Darlene Turner - Lee
Darlene is a Physician Assistant and ACSM Exercise Specialist. Her mission is to advocate for choices in women’s healthcare. “There is always more than one method of treatment in any given medical situation and when you’re in the midst of the problem trying to make decisions and time is of the essence, you shouldn’t have to search for information-it should be readily available and easily accessible.”
In 2001 Darline formulated her company, Next Step Fitness, and incorporated in 2002 (www.nextstepfitness.com). Darline holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tufts University and a Master of Health Science Degree from Duke University Medical Center’s Physician Assistant Program. She practiced for 8 years as a physician assistant in family and internal medicine with a focus on women’s health. She is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Specialist®, a Certified Moms in Motion Fitness Instructor and Healthy Moms® Fitness instructor. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children.
Darline Turner-Lee, Physician Assistant,
ACSM Exercise Specialist
Next Step Fitness, Inc.
The most recent posts by Darlene Turner - LeeDarlene Turner - Lee 1 year, 12 months ago
Exercise is an important part of good health and when women become pregnant, regular fitness routines should not automatically be abandoned. Pregnant women and their babies both benefit greatly when mom engages in regular moderate exercise. Women who are considered at low risk for complications and are in good physical health can continue to exercise throughout pregnancy as long as they modify their exercise routines to compensate for their changing physiques. Women who are not regular exercisers can begin a walking program, swim, ride a stationary bicycle or participate in structured prenatal fitness programs.
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