The NFL’s Original Strength Coach Stays Strong at 90

The cans of cement he lifted as a 110-pound 15-year old, the weights he hoisted over his head in the ‘52 Olympics, the world records in lifting — Clyde Emrich says it was all savings for his “health bank” for … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Need Motivation for Fitness Over 50? Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

Did you or any of your kids have braces growing up? You probably remember how hard it was to understand that the benefits from the sacrifice would long outlast the temporary inconvenience of wearing them. Maybe you learned to focus … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Cher’s Fitness Turns Back Time at 75

We’ve all been watching Cher for so many decades now that she seems ageless. From hippie singer to TV variety star to Oscar-winning actress and more, it seems there has always been Cher. And as she just turned 75, it’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Sunny Season Reminds Us to Keep Moving, Indoors or Out

Ted Guice found his over-50 paradise with the thousands of retirees in sunny Palm Springs, California. Ted’s been working as a trainer there for years, leading a popular “boot camp-aerobics” style workout class. When the pandemic hit, he took it … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Staying Strong Against Ageism

Ageism is ugly, mean, and stupid – and it’s also dangerous to your health. The good news? By exercising regularly and living a healthy lifestyle, you’re achieving two awesome tasks: Overcoming ageism’s negative effects on you Setting an example to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Success Story: Even MS Can’t Keep Her Away from The Gym

For Pat Harlow, the symptoms came occasionally at first. She couldn’t remember words. She had double vision and numbness on one side. Eventually, after a particularly bad episode, Pat was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 48. She kept going … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fitness after 50 Is a Sliding Scale That Moves Both Ways

It’s easy to think of aging as a steady decline. But fitness proves it doesn’t have to be that simple and dreadful. If you exercise regularly, you’re more likely to maintain physical abilities. Period. So think of it as a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Exercise Is Key for Brain and Mental Health, Too

How do you feel today? It’s a simple question that can bring a lot of different responses, right? You might say, “I feel great – had a checkup with the doctor yesterday and everything’s good.” Or, “I feel kinda crabby… … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Rotation Keeps Us Moving for Real Life

At the gym, we often perform exercises in straight lines, like lifting a bar straight up, right? Our feet are generally even and parallel. All that’s great, but it’s not enough, since we don’t move like that in real life … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Here’s A Special Way to Celebrate Another Birthday

What sounds like a perfect way to celebrate your 75th birthday? For Jerry Mathis, it wasn’t about cake or resting by the pool. Jerry ran his first Spartan race, instead. It was a 5k course with 20 obstacles like climbing … [CLICK TO READ MORE]