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Terry O'Hara

Teaches in Branford, CT and Old Saybrook, CT

Credentials:

BS in Food and Nutrition, URI, Certified Personal Trainer, NASM, since 2005. Became a certified nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition in 2015. Studied for a certificate for Senior Fitness with NASM during the summer of 2016. She also completed training in balance, agility and stretching, also with NASM.

What she has noticed about her BEAT PD TODAY CLIENTS…

“So, the commitment level of these clients is off the charts. These clients, who happen to have Parkinson Disease, operate like serious athletes. They do not call and cancel unless they absolutely cannot make it...like a vacation or an operation. Most everyone wants to improve their balance and ability to jump ropes. But, what is really interesting to me is HOW MUCH they want to improve…. on everything. Jogging, jumping, boxing, combinations, planks, squat depth, receiving punches and more. This client base is phenomenal to work with. They are athletes with a purpose!”

What do you do to stay in shape?

"I have worked out at a Crossfit gym for over 5 years. I also follow (most of the time!!) a Paleo diet, which focuses on vegetables, lean meat, fish and chicken, fruit, healthy oils and nuts. (For example, breakfast today was 3 eggs, broccoli, bacon and a grapefruit.) This combination of intense exercise and eating seems to be going well. I also run about 1 mile most days of the week."

And, one more thing…

In college, Terry did her senior thesis on “The Effects of Exercise and Nutrition on the Body while Riding a 10 speed bike across the United States.” She found out...it’s not what you eat once in awhile, it is what you eat day in and day out that counts.

And, another thing………..

Terry has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and biked across the United States! And, she has amazing energy every day!

Our Trainers are all certified fitness professionals and have a minimum of one of the following certifications:

 

ZUMBA fitness®

Silver Sneakers

AFAA Certification

Mad Dog Athletics

NASM Personal Trainer Certification

Precision Nutrition

North American Yoga Alliance

Brian Grant Parkinson’s Certification