My professional background and qualifications:


  • M.S. Degree in Exercise Science

  • Over 20 years of experience as a Fitness Trainer

  • Certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

  • Senior Fitness Specialist certification by the American Council on Exercise

  • Insured through ACE (full liability)

  • Fitness Specialist at Marriott Corporate HQ

  • Committed to continuing education

  • Senior Fitness Specialist certification by the American Council on Exercise

  • Fitness Specialist at Marriott Corporate HQ

  • First Aid and CPR certification through the American Red Cross

  • Excellent references available on request

My enthusiasm for what I'm doing, and desire to teach others:

My first college degrees were in law. (I received an LL.B. from the London School of Economics, and Barrister-at-Law degree from the Inns of Court School of Law in England.) However, my life's passion has always been for fitness, health and sports. I decided to become a certified fitness trainer, and in 2006, I received my Master's degree in Exercise Science.

Using my knowledge to help clients establish exercise programs, and then watch them exceed their own expectations has become one of the greatest joys of my life.



Experience working with people with diverse needs and goals:


I have been working as a fitness trainer for 20 years now. My clients come from all walks of life, including: government employees, attorneys, landscapers, small business owners, and educators. Many are in high stress positions.

Many of my clients have come to me after an illness or an injury. I often designed fitness programs for people with special needs. These have included cancer survivors, new moms, people struggling with obesity, arthritis, depression, and osteoporosis, or trying to rehabilitate an injury. As a strong advocate of holistic care, I am always happy to work closely with your physical therapist, doctor, nutritionist or care provider.

I have also designed programs for people who are training for a specific sport, such as before the ski season, or for a long distance biking trip or marathon.




A Philosophy of Fun and Function:

As a trainer, I value functional fitness; whatever your mind or spirit desires, your body should be able to attempt "con ganas!"


My flexibility in working with clients:

I make every effort to work around your time constraints.


My interest in your progress and well-being between sessions:

I like to contact clients frequently to check in on how your program is going, and address any concerns you may have. This helps keep you motivated and inspired, particularly in the beginning. I am very accessible and always on-call for advice.  Recent research has shown that this attentiveness is very helpful for people's weight loss and exercise programs.


My interest in helping you find all the information you want:

I am also happy to research topics which

you have concern about, and find

resources for you to read further.








Lastly, is the role of exercise in my own life:

A healthy lifestyle and fitness have always been of the utmost importance in my family. My grandmother walked two miles a day, bakes pies, gardened, and travelled all over the world at any opportunity into her late 90's.

My 70-year-old mother lives to climb mountains and go whitewater rafting. She leads senior walking groups and recently hiked across Britain.

My son, an inner city school teacher, is constantly looking for ways to help his students find joy in movement. My daughter, who would certainly classify herself as a 'reluctant exerciser' recently discovered strength training and its myriad of benefits. Active involvement in low-tech indoor and outdoor activities, such as cycling, running, swimming, and hill walking has given us all a sense of joie de vivre and boundless energy.


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Call me at: (202)258-0788