About Me



Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Fitness Nutrition Specialist, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Certificate of Completion--Fitness Professional--Physical Education & Kinesiology, Cañada College (Redwood City, CA)

A.S. Kinesiology (in progress) -- Cañada College, (Redwood City, CA)

Group Exercise Instructor Certificate, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach Certificate, Exercise ETC (ACSM approved)

Brains and Balance Past 60 TM Specialist, Exercise ETC (ACSM approved)


CAREER:  I spent many years as a tax accountant, a discipline that was based on building and maintaining personal, confidential and professional relationships. It was also a business that required specialization because no two clients were the same and their needs were diverse.

PASSIONMy lifelong passion for exercise and healthy eating helped me to survive grueling tax seasons, quarterly reports and audits. Now that I am "Gram" with three awesome grandchildren, I am especially interested in active, healthy aging. Observing the national tragedy of high obesity rates and the proliferation of fad diets and cures, I decided to become part of the solution and started pursuing a formal education in physiology, exercise and nutrition, with a little help from my friends.

As I slowly retired from accountancy, I eased into my Encore Career.

My formal coursework included:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Biology
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Sports & Fitness
  • Theory & Concepts of Exercise Physiology
  • Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Stretching
  • Pilates
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Concepts of Fitness & Wellness
  • Personal Trainer -- Health Appraisal & Exercise Prescription
  • Personal Trainer -- Principles & Techniques of Resistance Training


Additional ACSM approved "aging" coursework completed:

  • Exercise and the Aging Baby Boomer
  • Designing Weight Management Programs After 50
  • Strength Training After 50
  • Baby Boomer Boot Camp
  • Strategies to Manage Chronic Knee Pain
  • Training With Chronic Shoulder Conditions
  • Integrated Hip & Core Training
  • Exercise Modifications for Lower Back Disorders
  • Exercise Programming to Minimize Back & Neck Pain
  • Anti-aging Benefits of Exercise
  • Prescriptive Stretching
  • Fitness Illustrated
  • Resistance Training for Older Adults
  • The Essential Hip: Reversing Gluteal Amnesia
  • Baby Boomer Balance
  • Ready, Set, Stop! Functional Deceleration Training
  • Pure Power: Integrated Rotational Training
  • Core Workouts: From Outdated to Outstanding
  • Upper Body Conditioning: Innovations in Excellence
  • Lower Body Conditioning: Transformative Training
  • Beyond Cardio: Sweat Equity and Weight Management


Current ACSM-approved coursework:

  •  The New Zones for Heart Rate Training

ACSM approved targeted coursework completed:

  • Action Plan for Menopause
  • Motherwell Maternity Fitness Plan
  • Stability Ball Training Principles
  • Body Sculpting Programs for Women
  • Anatomy of Core Training
  • Full Body Flexibility


Memberships & Partnerships:

Active Member, Woman's Club of Palo Alto

Associate Member,   American College of Sports Medicine

Advocate,   Exercise is Medicine

Member,  AARP