heard

I have always been thin. I do not need to exercise.

My response

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Not ready to make the commitment quite yet?

Here are some questions to ask yourself

Are you at a healthy weight?

Can you get down on the floor and back up again with ease?

Is your back pain ruining your golf game?

Do you have difficulty completing daily activities, due to decreased mobility, balance or strength?

Are you constantly in fear of falling?

Is your current exercise program helping you achieve your goals?

Are you able to play with your children/grandchildren easily?

Do you have a nagging painful shoulder, knee or hip that is preventing you from exercise?

Your answers to the above questions might help you realize that it is time to take care of yourself and seek a better quality of life through exercise. Allow yourself some time to ponder how it would feel to be free of the issues that are preventing you from enjoying life to the fullest.

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