Angela Croisant, founder of Become Wellness, has worked in the fitness and wellness industry for 18 years. Ang earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Fitness Management and Wellness Promotion. She is a certified Exercise Physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-EP-C). Also from the American College of Sports Medicine, Ang's credential as an Exercise is Medicine Professional® (ACSM-EIM) allows her to work one-on-one with your health care practitioner for a well-rounded medically approved exercise program.
For specialized training of this population, Ang became a Seniors Fitness Specialist, Certified Seniors Group Fitness and Balance Instructor and has additional training from the Arthritis Foundation for land and water-based group exercise classes.
Interest in fitness for the aging population began while Ang worked in a hospital-based setting; her most lively, spirited clients were ages 67 to 89 years old. Ang later worked in resort and corporate based settings, while holding her past clients close to her heart. Ang was inspired by them to specialize in the 50+ year old population; a group that not only values quality living but has seemingly been forgotten by the fitness industry.
Ang provides valuable guidance and offers fitness programming that fits within today’s busy lifestyle. Ang looks forward to helping you improve your health and physical abilities, so you may remain independent and live a quality life as you age
How We Do It
For individuals who may have already lost strength, flexibility or the ability to move freely within their home, we will help you to regain abilities for activities of daily living and more.
For active individuals who want to build upon their current abilities and continue to thrive, Become Wellness is a great place to start aging healthfully.
During appointments and fitness classes, great care is spent working on multiple areas of a client's well-being. While client's goals often begin with weight loss or moving with more ease, clients receive more benefits than they initially hoped for.
Increases of strength, flexibility, balance, agility, coordination, confidence, and happiness are common effects that are experienced.
Arthritis & Joint Care
Test Your Arthritis Knowledge: "Being active will make my arthritis worse.” True or False
False - Exercise is crucial for arthritis care. Exercise reduces fatigue and improves both mobility and range of motion. Not only that, losing 1lb of body weight relieves the knee joint of 4 lbs of pressure...
Sacroiliac joint pain can present itself as other back disorders, so receiving a proper diagnosis is necessary for recovery. Those suffering with back pain are diagnosed with sacroiliac Joint dysfunction 10-25% of the time. Exercises to help strengthen and stretch the back and sacroiliac Joint are provided.
While the most common reasons for neck pain include overuse, injury, and wear and tear, it’s not a surprise that recreational activities, work-related tasks, and home projects are the primary causes. Research has identified that strength training of the neck and shoulder muscles provide effective relief. See page 2 for exercises to practice.
Subscribing to the notion of “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”, carries more negative effects than realized. Recurring sleep deprivation correlates with weight gain and chronic health problems including an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, stoke, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer's and death. Deep, restorative sleep is vital for cell repair within the body and for weight loss and maintenance.
Know as sarcopenia, age-related muscle loss begins in your thirties. When muscles loss happens in the lower extremities, it most significantly affects mobility. Increasing protein intake and improving muscular strength can slow and reverse age-related muscle loss.
Charley horses or muscle cramps are involuntary muscle spasms that contract one or more muscles. Likely to occur at any age, these intense cramps are most prevalent for the unsuspecting 60+ year old whom is jolted awake from sleep.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a recurrent major depressive disorder with seasonal patterns. Most commonly occurring when the days are the shortest, SAD typically begins in the fall and continues through the winter months. SAD can be caused by the following chemical changes within the body:
Tips for Exercising Outdoors with Asthma & Allergies
If you've had asthma and allergies for decades like myself, you've probably found ways to manage your symptoms. Since moving to Minnesota, I've been met with new allergens that have keep me indoors with closed windows, more often.
If you desire to exercise outdoors, use these tips to help reduce your allergy flare ups and asthma attacks. The Weather Channel's Allergy Tracker is also a good resource to see the allergy trigger of the day in your area.
We've spoken with quite a few Baby Boomers caring for their parents with dementia. Exercise has many benefits for those with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s. For the caregiver, exercise plays an important role in self-care and stress relief. Learn ways to implement exercise into both of your daily routines.