I (Fred) have returned. Up until April, I was writing a column on fitness in my role as the Personal
Trainer at RTowne Fitness. Well, the gym had to close and for a time, I have been searching for a way to continue to do what I am most passionate about. I am now in business for myself but with an expansion on the concept of personal training. My new company is called Peregrine – Safe and Ready. It’s slogan is Training for the Times. Let me explain. During the time that I was managing the gym, I was also working as a self-defense instructor thru Rochester Personal Defense. The two things in life that I am most passionate about are seeing people get physically fit and also to stay safe from the dangerous elements of society. My business plan is to provide both services. I am offering personal training, nutrition counseling, home security assessments, and self-defense training, both unarmed and with firearms. For the foreseeable future, I’ll provide self-defense training as a subcontractor with Rochester Personal Defense although private instruction can be arranged.
I have chosen the Peregrine falcon to symbolize my business for its unique characteristics. Though not large compared to other raptors, the peregrine is the fastest. While it is a formidable hunter with its sharp beak and talons, its speed and visual acuity enable it to avoid most trouble. In other word, he’s a tough little bird who can fight if he has to, but generally stays away from trouble. Alongside of that concept, I think of wellness (the combination of health and fitness) as a form of self-defense. In a nation where 70% of our population is on some type of prescription medication and 30% of us are obese, our biggest threat is bad health. Couple that with all of the unknowns due to the upcoming changes in our health care system, and I think that the smart people see the need to take charge. I am offering my expertise to help find the best path.
Finally, I know that people are nervous about the direction that our country is headed. Record numbers are purchasing firearms for the first time in their lives. They say that they are afraid of the potential for assault and home invasion. Many think that increasing levels of debt at the local, state and national level will eventually lead to a breakdown in services and perhaps also lead to civil strife and shortages of goods. Being physically fit and having the means to take care of oneself is important, but the knowledge of what to do, whether that is how to work out effectively, how to neutralize an attack, or how to safely (and legally) deploy a firearm, is key. That is where I come in. I’m here to connect the dots and help people develop a comprehensive plan for their personal wellbeing. For now, I can be reached me at my home phone, (585) 335-3702.
So, assuming you are interested, what should you be looking for? Well, first keep on checking for updates in the Genesee Sun. I am going to be scheduling seminars for getting started. I am available for personal training. Firearms training can be arraigned through Rochester Personal Defense on their website at safeinrochester.com. I am also in the process of building a website and becoming conversant on Facebook. Stay tuned. This is going to be exciting. And one more thing about the peregrine, if you have ever watched one soar, you can see that they thoroughly enjoy it. That’s not a bad way to approach life.