Serrano Fitness

7 Keys To Mental Health Through Exercise

1. Improve Your Self-Esteem with Exercise
Exercise improves self-esteem, which is associated with greater mental health. Exercise has also been shown to increase self-confidence, self-efficacy, self-acceptance and self-concept.  When we exercise, we feel more loving, positive and confident.
2. Exercise as a Family
Family has a big influence on how we perceive exercise and mental health. Exercising as a family not only gets the entire family moving
to reap the benefits of exercise but also models healthy beliefs about physical activity and improves family relationships.
3. Get Motivated
Motivation, or rather lack of it, is probably the biggest block to exercise for mental health. We know we should exercise. We may even want to exercise, but we often can’t make ourselves do it. Remember that motivation is a skill that can be learned and improved upon.
4. Change How You Think about Exercise
What thoughts do you have about exercise? What promotes physical activity? What holds you back? As we identify these thoughts, we
can choose to change them. We can put new, healthier thoughts into our brains—thoughts like, “I know if I go for a walk, I will feel more
energized and less depressed.”
5. Heal Your Mind and Body with Exercise
If you struggle with a particular mental illness, exercise has specific abilities to help you, too. From calming the anxious mind to regulating mood swings, exercise may be the best thing we can do for mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
6. Overcome Roadblocks
While exercising can be physically challenging, exercise is just as much, or even more, about mental fortitude. What are your biggest
roadblocks to exercise? Not being able to get to the gym? Perhaps you face the challenge of having young children, or a job that’s taking over your life. Whatever the roadblocks, you can overcome them as you acknowledge and challenge them.
7. Implement Your Vision and Flourish
Exercise is beneficial at all ages and stages; as we look to the future, we find that by exercising for our mental health, we can help overcome mental illness and become who we are meant to be.

"I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and try a new class. Our bodies love change in exercise routines and if you’ve been taking the same classes for a while it would be beneficial to change things up. There’s always a ‘first time’ to be in a class. Just let our friendly instructors know it’s your first time and we’ll be sure you are set up and ready to go. Remember, the only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen! "
-Michelle Dickman, Fitness Director


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Fitness Director 
Michelle Dickman


Michelle Dickman is a fitness expert with over ten years of experience in the fitness industry.  She is a Certified Ace Personal trainer, AFAA Group instructor, and Yoga Instructor RYT200.

Michelle firmly subscribes to Newton’s first law “A body in motion tends to stay in motion,” and brings a passion for fitness unmatched by most.  

Michelle is equally passionate about nutrition, and firmly believes that healthy food choices, proper eating habits, and adequate hydration are key components to overall health and fitness. 
In addition to teaching a wide array of group fitness classes, Michelle offers individualized fitness assessments as a prelude to her personal training programs. Michelle prides herself in genuinely listening to her client’s physical challenges & goals, which she believes is imperative to developing a safe, fun, effective and trackable personalized exercise regimen.     

Whether you are looking to maintain a level of fitness, or are just beginning your fitness journey, Michelle is here to motivate and encourage you to get moving & keep moving!  

Michelle invites you to sign up for a personal fitness assessment today!  What are you waiting for?

Training Rates:

Individual Personal Training: $75/hour for individual

 Group Rate:
$35 per person per hour

For more information, you can reach Michelle at:
916-358-7040 ext. 163
or by email at