Growing older is inevitable!
Falling apart isn’t!
Invest in your health, wellbeing and independence while preserving your balance.
Standing Firm Fitness is the home of creative exercise programs and balance classes for mature adults who are interested in improving their health and fitness through sensible movement at any age and fitness level.
My credentials include a degree from Sonoma State University in Kinesiology with a concentration in Adult Fitness Management and Gerontology plus a variety of certifications from nationally and internationally known professional organizations for health and fitness. I am a member in good standing with the Tai Chi for Health Community. My certifications are kept current in personal training from Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Water Fitness from Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Tai Chi for Health (TCA) by Dr. Paul Lam TCA, and CPR.
To strengthen my knowledge and skills as a health and fitness professional I have participated in continuing education programs in Exercise for Older Adults, Exercise Management for Persons with Chronic Diseases and Disabilities, a variety of senior fitness programing courses, Arthritis Exercise Programming, Tai Chi Sun73 Style and 24 Yang Style, and Shibashi Tai Chi Qigong level 1 and level 3.
Guiding others on a journey of self-care, for health, disease management, fitness and well-being is my passion. For the past 25 years my life's work, both personally and professionally, has been to encourage movement and body awareness in others for the enhancement of brain function, endurance, strength, posture, balance, coordination, self-image, and socialization. I have witnessed many wonderful success stories and improved self-images as a result of consistent exercise participation. People begin to enjoy activities they were not able to perform before they began to practice regular, consistent exercise. They feel better about themselves and find they are able to do more with greater ease. (See what clients are saying!)
My teaching includes both traditional exercises and various Tai Chi forms of movement while applying the essential principles of movement in all activities to enhance the benefits of movement regardless of the exercise discipline practiced. I have recently developed a balance class called Balance the Tai Chi Way (see class link). It is important to know most exercises can be modified for specific concerns and they can be performed seated, standing or lying on a bed as well as in the water.
Printable resume available here.
Chris Netto is available for public speaking for health, fall prevention, healthy back and disease management through regular physical activity
What her clients are saying!
"Participants in Chris's classes have experienced amazing changes in their lives. She has shared her passion and given us the tools to continue with an exercise program to maintain or enhance our health and fitness."
..... Diane S.
"Chris has taught us so much about body and mind health. She has taught us that aging is inevitable but falling apart is not! Her classes are fun and stimulating. She is a patient and caring teacher."
..... Shirley B.
"Chris is a special person whose love for people and life shines through in so many inspiring ways."
..... Sue S.
"Chris's classes are well structured planned and fresh. I always enjoy some new thing or different movements plus she always identifies the muscles and or skill involved with its application. She keeps us moving and challenged."
..... Shirley H.
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