At Trilogy® communities, wellness is a way of life. Some of our Members head to the pool for a daily swim, while others meet their friends for a morning walk or cycle. Neighbors gather on the tennis courts for some friendly competition, and you’ll always find a healthy mix of new and seasoned athletes in our well-equipped fitness centers. It’s easy and fun to make fitness a part of the daily routine at Trilogy.

Jill Cerami is the Fitness Supervisor at the Twin Mills Club at Trilogy Lake Norman, where she manages seven personal trainers and teaches classes at Afturburn, the Club’s workout center.  She loves to see the combination of fitness and fellowship that naturally takes place when Trilogy Members gather to get stronger and healthier at the Twin Mills Club—whether in fitness classes, at the pool, on the sports courts, or while training on the Technogym® equipment.

Jill was recently interviewed by Olivia Forston for “The O Report,” a website offering “a chic look at life for women 50 and up.”  Her main advice to those who are just getting started on the path to physical fitness is to have fun with fitness, keep your sense of humor, and never be afraid to try something new.

Jill also shared the following tips:

Start out slow: If you’re new to an exercise routine—especially if you’re over 55 years—start out slow and always listen to your body. Take a break if you need one.

Keep it positive: When you walk out of your fitness class or from your training session, you should be feeling confident and that you have potential.

Stay hydrated: It’s important to drink water while you’re working out, but don’t gulp it or you’ll start to feel too full. Instead, sip it like a bird.

Keep it functional: Functional training helps with real-life movement. Bending over to pick up groceries or grandchildren? Working with medicine balls, kettle balls, and battle ropes will help build the muscle groups you use when bending and lifting. There are a number of different stretches and exercises that will help build the kind of strength and flexibility you need to live a full and active life.

To read the full article, visit The O Report.

About Jill Cerami, Fitness Supervisor at the Twin Mills Club
Since the Summer of 2017, Jill has served as the Fitness Supervisor for the Twin Mills Club at Trilogy Lake Norman. Originally from Syracuse, New York, she received her degree from Cortland State University in New York, where her studies focused on Sports and Recreation Management.

Jill is a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach, as well as a Speed and Agility Coach, through the American Council. She has additional certification in corrective exercise and functional movement assessments to identify, correct, and strengthen muscular imbalances.

Prior to moving to Charlotte, Jill lived in sunny Bonita Springs, Florida, for 11 years working in retirement communities and golf and tennis clubs as a Fitness Specialist and Trainer. Her research led to the development of a highly respected “Falls and Prevention Aquatic Program,” which won LeadingAge’s Best Practice Award for the state of Florida.

Jill is a proud three-time Ironman triathlete and winner of numerous local and international running races. A few of her favorite, and unique, races include: Pack Burro in Leadville, Colorado and a 200-mile relay race in Ragnar.