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Make Your Exercise Class a Better Experience

Walking out of the middle of an exercise class is more common than you might think. Do you walk out from sheer frustration, pain or both? My review is based on my own experience and those of my friends.

Exercise classes for seniors At 60+ years of age, I accept I have osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, chronic conditions that can limit my activity. I treat each condition differently. As a trainer, I know how to focus my energies and where to go to take the best classes. I strengthen my bones, exercise major muscle groups that move my joints, stretch often and eat well. All along avoiding pain at all costs! Going to a gym with quality instructors makes all the difference. Effective classes are taught by instructors who follow industry guidelines, studied kinesiology or are trained by nationally accredited agencies as personal trainers or physical therapists.

I asked a few friends if they ever left a class in the middle of a program (not including spinning). Their reactions were mixed. Some told me they had a difficult time keeping up and felt embarrassed, the music was not to their liking because of style or volume, the instructor’s exercise cues were not clearly timed (a cue to change patterns is supposed to be seconds before you are expected to move), and others had nagging pain that threw their timing off.

Take responsibility for a good workout

If you are a novice, returning to exercise after an extended absence, suffer with a chronic condition that limits you or you’re fed up with soreness after class – there are solutions. It starts with observing a class to see if how interesting it is to you. Perhaps, have a conversation with the instructor beforehand and talk about your situation. Be brief, there is not enough time for a lengthy conversation before class. If not, be sure to catch the instructor next time. Keep in mind, if you have a medical condition that has not been diagnosed by your doctor, do not expect a diagnosis from the instructor because it is beyond their scope of practice. However, they may be able to make suggestions how to adapt and modify your exercises.

A few times a week I take aerobics – spin or step. One of my favorite instructors was teaching step, so I went to her class, knowing my hip pain might flair up. I positioned myself in the front with only one riser (versa the two I usually use), until my hip began to hurt. I was frustrated because I wasn’t keeping up with the rhythm of the class. I didn’t want to distract the others so instead, I went in the back of the room and stretched, then returned. Leaving the floor had nothing to do with the instructor, it was my way of coping.

Be Upfront

The instructor should demonstrate warm-up routines that mimic moves your body will be doing during class. Warm-ups also help flush blood and oxygen to your muscles. This will prepare your body when you get into the meat of the class. Position yourself in the room where you can see and hear the instructor well. If you stand in the back, others in front of you can be a distraction.

Is the instructor yelling at the top of their lungs and playing music so loud you need earplugs, or worse you can’t hear at all? Is the music even appropriate? It’s all worthy of consideration so you can have a fun, pain-free experience.

What’s next?

Learn to feel your movements (proprioception) from the inside out. When you do, your brain will transfer the information through the nervous system, thus making it easier to move your body properly and self-correct. It takes practice.

Find a quiet moment, lie down on a flat surface with your eyes closed. Relax as you scan your body from head to toe, paying close attention to which parts feel tight, uneven, etc. It takes practice and maybe another set of eyes to guide you because our everyday positions become habit and we won’t necessarily feel the difference between corrective form and not. Watch your refection in a mirror or when you walk alongside a store window. Do you walk straight, or do you slump with your shoulders rounded and protruding forward? Think of it as a scientific experiment.

Cool It

Your cool-down is just as important as your warm-up. It  prepares your body for homeostasis, when your body returns to normal temperature. If the instructor does little to cool you down, be sure to do so on your own. You want to feel invigorated rather than wiped out when you’re finished.

 

Practice working your plan

If your fitness plan includes remaining active, getting stronger, reducing inflammation and stiffness, it can be tricky to say the least if you don’t know how. By learning practical ways, you can stay in class longer and enjoy the experience.

Group class not right for you? Consider having a Lori Michiel Fitness certified personal trainer come to your home. Whether it’s for a jumpstart on your exercise routine, or a regular weekly or monthly visit, we’ll develop a custom “class” just right for you!

Kind Words from our Clients

Rene Russo

I want to thank you so much for the donation you gave to MAPS Charities on my mother, Shirley’s, behalf. What a kind gesture and what a worthy charity.

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.

Love,
Rene Russo, Actor

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2017-01-28T17:32:38-08:00

Love,
Rene Russo, Actor

I want to thank you so much for the donation you gave to MAPS Charities on my mother, Shirley’s, behalf. What a kind gesture and what a worthy charity. 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.

Tammy

This (Exercise Snack Video) was very timely for me as I’ve had a shoulder problem for a very long time and have tried all kinds of treatments…cortisone injections, physical therapy, acupuncture, etc. I’m saving your video and planning to follow it from here on.

- Tammy

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2023-09-08T07:33:50-08:00
This (Exercise Snack Video) was very timely for me as I’ve had a shoulder problem for a very long time and have tried all kinds of treatments…cortisone injections, physical therapy, acupuncture, etc. I’m saving your video and planning to follow it from here on. - Tammy

Karen

Lori,

Thank you so much for your awesome presentation at Senior Congress! Your passion for what you do was clear and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! We so appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and share your insight with our attendees.


With gratitude,
Karen

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2024-03-20T07:26:19-08:00
Lori, Thank you so much for your awesome presentation at Senior Congress! Your passion for what you do was clear and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! We so appreciate the time you took out of your busy schedule to join us and share your insight with our attendees. With gratitude, Karen

Barb Weitzberg

Lori – I just wanted to put in a plug for you as a trainer. I’ve been very impressed with how you individualize your training and make an effort to get a question answered if you don’t know the answer. Not only did you check out my condition (Fibromyalgia) and how you can help, you sent me an email within the same day as we saw each other. You’re organized and fun to work with. I asked for some cheat sheets so I could practice at home and remember what to do and you had them ready the next time I saw you. You have a great, cheerful attitude. I would recommend you to anyone!

– Barb Weitzberg

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2017-02-06T17:06:22-08:00
Lori – I just wanted to put in a plug for you as a trainer. I’ve been very impressed with how you individualize your training and make an effort to get a question answered if you don’t know the answer. Not only did you check out my condition (Fibromyalgia) and how you can help, you sent me an email within the same day as we saw each other. You’re organized and fun to work with. I asked for some cheat sheets so I could practice at home and remember what to do and you had them ready the next time I saw you. You have a great, cheerful attitude. I would recommend you to anyone! – Barb Weitzberg

Sherri

Thanks for all of your support and understanding. As I said on the phone, you are terrific!


Best wishes,
Sherri

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2024-04-01T09:21:09-08:00
Thanks for all of your support and understanding. As I said on the phone, you are terrific! Best wishes, Sherri

Cameron Edward Benton

Thanks for your work, care and dedication in working with my grandfather who has this dreaded disease called Parkinson’s. Your team is great!

- Cameron Edward Benton

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2017-09-21T22:51:54-08:00
Thanks for your work, care and dedication in working with my grandfather who has this dreaded disease called Parkinson’s. Your team is great! - Cameron Edward Benton

Sherri

I thoroughly enjoy working with you. You are terrific! You engage and connect with clients during the first intake assessment. That bond continues and grows during their training programs because you are so caring and concerned that each person gets the best training that meets their individual needs and goals. You treat everyone respectfully. Including the Personal Trainers that work for you.

 


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.

- Sherri

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2022-09-07T13:59:53-08:00
I thoroughly enjoy working with you. You are terrific! You engage and connect with clients during the first intake assessment. That bond continues and grows during their training programs because you are so caring and concerned that each person gets the best training that meets their individual needs and goals. You treat everyone respectfully. Including the Personal Trainers that work for you.   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. - Sherri

Sam Strain – Trainer

I have had the pleasure of working for/with Lori Michiel Fitness since June 2016. I have found Lori to be conscientious, thorough, polite and a joy to work with. Lori has demonstrated numerous times that she understands that we are in the “service industry” and prides herself on giving the best service possible.
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.

Respectfully,
Samuel Strain II NASM/CES

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2018-05-02T07:50:18-08:00
I have had the pleasure of working for/with Lori Michiel Fitness since June 2016. I have found Lori to be conscientious, thorough, polite and a joy to work with. Lori has demonstrated numerous times that she understands that we are in the “service industry” and prides herself on giving the best service possible. 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. Respectfully, Samuel Strain II NASM/CES

Ann (Maine)

 A year ago I was fortunate to find the exceptional Lori Michiel. I can't say enough positives about this company. Foremost is their knowledge and expertise of the aging human body. I began my journey toward fitness on the heels of big life changes: sold our long-time home, moved to a new town, and traveled in an RV for 4 months. Because Lori's trainer and I work together online, I have been able to continue with our twice weekly get-togethers during all this upheaval, and see improvement in my physical well being. In addition to the trust I have in the trainer to monitor my efforts, suggest changes or new strategies when needed, she brings humor and a warm-hearted spirit to my life. From time to time, Lori calls or texts to check in; these are welcome and let's me know she keeps an eye on her clients. Hiring a personal trainer has been one of the best things I've done for myself in a very long time. I feel stronger and more fit. A big hug (virtual) and thank you, Lori!

-Ann (Maine)

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2022-07-30T09:19:46-08:00
 A year ago I was fortunate to find the exceptional Lori Michiel. I can't say enough positives about this company. Foremost is their knowledge and expertise of the aging human body. I began my journey toward fitness on the heels of big life changes: sold our long-time home, moved to a new town, and traveled in an RV for 4 months. Because Lori's trainer and I work together online, I have been able to continue with our twice weekly get-togethers during all this upheaval, and see improvement in my physical well being. In addition to the trust I have in the trainer to monitor my efforts, suggest changes or new strategies when needed, she brings humor and a warm-hearted spirit to my life. From time to time, Lori calls or texts to check in; these are welcome and let's me know she keeps an eye on her clients. Hiring a personal trainer has been one of the best things I've done for myself in a very long time. I feel stronger and more fit. A big hug (virtual) and thank you, Lori! -Ann (Maine)

Rebecca

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 a trainer. He is a wonderful trainer who comes to the house three times a week to help support mom’s recovery. The trainer 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

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2019-01-30T11:20:34-08:00
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 a trainer. He is a wonderful trainer who comes to the house three times a week to help support mom’s recovery. The trainer 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

Kimberly

Thank you for all your help with Marilyn (and Larry of course). I know you and your trainer really cared about them and that means a lot. I truly believe that Marilyn's life would have been a lot shorter without our little team of support people working to improve her situation as much as we could.

- Kimberly, Personal Assistant

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2023-12-11T22:55:39-08:00
Thank you for all your help with Marilyn (and Larry of course). I know you and your trainer really cared about them and that means a lot. I truly believe that Marilyn's life would have been a lot shorter without our little team of support people working to improve her situation as much as we could. - Kimberly, Personal Assistant

Julia Nelson

I've been working with Lori and her excellent staff since 2011, and my experience has always been positive! Most recently, her personal trainers she's assigned have been a very good "fit" with my clients. The clients have special needs, my older female client has Alzheimer's, and my younger male client had physical disabilities. In addition to the many benefits to their physical health, the trainers have served as friendly visitors, and occasionally have reported concerns regarding their personal care and emotional health, which has been very helpful. Lori and her staff have always been professional and courteous, and I am always kept informed of progress. And I know they really care about my clients, which makes all the difference!

- Julia Nelson, CA Licensed Professional Fiduciary

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2019-01-31T16:24:21-08:00
I've been working with Lori and her excellent staff since 2011, and my experience has always been positive! Most recently, her personal trainers she's assigned have been a very good "fit" with my clients. The clients have special needs, my older female client has Alzheimer's, and my younger male client had physical disabilities. In addition to the many benefits to their physical health, the trainers have served as friendly visitors, and occasionally have reported concerns regarding their personal care and emotional health, which has been very helpful. Lori and her staff have always been professional and courteous, and I am always kept informed of progress. And I know they really care about my clients, which makes all the difference! - Julia Nelson, CA Licensed Professional Fiduciary

Rico

The last time I spoke with my mom she was just so happy with Lori Michiel Fitness. She told me that without your training she wouldn’t be able to move as she well as she is doing now.

My mom is doing very well. She’s getting back into her ceramics studio and making more stuff and seeing her friends.

- Rico

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2022-10-11T14:59:25-08:00
The last time I spoke with my mom she was just so happy with Lori Michiel Fitness. She told me that without your training she wouldn’t be able to move as she well as she is doing now. My mom is doing very well. She’s getting back into her ceramics studio and making more stuff and seeing her friends. - Rico

Ethel

I am very impressed with Lori Michiel Fitness. It has improved the quality of life for my 87-year-old mother-in-law who suffers from moderate dementia and had become weak and unstable due to spending too much time sleeping and being sedentary. From the very thorough initial evaluation to the now twice weekly workout sessions, my mother-in-law is really having fun with the exercises with her personal trainer; I can see the benefits of these sessions. Additionally, I really appreciate the excellent communication with Lori, who always responds in a timely fashion and sends weekly email updates about progress being made. I highly recommend!!

- Ethel

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2019-02-17T10:19:01-08:00
I am very impressed with Lori Michiel Fitness. It has improved the quality of life for my 87-year-old mother-in-law who suffers from moderate dementia and had become weak and unstable due to spending too much time sleeping and being sedentary. From the very thorough initial evaluation to the now twice weekly workout sessions, my mother-in-law is really having fun with the exercises with her personal trainer; I can see the benefits of these sessions. Additionally, I really appreciate the excellent communication with Lori, who always responds in a timely fashion and sends weekly email updates about progress being made. I highly recommend!! - Ethel

Scott

Mom's doing great and she really likes her trainer. She's so much more comfortable now and not scared to move - she even rode the exercycle a little in the building gym with her senior helper person the other day, so her trainer has really gotten her self-confidence back. She's also moving better. I can see it, though I'm sure she can't as much. And most importantly, her trainer has done a great job putting her mind at ease about the little aches she will feel from working out. She's not worrying every sore muscle is a heart attack anymore.

- Scott

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2023-11-20T12:06:27-08:00
Mom's doing great and she really likes her trainer. She's so much more comfortable now and not scared to move - she even rode the exercycle a little in the building gym with her senior helper person the other day, so her trainer has really gotten her self-confidence back. She's also moving better. I can see it, though I'm sure she can't as much. And most importantly, her trainer has done a great job putting her mind at ease about the little aches she will feel from working out. She's not worrying every sore muscle is a heart attack anymore. - Scott

Jill M. Brink

For the past seven years, my clients have reaped the benefits of working with Lori Michiel and her team. My clients are living with less pain, greater strength, endurance and flexibility; fewer falls as well as less depression and more energy for life. Speaking as a Professional Geriatric Care Manager, physical exercise is an integral component of a Care Plan, especially for my clients with health issues. Moving the body is essential to physical, emotional and cognitive well-being and Lori and her trainers know how to safely and effectively engage my clients in an exercise program that is appropriate for their needs.

- Jill M. Brink, Ph.D, Geriatric Care Management, Aging Interventions

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2015-01-15T03:04:48-08:00

- Jill M. Brink, Ph.D, Geriatric Care Management, Aging Interventions

For the past seven years, my clients have reaped the benefits of working with Lori Michiel and her team. My clients are living with less pain, greater strength, endurance and flexibility; fewer falls as well as less depression and more energy for life. Speaking as a Professional Geriatric Care Manager, physical exercise is an integral component of a Care Plan, especially for my clients with health issues. Moving the body is essential to physical, emotional and cognitive well-being and Lori and her trainers know how to safely and effectively engage my clients in an exercise program that is appropriate for their needs.

Debbi, Trainer

Lori Michiel Fitness is the premiere go-to company for older adult and senior fitness training. I have worked in the geriatric field for many decades and have the pleasure of rendering fitness sessions to Lori's clients. Lori is always available to address her clients' needs and confers with trainers to ensure the utmost in quality service and outcomes are met. I highly recommend reaching out to Lori to discuss your fitness needs for services including enhancing range-of-motion, cardiovascular endurance, increased strength, and overall well-being. 

- Debbi, Trainer with Lori Michiel Fitness

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2019-05-06T16:04:13-08:00
Lori Michiel Fitness is the premiere go-to company for older adult and senior fitness training. I have worked in the geriatric field for many decades and have the pleasure of rendering fitness sessions to Lori's clients. Lori is always available to address her clients' needs and confers with trainers to ensure the utmost in quality service and outcomes are met. I highly recommend reaching out to Lori to discuss your fitness needs for services including enhancing range-of-motion, cardiovascular endurance, increased strength, and overall well-being.  - Debbi, Trainer with Lori Michiel Fitness

Charles Savinar

Lori, In a few days it will be one year since I began with your program. I can say now, without a doubt, that I am in a much better place, in so many ways, than I was one year ago. I still remember the day you visited me and Mary and explained what it was that you work to do. (She still marvels about the balloon hat you wore that day.) Your suggestion to pair me with your trainer was spot on. Sometimes I wonder what she does to stay positive when I turn into "grumpy old man"...It was our daughter, Robin, who found out about you, and the rest is history...When it all began, I, as a classically trained cynic, expected to go a few months and then leave it all behind. Just goes to show you what can happen when you work and believe. Hope you're doing well.

- Charles Savinar

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2023-06-27T20:24:30-08:00
Lori, In a few days it will be one year since I began with your program. I can say now, without a doubt, that I am in a much better place, in so many ways, than I was one year ago. I still remember the day you visited me and Mary and explained what it was that you work to do. (She still marvels about the balloon hat you wore that day.) Your suggestion to pair me with your trainer was spot on. Sometimes I wonder what she does to stay positive when I turn into "grumpy old man"...It was our daughter, Robin, who found out about you, and the rest is history...When it all began, I, as a classically trained cynic, expected to go a few months and then leave it all behind. Just goes to show you what can happen when you work and believe. Hope you're doing well. - Charles Savinar

Sheri L.

My family engaged the services of Lori Michiel for my 77-year-old mother. I was very pleased with Lori's overall professionalism, starting off with in an in-depth health questionnaire, and then physical assessment. She was very engaging, personable and easy to work with. Her approach with my mother (a difficult person) was always right on target, and she was encouraging, positive and upbeat. She would give us reports after each training session to keep us apprised of what went on. I would definitely recommend Lori Michiel to anyone seeking personal training sessions for those over age 50, as she is quite knowledgeable and experienced with the health issues of this population, and appears to have a natural affinity for these individuals.

- Sheri L.

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2015-03-16T03:08:24-08:00

- Sheri L.

My family engaged the services of Lori Michiel for my 77-year-old mother. I was very pleased with Lori's overall professionalism, starting off with in an in-depth health questionnaire, and then physical assessment. She was very engaging, personable and easy to work with. Her approach with my mother (a difficult person) was always right on target, and she was encouraging, positive and upbeat. She would give us reports after each training session to keep us apprised of what went on. I would definitely recommend Lori Michiel to anyone seeking personal training sessions for those over age 50, as she is quite knowledgeable and experienced with the health issues of this population, and appears to have a natural affinity for these individuals.

Grace

Lori,
Thank you so much for your patience, persistence and passion in serving clients like my mother. You and Kim are amazing.
Blessings, Grace
Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2019-05-16T15:33:57-08:00
Lori, Thank you so much for your patience, persistence and passion in serving clients like my mother. You and Kim are amazing. Blessings, Grace

Rebecca

I enthusiastically recommend Lori Michiel Fitness! My 80 year old Mom had a cyst on her spinal column, and underwent a difficult spine surgery. We knew she had a long road of recovery ahead. Thankfully, as we left Villa Gardens, a Skilled Nursing Facility, they recommended Lori Michiel Fitness! Lori came to Mom’s house and thoroughly interviewed us, listened carefully to Mom's needs, read her neurosurgeon’s reports, and matched us with a Rehab Trainer that perfectly, gently helped Mom safely move and stretch. On top of that, Mom really liked the trainer and enjoyed their sessions. Lori kept in touch throughout Mom’s treatment as a liaison between us and the trainer. She conveyed any concerns we had to the trainer and helped make adjustments to Mom’s program. Lori is a gracious, warm-hearted woman with a passion for helping seniors. She truly gave us her whole heart as as we went through a very challenging time.

- Rebecca

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2022-09-30T18:03:38-08:00
I enthusiastically recommend Lori Michiel Fitness! My 80 year old Mom had a cyst on her spinal column, and underwent a difficult spine surgery. We knew she had a long road of recovery ahead. Thankfully, as we left Villa Gardens, a Skilled Nursing Facility, they recommended Lori Michiel Fitness! Lori came to Mom’s house and thoroughly interviewed us, listened carefully to Mom's needs, read her neurosurgeon’s reports, and matched us with a Rehab Trainer that perfectly, gently helped Mom safely move and stretch. On top of that, Mom really liked the trainer and enjoyed their sessions. Lori kept in touch throughout Mom’s treatment as a liaison between us and the trainer. She conveyed any concerns we had to the trainer and helped make adjustments to Mom’s program. Lori is a gracious, warm-hearted woman with a passion for helping seniors. She truly gave us her whole heart as as we went through a very challenging time. - Rebecca

Mary

I've become more confident in pushing my limits as I learned techniques from Lori that were customized to my age and condition. Before, I would pull back from activities for fear of pain or further injury, but she taught me how to build muscle and stamina progressively and safely. Confidence is built on a series of successes; The Lori Method™ works!
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.

- Mary

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2015-08-27T01:31:46-08:00

- Mary

I've become more confident in pushing my limits as I learned techniques from Lori that were customized to my age and condition. Before, I would pull back from activities for fear of pain or further injury, but she taught me how to build muscle and stamina progressively and safely. Confidence is built on a series of successes; The Lori Method™ works! 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.

D.P.

How great is this! Just like you to be taking everyday activities using our arms and teaching us the best ways to strengthen them!! Honestly Lori, you are more of a treasure than I think you realize! And then again, your humble spirit in your walk here on this earth is so lovely and I personally believe honors the One who created you.

- D.P.

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2023-06-27T20:31:11-08:00
How great is this! Just like you to be taking everyday activities using our arms and teaching us the best ways to strengthen them!! Honestly Lori, you are more of a treasure than I think you realize! And then again, your humble spirit in your walk here on this earth is so lovely and I personally believe honors the One who created you. - D.P.

Rolanda

I learned from Lori how important exercise is to my well-being and that I need to be accountable to myself and make exercise a part of my every day. I actually see Lori's face when I swim, or use the tread mill and know that she will be proud of me and my efforts to live “the good life”.

– Rolanda

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2015-08-27T01:36:34-08:00

– Rolanda

I learned from Lori how important exercise is to my well-being and that I need to be accountable to myself and make exercise a part of my every day. I actually see Lori's face when I swim, or use the tread mill and know that she will be proud of me and my efforts to live “the good life”.

Tristan

Thanks so much for your help in running a class for our staff yesterday. They truly enjoyed it and think it was a great way to break them out of their usual routine.

- Tristan

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2019-11-13T23:25:54-08:00
Thanks so much for your help in running a class for our staff yesterday. They truly enjoyed it and think it was a great way to break them out of their usual routine. - Tristan

Mary

Dear Lori, Thank you for your help to manage the steps, walking and walking uphill on my trip to Ireland. I am 87.

- Mary

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2023-08-26T09:47:14-08:00
Dear Lori, Thank you for your help to manage the steps, walking and walking uphill on my trip to Ireland. I am 87. - Mary

Jackie

Lori is a talented, innovative teacher /trainer. She has helped me better how my body works -- and what is needed to keep it moving! She constantly works around limitations with creative ways to accomplish the exercises and movements needed to build more strength and resilience. In addition to helping me with pain issues, she's helped me become more aware of how important posture and balance are. She's led me through provided me with methods to improve both. She also shares resources regarding my particular pain issues as well as general good health and body maintenance.

– Jackie

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2015-08-27T01:40:45-08:00

– Jackie

Lori is a talented, innovative teacher /trainer. She has helped me better how my body works -- and what is needed to keep it moving! She constantly works around limitations with creative ways to accomplish the exercises and movements needed to build more strength and resilience. In addition to helping me with pain issues, she's helped me become more aware of how important posture and balance are. She's led me through provided me with methods to improve both. She also shares resources regarding my particular pain issues as well as general good health and body maintenance.

Deb

Love Love Love your video on helping to relieve pain in the hips!!
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.

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2020-10-29T08:45:08-08:00
Love Love Love your video on helping to relieve pain in the hips!! 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.

Elena

She is getting stronger! Yay! To be more specific, mom can bend all the way over and pick something up off the floor, lift her legs higher, comb nearly all of her hair independently, and it’s only been a month! And now she can fold her own laundry!

- Elena, Teacher

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2023-07-28T22:46:49-08:00
She is getting stronger! Yay! To be more specific, mom can bend all the way over and pick something up off the floor, lift her legs higher, comb nearly all of her hair independently, and it’s only been a month! And now she can fold her own laundry! - Elena, Teacher

Steven A. Vasilev

Lori and her team were outstanding from A to Z. The personal initial evaluation, the planning, the matching of a trainer to her needs and much more was all completed in a professional and warm manner. My 96-year-old mom benefited greatly for more than a year of training that was delivered with a highly personalized caring touch. She enjoyed the sessions and was always looking forward to them. I give Lori and her team my highest possible recommendation.

- Steven A. Vasilev MD MBA FACOG FACS FACN ABIHM ABOIM

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2019-10-10T08:06:20-08:00
Lori and her team were outstanding from A to Z. The personal initial evaluation, the planning, the matching of a trainer to her needs and much more was all completed in a professional and warm manner. My 96-year-old mom benefited greatly for more than a year of training that was delivered with a highly personalized caring touch. She enjoyed the sessions and was always looking forward to them. I give Lori and her team my highest possible recommendation. - Steven A. Vasilev MD MBA FACOG FACS FACN ABIHM ABOIM

JL

I came to your program literally broken and battered from long-standing health conditions (I'm 86 with Parkinson’s disease). With your trainer’s patience, creativity, goal-setting and motivation techniques I am making good progress. Take the plunge, people, and give yourself some extra bounce to the ounce as you start the New Year.

- JL

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2021-01-05T19:51:53-08:00
I came to your program literally broken and battered from long-standing health conditions (I'm 86 with Parkinson’s disease). With your trainer’s patience, creativity, goal-setting and motivation techniques I am making good progress. Take the plunge, people, and give yourself some extra bounce to the ounce as you start the New Year. - JL

Ann

I am so grateful that you and her trainer are part of Mom’s life! It has been wonderful to have this support and guidance. Mom will often mention something they’ve done and how much she appreciates having someone encourage her to push herself a bit harder.

Gratefully,
Ann

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2023-10-12T15:24:14-08:00
I am so grateful that you and her trainer are part of Mom’s life! It has been wonderful to have this support and guidance. Mom will often mention something they’ve done and how much she appreciates having someone encourage her to push herself a bit harder. Gratefully, Ann

Deb

Always a joy to open and view your emails! Congratulations on your nomination for Professional of the Year by the Medical Fitness Network! Well deserved, indeed!

- Deb

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2019-10-10T08:11:54-08:00
Always a joy to open and view your emails! Congratulations on your nomination for Professional of the Year by the Medical Fitness Network! Well deserved, indeed! - Deb

Susan M.

We went to her doctor today, and mom told the doctor how pleased she is to have a personal trainer to help her stay as strong and balanced as possible.

- Susan M.


                               

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2024-02-12T19:35:36-08:00
We went to her doctor today, and mom told the doctor how pleased she is to have a personal trainer to help her stay as strong and balanced as possible. - Susan M.                                

Fabiola

...I was just looking on the internet more about “senior fitness” and I found you. I read about you and you really touched my heart.

Blessings, Fabiola, Personal Trainer

Lori Michiel Fitness, Inc
2021-06-28T20:01:51-08:00
...I was just looking on the internet more about “senior fitness” and I found you. I read about you and you really touched my heart. Blessings, Fabiola, Personal Trainer
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