Ginny Hartnett has been involved in the fitness industry in the Seacoast, NH, area since 2009. However, Ginny was first certified as a group fitness instructor with the Aerobic Fitness Association of America way back in 1990! She currently is a certified ACE Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist, and a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. Her study in Fascial Fitness lead to a strong interest in the fascial system and how it affects movement in the human body. She was so compelled by this information that she attended school for Massage Therapy and will test for state licensing in mid-August, 2016.
"A balanced body is key to long-term good health. It is vital to look at all the components: strength, flexibility, cardiovascular and fascial health. Combining massage therapy techniques with a corrective exercise program can keep a body balanced, and it is never a one-size-fits-all answer. Every person is affected by their daily life habits, occupation, posture and environment. There is balance to be found there, but it may take some "unwinding" to get to that state, using short-term and long-term goals. A short-term goal may involve preparing for an event like a wedding or a race, but we should all endeavor to keep a long term goal of active aging. There are many challenges and obstacles as the body ages and you want to give yourself the very best foundation possible. No one will do this for you. But I can sure help guide the way."
Education is vital to understanding how the body moves, adapts, and ages. And by education, I mean individualized education --helping to answer “how does my body function best?” can bring about many more results than just reading an article about “beach body ready in 3 weeks” or “10 steps to great abs”. There are three reasons I am driven to educate people how to move better:
1. Keeping the body in balance is essential to quality of life.
“If you don’t take care of your body, where else are you going to live?” ~ Trevor Romain
2. Pain can be elusive, but locating the source is important to restoring balance in the body.
“Where you think it is, it ain’t” ~ Ida Rolf
3. There are many variables to consider when balancing a body, especially as we age.
“It’s always something” ~ Roseanne Roseannadanna, SNL