"I have always been interested in exercise,
hiking, running, tennis, and then, weight
lifting. Because of my husbandís interest in
weight training, he started us going to Nautilus
when the business first came to town in 1979 and
opened on Walnut Street. I have continued
my training for 30 years.
I like the variety of
the Nautilus circuit machines, free weights, and
aerobic equipment. I especially like the
elliptical trainer which is easier on my hips.
Last summer I enhanced my workouts with the
guidance of a personal trainer at Stanís, who
did a variety of things so my body would not get
used to just using certain muscles and focused
on strengthening my core.
I am especially dedicated
to working out at Nautilus [Stan's] because I
have some neck issues. My doctor
emphasized the importance of strengthening my
shoulder muscles to support my neck and loosen
it up. Of course I want to keep all of my
other muscles toned up too. Itís important
to exercise my muscles as I grow older, so that
I donít lose strength.
Several years ago my husband and I went through
a Coronary Improvement Program at Maple Center,
where we learned about all facets of heart
disease and heart health. The knowledge I
acquire through a program such as this, as well
as my reading, is motivation to keep me
dedicated to exercise as part of a healthy way
of living. "