I am Sue Bream. I love to be physically active and when I am not, I can be quite crabby! As I think back to my childhood, I was always like this, but I grew up in a family that did not feel strongly about sports or organized physical activity for the most part. I was also a young girl in the 1950’s and early 60’s before many girls were into sports.
What I remember though, is spending hours and hours on my bicycle, playing wall ball, ice skating in our back yard, and swimming in our pool. So, although my parents didn’t encourage team sports, they still encouraged an active lifestyle to go along with reading books, studying, and doing crafts.
As a young adult, I lived in Jackson-Hole Wyoming and Montana and gobbled up the outdoors lifestyle. I couldn’t get enough skiing, hiking, climbing, running, and being in the mountains. I went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Geology, which took me to Bellingham, Washington at Western Washington University.
After a short career as a geologist, I soon started raising a family in Seattle and pursued becoming a personal trainer in the mid 1990’s. I am certified by both A.C.S.M. (American College of Sports Medicine) and A.C.E. (American Council on Exercise).
At the same time, my husband and I got into inline skating and I eventually started a skate school, called “Get Your Bearings Inline Skate School”. Racing on inline skates became my passion and I raced both outdoors and indoors.
Tiring of crashing and getting banged up, I hung up my skates and went back to running, which I love. I also studied Pilates and became a certified Pilates Instructor in the early 2000’s. Through Pilates, I help my clients sit up taller, and move their bodies with more ease.
Working in Fitness is so all-encompassing that I feel like what I really do is to help my clients feel better in and about their bodies! I love seeing the changes that people make when they become more aware of their bodies and of how to move their bodies. Sometimes they make the connection right away, while with others, it takes a little longer.
My clients range in age from young kids to older adults. I even teach Pilates classes with moms and their babies! Proper form and alignment are integral to my work with clients as well as using their deep core muscles to support their movement. A special niche of mine is to work with people who have some sort of neurological disability through a foundation called Plus One Foundation. This work in particular, is very fulfilling.
As an avid scuba diver, I recently created an 8 week workout video for scuba divers to get fit called Fit4Diving and scuba diving fitness blog fit4diving.com So, you see, I am always learning and creating, and expanding.
I teach my clients about healthy eating and the importance of eliminating as much sugar and processed foods as possible from their diet. If they aren’t ready to listen, then I let them know that I have this “gift” waiting for them if and when they are ready.
That is how I am approaching this Blog. Carina and I have lots of great information to share with you, and it is up to you to dig into it and learn from it.
You can read more about my work on my Google+ Profile Sue Bream