Founder Info
Founder Info

Vivien Hoyt, our founder, has worked with the senior population for the past 20 years as a Recreation Therapist bringing joy and wellness to senior's lives.  She does this by incorporating exercise, music therapy, meditation, pet therapy and leisure activities. 
Through her experience she has learned that recreation and leisure activities need to be fun in order for people to thrive.  Due to the popularity of her exercise classes, she filmed exercise videos outdoors in sunny California with great music and a little dog in the background.  The videos inspire you to move and thrive. 

 
Vivien Hoyt 

Vivien has a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from California State University Sacramento. Her work background includes working for the physical therapy department at the Veterans Home, Holderman Hospital in Yountville, California. There she worked as an aquatics therapist helping to rehabilitate people with strokes, knee/hip/shoulder replacements, neck/back injuries, various types of arthritis, neurological injuries, depression, chronic pain, obesity and diabetes.
She has also worked as an adult education teacher for Santa Rosa Junior College, California. In this capacity Vivien assisted hundreds of seniors to engage in safe exercise programs. She has worked in retirement communities, convalescent homes and community centers. Vivien has worked with various populations including: active seniors, moderately active and people with disabilities.
She is CPR/First Aid certified, trained in Shiatsu/Watsu massage, certified by the United States Water Fitness Association, is a member of the American Society on Aging, National Council on Aging, and Health/Wellness Club. She has also studied Yoga, TaiChi Chuan, Chi Kung (Qigong) and Pilates to enhance her fitness knowledge.