"Gentle but consistent wins the day" and , "No pain, no pain."
I am extremely respectful of each person's comfort zone and encourage everyone to progress at their own speed, with my guidance and support. Interestingly, my dance background, with its emphasis on alignment, balance, breathing and flexibility has applied almost seamlessly to my work with older people, who are dealing with similar issues.
We all must face the fact that, given the medical advances of our century, we will live much longer than our predecessors. Research points in a compelling and unarguable way toward incorporating exercise into our daily lives as one of the most powerful tools we possess for enabling ourselves to live the next few decades in comfort and independence. As a baby boomer myself, I live and teach with this in mind, always.