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, 2-year program, Cañada College (Redwood City, CA)

Group Exercise Instructor Certificate, Athletics 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)

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

Foundation for Wellness Certification (in progress) -- International Council on Active Aging


CAREER:  I spent many years in accounting as a tax practitioner, 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, long days seated at a laptop, client "emergencies", continuous deadlines and the stress that came with the job.  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.

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

My formal coursework included:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Biology
  • Physiology
  • 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
  • 70 is the new 40
  • The New Zones for Heart Rate Training
  • FIXFITNOW Training the Aging Heart
  • ABLE Bodies Balance Training (Adventures in Better Living through Exercise)
  • Back Exercise: Stabilize, Mobilize and Reduce Pain
  • Strength Training for Fat Loss
  • Fusion Workouts Training
  • Women: Exercise, Metabolism and Weight Loss
  • Complete Guide to Foam Rolling


Current ACSM-approved coursework:

  • Ageless Intensity: High Intensity Workouts To Slow the Aging Process
  • Water Mechanics and Exercise


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