Hi, My name is Patty Albin and I am a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.  I am also cerified in CPR/AED and First Aid. I am 57 years old and have been living in Fairfield Glade for seven years now after moving here from South Florida with my husband, Mike Albin, a realtor for Gwin Realty,  I have made my living in a variety of ways over the years such as picture framer, Licensed Massage Therapist and artist, but, I never saw myself as a fitness instructor.  

About three years ago, I was overweight and out of shape.  I started making some major changes to my diet and then about two years ago I found an exercise class that changed my body and my life.  After seeing how exercise helped me attain the body I wanted I was inspired to get certified and teach the same kind of class to others.

I teach several different types of classes but my heart belongs to the strength class, Total Body.  Use of dumb bells, your own body weight and determination to stick with it is all you need.  I am living proof that if you make some lifestyle changes and are willing to put in the work and time then you can improve your strength and body shape as well.  My initial goal was to go into my sixties as strong and healthy as I could be.  I see people all around me becoming sedentary, sick and unable to comfortably perform everyday activities.  I don't know about you, but, I don't want to spend my Golden Years sitting in front of a television nursing my aches and pains.

I can't begin to tell you about the mental and emotional changes that come with finally liking my body.  My confidence has soared and I find myself talking to people and doing things I would never have attempted before.  

Even if you decide not to join my classes, join somewhere else and start making some positive changes.  Give yourself a year and see where you'll be surprised!