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Welcome to ReNu Your Life - Fitness & Neuro Wellness

About ReNu Your Life

Senior Fitness

Every Day Is An Opportunity To ReNu Your Life!

Empowering you to set goals, remove barriers, and take action toward a healthier, more functional lifestyle. 

Specializing in fitness for individuals with chronic disease and neurological conditions such as Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson's disease and MS.  American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer.

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About Kris Cameron

Kris is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise, and is listed on the United States Registry of Exercise Professionals. She is a member of the Medical Fitness Network. Kris has dedicated over 20 years to the health and fitness of others.

 

Kris received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology/Sociology and is currently working on a Master’s in Public Administration, Health & Human Services.  She obtained her personal training certification in 2001. That same year, she started working for the Cedar Rapids Metro YMCA as a personal trainer before becoming the fitness director at the Helen G. Nassif YMCA. Kris was also employed with Mercy Fitness Center before starting her own mobile personal training and wellness business in 2010. 


Kris has worked with all ages from children to frail elderly, as well as individuals with disabilities. Her specialty is medical fitness and working with older adults. With a background in healthcare and physical rehabilitation, Kris has experience working with clients who have orthopedic injuries, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, bariatric surgery, mental disorders, and stroke. Her primary focus is Functional Fitness and Falls Prevention. She is also certified through the Ohio Health Delay the Disease-Exercise and Parkinson's program as well as through the Arthritis Foundation and has taught classes for both organizations. Kris collaborates with healthcare providers from physicians to physical therapists to provide continuation of care.


Kris is an experienced, professional speaker, writer, blogger, and is active on social media with the ReNu Your Life Facebook page. She has written for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, appeared in television news interviews, and on a local radio show. As the daughter of a Person with Parkinson’s, one of her primary interests is researching and learning about neuroplasticity and the role exercise plays in brain health.

Senior Fitness

Don't Let Chronic Conditions Hold You Back

With a background in healthcare and physical rehabilitation, Kris has experience with chronic conditions and numerous specialty certifications including:


Delay the Disease-Exercise & Parkinson’s
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Aging Gracefully: Balance Training & Fall Prevention
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Falls Prevention
Active Older Adult Exercise Instructor
Training the Core
Gait & Balance
Exercise & Osteoporosis
Golf Conditioning Specialist
Functional Training for the Older Adult

MS for the Health and Wellness Professionals

GZ Sobol's Parkinson's Network


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

― Confucius

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ReNu Your Life classes

Please email Kris at kris@renuyourlife.com for current class schedule.

New class schedule will begin May 1, 2019.

See below for Parkinson's Exercise classes.

4/5/2019

Bone Builders-Strength for Osteoporosis

3pm - 3:45pm

Iowa City Senior Center

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4/5/2019

Bone Builders-Strength for Osteoporosis

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have osteopenia and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Exercising allows us to maintain muscle, strength, coordination, and balance, which in turn helps to prevent falls and related fractures. Bone Builders is an intermediate level class which combines weight bearing exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility. Exercises are performed seated, standing, and on the floor. 

3pm - 3:45pm

Iowa City Senior Center

4/12/2019

Bone Builders-Strength for Osteoporosis

3pm - 3:45pm

Iowa City Senior Center

+ Event Details

4/12/2019

Bone Builders-Strength for Osteoporosis

 According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have osteopenia and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Exercising allows us to maintain muscle, strength, coordination, and balance, which in turn helps to prevent falls and related fractures. Bone Builders is an intermediate level class which combines weight bearing exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility. Exercises are performed seated, standing, and on the floor.  

3pm - 3:45pm

Iowa City Senior Center

4/19/2019

Bone Builders-Strength for Osteoporosis

3pm - 3:45pm

Iowa City Senior Center

+ Event Details

4/19/2019

Bone Builders-Strength for Osteoporosis

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about 54 million Americans have osteopenia and low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Exercising allows us to maintain muscle, strength, coordination, and balance, which in turn helps to prevent falls and related fractures. Bone Builders is an intermediate level class which combines weight bearing exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility. Exercises are performed seated, standing, and on the floor.  

3pm - 3:45pm

Iowa City Senior Center

Contact Kris for Information on Personal Training

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ReNu Your Life Fitness & Neuro Wellness

(319) 361-7673

Living With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Facts

 Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson's disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms 

Find out more from the parkinson's disease foundation

Exercise & Parkinson's Disease

 Aside from working with your doctor on an ongoing plan primarily involving medications, one of the most important things you can do is exercise. Many people cite swimming, walking and yoga as favorites. The universal benefits of exercise in helping everyone feel better and improving overall health are well-documented. There is evidence that exercise may hold specific benefits for people with Parkinson's in staying active and relatively limber, and improving balance and motor coordination. 

Learn More From The Michael J. Fox Foundation

Tips for Caregivers

 Whether you care for someone who is newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), you are adapting to new challenges as the disease progresses or you have been living with PD for a long time, you have the right and responsibility to make the care partnership most productive with the least amount of stress and conflict.Remember: you have a dual role as a caregiver: to care for the person with Parkinson’s and to take care of yourself. 

Resources for Caregivers

Iowa City & Cedar Rapids Parkinson's Wellness Classes

Join a group class at the Eastern Iowa Parkinson's Wellness Center in Cedar Rapids, or the 

Iowa City Senior Center.

Schedule is available at www.crmetroparkinsons.com

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