As a former marathoner and triathlon participant, Jim’s training experience runs the gamut from working with individuals just beginning to train to highly experienced athletes. He believes in a sensible and moderate approach to exercise. Education combined with an individual’s physical or water training experience dominates his training regimen. Emphasizing awareness of one’s breathing and movement, he helps his clients get the most benefit out of their work. He likes to encourage smarter, kinder and more diverse workouts that are tailor-made for an individual or a group. A moderate intensity, enjoyable brand of exercise that brings fitness within everyone’s grasp.
Jim has a passion for water and fitness training having worked professionally since 2000. He is certified as an Aquatics Instructor by the AEA and the AFPA. Additionally, he is a Certified Aquatic Therapist from the Aquatics Therapy and Rehab Institute. For dry land fitness he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA, ACSM and NASM as well as a Certified Personal Trainer from the AFPA. In addition to these certifications, he is a Certified Group Exercise Instructor from the well as a Certified Yoga Instructor. Prior to launching his career in physical fitness and water training, Jim received his BA and MBA degrees from Boston College and worked as a marketing professional. These certifications demonstrate Jim’s commitment to safe and healthy exercise.
Once upon a time there was a curly haired girl named Dory who had a two-pack-a-day cigarette habit. A smoker for 13 years at age 23, she realized her life-style HAD to change. A friend dared her to join a health club, which was a big deal since she had always ridiculed health clubs, viewing exercising indoors as a complete waste of time. A few months into her membership, Dory reluctantly joined an aerobics class. After a lot of struggling, as most do, with the moves, directional changes, and generally keeping up, she eventually got the hang of it. More importantly, Dory saw an incredible change in her body, her attitude, and her energy. Six months later Dory became a certified aerobics instructor.
Dory has been teaching group exercise for nearly 29 years. She loves all forms of group exercise, but is most passionate about water aerobics. Join Dory for a spirited, joyful water workout at Waverley Oaks. Or attend BodyPump with Dory as she leads you through one of her favorite Les Mills programs with energy and enthusiasm. Come find out why Dory loves what she does so much!