It’s Never Too Late to Get Fit

Have you ever heard the old saying, “The horse is out of the barn”? It’s a folksy way of telling someone it’s too late to make a change. It’s also one of the myths about fitness after 50 that we … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: A Painful Moment Spurs Change

Big life changes often follow a moment of clarity that can be startling, liberating or even painful. For Gina Gross, 59, her epiphany came while she and her husband were taking a tour of a gym in their new community. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: Learning to Adapt and Stay Active

Befitting for a theatrical performer, Dan Grady’s fitness journey can be told in three acts. Act I: A talented youth trains for years among ballet’s elite, then begins decades-long career dancing on Broadway. Act 2: After his dancing career ends, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: She’s So Glad She Found Weightlifting

Like most women of her generation, Margaret Cone, now 79, never saw much reason to lift weights. She had always been pretty active and tried to stay in decent shape. Her family had a strong health history. But about 10 … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Physical Activity Rates High When Choosing Retirement Locations

It used to be conventional wisdom that everybody wanted to retire to Florida or another sunny spot, find a comfortable place to sit and… wait for life to wind down. Today’s active agers aren’t settling for that. Sure, some people … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Daily Function or Athletic Excellence — Fitness Is the Way

  Don Phillips won a slew of medals at the recent National Senior Games. But the real value of his healthy lifestyle is far more ordinary. It’s also what so many people want as they get older: Functional fitness. Don, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Action Leads to Motivation

My clients often ask me to help them get more motivated to work out and maintain a regular fitness routine. People think of motivation as the feeling that logically leads to action, and so they assume that the motivation has … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Workouts and Diet Make Gains Against Diabetes

Lee Bacchi went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How His Fear Got Him Moving

Fear can be a powerful motivator. Forget about the entertaining scares from ghosts, aliens and the supernatural. Think about how fear – blind TERROR – can cause us to take action. It’s the classic  “fight or flight” response that’s hard-wired … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

She’s Fighting to Lose the Pandemic Weight – and Loving It

Mary Frances Benton, 59, knows it will take some time to lose 40 pounds. But she’s already down 15 since February, so her spirit is strong. She’s also done this before. About 10 years ago, Mary Frances noticed that she … [CLICK TO READ MORE]