Equipment: Attached Wall Barre, balls, bands, disc, light weights
Students should bring: Bottle of water, small mat ( no yoga mats)
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Dress comfortably. No exposed mid-section or backs. No shorts permitted.
Q&A with Donna Mccoy, Certified Personal Trainer/owner
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
I try to make the workouts fun, effective and safe.
I constantly change the routines around to challenge both their minds and body.
I never have them do the same identical workout each time they come.
That doesn't mean that I never repeat a movement, but the sequence is always different.
Combine that with a little humor and your hour will fly by as the sweat drips off.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Each workout will begin with a warm-up and then a series of non-impactive movements designed to cause muscle fatique and burn. Each series of exercises is designed to make the muscles shake with fatigue but recover quick.
The focus is to lengthen and strengthen the entire body through the use of the wall barre, bands, disc, light weights and small balls.
They are guided through their movements with very precise verbal and visual cues. The trainer demonstrates all the movements so it is easy to follow, and participants can get the very most out of the workout, even on their first session. Corrections are made throughout the entire workout with no
interruptions, either with visual or verbal correction.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
I started my fitness career more than 30 years ago.
While pregnant with my first child, i gained 33 pounds.
After I gave birth I needed to lose the extra weight and tighten my body back up.
I worked on cleaning up my diet and began running.
Three months later I was fitter than I was before I got pregnant.
I was inspired by the increase in energy and my new wardrobe.
I began teaching classes at a local health club, certified to teach jazzercise and was on my way to sharing fitness internationally. I began to study and certify in different fitness, nutrition, personal training programs because I wanted to help other have healthier, happier lives. Educating myself in every aspect possible became an obsession.
Now, 33 years later with more than 15 different certification
I am able to design various programs for all levels of fitness andlove helping people have healthier lifestyles and habits.
My success is their success and smiles.