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]

Are You Too Old to Exercise? More Common Questions about Fitness over 50

Here are more 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: Older people don’t need to lift weights, right? Answer: Wrong! Resistance training … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Free Your Mind – And Let Your Body Follow

You say you want to start exercising and eating right, but… well, gosh… you don’t know. You just can’t. There’s no point in trying. You’ll never be able to stick with an exercise regimen now because you were awkward in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness Bands Are Small but Smart Workout Tools

When it comes to home workout equipment, we tend to think big, expensive, and trendy. But don’t forget how powerful the small, simple, and inexpensive tools can be, too. Fitness bands are among the hottest items, with sales skyrocketing during … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What Will Make You Finally Say, ‘It’s Time’

Here’s a common scenario for people over 50. They’ve gradually gained weight over the last couple of decades, and now they’re obese or getting there. Somewhere over the years, they stopped participating in hobbies and sports. If they ever were … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

5 Tips from Your Life to Win at Fitness over 50

Here’s one of the great things about getting older: You’ve lived through enough experiences to have learned lessons about what works for you – and what doesn’t. About how to reach a goal successfully. About how to get your mindset … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Want to Live Long and Well? Keep Moving!

Barb Markelz is one of those people who personify the belief that movement is the key to healthy, happy living. We couldn’t agree more! Barb spent her career teaching physical education, always moving and instilling movement as a value in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]