Corrective-exercise specialists Joan Santopinto and Vreni Gurd have combined their fitness knowledge and talent to produce a how-to guide to stay strong and flexible for men and women over 40 years old, in the form of a new DVD called the "Anti-Aging Exercise Solution".
Joan and Vreni know first-hand how exercising on a regular basis is the elixir of youth, with their years of experience training middle-aged and older clients. Watching their clients, some over 80 and 90 years old, provides a powerful inspiration for what is possible. Joan is currently working with a gentleman over 90 years old, who, amazingly, is still practicing headstands during his workout routine!
Both trainers have worked with hundreds of people over the years, helping them get back function that they were unaware they had lost, until they were able to regain it. Vreni states, “I have clients tell me that ‘I no longer have to use a coffee table to help me when I am getting up from the floor’. Or, ‘Now I can get out of chairs without needing to push with my arms. I didn’t even realize I was doing that until I didn’t need to push anymore.”
Joan and Vreni currently live and work in Vancouver. In the 80’s Joan owned the popular gym Heaven’s Fitness where she taught classes for a number of years. Heaven’s Fitness had a great reputation across Western Canada well known for their aerobics classes. Vreni taught fitness in Toronto for ten years before moving back to Vancouver. She has also taught corrective-exercise seminars and workshops on the shoulder and the core to other personal trainers.
The goal of the DVD is to address common postural and movement issues that boomers may experience, while providing an excellent strength and conditioning work out. By targeting the boomer generation, Joan and Vreni have created a specific workout DVD, unlike anything else on the market geared to those over 40, to regain their range-of-motion and functional abilities like getting up and down off the floor easily.
Throughout the DVD, the two demonstrate and explain correct exercise technique as well as point out common mistakes to help their audience get the most out of the workout. By doing the exercises correctly, participants will improve strength and flexibility as well as posture and functional ability. By incorporating key foundational exercises, step-by-step instructions, and three difficulty levels, The Anti-Aging Exercise Solution is suitable for all.