Fitness Coordinator at Immanuel Living, Get to Know Todd

March 26, 2024 / Blog / Immanuel Living

Todd Roush has been our Fitness Coordinator at Immanuel Living for over 5 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a background in Physical Therapy. He’s a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor. He’s also an active participant in the International Council of Active Aging and of Novare Wellness Exchange. Todd teaches classes that range from basic fitness, balance and fall prevention, to water aerobics, and high intensity interval training. Here at Immanuel, Todd creates plans for residents and staff and monitors their health and fitness challenges. 

Todd Roush standing in the fitness center at Immanuel Living, located in Kalispell, Montana

What’s His favorite Travel Destination?

In 2023, Todd and his family traveled to Turks and Caicos Islands which is a string of islands southeast of the Bahamas. According to Todd, it has the bluest water you’ll ever see.

Favorite Quotes

“Failure is not an option: it’s a necessity. Every misstep is a lesson learned. Every setback is a chance to grow stronger. Embrace the struggle and become unstoppable.” -Unknown Author

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -Thomas Edison

What Hobby Does He Enjoy?

A hobby that not many people know about our health professional, Todd, is that he is a serious Movie Buff. He refers to himself as a nerd who enjoys trivia and facts pertaining to movies and television series. Among his favorite movies are Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Marvel. He recommends Harry Potter audio books narrated by Stephen Fry.

What Sparked Todd’s Interest in This Field?

High school and college sports led to Todd’s interest in pursuing the career that he has today; He grew up spending a lot of time around exercise. When he was in high school, Todd injured his shoulder which required physical therapy. He had such a positive experience with physical therapy and loved the idea of helping people achieve success with their goals, just like he had.

How Todd Motivates Individuals Who May Be Struggling to Adhere to an Exercise or Therapy Program?

Todd inspires his clients by emphasizing the importance of mindset. According to him, the initial step is to encourage individuals to honestly acknowledge their goals. Once a clear destination is established, it becomes a powerful motivator for embracing those aspirations. Acceptance of one’s current position in alignment with set goals fosters receptiveness to Todd’s guidance and a commitment to their health and fitness plan. Todd believes that with a determined mindset, the rest falls into place effortlessly. He emphasizes that age is not a barrier to positive health changes.

What about Pain?

Todd mentioned that pain does discourage people from committing to their health goals; People think exercise will make pain worse, but Todd wants to encourage people that exercise relieves pain, being healthier reduces pain, and sticking to a health and fitness plan lowers or removes pain in its entirety.

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