Don’t Overlook This Classic Gem for Great Workouts

If it seems like everybody wants the newest device or trendy workout, here’s a reminder to try a classic exercise device that delivers on all fronts: the rowing machine. They’re easy to find and easy to use, providing both cardio … [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]

Should I Run or Lift Weights? More Fitness over 50 FAQs

Here are more of the questions we’re often asked about exercise after age 50. Let us know of any other questions you have! We are happy to answer them. Question: Is it better at my age to run or lift … [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]

Step 1 Fighting Belly Fat: Forget the Marketing Myths

Nobody likes belly fat, but almost everybody struggles with it to some degree. Among all kinds of fat, belly fat is the one that gets the most attention. We are frequently asked to help our training partners lose weight – … [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]

After Deep Loss, A Powerful Friendship Blossoms at the Gym

When Glenna Brown’s husband became ill, she found that regular exercise at a nearby studio helped her deal with the stress and remain strong enough to be a good caregiver.  When he died, Glenna (above, left) found more: a loving … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Work It Out: 5 Facts about Low Back Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain in your low back, you are not alone. Not by a long shot. Unfortunately, low back pain is widespread, and it’s often hard to figure out why it’s happening or how to feel better. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness Over 50: Sharing the Common Goal

A friend in marketing has come up with four categories of what he calls the “Over 50 Fitness Consumer.” It got us thinking, so we want to know. What do you think of this idea? Do you see yourself in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]