Personal Trainer With Morton Plant Cheek-Powell Wellness Center Addresses Rotary Club of Clearwater
At the Wednesday noon meeting of the Rotary Club of Clearwater at the Belleair Country Club, John Slaughter introduced Jeanmarie Scordino, personal trainer with Morton Plant Cheek-Powell Wellness Center. She talked about “Personal wellness, proper nutrition and age-appropriate exercise.” Jeanmarie learned CPR at 17, after a Good Samaritan saved her father’s life by administering CPR a year earlier. Since that time she has devoted herself to teaching individuals of all ages and fitness levels to achieve their goals, improve their quality of life and avoid those crisis situations as much as possible. Slaughter said that Jeanmarie’s dedication, knowledge, experience and professional attitude motivate everyone she encounters toward wellness. He said, “Beware, you might find yourself wanting to walk back to work or home!”
Jeanmarie related how important it is for people of all ages to keep flexible, develop strength, maintain good posture. She said it is not necessary to exercise only in 30-minute segments, that five minutes at a time can build flexibility and rejuvenate how you feel.
Children today are becoming obese, and if it continues, these same children will die at an earlier age, for the first time in history.
Scordino had the Rotarians stand up as she guided them to rotate the hips, swivel the hips, do lunges, try standing on one foot. She stressed the importance of starting an exercise program very slowly. It is not necessary to feel pain, to hurt or to even sweat. Multiple five-minute daily time segments of mild stretching and flexibility movements, will make each of us feel better immediately and help us to live longer.
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