We now know that exercise is literally medicine to the body and the only true path to the fountain of youth! Never before have we known so well, that our health is in our hands…and that we must “seize the day”! My career as an Exercise Physiologist (25 years and counting) has enabled me to follow my passion of supporting and empowering others to take control of their own health. I would like to show you that you can choose how you age and find the fountain of youth. Check out why as an Exercise Physiologist, my services would be one of the best investments you could make. An investment in your health returns huge dividends!
Why invest in an Exercise Physiologist?
Okay, so your doctor has recommended that you become more active; “start walking” is what most patients hear. Each individual has unique needs in this regard. Perhaps you have an injury or you have not exercised in a long time or ever. My support will ensure the program I provide you with, takes into account the whole body…physical, emotional, intellectual and social, eliminating the threat of injury and starting you at a level that is comfortable for you. Our first step is to complete an assessment, determine your goals for attaining your birthright health, and organize a system of training that can get you there.
How is an Exercise Physiologist different from a personal trainer?
As an Exercise Physiologist, I have completed a rigorous degree in Kinesiology and obtained a master’s in health leadership. I keep my knowledge up to date with new research and continuously train to apply new advances in my work with my clients. I am qualified through CSEP (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology) to work with those who have been diagnosed with any chronic disease. I am a qualified Cancer Exercise Specialist with the CETI in the USA (Cancer Exercise Training Institute), and a recognized exercise specialist with the Canadian Cancer Society. I am Yoga Alliance Yoga Instructor (RYT 200), currently undergoing training in health therapy, specifically for those with PTSD, Cancer and all other chronic illnesses. I continue to be the referral for insurance companies for their clients involved in motor vehicle accidents. Paying for expertise and quality is always, its own reward, and can save you time and money. The investment in your health is worth it!
Thrive Exercise in Cancer
As a Thrive Cancer Exercise and Yoga Instructor, I am qualified to train those at any point of the cancer journey. Movements specific for those going through cancer, will be provided with the focus on a safe and supportive environment. Movements to gently build strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness will be provided; helping to decrease fatigue and the negative side effects of treatment. Must registerSee schedule
This class combines Pilates, Yoga and Ballet moves to build a graceful aligned posture, through increased strength, endurance, flexibility, agility and beautifully sculpted muscles. Both Barre and TRX will be used during the class. Sneakers will be necessary for part of the class and bare feet or socks for other portion of class. No experience in any of the above training styles is necessary for this class. This class will focus on mindful, slow movements, appropriate for all levels. Max 8- must registerSee schedule
Functional Strength & Flexibility
This class will incorporate strength, using our own bodyweight, as well as other forms of resistance. Also included will be cardio drills, and flexibility. Various tools will be used such as foam rollers and dynabands. Yoga stretches will be incorporated as well. Other equipment will be added as participant’s progress.See schedule
Build bone density; increase your overall strength, tone and energy with a weight workout. Training with weights is also an important component to maintaining a healthy body weight as we age. Core training, flexibility, balance and cardio drills will be incorporated into class. Please bring you’re your Yoga mat, water bottle and indoor sneakers. Max 15See schedule
TRX & Cardio
Suspension Training (your feet remain on the floor!) using your own bodyweight to develop strength, power, endurance, mobility, balance, flexibility, and the best abs you have ever had! We will also use various tools in combination with the TRX (example: Kettle bells, BOSU etc) to round out the workout. Cardio drills are added to workout. Please bring your water bottle and indoor sneakers. Max 8See schedule
Pilates Posture-Functional Flow
With the progression of time, the muscles that hold us in good posture can weaken; this class will build endurance in those muscles which provide you with good posture, whether standing still, moving or being seated. If you suffer from back, neck, knee or hip problems, this class will provide you with the training to support those areas. There is an emphasis on training in a balanced progression and cueing for proper alignment and breathing technique. Balance and core training are other important components that are trained in class. Modifications are provided for those who are new to class or for those with injuries. Please bring your own Yoga mat and water bottle.See schedule
This class will focus solely on a flow of Yoga postures with the intent of moving the body through a complete balanced flow. This flow will invigorate the body and calm the mind. Relaxation will end the class. All levels welcome. Please bring your own Yoga mat and water bottle.See schedule
Pilates Foam Roller and ball rolling
Essential Pilates movements are performed on the foam roller, providing a focus on good posture, and alignment as well as core training. Exercises performed on the foam roller provide a “massage” for the body which increases lymphatic drainage and promotes overall relaxation. Please bring your own mat and a water bottle.See schedule
Pilates with Foam Roller & Stability Ball
This class will use the stability ball to build strength and endurance while adhering to good postural
alignment with a focus on core training. The foam roller will complement the workout by releasing
tightness in muscles and tissues, creating a “massage like” effect for the whole body. The focus in this
class is to maintain good postural alignment throughout all movements, and to support the body into a
relaxed and rejuvenated state.
When a physiotherapist recommended Sherry to me, I sought her out. Sherry’s background in kinesiology enables her to understand and deal with my issues. Since working with Sherry I have lost weight, and am stronger and in better shape than I have ever been!
The body awareness that I have now in all aspects of my life is mind blowing. I love the way I
look and feel. Thank you Sherry you are amazing!!!
While I was golfing last week a friend of mine said, “The improvement in your golf game is so significant since you have been doing TRX that it makes me want to take TRX.”
Every single session I come out feeling ‘worked’ in every body part—in a good way. And the next day I can tell that I am actually stronger. […] This summer, on an annual hiking trip to the Rockies, I did hikes that I haven’t done in 15 years, and did them easily.
Since starting a focused training program, I am stronger and less tired. My training has helped me to realize a higher level of confidence and I am happier and calmer. Life is good!
I feel better, I look better and I carry myself with more confidence. And people have noticed!! Sherry does not work you beyond your capabilities, but she challenges you to challenge yourself and no one is more pleased than she is when you succeed!! Thanks to Sherry, I am physically and mentally enjoying my retirement.
My increased strength and flexibility have added at least 10 yards to my drive and improved my swing from start to finish. But, best of all, my stronger core feels awesome!
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