Valley Fitness we believe in helping you find the
type of workout that motivates you to make your fitness
and wellness a priority in your life. Our small group training
sessions are designed to progressively lead you to your
mission is to help you attain and maintain your health and
wellness goals, using time tested scientific and functional
Meyst is not just any personal trainer. I think of her as
my knee trainer. A couple of years ago, I began having serious
problems with both my knees. My rheumatologist told me my
knees were shot and would need replacement. Renee immediately
researched exercises that would strengthen the muscles in
my legs and especially around the knees to get me prepared
for the surgery. A year later, I finally decided to take
the plunge and get the work done. I recovered from each
of the surgeries (done 10 weeks apart) in record time and
now am back to all my usual activities (walking, lawn bowling
– soon I hope to go back to line dancing, something I haven’t
been able to do for more than five years!).
I attribute that to Renee’s constant willingness to research
and work with me to literally get me back on my feet. Perhaps
the best thing that Renee did was to encourage me to expand
the initial limits of my new knees – and all without being
insensitive to what I felt I could do."
is Medicine is a campaign to raise awareness
of the tremendous positive impact physical activity has
on wellness, not only through fitness professionals but
the healthcare system as well.
Because physicians and medical group providers now more
than ever will be held accountable for the outcomes of their
patients, they will be forced to address Physical activity
with all their patients or risk not having contracts with
activity and exercise are shown to help prevent and treat
more than 40 chronic diseases. Research shows that low
level of physical activity exposes a person to a greater
risk of dying than smoking, obesity, hypertension, or
individuals in their 80's have a lower risk of death than
inactive individuals in their 60's
physical activity can:
Reduce mortality and the risk of recurrent breast cancer
the risk of colon cancer by over 60%
the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by 40%
Reduce the incidence of heart disease and high blood pressure
by approximately 40%
the risk of stroke by 27%
the risk of developing type II diabetes by 58%
twice as effective in treating type II diabetes as the
standard insulin prescription and can save $2250. Per
person per year when compared to the cost of standard
decrease depression as effectively as Prozac or behavioral
with better muscle strength have 20% lower risk of mortality
(33% lower risk of cancer specific mortality) than adults
with low muscle strength.
low level of fitness is a bigger risk factor for mortality
than mild-moderate obesity. It is better to be fit and
overweight than unfit with lower percentage of body fat.
physical activity has been shown to lead to higher SAT
scores for adolescents.
elementary school setting, regular physical activity can
decrease discipline incidents involving violence by 59%
and decrease out of school suspensions by 67%.
a 45-minute evidence based strength training exercise class
for older adults. Most of the exercises are performed seated
in chairs with a set of light dumbbell weights. As participants
become stronger, they can “graduate” to using heavier dumbbells
in order to challenge themselves even more.
no dancing, aerobics or choreography to learn and we never
get on the floor. Enrollment is open to men and women of
all senior ages and fitness levels… simply work out at your
own pace! Bring a set of 2 or 3-pound dumbbells, a stretch
band and water to drink.
for Class Locations and Times.
and Water Fitness
of Fish Swimming Lessons for
Adults and Children
Have you always wanted to learn to swim but could not get
over the fear that may be holding you back? Let Renee your
Water Safety Instructor get you past the fear and you will
be swimming with confidence in a short time. Do you want
to create a water workout including swimming but need some
instruction on how to make your strokes and breathing techniques
better? Click for schedule of classes.
& Semi Private Swimming Lessons
1-4 in a Session | Customized prices and scheduling!
Instructor: Renee Meyst, American Red Cross Water Safety
Instructor. Call now to get on the schedule.
"I have never taken a water fitness class before
because I never really learned how to swim. I decided
to take Renee's class with my sister. We started in the
shallow end and then made our way to the deep end with
floatation rings. Not only was Renee's class a workout,
it was unbelievably fun too. If you think water fitness
is for an older crowd, think again. This is a totally
fun class that will jump-start your fitness routine and
get you in great shape FAST!!"
was able to work with Renee in pool exercises prior to
my knee replacement operation last spring and the pool
exercises allowed me to strengthen my leg muscles which
contributed to my successful recovery from the surgery.
I am scheduled for my next knee surgery early this summer
and hope Renee will be able to have classes so I can have
the same level of success for knee # 2."
of our instructors are trained professionals.
Click to view our credentials