Avoid Obesity during the Pandemic: Eating at Home Can Help

Before the coronavirus crisis, Mike was dancing through his healthiest period in years – literally. He’d been taking ballroom dance classes for a few months and loving it. Not only was it fun and social, but Mike, 62, also found … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise Can Bring Us Closer, Despite Physical Distance

Exercise has many benefits later in life, of course – like increased flexibility, strength and endurance. It also has a way of bringing loved ones closer together, even in these times of physical distancing. Consider Michael Levitan, 78, of Philadelphia, … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Push-Ups Test Should Get Us Talking about Heart Health

How many push-ups can you do? The question makes some people uncomfortable, bringing up memories of awkward PE classes back in school. But the answer could be helpful to getting or keeping you on track for a better future. Fitness … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Staying Active during Quarantine

While you are quarantined at home, take the time you would have used to commute to your job and exercise instead!  Your excuse before may have been a lack of time, but you now have the time you would have … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What is Functional Aging?

This summer I received my certification as a Functional Aging Specialist from the Functional Aging Institute.  What does that mean exactly?  The certification gives me great knowledge into working with mature adults.  “Mature adults” meaning over the age of fifty-five.  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Brains, Balance & Dementia

For the past year I have been teaching a Brains & Balance class to the senior populations of a few local towns.  I received my instructor certification for the Brains & Balance Past 60 class through Exercise Etc., Inc. Studies … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Having trouble fitting fitness in during the holiday frenzy?

  Diets and exercise regimens often fall apart during the holidays.  But our hints will help you get everything done while still fitting in time for fitness.     Here are some of my Helpful Holly Hints for fitting “holidaze” fitness in: When … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Resolution Rescue

  Does your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution need to be rescued?  This is how you can use CPR to rescue it.  I’ll give you the 411 before you need to call 911. Did you start out the year determined … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Change is good! Consider new Cardio options.

We all fall into a rut sometimes when we continue to do the same thing over and over again.  Your body gets into a rut when you continue to do the same form of cardio exercise over and over again. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Strengthen your Abs in 2 snow storms!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  And it does. Plenty!  We were hit with one snow storm after another these past years and you had to get out and shove.  Did you feel your back and abs … [CLICK TO READ MORE]