Mindfully attending to your body’s cues to move, change position or rest.
Adapting your environment to accommodate more activity throughout your day.
Encouraging others to move by your model of action.
Learning to move with balance in a way that supports pain free activity.
Movement is essential. Exercise is a supplement. Few Americans meet the physical activity guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services (150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise/week). Furthermore, the fitness industry has turned a large percentage of people off by idealizing ripped abs and tight butts. This is simply unattainable for the average person. The current trend of high intensity training as a quick fix causes more harm than good in many cases.
We believe that living an active lifestyle can be FUN! Let us help you discover how to find the joy in movement by aligning with your passions and desires. Movement is simple and can and needs to be a regular part of your day. Then supplement your movement with exercise, which has the direct goal of improving the condition of your body and mind.
Your body is a vehicle for self discovery. We believe that when you exercise mindfully with the fine tuned awareness we bring to our approach, you will learn to follow your body's lead rather than a scripted program on a piece of paper or screen.
Gina Fontaine spent 20 years as a fitness professional in gym and public recreation centers. She recognized that the majority of Americans resist the traditional fitness model. Going to the gym, wearing tight fitting clothes, sweating and getting sore just doesn't appeal to a lot of people.
In 2015 she formed the concept of an active living lifestyle whereby movement opportunities are sought throughout the day. Exercise becomes like a supplement: a time when you improve your movement patterns and reverse the effects of sedentary lifestyle activities.
Gina earned a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University and she maintains her Personal Trainer certification with National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She also teaches yoga, prenatal exercise, kids movement, and stroller exercise. She takes a whole person approach to her instruction and addresses the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of her clients. Her NASM Corrective Exercise training guides her program design.
Gina scarcely has seen a body in perfect balance. She uses personal training as a tool to focus on areas of your body that need fine tuning, thereby amplifying the positive results of your movement and exercise.