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!”

Stretching Does Reap Benefits

The physical therapist prescribed more stretching for me today, hamstrings and quads. Hmmm. No surprise that these are areas in my body that need it. To inspire myself,  I’m posting photos here to remind myself of the two stretches I want to do daily. .                     Continue reading “Stretching Does Reap Benefits”

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!”

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”

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.

Girl Goes from Scrawny to Muscular in 100 Days

The power of daily practice. Here’s another inspirational video from the Give It 100 (giveit100.com) website. This young woman started with a poor body image feeling week and ashamed of her scrawny body. Watch this time lapse video is see where she is a 100 days later. Ok. The woman is YOUNG, but I’m not andContinue reading “Girl Goes from Scrawny to Muscular in 100 Days”

81 Year Old Hottie is a Marathoner, Strength Trainer

If you don’t know who Dr. Metzl is you should find out about him. His book, The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies: 1,001 Doctor-Approved Health Fixes and Injury-Prevention Secrets for a Leaner, Fitter, More Athletic Body! expounds on his belief that humans are meant to move. Every day. Even (safely) through injuries. He explains howContinue reading “81 Year Old Hottie is a Marathoner, Strength Trainer”

Are You Ready to Get Fit for the Rest of Your Life?

71 year old Fred was. What a difference 30 days can make! Fred went to a boot camp for 30 days, changed his diet, his exercise, and his pants size. Maybe you can’t go away for 30 days, but you can start now. Decide to exercise every day. Just make a commitment. The rest willContinue reading “Are You Ready to Get Fit for the Rest of Your Life?”