Our Philosophy

by Claudia Collins

As a Fitness Nurse, I am dedicated to a complete healthy lifestyle which encompasses all aspects of one’s life including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realm.  I believe that our bodies were designed to be active and to move for total health.  I believe that our bodies were designed eat whole foods instead of processed, chemical laden foods to run properly and optimally.
Every single individual is different and therefore, I am not an advocate of a certain diet or supplement plan but encourage lifestyle changes, healthy choices, common sense thinking, and eating lots of wholesome, nourishing foods.
I encourage my clients to begin to make healthy food choices and search for healthy recipes and try them out.  I discourage any type of “starvation” diet or the labeling of foods as “good” and “bad”.
As a fitness nurse, I stand behind the Exercise is Medicine TM program which is an initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  This initiative is backed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) and has the following vision:  To make physical activity and exercise a standard part of disease prevention and treatment paradigm in the United States.  I love the idea that “Exercise is Medicine”.   The benefits of exercise are numerous.  My goal as a fitness nurse is to utilize my knowledge and to assist you with the following goals:
Exercise is Medicine
*Improvement in your overall general well being
*Lower blood pressure
*Reduce waist measurement
*Help you manage your weight
*Elevate/Improve mood
*Combat chronic diseases
*Reduce stress/Increase resistance to stress naturally
*Improve HDL and lowered triglycerides
*Improve Digestion
*Increase bone density
*Reduces joint discomfort
*Increased range of motion
*Improve cardiovascular and respiratory function/capacity
*Improve blood flow and strengthen your heart
*Enhances immune system
*Improve flexibility
*Improves circulation and helps reduce blood pressure,
*Enhances coordination and balance,
*Makes the body use calories more efficient
*Improves posture
*lower resting heart rate
*improve body composition by reducing body fat percentage,
*Decrease stress levels
*Improve sleep
*Boost energy level
*Increase overall strength and stamina
*Increase balance
*Fall prevention strategies
*Improve independence
*Improve libido
*And so much more!

Created by Dr. Robert Sallis during his tenure as president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Exercise is Medicine is a national initiative sponsored by ACSM to make physical activity assessment and exercise presc