Suzanne is a licensed Occupational Therapy Practitioner. Due to her own rehabilitation after a car accident and once being obese, she understands the need for modifying exercises to accommodate medical conditions She enables those who are overweight or suffering from diabetes, asthma, arthritis, and many other illnesses, to enjoy the benefits of exercise. Her fitness program includes 3 levels and a variety of therapeutic modifications so that anyone can participate, from either a standing or sitting position, and regardless of their medical condition.
In an age where most exercise gurus are touting famous results for rock hard abs and olympic style stamina, Suzanne targets overall fitness, functionality, and quality of life as goals for individuals. Functional fitness incorporates exercises that prepare muscle groups in your body to work together to handle every day situations, like picking up and carrying a suitcase. It is more about being healthy than having the "perfect body". Functional Fitness treats "fitness" as medicine and a way to avoid rehabilitation from lifestyle diseases. A baby boomer herself, Suzanne relates to those 40 years and older, making her a key player in the health and fitness industry.
Dr. Mache Seibel, professor at the University of Massachussettes Medical School and publisher of My Menopause Magazine recognizes the advantage that a health and wellness program such as Functional Fitness can have on the baby boomer generation. He comments that people don't just want to "get older", they want to feel better. Therefore, Functional Fitness is not a trend, it is here to stay.
Suzanne Andrew's feature article in the March issue of My Menopause Magazine will give readers a taste of how her Functional Fitness exercises can increase overall strength, stamina, and sense of well being, particularly for those over the age of 40.
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