Nutree Fitness Research Paper

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For Heather Nusbaum, movement is life. And it’s her new business too, Nutree Fitness opened January 7 across from Killeen High School on North 38th Street. Nusbaum, 39, is a NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified trainer with additional specialties in Corrective Exercise, Performance Exercise, P90x, and Melt Hand and Feet, TRX Level 1 &2, PIYO and K9 Fit Club. “One of the reasons I got into physical training was through fitness, I was able to solve my pain and realized if I could do that for me, I could do it for others,” Nusbaum said. Her journey of physical transformation started more than five years ago when she realized that she weighed two pounds less than her Army husband, Eric Johnson, with his linebacker shoulders. As…show more content…
It’s Nusbaum’s brainchild and her facility is Central Texas’ only center that offers fitness classes for owners and their dogs together. Currently, she is the only physical trainer certified to teach the class. “The program is designed to create a safe and fun environment for you and your canine companion to get fit and healthy,” said Naubaum.. During the 45-minute class, the owners with their dogs went through a series of exercises starting with a warm-up. The paced increased as the they rotated among four stations, one included free weights for people to use, while another had a balance ball for the owner and dog. When the owners squatted or did planks, they received wet kisses and wagging tails, but the dogs behaved welled and worked out just as hard. Nusbaum mentioned that a goal is to build relationships with veterinarian clinics to help their pet clients that also have weight and medical issues. Dexter, a mutt, lacked some social skills with the other dogs, but his energy surprised his owner. “He did better than I thought he would do,” said Marlys Smith, who is taking training with Nusbaum for her back pain. Fiesty Tina, a terrier and Chihuahua mix, seemed to bark out commands to her owner Alysia Perkins to keep up the pace. “I enjoyed it and I think she did too because it’s hard to get home after work to play with her,” said Perkins, a personal trainer. “It was a good bonding time,” she said. As the
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