When I first met Betsy in 2008, she was looking to lose some weight, tone up, keep her heart healthy and reduce stress. We talked about her current and previous workouts, health concerns, and her likes and dislikes when it came to fitness. We also talked about her family, friends, pets and lifestyle to come up with a program that would meet her needs, and fit in with her daily activities. I incorporated an initial program of cardio and strength training for her. The program progressed as did Betsy’s fitness level. Shortly after, she introduced me to her husband, Ed, and soon after, workouts followed for him.
They were an amazing couple, and we adopted each other, sharing holidays, shopping adventures and trips to radiation treatments, when Ed developed cancer, and most importantly, fitness.
Although it wasn’t always easy with Betsy being Ed’s #1 caregiver, if she couldn’t get to the gym I brought the workouts to her. Some days we’d just leash up the dogs and take them for a walk. We worked out body and mind to give Betsy some stress relief. Somedays were just stretching and foam rolling. But this lady is amazing! She got through it all, and now, 2 years after Ed’s passing, she is still rocking it at the gym. We meet two days a week spending 20-30 minutes on cardio and 20 to 30 minutes on strength training incorporating selectorized equipment, TRX, and free weights.
Betsy isn’t looking to run a marathon, become a bodybuilder, or be a size 2 super model – although she has an incredible sense of fashion. She always looks great, plus our shopping and salon adventures together have kept me stylin’ (when I’m not in workout clothes and a ponytail).
Betsy knows that she wants to stay healthy, keep up with her 5 Cavaliers King Charles Spaniels, and have the strength and flexibility to get down to and up from the floor.
At 76, she is a role model of consistency. She is one determined lady and I am proud to call her my client as well as my friend.