Building Sustainable Fitness Habits for All
Congratulations on taking your first step towards transforming your health and fitness. With Daily Flex, we merge the convenience of working out from the privacy and comfort of your home with a tailored exercise prescriptions and coaching to make your effort count towards your desired goals. I offer both in-person home training, or remote live training via Zoom Meeting App.
Why Personal Training?
LACK OF INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMMING
Whereas fun and variety may help ward off boredom, this same lack of consistency from class to class could actually keep you from seeing any results. Since a group workout is, by its very nature, written for everyone (read: not just you), it may fail to address individual physical and personal differences or weaknesses. For example, someone with a shoulder injury performs the same workout as another participant with an ankle injury. It’s often difficult for trainers to address each unique situation in a group training situations, and individualized attention is nonexistent with workout apps or “free” online videos.
LACK OF ATTENTION TO FORM
With a large group fitness class (either in-person or online), it is difficult for instructors to watch and critique individual performance. This means that, for example, if your execution on new exercises is unsafe there’s a good chance the instructor will be unable to correct you and you may injure yourself.
OVERTRAINING (AKA: INJURY-THEN-QUIT) POTENTIAL
Group fitness classes, including many bootcamps, often have a similar “work till you drop” mindset. While this may push you to do an energetic workout at the time, it’s not a sustainable mantra in the long run. In fact, attending too many classes that push you to your limit and beyond may well set you up for a case of overtraining and possible injury. With one-on-one coaching, you’ll know and expect that every exercise practice is designed for you and your needs – one that will keep you motivated to stay on track.
KEEPING YOU ACCOUNTABLE = TIME, EFFORT AND MONEY WELL SPENT!
How many times have you gone to bed and said to yourself, ‘Tomorrow I’m going to wake up, go to the gym/join the group fitness class online, and do an hour workout before I get ready for work,’ and then woken up and decided to sleep for another hour instead of exercising? This is where a Mobile/Remote Personal Trainer is critical to ensuring that you commit and stick to your fitness goals. If you’ve made an appointment to meet your trainer for a session, then you are far more likely to engage in a workout than if you are just telling yourself to work out on your own. And it’s easier if you only have to commit to a thirty-minute workout. And that workout is specifically designed to meet your fitness goals.
Working out indoors from the comfort of your own home literally requires no equipment – you can even choose to skip wearing shoes. With my personalized mobile-training practice, you can exercise without feeling self-conscious about your ‘performance”, there’s no need to wait for your turn at a machine. I will teach you how to make every exercise PRODUCE RESULTS, without complicated movements or unsustainable pace that you can’t keep up with. Home workout can be equally, or more dynamic and challenging than exercises on weight machines. “Burning Calories” with cardio workout is not a gold-standard for weight loss. But proper exercise technique and lifestyle modifications can.
Simply put, everyone benefits from advice from a pro, and in the end saves you time, money and effort.
I did not succeed in achieving a sustainable healthy lifestyle until fairly recently.
As an infant, I was born with a congenital hip dysplasia that required me to undergo double hip surgery (read my surgery story in the Toronto Star) and didn’t walk until I was two years old. Perhaps because of this, my parents never encouraged me to engage in sports growing up.
I struggled to maintain a healthy body weight since middle school, and for much of my life I was in a constant cycle of yo-yo dieting, binging and purging. I’ve done them all. Some of these efforts produced results, but none lasted for long.
I started running as an affordable, calorie-burning exercise and participated in several races. However, my hip dysplasia came back to haunt me when I was 42, making it impossible for me to continue running. I gained nearly 40 lbs as a result of my inactivity and the extra weight exacerbated my arthritic pain from the hip dysplasia. I needed to lose the extra pounds to slow the progression of my injury while waiting for my hip surgeries. But the only way I knew how to lose weight was through vigorous cardio exercises or resorting to weight-loss stimulant supplements, neither of which I wanted to do.
As a final resort I decided to give a personal fitness trainer a try. It was the best decision I could have made. With a customized program that worked around my injuries I experienced first-hand how quickly a combination of the right exercise techniques, nutrient-dense eating plan and positive motivation from a good instructor produce results.
This experience inspired me to pursue obtaining a personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to expand my own knowledge and to help others to achieve their own fitness goals as simply, efficiently and safely as possible from the convenience of your home.
As a wife of a restauranteur and former catering event planner with a 13 year old teen at home, I love all things delicious with a weakness for chocolates and late-night snacking. When it comes to eating, I try to have it both ways between discipline and enjoyment, with 80-20 split between nourishments and empty calories. I’m no Queen of Clean Eating, but definitely a believer in establishing a healthy but realistic eating habits.
Thank you so much for choosing me to be a part of your fitness journey. I’m with you every step of the way!