My fitness career started in the heyday of Nautilus, leg warmers, and Jane Fonda! (You can probably guess the decade). After a period of working as a Medical Assistant, I got married to a wonderdful man, and we are married for 30 years. After having 3 children I started to attend local fitness classes, got hooked, realized I wanted to be on the teaching end, became certified and well, the rest is history! Being a fitness instructor at various health clubs led me to continue my eduction with Personal Training. I became Certified with the American College of Sports Medicine. I knew that I had a real passion for-helping people reach their fitness goals, and sometimes changing their lives ,and mine in the process.
The most challenging and rewarding part of my work involves training people with various health issues. I have helped clients with heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, post breast cancer, chronic pain, post-rehab, and many other conditions. When possible, I work in conjunction with a client's doctor or physical therapist in setting up safe and effective exercise programs to help improve their quality of life.
Not only am I still active in personal training and teaching fitness but I am also a Beachbody Coach. Beachbody coaching has given me the opportunity to help people out of my 5 mile radius! I have clients all over the country now and it has helped me to keep a part time job with a full time income.
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American College of Sports Medicine ; ACSM
American Council on Fitness ; ACE
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America ; AFAA
– Aqua Fitness, Senior Fitness, Youth Fitness
-Yoga Certificarion with AFAA
Independent Team Beachbody Coach
Adelphi University ; Exercise Physiology Program – Dr. Robert M. Otto Ph.D.
American Red Cross; First Aid, CPR, AED
Nutrition Specialist Certification Program – Lifestyle Management Dr. Jane Pentz
Balanced Body University: Reformer Certification, Mat Pilates, Arc Pilates
24 Years Group Exercise Fitness Instructor—Sky Athletic Club, RVC, NY
15 Years Personal Training – Developing exercise programs unique to each client
2 Years Cardiac Rehabilitation
Specialist in Senior Fitness
Senior Citizens Fitness Instructor—Westbury Senior Center & JASA in Long Beach
Grant presented to Westbury Senior Center by
The New York State Coalition of the Aging – for program;
“Walking Across Long Island” – created by Maria DiCroce 11/03
Specialist in Youth Fitness
Health and Physical Educator—K-12
Early Childhood Movement – Private School
Youth Fitness Director—Sky Athletic Club
Putting Pedal to the Mettle—12/01 John Hanc– Fitness File
12 New Years Tips—12/03 John Hanc– Fitness File
Holiday Slim Down Challenge – 12/12, 12/13 Newsday
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