Why did you seek out Carpe Diem personal training?
Thanksgiving 2019 is my 78th birthday, and I am very thankful to have lived this long. But, by last summer, I had been “feeling my age” for some time. The impetus for change came one day while making my way from the parking lot to the grocery store as a well-meaning store employee offered me a cart to use as an aid to walk to the entrance. Well, I thought, I can either give up and get a walker or do something to stave off further decrepitude. I knew I needed help and began a search for a personal trainer. My requirements included someone with extensive background and knowledge, a willingness to work with elderly clients, and the ability to design highly individualized training. Fortunately, I found Carpe Diem and Matthew.
What were your short and long term goals?
My short-term goal was to improve balance to avoid falling. My longer-term goals include building strength and improving posture, increasing energy, and continuing to improve balance. And a long-term goal is the ability to get up off the floor without using my hands. (I can get up using only one hand now, so I am halfway there.)
What are your thoughts about the process?
Following an initial meeting and evaluation, we began working three months ago. My balance and strength has vastly improved, my energy level has skyrocketed and I don’t “hunch over” nearly as much. Matthew motivates with positive reinforcement, changes workout routines regularly to keep them interesting, and ensures that I am making steady progress. I look forward to every session and now “feeling my age” feels great!