Vital Moves personifies the phrase, “Exercise is the best medicine!”

John Ransom

John Ransom

Pat Smith

Research has proven that exercise and regular physical activity have a huge impact on our overall quality of life. Regular exercise slows down the aging process, improves body composition and your psychological well-being, and helps to prevent and manage a variety of chronic diseases. The Vital Moves fitness program, housed in the SaddleBrooke One fitness center, has assisted SaddleBrooke residents in achieving their very best selves for more than 25 years. Vital Moves offers a variety of focused group fitness classes that fit every need and certified personal trainers to assist with your personal fitness goals.

One of their highly qualified and dedicated personal trainers is John Ransom, who has spent 25 years in the personal training industry, working across the spectrum from youth to geriatric populations in pre/rehab, sport specific conditioning, nutrition, and weight management. John is and has been certified as a corrective exercise specialist, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist, among others. John is available for one on one training Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon in the SaddleBrooke One fitness center.

John’s philosophy and outlook on training for his clients’ success focus on achieving a sustainable balance for them, through an accurate assessment of their limitations, while using an efficient application and distribution of effective programming, such as resistance training, cardio, stretching and nutrition. John believes in “a kind of path of least resistance mentality in order to get more out of less while mitigating cumulative stress.”

Vital Moves fitness classes meet six days a week, Monday through Saturday, and there are specialized classes to fit every need, such as core and strength training, cardio, posture and balance, yoga and pilates, Zumba, and TRX training, to name a few. In addition, informative workshops that focus on the body, its movement and healthy function are scheduled regularly. Active classes like cardio drumming and frequent dance parties offer participants the opportunity to express themselves with these unique methods of exercise, all while having loads of fun.

For more information on the Vital Moves program and all that it offers, contact Janis Bottai, owner and director, at 520-850-4089 or, or simply stop by the SaddleBrooke One fitness center. For additional information, visit their website at

“Enjoy the process!”