GAF Founder, President,
Chief Motivator & Head Coach
Realizing that the popular gym settings didn’t meet the needs of my population of clients, I took a leap away from the traditional fitness club model and stepped into an experiment I named Greatest Age Fitness.
My vision for GAF has three components:
- Educate members to the value of high-quality movement in three-dimensional space for better function in the real world versus overloading of repetitive non-functional movements like in most gyms.
- Give every single member coaching and on-going support.
- Take advantage of group experiences and peer-to-peer dynamics.
My team and I have created a place where people develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, and, some even say, spiritually as knowledge, awareness and acumen about the human form expands. Yes, even people over the age of 50 have a lot to learn.
My training style has developed from 14 years of being a personal trainer working primarily with 50+ clients. The subtleties of my style result from years of searching for ways to successfully manage my own pain issues.
As a competitive athlete, injuries mounted up and were compounded by several early-life head traumas. Pain was a constant way of being. Physiatrists, chiropractors, massage therapists, cognitive behavior therapists and others claimed that they could help, but there were few lasting results.
It took years of learning about the roles of connective tissue health, proper postural alignment and good movement habits before I started to piece it all together and feel better.
Influence derived from the Feldenkrais method of movement, Z-Health, Katy Bowman, Anat Baniel, Mary Bond, Todd Hargrove and others, plus my own hard work and experience provide the foundation of the results-driven work taught at GAF.
I have a degree from Framingham State College in Food Science and Technology, a background in art and design, and am certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. I am CPR/AED certified and bring to my life calling the experience of years of vigorous studying, networking, business coaching and mentoring with thought leaders in the health and fitness industry.
I am also a contributing author to Live Smart After 50! The Experts’ Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times and to Not Your Mother’s Retirement. I have also been featured as an occasional guest columnist for the local city newspaper.