Lifting Weights to Push What’s Possible at 61

January 25, 2023 India Bridgette is a professor in the course titled “What’s Possible?” The 61-year-old champion sprinter and former Marine knows it takes discipline to answer that question and to excel at anything. She recently added strength training to that answer, too – for everyone, no matter what age, lifestyle, or fitness goals. Working …

How the Gym Helped ‘Get My Act Together’ After Cancer

January 17, 2023 Todd Allen and his wife took a European trip seven years ago. He felt terrible by the time they got home. Blood tests revealed cancer. Stage 4. Bone marrow. Todd went through 18 months of chemotherapy and had knee surgery and hip surgery. Never much for exercise, Todd then made a decision: …

Active ‘Older’ Adults Are Trendy – Again!

January 11, 2023 You might not realize it, but if you’re getting fit or staying fit after 50, then you are riding the wave of one of the hottest trends in fitness around the world. TWO trends, actually, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which has released its 17th annual survey on …

A Daughter’s Love Worked for Mom

January 3, 2023 Sometimes when we’re stuck, it takes a loved one’s guidance to help us take the first step toward reaching a goal. It can be that way with fitness over 50, whether the loved one is a spouse, friend – or even an adult child. Fitness has a way of bringing people closer …

Remember the Power of Taking One Step at a Time

December 28, 2022 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 get frustrated by its overwhelming nature. Does this sound familiar? Did you ever …

9 Simple Steps to a Healthier Life in 2023

December 22, 2022 About new year resolutions, there’s bad news, and then there’s good news. First the bad news: Most of them fail.  Now the good news: People over 50 have more life experience and tools to succeed at them. You’re more realistic, focused and balanced. As fitness experts, we know that plenty of people …

She Proves It’s Never Too Late to Start ExercisingOvercoming Myths About Active Aging

December 13, 2022 A motto can be effective for anyone trying to get in shape. Angela Staab uses one you’ve heard before or seen on T-shirts. But she also has come up with her own bit of advice and encouragement: “You can’t be a slug.” Now almost 80, she has used it to motivate her …

Overcoming Myths About Active Aging

November 14, 2022 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 attached to people over 50. But like many myths, they’re wrong when …

Being a Grandparent is WAY More Fun When You’re Fit

November 17, 2022 The holidays are a great opportunity for “quality time” between grandparents and grandkids. And that includes physical activity.  In fact, all year long, people over 50 say that being strong for their grandchildren is their No. 1 reason for staying fit – or for wanting to get fit in the first place.  …

Healthy Holiday Hacks to Keep You on Track

November 8, 2022 Not to be a total Grinch here, but… The holidays can really screw everything up. Think about it. From sometime around Halloween (all that candy) through January 1 (the hangover), we’re encouraged to: It doesn’t have to be that way. Take a look at these 7 Healthy Holiday Hacks to Keep You …