Including exercise as part of your daily life is not easy. Thinking about making the commitment to exercise is often harder than actually doing it. Everyone has a different idea of what works for them: some of my clients love going to the gym, others only want to take fitness classes; some need to exercise in their home, while others need to be outdoors.

The key is to figure out what works best for you. Once you do that, you need to make the commitment to do it on a regular basis. Initially, it doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you do it consistently. Once you’ve established a routine for a month or two, you can focus on taking exercise to the next level. This might sound daunting, but I can introduce you to new ways of exercising that aren’t overwhelming.


I can get you on the right exercise track in several ways:

  • You can train with me at my home in Hartsdale, NY, where I have both cardio machines and weights. I can create a personalized cardiovascular, strength training, core-strength and/or flexibility program for you.
  • I can travel to you, if you prefer to exercise in your own home.
  • You can try one of my Cardio/Strength or Abs/Core Strength fitness classes. I teach in a karate studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY. These are small, friendly, yet challenging classes where participants are encouraged to work at their own pace and at their own level.
  • For some of my more advanced clients, I have set up weight training programs for them to do on their own at the gym or at home. We meet monthly to make changes and progress the program.


Weight training builds muscle for both men and women but it is especially important for women’s bones. As women age, they lose estrogen, which protects bones. Weight training keeps our bone density healthy and keeps our metabolism raised. Often I hear people say “Well, it’s getting harder and harder for me to lose weight because I’m getting older.” Why is that? It’s because we slow down and lose muscle mass as we age. If we do weight training and build muscle tissue, we will stay metabolic. Muscle, at rest, burns calories. Fat doesn’t. There is no reason for us to slow down and lose muscle!