I can't go up the stairs well because of my knee pain. It makes me feel old and question how long I can live in this house
I want to get down on the floor and play with my grandkids but I'm scared I won't be able to get back up. I feel like I'm letting them down
I want to go on long car trips like we used to, but I can't because of my back pain. I feel discouraged and trapped
I can't carry more than one bag of groceries at a time because my shoulder hurts. I feel weak and tired of hurting
I've gained weight and I'm concerned that it's affecting my overall health.
MVR Fitness was created with the goal of serving the 55+ population in Calgary to CONQUER their pain so they can live the life they WISH FOR.
What makes MVR Fitness unique is that I truly understand what you're going through because I have and am going through the same things. I will treat you with dignity and respect.
Meet in the comfort of your home and help you with minimal to no equipment
Collaborate with your other healthcare providers to ensure the best possible outcome for you
Customize programming to your unique abilities and situations and give you understandable written programs.
“Normally after a hike, I wouldn’t be able to keep my eyes open! I’m enjoying every single win this day has brought me. You are the reason I’m where I’m at. THANK YOU.”
"I'm grateful to Marilyn for her expertise and belief in me and her unflagging support. I have less pain, am more mobile and feel better about myself & improving my health because of my work with her”
.“Marilyn’s genuine compassion & professionalism are unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. You are a true body whisperer.”
It will be different this time. Firstly, I'm in your age bracket and I understand that we need to approach exercise a little more slowly and in a manner that serves your specific body. We will conquer the limiting beliefs about yourself and aging so you are open to this new and exciting life.
The first focus will be to get rid of those nagging aches and pains that prevent you from being active and doing what you love. The ones that come back time and time again. We will be using a simple methodology of functional assessments to determine the cause of your pain. Then we will apply appropriate corrective exercises that will create an immediate improvement. Doing those exercises for the next 6 - 8 weeks will make the change permanent and the issue will be fully resolved. AND it may resolve other aches or pains in the body as we move you into good posture. You will get clear suggestions on what activities to avoid or to incorporate into your daily life to avoid the problem in the future.
Clients have access to me between appointments to ask questions or relay concerns. I will be with you to coach you through the tough days and inspire you to focus on what you want to achieve.
Collaborating with your healthcare providers such as chiro/physio/osteopath ensures that we are all moving you toward your goal. This is a powerful benefit to clients.
These are the best years of your life. You don't have time to sit by idly and watch. You want to be doing what you enjoy. I understand and will guide you to do just that.
Create hope, confidence and stability in your life and live with fewer aches and pains.
That is priceless!
Marilyn Vrooman-Robertson is a highly regarded Exercise Therapist and Personal Trainer for the 55+ population with a proven record of success.
She has chosen to focus her education on supporting the population she serves and this is evident in her certifications.
Certified Exercise Therapist - Exercise Therapy Association
Certified Coach for the Aging Population - American Council of Exercise
Active Aging Certification - CanFit-Pro
Certified Personal Trainer - American Council of Exercise and CanFit - Pro
Certified Brain Health Trainer - American Council of Exercise
As well, Marilyn has completed courses in nutrition and functional movement.
She has worked with clients in-person and virtually to make clients pain-free and fully functional.