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    Strength for Life® Fitness Center: Exercising for the Health of Fit!

    Strength for Life® Health & Fitness Center is more than a place to “work out.” It is a community of energetic adults from 40 to 95 who not only like to exercise together, but who also like learning how to exercise better. Some of our exercise clients have enjoyed training here for more than 25 years. A willingness to learn how they can improve is the key to their long-term fitness success. They recognize that their first six personal instructional sessions here were only a great beginning. They value ongoing coaching, technique reminders, and regular re-evaluations to upgrade their training plans as their strength increases. Challenging workshops and stimulating classes introduce them to new ways to enjoy and experience the thrill of physical exertion. Perhaps above all, our exercise clients find joy in rediscovering the strength and energy they need to perform well in their other favorite physical activities. Your Online Fitness Learning Center is a worldwide community of inquisitive adults who are hungry for reliable, practical, and useful information about safe and effective ways to improve the quality of their exercise experiences and to achieve their personal health goals. When you join this community of dedicated learners, you can access up-to-date information about new and unique exercises, innovative fitness programs, strength training tips and reminders, as well as related nutritional information, delicious recipes, relaxation techniques, and much more.

    Whether you train with us in person or learn with us online, there are at least eight ways in which we help you to improve of your health and fitness. You can:

    • increase your strength—to excel in the physical activities of your life;
    • increase your bone and muscle mass—the superstructure of your body;
    • decrease your body fat—to the level you need for good health;
    • improve your cardiorespiratory fitness—for better blood and oxygen flow;
    • increase your flexibility—because stiffness is your enemy;
    • improve your posture—because you cannot allow gravity to get you down;
    • improve your balance, coordination, and equilibrium—for the dance of life;
    • enjoy feeling good—as lean, strong, flexible, and capable as you can be.

    When you join the Strength for Life® Fitness Center and/or, you are joining a community of lively, questioning, active, lifetime practitioners of good health.

    Amy Dawn Kotel-Swift, Assistant Director and Personal Trainer at Strength for Life® Health and Fitness Center Amy interest in fitness stems from her teen years. She needed a place to put her exuberant, high spirited energy. She also had a secret wish to be a dancer. She finally began studying dance at age 21 and by 27 years she received a minor in dance and was teaching aerobics and dance in Ulster County NY. She got into her first dance company at age thirty and soon after began pursuing her Masters in Education in MA. She then became a K-12 Certified Dance Teacher in MA, through the DOE and gained two personal training certifications. In the last five years, Amy has continued to grow in her fitness expertise, becoming certified in many disciplines of exercise and wellness. She holds certifications in Active Older Adult Fitness, Group Exercise, Pilates, Barre Fitness, TRX Trainer, and specializes in Conscious Eating and self-manipulation Myofacial release.

    It has been an absolute privilege for Amy to train, teach, and assist the members of Strength for Life® Fitness Center. With her background in education, she really invests in each person’s learning style and fitness goals, working around her trainee’s physical challenges. She investigates how each trainee learns and collaborates with each member, to give them the right work out in a way they can easily understand and utilize. Besides supporting the trainees to reach their fitness potential, she creates an atmosphere that makes each member feel welcome and safe to ask any fitness questions. Members know that they will be cared for and that, as they progress in their fitness, Amy will be there to help them do it safely.