Start by Taking One Step at a Time

We all know that most New Year’s Resolutions fail.   But do you know why? Here’s one possible explanation. Most people set a huge goal for their resolution, and when they start trying to make that goal come true, they … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

10 Ways to Move More Every Day

Even on days when you can’t work out, you can still get plenty of intentional movement. Heck, it’s even more important on those days. If you think about how you can move more, even in little doses throughout a normal … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Start Exercising Now: Busy Times Can Be the Best

“I don’t have time.” “I’m too busy.” “Maybe later when there’s not so much going on.” We hear this throughout the year. “I don’t have time” is a leading reason people don’t exercise. Believe it or not, for many of … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Overcoming Myths About Active Aging

Ever heard someone say something like this?  “Oh, he’s a very handsome man for his age.” What about: “I don’t like waiting on old people because they’re so tight with their money.” These are all part of the persistent myths … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

7 Fun Ideas for Outdoor Exercise Now

If we’re heading into cooler months, is that any reason to avoid going outside? Absolutely not! We still benefit from fresh air and sunshine – and, really, is it THAT cold outside? Here are just a few ideas to encourage … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Goals Keep Us on Track for Fitness Success

Fitness goals drive Jerry Mathis. They compel him to accomplish athletic feats that most people wouldn’t attempt – let alone most people who are 76 years old. “If I just went to the gym to exercise without also having a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Fast Facts about Lowering High Blood Pressure

Everyone knows high blood pressure is a killer. It’s the No. 1 cause of heart attacks in the United States, and the most important risk factor for strokes. And we know it’s a bigger problem later in life, afflicting up … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

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]

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]