Picking up the pace

Full Life therapists produce a second, more intense exercise video

Ready for another workout? Lisa and Tony have got you covered.

On the heels of their first very successful video, “Let’s Exercise with Lisa and Tony,” Lisa Nott, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant; and Tony Vladaj, Occupational Therapy Assistant; have come up with another, turbo-charged version, this time with a Western theme.

Exercise with Lisa and Tony, Part II


“This one is at a little faster pace,” Lisa said. “For those clients who feel like they want to push themselves, they can give it a try. But if it’s too much, there’s still the original version, too.”

With production assistance again from volunteer videographer Steven A. Rogers and Carol Potter, the licensed Registered Occupational Therapist at the Everett center, Lisa and Tony went through the more intense routine. This time Lisa added partial- and full-standing exercises and working a lot more with light weights.

She also added working out while sitting in a wheelchair, important for a portion of Full Life Adult Day Health clients.

“We’re going a little faster this time,” Lisa smiles into the camera, “but remember, take breaks and if you need to, just hit the pause button and get a drink of water – but then 

come right back.”

“Let’s Exercise with Lisa and Tony,” has racked up some 400 views since it debuted April 24. Since then the video has been viewed every single day by at least a few hearty folks.

The videos are just part of how Full Life has adapted since the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of the Adult Day Health Centers. Other staff have adopted video

 conferencing with clients and their at-home caregivers to keep the lines of communication open and flowing. Staff recently hosted their first video dance party earlier this month.

“We’re adapting and innovating throughout the organization,” said VP Operations Scott Slater. “We provided an essential service before COVID, and we’re committed to remaining an essential part of our clients’ lives and well-being.”

OK, ready? Time to exercise!