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How to Move Like an Air Dancer

An Air Dancer? Yes! Don’t you want to feel like your body could move and flow in any direction?

While there doesn’t seem to be an exact age, everyone eventually starts to say they are too old for something. When it comes to feeling healthy, being active, or moving, many adults hit a point in their life when they decide that how they are is how they are. Over the past few years, I have heard friends and family say many things such as:

  • “Oh Keli, I can’t do that. I’m too old.”
  • “I have never been able to bend that way.”
  • “My left side is weaker than my right.”
  • “I have always been heavy.”

Chose How You Age

Similar to losing weight, how much you move throughout your life is your choice. If you choose to continually feel like crap, be more sedentary than active, or eat more than you should, you will become that person.

When I was over 250 pounds, I had lots of aches – lower back, knees, and feet mainly – and I also was quick to get minor chest pain when I was suddenly “active”. I was 39 and – guessing – that I felt more like someone over 70 years of age.

Chose to Move

The picture that I continue to share really was what I needed. Seeing how heavy I was and constantly feeling shitty, I decided to start making changes. For me it was the gym and nutrition. It took me almost 3 months to really own both and now I know when I am off.

Want to get down on the floor with a grandchild? Want to undo your office body? There are many things you can do.For you – it might simply mean adding a walk to your day, finding a fun social group, or cutting sugar from part of your diet. If you need help, I am here.

Keli Hay is a certified personal trainer using her weight loss success to help others.

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Certified Personal Trainers Do More Than Lift

At least the good ones do…

At a weekly meeting last week, I was asked to share with the group something about what I do that people might not know.

Certifications

I stated how I am CPR AED certified; that I can stretch body parts and break knots; that I know what a calorie is and the importance of macros in a diet; and that I can work with anyone – from children to the elderly in pretty much any physical condition.

This surprised everyone in the room. They viewed me as someone that simply shows a person how to work with weights and move around a gym. I would like to say that I am surprised, but I am not. There are many perceptions about personal trainers because of how they behave in the gym setting – from spending more time on their cell phones that focusing on their clients, to how they execute a personal work out.

Lots to Learn

Studying to become a personal trainer didn’t occur overnight. This was a career change for me. This is something that I wanted to pursue and execute well. I studied for over 2 months and became certified through the National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF). It is now up to me to maintain my certification. How do I maintain/recertify? For starters, I have to retake the CPR AED course every two years. I also have to earn educational credits. This is where I get to have fun – but it isn’t cheap. There are so many options out there and it is up to me to determine my own path.

Similar to my workouts, I love variety. I want to help a variety of people so that I don’t feel like I am doing the same thing day in and day out. Because I love sports, I am currently studying to become a strength coach. I have completed TRX and Bulgarian Bag courses and am certified with Axius Core which has provided me with a good mix of mediums to train with. Next month, I am completing the Pre/Postnatal Specialty Certificate to become a Pronatal Certified Trainer.

If you are looking for help getting moving, feeling stronger, losing weight, or becoming more flexible, I am here for you whenever you are ready.

Keli Hay is a certified personal trainer using her weight loss success to help others.

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Upcoming Event – Business Expo

On May 3rd, the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce is hosting it’s 2nd Annual Business Expo event.

About the Event

“Sip, swirl, shop and get up, close and personal with Mid-Peninsula businesses. Mingle with local businesses, accountants, bankers, business coaches, fashion wear, jewelry, health & nutrition, home goods & services, insurance, legal services, realtors, spa & massage, technology, travel and much more.”

Location and Time

It is located at the lovely Poplar Creek Golf Course in San Mateo from 5pm until 8pm.

I have a table and will be set up with some training incentives!

If you are available and in the area, please stop by to say hello! You will find me next to the predominately green table 🙂

Keli Hay is a certified personal trainer using her weight loss success to help others.

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Welcome to Professional Fitness Training by Keli Hay

Hello, I’m Keli Hay.

After almost 20 years in information technology and living a sedentary lifestyle, I decided that it was time for a change. I was tired of being tired. My weight was impacting my life in several ways. While I loved walking my dogs and being active, my plantar fasciitis meant I couldn’t walk as much as I wanted. I was dealing with body aches, my sleeping was terrible, and I could no longer perform basic daily tasks easily.

At the age of 39, I embarked on a path that would forever change my life. I joined a gym, took control of my life, and found new, supportive friends along the way.

In less than a year of joining the gym and working with a personal trainer, I lost over 100 lbs and eliminated my joint pain. A couple of months later, I decided to apply my training skillset as a certified personal trainer with a focus on strength, conditioning, weight loss, athletic training, and restorative training.

Check back often and consider reaching out to learn more about my personal training services.

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