I am a swimmer at heart and I love to strategically train in the gym. I believe learning to swim is not an option and that physical activity is a must for everyone.
Whether it is learning to swim for safety or for fitness, the ability to swim saves lives. As an individual who is new to exercise or an experienced gym rat, physical exercise is critical to your mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
Susan believes that FUNCTIONAL training is the first step in training your body to move correctly with proper form. FUNCTIONAL fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize CORE stability.
Susan is a huge proponent of HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING, aka HIIT. HIIT has become the leader in the Health and Wellness field. Evidence based research over the last decade has clearly made it the most effective and efficient means of exercise training. HIIT burns more calories during exercise than other forms of exercise and continues to burn calories up to 48 hours after the workout therefore boosting weight-loss results and increasing lean muscle mass. In addition, evidence-based research shows that HIIT training boosts memory by up to 30 percent, improves oxygen utilization by the muscles and boosts your cardiovascular function in a shorter period of time over other modalities of exercise. To top it off, people report that it is more enjoyable than other forms of exercise.
Susan is passionate about motivating people and setting people up for SUCCESS. Susan, through her strong desire to help, empower and keep people healthy, has established herself as a strong facilitator in all areas of Health and Wellness.
Susan's Mission/Culture: Pursue excellence in your life with integrity at the heart of all that is pursued. Hard work is fun.
Education and Certifications:
- Bachelor of Science, Horticulture, 1994
- Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene, 2007
- USA Coaches Certification, 1997
- ARC: Lifeguard, WSI, CPR, First Aid, AED, 1994
- American Swimming Coaches Association, 2015
Susan and her husband David live in SaddleBrooke Two and enjoy the Sonoran Desert lifestyle. Susan lives a simple, organic lifestyle. Motto: Keep it simple; keep it clean, keep moving and SMILE.