…reliable, listens to her clients, creative in using the environment around her, and most important, is knowledgeable about older bodies.
Noel was recommended by an acquaintance as a personal trainer who specializes in working with age 55+ and will make house calls. This was a plus since we were still waiting to be vaccinated and are over 65. And hadn’t exercised in the past 9 months.
We’ve been working with Noel twice a week for 45-minute sessions for the past 3 months. She has focused on improving our flexibility and strength. She uses weights, bands, the floor, the walls, furniture, and now we graduated to core sliders and TRX suspension exercises. Noel brings the equipment, although we already had the floor mats and some weights.
We’ve seen significant improvement. I’ve gained flexibility in my hamstrings and a bad shoulder. We’ve both regained core strength, we are trimmer, posture has improved, and we have regained some arm and leg muscle. The improvements are ongoing since Noel tracks our progress closely and pushes a little bit more each session. She works on protecting AND strengthening our weak spots. (lower back, knees, 1 shoulder).
Noel is the third trainer we’ve tried in the past 4 years. The first one blew out my knees through heavy-weight squats. The second trainer was better but unreliable. They would often just not show up….a lot.
After 3 months, we can attest that Noel is reliable, listens to her clients, creative in using the environment around her, and most important, is knowledgeable about older bodies. We trust her to get us to a better place, pain-free.