I have been working for over 35 years in many shapes and forms, but mostly in the healthcare field. My big issues was always that I was dealing with sickness. Is this ‘Healthcare’? I believe it was ‘sick care ‘. We need to be proactive and not get sick! Where was the preventative medicine that is so needed? The system is the way it is, but as a healthy, active person, I want to be proactive and help with staying healthy!

So, I looked and pondered on my journey. I realized that I love the feeling of being healthy and fit. So, what would my next “job” be? What not put it altogether and be that person who helps people be healthy, stay healthy, keep moving so that they can enjoy those ‘Golden years’. We don’t need to age and no longer be able to do the things we want to do!

This led to start my  journey on this road to no longer work for someone else, enjoy what I was doing while helping people which was in alignment with my nursing background. I am my own entity and working towards helping people stay healthy. Part of that is maintaining movement and being able to keep moving.

In my quest to fit into an area that is more targeted, I realized that as I get older, it is more difficult to do some of the things that the “younger people” are doing. I feel that there is a need for customized exercises that help the “aging adult” be the best they can be. This quest led me to Essentrics, “Aging Backwards”, a program developed by Miranda Esmonde-White. She has been on PBS for many years. In following her CD workout, I discovered that it wasn’t easy to follow! I looked into classes in Vancouver and there weren’t any available. Thus began my certification into becoming an Essentrics Instructor. I am working on it! Stay tuned.