A career professional who has risen from fitness model to 2003 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year, Keli Roberts sees opportunities in the industry and takes advantage of them. She enjoys talking to the masses about the benefits of exercise and, as group fitness manager for Equinox Fitness Clubs in Pasadena, California, teaches a variety of classes each week. What are her secrets? Education, hard work and practice, practice, practice.
Subject: Connie Aronson
Location: Ketchum, Idaho
Collaborating With Medical Professionals: For 14 years Aronson has worked with orthopedists and physical therapists. She now trains clients out of Koth Sports Physical Therapy. She pays rent at the clinic and does her own scheduling and billing. The clinic has a weight room she uses in addition to her own equipment, such as balls, bands, core boards and yoga props.
Subject: Janis Dorfman
Location: New York City
Clientele: Dorfman trains the patients of a top physician in New York City, many of whom have osteoporosis or osteopenia (the start of osteoporosis). The sessions include strength training, balance and posture exercises. (Clients do cardiovascular training on their own.)
Subject: Donald R. Scheiman
Location: Sunnyvale, California
Position and Company: Personal Trainer, YMCA and Gold’s Gym
Training a Special Client: Louise Baker,
a 40-year-old who had lost her left arm above the elbow several years ago, came to Donald Scheiman for personal training at the Y. She had a 5-inch “wing” (she dislikes the word “stump”) on the left side.
Form Follows Function
A thought-provoking discussion with physical therapist, trainer, educator, author, coach and inventor Gary Gray.
IDEA: What's new and exciting to you in personal training and physical therapy? Gray: We're getting back to the basics, which means we're humble enough to realize we're not inventing anything new. There's really nothing new under the sun. Rather, we're taking advan...