The decision to get and stay fit can transform your life. I truly believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a full, happy and long healthy life! I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). I also hold an advanced certification as a Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS) and as a Functional Aging Fitness Specialist (FAFS). I offer fitness programs to improve and strengthen your body, balance and brain health. My goal is to empower my clients to get in their best shape and feel great, regardless of their age, size or fitness level.
Recently, I was selected to the Best of Boston A-List , Top 5 Personal Trainers. As the only trainer recognized over the age of 40, I am especially proud of this award. The fact is our bodies change as we age. I design functional, unique and effective exercise programs specific to your needs and goals. I primarily focus on strength training, balance, posture, stamina, flexibility and to improve overall health. Additionally, I have developed specific programs to improve balance and help correct posture.
I offer group classes, in-home and on-site training in Boston. Running is something I enjoy, having competed in over 30 races including full and half marathons. I live in Beacon Hill with my husband and sporty, yet girlie, 14 year old daughter. I have a Bachelors in Human Development and Psychology, and I am certified in First Aid and CPR/AED. I am a member of the American Council on Exercise, The Athletics and Fitness Association of America, the Senior Fitness Association of America, Functional Aging Institute, The Women in Fitness Association and IDEA Health & Fitness Association. My recent specialized training includes Fall Prevention for Older Adults, Periodized Weight Training for Women, The Link Between Nutrition, Hormones and Strength Training, Functional Aging Specialization, Exercise Selection Based on Movement Screening, Nutrition Based Personal Training, Functional Circuits for Aging Adults, and Sunrise Yoga.
It is my hope to empower clients on their own personal journey to fitness, health and well being. I look forward to speaking with you about how we can fulfill your fitness goals!
Cindy Sullivan, CPT, GFI, SFS, FAFS
By my late 20's I was fifty pounds overweight, a smoker and so depressed I couldn't get out of bed. Then I discovered aerobics and it changed my life. I turned my enthusiasm for exercise into a part-time job as a group exercise instructor, and I’ve been teaching in gyms in Greater Boston for almost thirty years. After wrapping up my career in public relations, I went to school to become a personal trainer, and I’m loving every minute of my “second act.”
Examples of Client Success
Most of my clients are over 60. Some have been active for many years; others are new to exercise. All have the same overarching goal: to move with ease and confidence and to enjoy activities with family and friends.
A year ago “Bill” adopted a healthy diet and started working out with me three times a week. He lost 102 pounds and now swims regularly, and enjoys kayaking and hiking with his wife. “Joan’s” stomach cancer and spine surgery left her weak and frail. Working out twice a week, she built the strength and stamina needed for walking tour vacations with her daughter. “Carlo” spends long hours sitting at a desk and on airplanes and suffered chronic low back pain. With regular workouts focused on core strength and flexibility, his back pain is gone. “Kathleen” had her thyroid removed, and struggled with fatigue and weight gain. Three sessions a week of resistance and cardio training helped shed the pounds and increase her energy.
Fitness Training and Certifications
· Certified Personal Trainer, NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine)
· Certificate of Distinction, NASM
· Certified Personal Trainer, American Academy of Personal Training
· Active Aging Trainer Certificate, SCW Fitness
· Older Adult Fitness Trainer Certificate, AAAI/ISMA
· Small Group Fitness Trainer Certificate, AAAI/ISMA
· Pilates Instructor Training: Stott Pilates, Power Pilates, Polestar Pilates
Karen Katz is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist. She’s also completed her Mat 1, Pilates certification with Balanced Body.
Focused on functional movement, Karen works with clients to continue enjoying activities like gardening, walking,
playing with grandchildren and more! An enemy of sitting, Karen arms her clients with methods to keep aches and pains away and strengthen postural muscles.
A mother of kids now in their 20’s, Karen understands what it’s like to “get your body back” after pregnancies and juggling long hours at the office with family demands. Karen mixes a positive mind-set, fitness methods and health and nutrition when working with clients to ensure a holistic approach to meeting goals.
She’s a graduate from University of Michigan in English, and Communications and has her J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Karen is currently obtaining her LMHC at Cambridge College.
Boston Magazine "This Event is Dedicated to Fitness as You Age" - Cindy created a Boston Fitness Week and featured in the Magazine.
Meet "Cindy Sullivan Fitness" in Boston Voyager Magazine.
Cover of the Address Section of The Boston Globe
Voted to Boston A-List Best Personal Trainers by WBGH
Beacon Hill Times "Staying Fit After 50"
"Keeping Healthy: Diet, Nutrition and Exercise" Beacon Hill Village
Beacon Hill Times “Make Exercise Part of Travel”
Women in Fitness Association Feature Friday
We recently filmed a Total Body Workout video in Nantucket. Look for segments of Cindy's Total Body Workout on Channel 18 Nantucket TV mornings at 10:00am.
When a group of Beacon Hill Village members took a trip to Mazatlan, Mexcio they didn’t just have the sun and sand on their mind. The group invited Cindy Sullivan, Senior Fitness Specialist along to work out.
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