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34- CAPg GAZETTE- Friday, January 26 - Monday, January 29, 2007 owner ........ ........ for ........... men ::New inspires Bodyworks Wo : L  . other women recovering from knows fh-sthand what facing those monitored each client's style. up and down?' .... Retired nurse brings healthcare experience By Molly Albertson Cape o.ette staff The Rehoboth and Lewes mar- ket may seem saturated with gyms and workout facilities, bu t despite the competition, the new ownerof Bodyworks for Women is excited to .breathe fresh air into the indus- try and, she hopes, into the lives of women. Kathy Hilton moved to Lewes while recovering from several serious back surgeries. She came - to the beach to join farr[ily and to recuperate, giving up her career as a nurse and a dentist. "I made some lifestyle changes," she said. She started a new way of life that included low-impact work- outs and a focus on health and enjoying her friends and family, Just one year after the surgeries, Hilton is walking, and she is happy to bring her experience to health problems or facing new ones. "I've been in the fitness indus- try for 25 years," HiltOn said. In the past, she participated in com- petition s including aerobics, run- ning marathons and triathlons. She is certified to teach mat Pilates, aerobics and spinning, and she has completed additional training in fitness for youth and elderly clients. Her fitness experience com- bined with her healthcare back- ground is what setsher apart from most gym owners. She said it is what will set Bodyworks apart from the ompetition. "I want the healthcare commu- nity to know =this is: a safe place for their patients to work out," she said, since physical therapy only lasts so 10ng and people want to start an exercise regimen to con- tinue their recovery. She said her workout plan changed drastically :after her own surgery, so she challenges is like. Clients ,will have a safe place t0 starta workout regimen, "1'll be here-with a passion to help peo- ple," she said. Hilton said that by being in shape before her back surgeries, she was able to recover more quickly. "Anything you can do with low impact - like walking or circuit training - will prevent injury because it increases bone density and prevents fractures." Teaching is another of her spe- cialties. "Public health education has always been important to me and a .large role in my job," said Hilton, perched on a tension ball in the center of the room as she While she still works out regular- ly, she helps clients exercise more. "I'm in a coaching, super- visory role here, I'm not jumping Hilton :said she wants to help current members continue to stay healthy, all the whil e encouraging Continued on page 36 FEATURED PROPERTY - LEWES Molly Albertson photo New owner Kathy Hilton sits on a resistance ball as she coaches employee Jill Stokes on the rowing machine at BodyWorks'in Lewes, in the Five Points Plaza. Free Initial Consultation 302.678.8815 You Have The Right To Recover: Medica Expenses " Lost Wages Pain & Suffering Vehicle Damage 29 North State Street 302.678.8815 Dover Fumbhe Model Open Tlrs- Mo 11 - 5pm- 302-424-3477