I called Maggie when I was looking for a personal trainer who was experienced with working with older folks and who could work with me in a quiet environment. I’m not comfortable in gyms with a lot of noise around me since I have a hearing issue.
At the time I was working 60 hours a week at my job, sitting at a computer for way too long, and being a caregiver in my “free” time and definitely NOT taking care of my own health. I had always been active but during this period was simply working too many hours to get the exercise I needed. And this had gone on for about 3 years and I couldn’t seem to get motivated to get back into serious exercise. I had actually done 5 and 10K races and a couple half-marathons but my training for them had been almost nil due to my work schedule.
I really had to think about whether the travel distance and time would negate what I was trying to accomplish. However, I didn’t worry about the distance after meeting and having my first session. Maggie was so obviously what I needed; knowledgeable; willing to work around my limitations from old injuries, FUN, therapeutic for me both physically and mentally. Because of the variety of exercises we were doing, I felt so good that I entered and finished the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb and did my 3rd Half Marathon.
I’ve got a lot more confidence in my own physical and mental strength these days and know that no matter what kind of a mood I’m in when I arrive, I’ll always feel a whole lot better after an hour with Maggie – both physically and mentally. I’m also much more confident that I’m doing exercises correctly when I’m working out at home on my own.