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Pain management 

I have spent many hours attending seminars, reading articles, and training people with chronic pain over the past four years, so I can tell you from my experience that if you do not workout regularly, your condition will not improve. Chronic pain may derive from an injury or lack of exercise. Persons often mistakenly believe that they should limit movement of injured muscles to help with healing, but in fact, that often delays recovery. Chronic pain can affect your posture and body alignment, which in turn can cause pain in the shoulders, back, and lower body. There isn’t a statute of limitations with injuries; you may feel the effects several years later.

Five years ago, I was working in an office where I would sit at a desk in front of a computer for hours. I was 60 lbs overweight and suffering from chronic back and knee pain, and constant tiredness. Once I began running and working with a personal trainer, I noticed that not only did the weight drop, but so did my daily complaints of back and knee pain. I attribute exercising at least three times a week and healthy eating to becoming virtually pain-free.

I incorporate trigger point foam rolling, self-myofascial release, and corrective exercise to improve your posture and body alignment. Every client receives a personalized training program to help him or her go from pain-filled to pain-free. Before you schedule your next appointment to see your physician regarding your pain, schedule a complimentary session with me. I can work with you in the comfort of your home, at a fitness studio or gym, or even virtually with online training.


Older Adult training

Older adults who exercise at least twice a week, through group or personal training sessions with me, begin to feel empowered in their daily living.  For example, after a few months of sessions, one of my clients now enjoys playing and picking up her two grandsons (under age 3), activities she was unable to do prior to training with me. I am also currently training a competitive 86-year-young cyclist who is preparing for his upcoming bike tour.  I want to help Older Adults feel empowered in their daily movement through exercise.

I incorporate TRX,  bodyweight and weight training to introduce movement patterns, increase flexibility and develop balancing skills. I have experience developing training programs and teaching fitness classes for senior and community centers.

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Online training

The online training program includes:

Meal Plans: More than just food suggestions, I provide a complete tracking system to help you stay on top of your daily caloric and macronutrient intakes. I specialize in creating meal plans for special dietary needs, including kosher, halal, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, and vegan.

Exercise Videos: You will have access to a private library of exercises, that takes away the hassle of memorizing what we do during sessions. The videos will cover basic fitness movements and explain how to do them properly.

Weekly Check-Ins: I will check in with you once weekly via phone or Skype, to provide encouragement, answer questions, offer advice, and to remind you that I’m always here to support and empower you.


Contact me today to schedule your complimentary consultation, and get you started on your fitness goals


in-person training

I am currently accepting clients in the Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn areas for at-home, gym, or office for personal training.  I also train clients throughout private studios in Manhattan. Please visit the Classes and Events page to find an event to attend near you.

 

certifications

  • AFAA Golden Hearts Older Adult Training, July 2016
  • American Red Cross First Aid & CPR/AED Certification, July 2016
  • Member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association
  • Shape-Up NYC Group Instructor June 2014

 

  • NASM Personal Training Certification, August 2014 (Re-certified August 2016)
  • Trigger Point: Foam Rolling and Principles Certification December 2015
  • TRX Suspension Trainer Certification, September 2014
  • Annette Lane Pre/Post Natal Trainer Certification, October 2014
  • AFAA Primary Group Fitness Instructor Certification, October 2014