10 years ago at the age of 63, Kovalsky, discovered she had very low bone density results that placed her in the osteoporosis range. Doctors wanted to give her hormone replacement pills, but she did not feel comfortable with that and asked if she could try exercise, specifically weight training, as an alternative. “I had never worked out before and knew that if I was going to lift weights, I would have to do it the right way, or I could hurt myself,” tells Kovalsky. Kovalsky has been working with Boos and his staff twice a week for several years now. She has become stronger and is happier. It took some time, but Kovalsky’s bone density has returned to its normal range. Boos explains, “Resistance training exercises combined with proper nutrition can be extremely beneficial in combating the effects of osteoporosis.” Weight training can combat many other health problems as well. Reduced blood pressure, body fat and relief of back and arthritic pain can all be achieved by proper strength training. “I’m working full time and lifting weights gives me a lot of energy and improves other things as I’m getting older, such as balance,” tells Kovalsky. Weight training is not strictly limited to fixing health problems but also plays a role in preventing them. “I believe we should be able to fix ourselves,” Kovalsky explains. “I think it’s within our power to take control of our lives and do things that help us to be better.