Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. People come to me mostly for getting in shape, increasing their overall fitness and losing weight. What I am finding is that "Stress" is often a first layer to address for someone with weight issues..
I offer private personal training and corrective exercise, Pilates and yoga and Hypnotherapy for weight management.
My job is to provide education and support with integrity and insight.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. I spend most of my time doing personal training sessions. Since adding the Corrective Exercise element to my practice, clients are seeing 100% better results and they actually look forward to their workouts. It is an education for both of us as we figure out the best strategy for all sorts of movement imbalances they never knew they had. Recently, I have had many clients with complex weight management issues including eating disorders, chemical sensitivities, cancer, obsessive compulsive disorders etc. Other clients I have served successfully include those who wish to quit smoking or who have anywhere between 10 lbs and 100 lbs to lose and those who are suffering grief and loss.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. As far as Hypnotherapy, I want people to know that you cant get stuck in a hypnotic state and that it is not what people think of as a stage act. All hypnosis is self hypnosis. You are always in complete control of your own thoughts.You basically learn to hypnotize yourself which is about changing negative old thought patterns into positive success stories! Hypnotherapy works really well in conjunction with a new health and fitness regime. It helps you "stick" to the program. One common pit fall of most health and fitness programs programs is, it may be a really effective time tested plan you are following, but what good does it do if you don't believe in yourself or you cant stay motivated? Hypnotherapy works deep on a subconscious level so there is nothing you need to do but listen to positive ideas and new images about you!
When it come to exercise, consistency is very important. You must have discipline in your exercise routine. At the same time don't be hard on your self if you have a few bad days. You can always start over the next day. There is always tomorrow and new beginnings.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Good questions might be do you have any references or testimonials? Are you certified? How long have you been in the industry? What sort of success do you have with clients?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Come and find out what it is all about. If you can imagine yourself in better shape this is for you. If you can remember a time when you were stress free than you are already on your way to positive change. If you are truly ready for assistance in quitting smoking or giving up another habit then it is no accident that you are reading this now.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. There are lots of great teachers and guides out there. I feel that I have an edge because I have experienced a lot of issues firsthand in my past and I have had to save my own life through many of the tools I include in my practice to help others today. For instance, I used to suffer from greatly from scoliosis. Practicing Pilates has greatly reduced pain and discomfort and the need for chiropractic. Yoga and meditation and self hypnosis has allowed me to balance mind and body and reduce anxiety. Following a holistic diet, drinking more water and testing the PH to keep the body more alkaline has made an incredible difference to my family's overall health. I practice what I preach and I actually live the life of fitness and health from my positive attitude and work ethic of never giving up on myself or others, to my compassion and understanding of all of our unique situations in life as well as taking into consideration various body shapes, types levels of health, fitness and understanding life events can affect us all in different ways and we are all unique in the way we learn. I have worked in corporate and government settings university for credit and non credit classes, private studios fitness centers, golf communities and spas.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I especially love it when I can be there when my client has an "aha moment" those are the best! I love my work and I enjoy it when my client trusts me with their story and knows I will be there for them step by step.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. I have been in the health and wellness industry for over 30 years. Its not boring and I still love every minute of it. Movement is my life. I am a dedicated exercise instructor who was blessed to have had so many talented teachers along the way.
I see each one of my clients as a teacher. We are all learning from each other. That is what we are here for. To share our stories with one another and to have a sense of being connected . We are not alone. So many of us have had similar experiences. We grow from listening to each others experiences. Its all about sharing the story.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Movement and hypnotherapy are very powerful tools for change. I have seen some amazing shifts.
As a Certified Mind Body Wellness Practitioner ,I offer companies, groups and people wellness programs and plans through Personal training, Hypnotherapy and Coaching.When you experience a greater sense of vitality you thrive not just survive.
It's all about the body-mind connection.
When we meet for our free consult, we can talk about why you are seeking mind body wellness and I will explain to you why I got into this work over 30 years ago.
Board certified Hypnotherapist
Certified Mind Body Wellness Practitioner
NASM Personal Trainer