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Assessments and a partial exercise sessionFollowing the proverb (in the realm of fitness): we’re simply guessing without assessing.

When I began my business in 2006, just after I completed my fitness instructor certification, my former business colleague told me she wanted to be my first client. I recall feeling deeply honored that she waited for me to complete my course before starting, despite having the option to choose someone else. Nancy’s assessment, along with a partial session, derived from my studies and books authored by experts in the fitness field, was how I began. She remained my client for a year. I am confident that my guidance boosted her body awareness and played a role in her gaining more strength and confidence over time.

Assessments play a crucial role in understanding the client’s desires, goals and their relationship with exercise. The approach differs for various age groups and those with chronic conditions. In our initial discussion we may touch upon personal details and address issues such as balance, insufficient lower body strength and conditions like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease or post-stroke recovery. Adequate knowledge of these conditions is essential to identify the right sequence of exercises. For a new client, a partial session during the assessment will offer insight into the program.

Most clients are eager to begin, some have specific physical or budget restraints, and others are dependent on me to help change their attitude toward exercise. I can encourage a client to begin or resume their fitness and wellness journey if they see benefit. It’s my role to provide the necessary support for them to take those steps.

I am available for an assessment in cities ranging from Santa Barbara to Newport Beach, California or can conduct them online via Zoom for clients residing out-of-state.

Feel free to contact us at 818-620-1442 for a consultation to enhance your balance, strength, and recovery before or after surgery. Our FAQ page aka Questions and Answers provides answers to many questions. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn or get some great  tips on our website at LoriMichielFitness.com. All the best! – Lori

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