Personal Training for Seniors

Rezakkah Norins

Rezakkah Norins, massage therapist, personal trainer and owner of Nuance Bodywork, now offers specialized personal training for seniors. Her programs include ongoing training and two new classes in January at the West Suburban YMCA, in Newton.

“As a senior who’s had a hip replacement and shoulder surgery, my personal experience with aging adds compassion and wisdom to my broad knowledge of the body and movement,” says Norins. Norins’ Restorative Training class is offered for one hour on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. for those that have stressful, physical jobs or intense workouts. “It’s a way to relieve pain, improve body alignment and restore relaxed well-being,” she says. Her Shoulder and Neck Release class takes place on Mondays at 7:15 p.m., offering an hour of easy movements, stretches and techniques with massage tools to relieve pain and tension while promoting better movement.

“While anyone can benefit from these classes, they are designed with seniors in mind,” says Norins. “Sometimes, as older adults, we think too much about what we have lost, or about symptoms that bother us. We forget what it’s like to be playful and have fun in our bodies, which is the secret of staying young. Not only is movement good for you, it can be a source of pleasure and joy.”

Cost: $125 for members and $175 for non-members. Location: West Suburban YMCA, 276 Church St., Newton. To learn more, call 617-254- 4088 or visit

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