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5 Stages of Change Towards Smart Fitness

5 Stages of Change The New Year often comes with a lot of personal self inflicted expectations and often unrealistic goal setting. How many times have you given yourself a deadline that was so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to begin? For me, the task of organizing my closet and getting rid of […]

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The Best Way to Deal with Fitness Injuries is to Prevent Them in the First Place

When it comes to fitness injuries, the best medicine is prevention. In this area of your life, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! “Preventing injuries” and “staying injury-free” are at the top of the list of concerns for most personal training clients. It is one of the major reasons one hires […]

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A Personalized Strength Training Program is the Way to Go

Thanks to Gail O’Connell for contributing to our blog and writing this post. Gail is a fitness enthusiast and a role model for healthy and fit living… in your “slightly older” years. Though, you’d never characterize Gail as “slightly older.” It’s hard to keep up with her. She’s always on the go – hiking, working […]

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Tis the Season to be Fat – I Mean Fit!

“Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet!” Have you said that to yourself a few times as we roll into the holiday season? I know I certainly have! ‘Tis the season to bake cookies, prepare delicious meals, drink a bit more then usual and sample all the tasty hors d’oeuvres served at the […]

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How to get rid of that stiffness that makes you feel so old

There are many things that make me feel old.   When I look in the mirror and see my mother’s face and wonder when did that happen. (My mother was beautiful, don’t get me wrong.  It is just surprising when you see that you looked like she did when she was 60). When I go […]

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How to lift weights when you are older – Part 2

In a recent blog post, I began a conversation about “how to lift weights when you are older.”  Today, I want to add to that conversation with two additional points that will help keep you injury- and pain-free as you progress in your strength training program.    Personalization is key; older bodies have their idiosyncrasies. […]

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How to lift weights when you get older

One of the most intimidating factors in the weight room is the potential of injuring yourself, especially if you have never lifted weights before.   Add in the “high intensity” mantra – go hard and heavy – that seems to be prevalent in our fitness culture, and I can see why many people avoid the […]

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Here is what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey

I am going to be 58 years old in a few weeks.  And instead of freaking out that I am getting older, I find that I am actually feeling good about “aging up.”   I feel like I have learned a great deal over the past several years on how to keep my body strong, […]

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Relieve neck and back tension with these simple spinal mobility exercises

In this video, I’m going to show you 2 things our clients absolutely love to do. We save this for the end of the workout, and it is  like the equivalent of Shavasana in yoga. You have time to just be quiet on the floor and to let your body process the changes that happened […]

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Four fitness tips that will have you feeling less old

Most of us, over the years, have become pretty set in our movement patterns.   We simply move the way we do out of habit.  We lean forward most of the day as we sit at our desks and at our computer screens.  Our heads are looking down for hours at a time as we […]

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