Marya Hopman is a Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with over 10 years of experience. She is founder of OptimalMe Fitness and co-founder of not-for-profit SuperCue Seniors. In her OptimalMe Studio in Hawkes Bay she specialises in corrective exercise for individuals and groups with a focus on older adults and those with Parkinsons. She also provides posture and functional movement education packages for workplaces.
Together with co-founder Rebekah Charlton she set up SuperCue Seniors in 2019. Through being part of the ACC Live Stronger for Longer initiative, they identified the need for more challenging, stimulating and relevant exercise programmes for seniors. They now develop specialised fully choreographed strength and balance programmes specifically for older adults, as well as train instructors and caregivers to lead or guide clients through a SuperCue workout online, on DVD or in the community. The programmes are designed to safely challenge and motivate with options for seated, standing and active. SuperCue Seniors has featured on The AM Show, Radio New Zealand, Magic Radio, in The Listener and Season’s Magazine and Marya and Rebekah also have a weekly radio show on Radio Kidnappers discussing seniors fitness.
Marya believes small changes in the way we move are the answer to many aches, pains and injuries, and wants to share just how powerful this can be.