Let’s tackle more of those 2012 New Year Resolutions, shall we? A healthy body, mind and spirit requires not only the right nutrition, but also the right exercise. As we age, it’s harder to choose a path that fits our weight, flexibility, strength, endurance and possible injury history. Choose the wrong path and you get hurt or discouraged and, finally, give up.
Enter Fusion. My friend and personal physical therapist Christine Springer, who leads the consulting arm of the business as Master Coach for Fusion. When clients need more personal guidance or develop a problem that prevents them from training the way they want, they can schedule an in-person consult to get advice and solutions specifically tailored to them.
“It’s like smart boot camp meets yoga meets clean eating,” she said when I asked what makes Fusion different.
Here’s what got me excited:
1. Professional guidance without the gym membership. As an Internet-based system developed by Doug Kelsey, you can workout from anywhere at anytime using customized video workouts. Christine is available to answer questions and even meet you in person if you’re experiencing pain or need additional help. Access to forums and a blog are other ways to keep motivated. You’ll also avoid expensive “joining” fees that lock you into a gym membership. Fusion runs $20/month for full access with no long-term commitments (personal coaching time is extra). If you don’t already have them, hand weights and an exercise band are required for many routines.
2. Your routine is based on your current physical status. First, you complete and record an easy performance test and learn your “zone” in various physical categories. You might be a Green Zone in upper body strength, a Yellow Zone in balance, and a knee injury may put you in the Red Zone for lower body endurance. Second, the corresponding workout videos/routine are compiled and available for you to use. That means you minimize the risk of injury but also maximize the workout’s purpose. So, you’ll see results and stick with it longer.
Christine agrees that we’re all encouraged and motivated when the positive feedback from friends and family starts rolling in. So why wait to start getting compliments? My Signature Style services will help you immediately look more fit and healthy and continue to work for you as you get into better shape.
True story: I shopped a client’s existing wardrobe and put together some work outfits. The next day she texted me and said co-workers asked her if she lost weight. Imagine the difference Signature Styling *and* an effective fitness program will make!
If Fusion sounds like the right fitness solution for you, give it a try– the first month is free. This article may sound like a paid advertisement (it’s not, I assure you). That’s because I believe in Christine’s knowledge as she helped me recover from a debilitating injury that could have resulted in permanent damage. Instead I’m taking pictures while hustling around the Hike & Bike Trails. The crews were out today.
Have a Signature Day!
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