Wednesday Jan 26 2011
Helping others get fit for life is local trainer’s goal
By: Laura Newell Telegraph staff writer
While some people try to practice healthy living, one local woman not only practices it, but also made it her career. Linda Moeller, 52, is a certified fitness trainer, nutrition consultant and pilates instructor with more than 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. She teaches classes in Folsom and resides in Auburn. “My goal is to get myself out there to bring awareness to the public about the simplicity of staying fit and staying healthy,” Moeller said. “I want to help direct and consult people on how to achieve this.” Moeller is the founder and owner of Completely Fit For Life, a program created in 2004 to encourage people to begin to understand that one’s emotional, mental and spiritual being affects the physical body. The program is available in Folsom, Auburn and Rocklin. Programs available include boot camps, weights, “reformer” pilates and nutrition. “I’m very passionate about what I do,” she said. “I like being that spark to light the fire in people.” In the Folsom, she teaches at the Folsom Wellness Center at 990 Riley St., and works with 28 clients each week. In total, she helps about 45 clients with group and private training in all the locations. “This helps me get more personal with my clients and pay attention to the details,” she said. “That personal touch helps specifically target the needs of the individual.” Donna Pecotich, of Folsom, has taken pilates from Moeller for a year. “It’s a holistic exercise with a lot of stretching and gives you a good feeling about yourself,” Pecotich said. “Everyone who comes in will benefit from it. It works mind, body and soul.” Moeller said the benefits of pilates are endless. “Pilates lengthens the muscles, it takes the muscle to the fullest capacity,” Moeller said. “Pilates can be one of the greatest forms of repair and recovery because of the way it works muscles.” She also uses the reformer, a piece of equipment used to perform pilates exercises to pull people into position so the body is used correctly. Moeller also uses her experience to help others in her community. In December 2009, she started a nonprofit organization called Connect-4-A-Cure. The organization benefits children with cancer and the Make a Wish organization. “It’s a benefit to bring health and wellness to people through cycling events,” she said. The cycling event is held from Sacramento through Auburn and offers multiple courses. Moeller said her future holds some healthful changes. She said her passion is writing and her goal is to write a book on fitness and wellness to help bring awareness to people about the ease of staying fit and healthy. “I would love to get more involved in public speaking as a wellness coach to help motivate small organizations,” she said. In her personal life, another change includes getting married to her fiancé David Brown this March. “I haven’t been married for 20 years, and I have never found someone to support me the way he does,” she said. “He is my match.” Still she wants to stay focused as a wellness coach. “I really want to start this new process of motivated speaking and teaching health and wellness to the community,” Moeller said. For more information on Moeller’s program, visit completelyfit4life.com.