Fitness Blog For Active Adults and Seniors
by Dave Blaker | Feb 27, 2024
by Lori Michiel | Feb 21, 2024
Following 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...
by Lori Michiel | Feb 1, 2024
Do you lead with your heart and emotions, or are you practical? There is a rhythm to knowing how to choose. Wisdom and the ability to communicate well came to me later in life. I used to think that I could make decisions quickly and be satisfied with the outcome. I am...
by Lori Michiel | Jan 1, 2024
What perceptions can we change about how we frame discomfort and gratification? Getting to the “other side of pain” is not easy. I was told it was a good thing I was in shape before my hip replacement surgery. I had the procedure because of osteoarthritis pain and...
by Lori Michiel | Dec 1, 2023
Important terms to improve your concentration, focus and results during your fitness sessions. I’ve been in the presence of trainers who use “big words” when they explain a movement pattern. For instance, if a client is instructed to move “latterly”, meaning to move...
by Lori Michiel | Nov 1, 2023
A continuation of recovery after my hip replacement surgery. I was given strict instructions to take it easy (it is hard for me to sit still) for two weeks after my hip replacement surgery. If I couldn’t move the way I did before surgery (keeping in mind my new hip...
by Lori Michiel | Oct 1, 2023
When your life gets turned upside down and your regular schedule is on hold, how do you cope? For months and months, I anticipated getting my left hip joint replaced. I emphasize my left hip joint because I’m a righty and you need your right leg to be able to drive....
by Lori Michiel | Sep 1, 2023
You’ve heard the terms. Each is a bit different than the other. Clumsy refers to lack of coordination or dexterity; klutz refers to someone who is habitually accident prone. How old were you when you took off the training wheels of your bicycle and learned to ride...
by Lori Michiel | Aug 1, 2023
Michael J. Fox inspires us all. A recent Neurology Today article said, “His attitude is to bring new things into his life - writing, golf - to fill in for what he’s lost along the way. And these things don’t take energy. They generate it.” Sometimes when we are in...
by Lori Michiel | Jul 1, 2023
July 22 recognizes World Brain Day. The research is conclusive. Combining physical activity and cognitive exercises helps to rewire your brain. Incorporating some new and different styles of exercise will improve brain health. When disease or injury robs the brain of...
Kind Words from our Clients
I am very thankful for finding you and for your willingness to work with me! You are a wonderful person and I appreciate you very much.
Your fitness program has really helped my mom!! I saw her this week and she is stronger and her balance has really improved. She got up from her chair so much easier!!!
Best news, she's very happy that she started working out and she adores Sam and Rita.She actually looks forward to it.
It's great to have a job that makes a difference in people’s lives. What a blessing you have been to all of us. Thank you so so much for all you do.
Best wishes to you for a beautiful new year.
Rene Russo, Actor
Rene Russo, Actor
– Barb Weitzberg
As a Personal Trainer, I appreciate that you trust my skills and give me the freedom to create the best personalized training programs for our clients. Since you too are an excellent Personal Trainer, and stay up-to-date with current trends and fitness education, we're able to collaborate to determine the best approach for our clients. It's a great working team! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you.
Cameron Edward Benton
- Cameron Edward Benton
Sam Strain – Trainer
Customer care is of the utmost concern to her. She is very knowledgeable about personal training and the workings of the functional human body from a bio-mechanical point of view. She is compassionate about all her clients as they all get her personal touch.
I would feel most comfortable recommending her to anyone that is in need of her services.
Samuel Strain II NASM/CES
- Kimberly, Personal Assistant
After my mom’s strokes, we knew we needed to help her become active and improve her balance. She didn’t have a good habit of any exercise and none of the local senior classes were appropriate for her.
I’m so glad we called Lori Michiel Fitness. Lori came to the house, met with my mom, listened to her needs, took a careful medical history and matched her with Daniel. Daniel is a wonderful trainer who comes to the house three times a week to help support mom’s recovery. Daniel really understands senior fitness. He gives the whole family peace of mind that we are doing what we can to prevent another fall and keep mom active. Lori checks in with us regularly to make sure the therapy continues to be appropriate for mom. We’re very grateful to her.
- Rebecca, San Marino
My mom is doing very well. She’s getting back into her ceramics studio and making more stuff and seeing her friends.
- Julia Nelson, CA Licensed Professional Fiduciary
- Charles Savinar
Jill M. Brink
- Debbi, Trainer with Lori Michiel Fitness
- Sheri L.
- Sheri L.
Thank you so much for your patience, persistence and passion in serving clients like my mother. You and Kim are amazing.
Lori's principles of dynamic stretching revolutionized the way I approach stretching. I've seen a great increase in flexibility and have even built additional strength using her techniques.
- Elena, Teacher
My struggle area right now, Lori!
You are such a blessing and like your sign in the video in the background, I do 'give thanks' for you and your dedication to all of us who are trying to do the best we can with our bodies...no matter where we are and at what stage of health we are in!
Love your heart to serve, my friend!
- Deb M.
Steven A. Vasilev
- Steven A. Vasilev MD MBA FACOG FACS FACN ABIHM ABOIM
- Susan M.
Blessings, Fabiola, Personal Trainer