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Part 3 – Stop Falls Before They Happen…. 

Why should you listen to a 30-something spring chicken?

I have a mom, just 67 years young, who has taken multiple falls that drastically changed the course of her life.

A couple of years ago we were at a party on a beautiful summer evening. My mom had survived breast cancer, a hole in her colon that turned septic inside her body and almost took her life, and two 9-hour surgeries that saved her life.

We were having a great time at the party, enjoying drinks and tasty appetizers, meeting new people with my parents. We were laughing, catching up, and having a great time…even though we didn’t know that many people.

The party was moving over to a different part of the house for live music and dancing so we made our way through the house. There was an indoor pool that had a cover on it, but one small problem…the cover of the pool and the walkway around it was the exact same color. A matter of fact, when we walked into the house you had to really look hard to understand what you were looking at.

My mom was chatting away in front of my next to my wife and took one step off the pathway and onto the cover of the pool. She slid down on her shoulder and hit her head on the edge of the pool.

It was terrifying, not only for her but for us too.

We managed to get her off of the pool cover and she wasn’t all with it. I was trying to keep her awake and asking her questions until the ambulance got there.

She definitely perked right up when the young firemen got there!

But in all seriousness she ended up fracturing her shoulder. She was too high risk for another surgery so she had to let it heal naturally.

Fast forward two years and it turns out she has to have neck surgery as well because of so many falls something caused there to be fractured pieces in her neck.

It will have been her 6th surgery in four years (I may have lost count).

My dad has become a full time nurse for her. It has completely uprooted and changed the dynamics of our family and what she is able to do with us.

She had to re-learn how to walk. She has worn a neck brace for almost a year now.

I created this program because I don’t want this to happen to you OR your family.

It changed everything.

And if I couldn’t help my mom through all this as much as I wanted to, I was going to make darn sure that I helped as many people as I could not go through the same struggles as my mom and our family has.

She’s my inspiration to help people just like you continue to live your life to the fullest with the quality of life you desire.

My mom has been dedicated to regaining her strength and has locked in on a healthy diet for the past 8 months and is improving every single day. It’s a true blessing.

That’s why I am holding this live FREE seminar on Saturday September 24th at Noon to show you exactly how to achieve better balance, so that you and your family don’t have to go through the same things we did. 

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Christine Wilborn

You’ll never be fully prepared for everything in life.

If you’re waiting for the perfect conditions to start a new endeavor, there won’t be one.

So many of our clients waited 2-3 years before they actually walked through our doors, and every single one of them says they wish they had done it sooner.

It seems to be human nature to wait until something is wrong before we actually do anything about it. By then, it’s often expensive, emotionally draining on you and your family members, associated with great uncertainty and fear, and it may even be something you can’t fully recover from.

The biggest resistance in life shows up when you won’t or can’t accept reality.

That’s when the struggle begins: when you can’t hear that inner voice asking for help anymore.

When you don’t feel well on a daily basis instead of just once in a while.

When you get discouraged by not being able to do the things you used to do.

This was never the plan, right?

But the things you are neglecting now will rear their ugly heads later.

I’ll give you an example I know many of you have done, including me! I neglected to take my car in for a simple oil change. Because I drove it very rarely, the months slipped by until it had been three years! Once you delay for a length of time on any project, you continue avoiding it out of fear of what you’ll discover (…and how much it will cost!).

The problem with this is that the longer you avoid something, the bigger it gets. If you don’t take action, it continues to get worse. And all of a sudden your biggest fears are now realities.

What about your own body?

You’re getting indications when something doesn’t feel right – like seeing the flashing engine light on your dash. Yet you wait until something forces you to get it checked out.

Let me tell you something: preventative health care is not sexy. It’s a lot of hard work. There are no quick fixes; it requires you to take control and responsibility for your body, your mind, and your health. You need to invest in it so it doesn’t depreciate in value like your car – no matter how many oil changes you skip.

You have to start sometime. And if you don’t start, well, time isn’t and won’t be on your side.

You still have dreams. You still want more. You still can. Unless you’ve settled –settled for the body you have, settled for the belief that things can’t get better, and settled for a quick fix without addressing the root.

As unprepared as you think you are, do whatever you can do to move forward right now. Don’t be like your car and depreciate in value. Don’t ignore what your body is telling you. Don’t regret not doing something sooner. You don’t have to simply keep surviving. You can thrive.

It can get easier. It can get better. You’re not done yet: it’s never too late to start feeling better! Just get up and move, because once you have the courage to take the first step, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the momentum begins to build and how magically everything seems to just come together. The first step is the hardest, but nobody ever regrets anything that makes them feel better. Let’s grow stronger, not older!

Christine Wilborn
P.S Where I see this most at the gym and with new clients is with Balance. People wait until they take a fall and break something before they actually work on preventing expensive falls in the first place! Don’t wait until you have a fall to realize you need help now.
If you want to learn more about how to improve your balance and get back to doing the things you enjoy the most click here to register  for our upcoming Free Seminar on Saturday September 24th at Noon!

Are you struggling with keeping up with life and would love to experience feeling capable to do the activities you enjoy in life?

Do you want to prevent future falls before they happen while staying steady on your feet?

Than read on…

I’m about to reveal an opportunity to learn how quick and simple it can be to improve your balance and eliminate your fear of falling for good.

Allowing you to keep up with the activities you enjoy, reconnect with your body so that you can begin to trust it again – adding years to your life that are full of joy, adventure, and connection.

First I want you to understand that this method has been proven in hundreds of people who are members at my gym. I have not met a client who has participated in our program who hasn’t seen multiple benefits that allows them to do more things than they ever thought possible at their age.

Basically if you are a living, breathing human being, it doesn’t matter what age you are because you can improve your balance system… and it’s a lot easier than you may think.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never worked out, or if it has been awhile since you have made it to the gym to get the benefits of better balance.

You don’t have to fear falling any longer.

You’re able to do that now thanks to the power of our 3-Phase Fall Prevention Program that will keep you active, strong, and capable to do the things you love… without the fear of falling every step you take.

Better Balance Leads To Better Quality Of Life

How would your life change if you could do anything physically you wanted to?

Pretty amazing, right?

Well, this can be your reality. Soon.

Because let’s be real here…

You want to be an active participant in life, not sit on the sidelines while everyone else is out having a good time.

Maybe you want to build memories with your grandkids, be active, and do fun things with the family.

Or you want to be able to travel without any assistance. Or you want to make the next 30+ years enjoyable.

And you know that being able to move freely and confidently, without any fear or restrictions is the key to being able to keep up with life far into your future with the people you love.

If Only You Could Be Certain You’d Be Able To Trust Your Body Enough Not To Fall Or Injure Yourself (Again)

And that’s the struggle here, isn’t it?

Maybe you’ve already taken a nasty fall or many, now you carry around the fear of falling, which has lead you to move less and less.

…or maybe you want to do something about this fear…but you aren’t sure where to start or what to do.

It’s actually very simple to start.

When you do the right exercises in the right way.

You’re not alone; most people don’t know where to start or what to do to improve their balance. Even worse, if you have already experienced a fall, you are terrified to get up and move.

So you stop moving, your joints get more achy, you start gaining more weight from not moving as much, your energy crashes, you find it harder and harder to do your daily activities, AND on top of that you need assistance to get your daily needs met.

It is frustrating and keeps you stuck, stressed out, and fearful.

But if you avoid this ONE MISTAKE and follow the simple steps I will be sharing in my “Stop Falls Before They Happen” Seminar, you’ll find that training your balance system is a lot easier than people make it out to be and the simple techniques actually get you better and more effective results.

Stay tuned for my next post where I reveal the “ONE Big Mistake” people make when trying to improve their balance…

Christine Wilborn

P.S If you’re ready to stop falls before they happen and do the right exercises that get you the most effective results, you can register for our upcoming seminar by clicking here: Save My Seat!


Members of the Month: Bob and Marge! 

When Bob and Marge first came to Aleda they weren’t very active, life felt kind of “blah,” and their son had given up on them getting healthy and losing weight. Their family used to invite them on trips, but it would be too difficult to keep up and participate in activities, and eventually they were no longer invited to come along. Bob and Marge had both experienced years of working out with no results, but they hoped it would be different when they joined Aleda. When they walked through our doors, Bob and Marge were most motivated to build memories with their kids and grandkids, and not to continue being left out because they couldn’t keep up.

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Bob and Marge have been at Aleda for 8 months now, and they have had incredible success not only in improving their balance and stamina, but with weight loss as well. Marge has lost 17 lbs of fat and Bob has lost 29 lbs of fat since joining Aleda! They now enjoy cooking and diving into healthy recipes together. Bob shared that “there have been a few times I’ve looked in the mirror and actually liked what I saw – for someone who never did that my whole life, that’s a big deal!” Bob sees more overall happiness in himself and in his wife too, who says, “I feel so much better about myself!”

Marge has noticed all the little changes like hopping out of bed without struggling, walking over streams and rocks without needing any help, and being able to get out and explore new places freely. She has advice for anyone just starting their own fitness journey: “Don’t let anything stop you from getting started. You will be astounded by how much you can accomplish, how much better your life will be, and how much better you will feel. You don’t have to have any fear about coming here; the coaches adjust to you and what you need. Just get started!”

Bob and Marge are now enjoying things they never thought they could do before. “Now we have hope in our life for the future and cannot imagine life without Aleda. We went from just existing, to looking forward to new activities!” Bob and Marge don’t want to waste any time – they want to continue to make memories with their grandchildren and do fun things with their family. Their next big goal is to take their grandkids to camp at Mt. Hood this fall, without any help! We are so proud of the progress you two have made and can’t wait to see what adventures await you next!


We are so excited to share Heather’s story with you this month! Heather just passed her six-month anniversary with Aleda and she has made some amazing strides so far.

Heather had worked out at other gyms with other trainers before finding Aleda, but never felt like she found the right fit. She was looking for a welcoming place that would meet her individual needs and allow her to work at her own pace. Having just turned 30, Heather was determined to have a fresh, healthy start to this new decade in her life – and a few months later, she decided to start her journey at Aleda!


One of Heather’s goals for 2016 was to lose 40 pounds, and thanks to her hard work both in the gym and at home, Heather has hit her halfway milestone – she has lost 20 pounds in the last six months! In addition to her success on the scale, Heather has also noticed an increase in her confidence in the gym. She’s lost a pant size, has more energy, and feels stronger: lots of victories in just a few short months!

Heather participated in our Total Transformation challenge in May and saw the most significant weight loss of any of our female participants. Though she was uncertain about the elimination-style nutrition challenge at first, she and her husband had a lot of success experimenting with their eating habits, and have incorporated several things from the challenge into their daily lives going forward.

It’s been an honor to watch Heather progress through her journey. She is always a positive presence in our evening classes and is branching out and trying more and more new things as her confidence grows. Just the other week Heather tackled banded pull ups for the first time! “Finding something you enjoy makes weight loss so much easier,” Heather noticed. “I’m surprised that it’s fun to lift weights – that was never appealing to me before!”

Congratulations on your consistent hard work and continued progress, Heather! With such a solid foundation built in the first six months, we’re so excited to see where the rest of the year takes you.