internet is a big place, and often a very impersonal place. I made this
page because I want to show you that I'm not a huge corporation
or a nameless person hiding behind a computer, just a
person with a passion for helping people improve their balance and
quality of life.
My name is Mike Ross, and this is my wife Deb and our sons Mark and Luke.
live in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, with our dog Madeline, a
Belgian Sheepdog, probably one of the friendliest dogs in the world, unless you're a squirrel.
four years at Elmhurst
College earning a degree in Fitness Management, graduating
Magna Cum Laude. Then I was certified by the National Academy of Sports
Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.
For the last 12 years, I have been working full time with older adults
at the Gottlieb
Center for Fitness, one of the premier hospital-based fitness
centers in the greater Chicago area.
2008 I decided it would be great to share the things I have
learned with the rest of the world, and that was the beginning of
TheBalanceManual.com. Since then, word has spread quickly, and we've
had hundreds of thousands of visitors come to our site to learn more
about training their balance.
help people over 60 live actively and independently for
Our Core Beliefs:
as long as possible by creating and providing helpful and
exercises and exercise advice.
- Balance can be improved.
training should be viewed as a foundational aspect of fitness, just
like cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility
- Regular exercise and movement is the key to long-term independence and quality of life.
day we get many emails like the one below from people telling us how
much they have benefitted from our emails and other content.
"I get so many emails that I'm
unsubscribing from most of them,
BUT no way do I want to miss
yours! They are so valuable
to me and
some older friends who have also lost any balance
had. It is so gratifying to see someone who TRULY
others! Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
-Joan M., 79, California
We hope you, too, will benefit from our information. Thank you for