"Take care of your body - it's the only place you have to live in"
Regular exercise is fundamental to our wellbeing. It controls weight, improves stamina, helps prevent disease, enhances flexibility, strengthens and tones, sharpens the mind, and improves overall quality of life.
Our emphasis is on strengthening our core muscles.
The "core" refers to the muscles in our abdomen, lower back and hips. The major core muscles include the spinal flexors, spinal extensors, hip flexors, and hip extensors.
Working on our core muscles ensures our body will perform at it's best, even as we age.
A strong core also helps with back pain. Lower or upper back pain can be partly due to weak abdominal muscles. By strengthening our abs, we can ease the pain or prevent back pain from occurring.
All my workouts are low in impact - meaning, there is no wild jumping around or using heavy weights. We use our body weight or very light weights only. The emphasis for all our exercises is on correct posture and controlled movements to tone our muscles and strengthen our core.
I offer the following options:
What clients have to say:
I had exercise sessions with Anita for a period of 6 months after an accident. Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed the workouts, especially after I got used to the routine. I found it quite challenging at the beginning, as I wasn't used to physical exercise But I have to say it was worth it. My lower back problems improved immensely over this time. I can highly recommend Anita. She's always uplifting and fun.
Anita is an inspiration and a force to be reckoned with! I’ve been training with Anita since November last year and started off having to walk sections when out for a 2 mile “run.” We’ve gradually built up & now I regularly do 5-6 miles of actual running. Anita reminds me to take it steady, build up slowly and that consistency is key. Anita’s core workouts are demanding, even though they are low impact and no equipment needed. Each exercise starts off with me thinking that it’s easy and then suddenly my muscles are burning & screaming at me to stop. Anita is so positive and upbeat - at the end of every session I walk away on a high. Thanks Anita!
After a back injury last summer I was unable to run for 7 months. Having joined Anita's exercise group I've been improving my core strength and had the confidence to return to training. I have now been able to run pain free for the past few months. Anita's workouts are aimed at strengthening the muscles without the use of heavy weights. My triathlon training program is quite high intensity, however I find Anita's sessions challenging and essential to maintain my core strength. I thoroughly enjoy the workouts with Anita and can highly recommend them.
Group session feedback:
I loved the group sessions - lots of fun! ~Lisa
My husband and I both did Anita's session at the park for the summer and found them quite challenging but rewarding. We improved our fitness level and my husband's back pain dramatically reduced. ~Megan
I enjoyed the group sessions even so I was a bit apprehensive at the start, as I'm not very strong and have never exercised before. Anita was very good and made sure she gave me exercises I could manage. I ended up loosing quite a bit of weight and felt much more relaxed after a while. ~Kim
Great workouts and lovely to meet new people! Highly recommended. ~Helen
Anita's workouts are the best I have ever done. They were just right - she made them fun, challenging and always made sure we did them the right way. I did some bootcamps in the past, which left me injured because nobody looked at my posture. As I am not the youngest anymore, I find Anita's exercises are perfect for me. ~David
Thanks Anita! I remember all my muscles screaming at me after my first workout with you, but now I'm so much stronger and always look forward to our outdoor sessions. ~Belinda