Helen Lawson, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer

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Helen Lawson

Rotterdam, NY US 12306

About Helen Lawson: Helen Lawson CrossFit Schenectady, Owner Helen@CrossFitSchenectady.com After spending over 17 years in the Information Technology field, I found that my body just didn't want to spend so much time at a desk any more. Over a period of several years I was diagnosed with both Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and Fibromyalgia (muscle disorder). After several doctors, blood tests, x-rays, medications, MRI's, etc… I even went through a 6 month Fibromyalgia clinical study program. After all of that, I figured out for myself that the more exercise I got the better I feel. At one point I was spending more than 3 hours a day working out! I had always been a fitness fanatic, but I knew that 3 hours a day was not a healthy habit. My fitness routine was also interfering with my desk job and my family life. So, I started looking at ways to add more physical activity to my every day life. With some help from my family and friends I decided that the best way to help myself was to help others too! I started my career in the Information Technology industry and worked my way through the ranks as an application and website developer, designer, business analyst and project manager. My administrative, website, project management and people management skills have proven to be priceless in starting a business. In addition, having a desk job for over 17 years helps me to understand the lifestyle that the average office worker leads. Most people that sit for long periods at their job develop muscle imbalances causing tightness and pain. This pain may manifest in the neck, back, shoulders, chest, legs, knees, hands or wrists. Spending just a few hours a week can reverse the effects of long term sitting at your job. I live with my long time boyfriend Ray (over 20 years!) and my little boy Charlie (in the picture with me). I enjoy working out, playing golf, riding my bike, watching sports, going out to dinner and the occasional glass of wine.

ACE Certifications: Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer

Years Certified with ACE: 10 years

Programs & Rates: Contact me

Years in the Industry: 2-5 years

Specialties: Group Fitness
Boot Camp
Cardiorespiratory Program Design
Core Training
Functional Training
Group Strength
Movement-based Training
Nutrition for Health and Wellness
Weight Loss / Weight Management
Personal and Small Group Training
Balance Training
Bodyweight Training
Core Training
Endurance Sports
Flexibility Training
Functional Training
Movement-based Training
Sports Performance
Special Populations and Conditions
Cardiovascular Disease / High Blood Pressure
Injury Prevention and Post Rehab
Multiple Sclerosis
Older Adult
Overweight and Obesity
Women's Fitness
Specialized Equipment Training
Kettlebell Training
Olympic Lifting


Personal Trainer Specific Information

Years of Experience: 2-5 years

Preferred Client Type: Athletes, Older Adult, Healthy Adult, Overweight, Underweight, Youth

Client Training Locations: Home, Club

Average Clients Weekly: 11-15

Group Fitness Instructor Specific Information

Years of Experience: 2-5 years

Preferred Formats: Aerobics, Boot Camp, Pilates, Yoga, Circuit, Kickboxing, Older Adult, Resistance, Youth

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