Out of shape at 61, Fit at 90!

90 years old. His workout? 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups and 2919 steps! Cardio and strength training combined! After retirement at age 61, over the years he took up jogging, calisthenics, and hitting the local Larkspur stairs.  Not only has he become a fit senior, he’s become somewhat of a folk hero in his community along the way. It’sContinue reading “Out of shape at 61, Fit at 90!”

Get the Most Out of Your Walking

  Here’s a link to an EXCELLENT article on walking! It details how you can change variables (speed, hills climbing, arm pumping, and more) to get the most out of your walking minutes. The tips on posture and stride  are excellent, as well. http://www.superskinnyme.com/how-to-lose-weight-walking.html  

You’re Going to Age (hopefully): Why Not Prepare for It?

Take your fingers out of your ears and listen to me! You. Are. Going. To. Get. Old. Unless you don’t. Get strong now and make it easier on yourself. “Nobody wants to think about fixing the roof while the sun is shining,” says actor Rob Lowe, in a recent SF Chronicle article, as keynote speaker forContinue reading “You’re Going to Age (hopefully): Why Not Prepare for It?”

Power of Stretching…man touches toes in 41 days!

As a trainer, I am continually reminded of the power of doing. The power of  practicing and trying day after day and the amazing results that follow. I love this video. Here’s a man who could NEVER touch his toes. Not even close. But then he did. He did it with daily practice. Stretching exercises.Continue reading “Power of Stretching…man touches toes in 41 days!”

Great Push Up Video

Here’s a short video demonstrating good push up form as well as how this simple body weight exercise can be a full body workout when done properly. David Jack, Men’s Health Magazine, posted these instructions. http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/weight-free-upper-body-workout?cm_mmc=Pinterest-_-MensHealth-_-Content-Fitness-_-WeightlessChestWorkout

Heel Pain? Don’t ignore it!

If you’re suffering from heel pain, don’t ignore it! The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis, which can take you out of commission for weeks or even months. Aggressive preventive measures will help prevent future suffering. There are four things you can do for your foot: rest, stretch, ice, and take anti-inflammatory medication likeContinue reading “Heel Pain? Don’t ignore it!”

Kettlebell Dead lifts Helped Her Ditch Her Walker – imagine what strength training can do for you

If there’s any chance you’re hesitating to begin strength training because of your age, your arthritis, or other maladies, think twice. Here, from today’s New York Times, article, “A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages”, meet trainer Martin Luther King Addo who opened a gym near senior housing and changed lives.Continue reading “Kettlebell Dead lifts Helped Her Ditch Her Walker – imagine what strength training can do for you”

Spinning, cycling is great for the knees! How’s your pedal technique?

    As we age, spinning/cycling at the gym or outside is a great way to get that aerobic high we used to get from running when we no longer want to pound those joints. Another good reason to get on the bike is to help alleviate knee pain. Bad knees need strong glutes, quads, hamstrings,  andContinue reading “Spinning, cycling is great for the knees! How’s your pedal technique?”

Still Time to Run a Marathon

  Harriette Thompson ran her first marathon at age 76 and now at age 91 she set a new record for female runners over 90, beating the previously held record by nearly two hours! How’s that for inspiration? Read more about her in this Runner’s World article.