Finding the Right Trainer after 50

January 18, 2022 New year, new you – new personal trainer? Countless people resolve each year to get in shape. And many over 50 might decide they need the guidance a personal trainer can provide. We think that’s great, either way. And we can help connect you with the right trainer for you, regardless of …

How Exercise Boosts Your Metabolism at Any Age

January 11, 2022 You might’ve heard people talk about their metabolism and how it relates to their weight, maybe in statements like these: “I never gain a pound – I guess I just have a high metabolism.” Or: “I keep gaining weight since I turned 40. My metabolism must have slowed down.” But have you …

Dr. Elmo Started Running at 55 and Hasn’t Stopped Since

January 04, 2022 Elmo Shropshire was already a champion horse trainer, longtime veterinarian, and singer of a “love it or hate it” Christmas hit when he started running at age 55. By 70, he finished the New York City Marathon ninth in his age division. He found even greater success in short distances. And he …

22 Reasons to Be Fit in ‘22

December 28, 2021 Heading into a new year, so many of us are determined to take better care of ourselves – but then too often lose our steam by about the third week in January. It helps if you have good reasons to get fit – or, heck, even to stay fit, if you’re already …

How to Build Healthy Habits in the New Year (and Beyond)

December 21, 2021 Habits can be hard to form, particularly later in life when we might want to rely on familiar ways. But, armed with strong information and reliable tactics, you can adjust your tactics to succeed in 2022 and beyond. See, it turns out we’ve been thinking about forming habits all wrong. It’s not …

Focus on the Fun and Don’t Look Back

December 14, 2021 You’re never too old to get back to doing the physical activities you used to love. Just look at Kay Glynn, a 68-year-old grandmother who regained her athletic devotion after she saw other “older” people having fun running on a track. Back in high school, she had set a long jump record …

Fitness over 50 Gift Guide 2022

November 30, 2021 Did you know fitness-over-50 is one of the biggest trends in the exercise world? It’s true – has been for a few years now — with millions of people in the demographic, and more coming every year (Hello, Gen X-ers!) So, chances are good that you have some folks on your guest …

We’re Grateful for These 15 Facts about Fitness after 50

November 23, 2021 It’s funny how events, and a little time, can enrich our perspective – like how much the pandemic has changed the way the world thinks about healthy living, especially for people over 50. You could say we’re more aware than ever of the relationship between lifestyle habits and remaining safe from diseases. …

His Workouts and Diet Are Making Gains against Diabetes

November 16, 2021 Lee Bacchi went on and off the exercise wagon for decades – not really training with a purpose, but going to the gym sometimes. That continued even after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than 20 years ago. But finally, this year, his growing belly was getting to be too …

Why Exercise Boosts Your Creativity

November 9, 2021 Exercise boosts creative thinking of all kinds. Want proof? Michael, a corporate attorney, solves his complicated work problems while swimming. Todd, who manages PR for a large communications firm, likes to have one-on-one meetings with his direct reports at the company gym. And Lyndsey, a photographer, cleared her head to open her …