Maggie has been certified by the American Council on Exercise since 1990 and is a 1993 graduate of the University of Arizona. She formed the foundation of her expertise as a personal trainer at Naturally Women Fitness Center, which unfortunately closed in 2005. But the closure of Naturally Women was the impetus for the birth of The Training Zone, and she now enjoys training men and women of any age or ability, although she has a special affinity for developing fitness programs for seniors. Most recently, she has developed a new exercise curriculum focusing on osteoporosis intervention. (See "Better Bones and Balance" and "Osteoporosis Boot Camp.")


Over her years of experience she has worked closely with special needs clients, including those who wish to make the transition from physical therapy to a regular exercise program, as well as clients with Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, strokes, heart disease, and a variety of injuries.


"The most important step of putting a program together is to listen to my clients and find out where they are in terms of fitness goals and where they would like to be." Maggie includes the proper mix of strength, flexibility, cardiovascular, and balance training to help clients meet their specific goals. Her clients enjoy their exercise sessions and describe them as "creative" and "fun." She has completed training in Pilates and exercise intervention for early Parkinson's. She is also a member of the American Senior Fitness Association (ASFA) and the International Dance Exercise Association (IDEA).


Maggie can be contacted at 520.991.5622


Maggie Rappaport
ACE Certified since 1990
Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
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