Training is exercising with intention. It’s the difference between making yourself just go through the paces and knowing that with every workout you’re moving closer to your goal – whatever it is that motivates you. In my case, it started out as a determination to beat cancer.
Drawing on a background in yoga, dance, swimming, & kayaking, I like to approach physical training as a kind of mindfulness practice. I work with my clients to bring awareness to movement patterns that may be limiting their strength and range of motion. Through guided exercises they discover new patterns of neuromuscular engagement that allow for more effective and efficient movement – the building blocks of strength and endurance. This goes hand-in-hand with maintaining (at a minimum) and optimally increasing mobility, core integration, and balance.
With a strong interest in nutrition (also inspired by my fight against cancer), I view health and fitness as a multi-dimensional process one can always be practicing and never quite master. Good training is equal parts hard work, learning new things, and having fun.