Restorative Programs ~ Active Aging ~ Chronic Disease Management
Restorative Programs - transitioning to an active lifestyle
During my first few years as a trainer, it seemed that most clients approached me to help them fix something. They were tired of experiencing lower back pain, had stiff and aching joints or recurring muscle strains and injuries.
These types of problems are often symptoms of imbalanced strength between muscle groups that work together. What aches is often a sign of overworked muscles that are compensating for weaker muscles. To be strong, flexible and pain free, our bodies rely on an amazing synchronization of muscle effort.
Restorative Programs focus on re-synchronizing your movement patterns and building muscle strength. Sessions progress gently and systematically to build balanced strength and flexibility to “work out the kinks”. Once your 'basics' are in place, you will begin to feel stronger and re-energized in your day to day activities and will be able to ‘graduate’ to a more active lifestyle.
Many of my clients who begin in a Restorative type program, progress to Personal conditioning programs.
I am grateful to have Norm as my trainer. It is his enthusiasm and gentle understanding as well as his in-depth knowledge of Pilates which make it so successful for me.
I recommend Norm's teaching approach to anyone who may be looking to improve shape, flexibility and posture, for new vitality and confidence. - Pauline H
Norm has been my personal Pilates trainer for a couple of years. During this time, my balance and stability have greatly improved and contributed to my overall strength and better posture. I used to experience debilitating neck and shoulder pain that was somewhat alleviated through regular physiotherapy. After working with Norm, that pain has disappeared. He is a knowledgeable instructor, who pays particular attention to the client's needs and plans the workouts accordingly. Norm approaches each session with enthusiasm and positivity. His services have helped me to enjoy better health. - Chris P.