At Jimmies, our mission is to provide targeted fitness and wellness instruction to the modern senior, or what we prefer to call the 50-75 year-young demographic. Through careful assessment and coaching in a welcoming environment, we help increase mobility and strength, alleviate pain symptoms, and maintain or regain faith in your bodies – whether that means taking on life’s routine demands with renewed confidence, or becoming a new person on the tennis court. Your work at Jimmies today will help you avoid injury, and maintain a higher quality of life and autonomy in the future.
At Jimmies we emphasize proper movement patterns, power and functional strength. Why? Because that’s what we all need to maintain quality of life and avoid injury. Jimmies coaches work from our concrete training methodology that prepares you to live an active, healthy and independent life.
We offer both group classes and semi-private training sessions, where form is monitored and gradual, safe progression emphasized. The atmosphere is welcoming, and our staff is understanding and encouraging. At Jimmies, we seek to build a community experience for our clients, in a space that makes them feel comfortable.
Jimmies was born out of a lifelong passion for sports. Its founder, Ali Le Pierrès, knows first-hand the benefits of regular physical activity: confidence, a sense of accomplishment, energy to pursue other passions, and the peace of mind that comes with being proactive about your health and well-being. Her athletic training exposed her to a wide variety of training styles, impressing upon her the importance of strength, mobility, and functional movement patterns. But her time spent in gyms as a Kinesiology student also alerted her to a glaring problem: the atmosphere of commercial gyms is often intimidating, particularly for newcomers, and the variety of machines and equipment can be overwhelming. The group that stood to benefit the most from regular physical activity and guided training were the least well served: those who are moving towards older age. As our bodies age, we lose muscle mass and bone density; decades of office work weaken important muscle groups, resulting in improper movement patterns; our balance and coordination suffer from lack of use; unaddressed postural problems create nagging aches and pains.
Left unaddressed, these problems can sneak up on us and ruin our retirement years, robbing us of the confidence to pursue our passions. And yet the equipment and the training methodologies of most gyms are catered to a different demographic: one that prioritizes speed, or fat loss, or strength only in one plane of motion.
Jimmies was designed to meet the unique needs of aging bodies, and to prepare people to live happy, healthy and autonomous lives.